Torq Screws


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 1, 2007
Ocoee, Florida
Where do you get replacement screws for the hard drive sleds? I stripped out a few of mine after replacing some hard drives over the past couple years.

Also, is there some special screwdriver you are supposed to use to remove the screws other than a Phillips head screwdriver?


macrumors 68030
Nov 30, 2008
Yes you use a Torx screwdriver.
Torx? You know what Torx is, do you?

This is a Torx screw.

The Mac Pro drive sleds use Phillips screws, hence you can't use a Torx screwdriver.

Anyway, you can replace the srews with conventional hard drive screws. But you might want to put some rubber washers between the drive and the sled, like it is done with Apples preassembled screws.


macrumors G4
May 6, 2008
Yikes, SCREW that!

Thanks for the repiles.
Those are full kits for various laptop units though. You should be able to find them in a specialty fastener store, such as Fastenall (they've a website and real stores). Take one in to one of the stores, and they'll be able to get you the right size, and last I used them, sell small quantities (it's been about 6 months).
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