Torx Plus Security - Screwdriver for Mid-2009 MBP 15" battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Relznuk, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Relznuk macrumors 6502

    Relznuk

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    I am looking for a screwdriver or a bit that works to remove the battery in a mid-09 15" Macbook Pro. Instead of the typical tri-wing that Apple has used in the past, this screw is a 5-pointed torx with a post, requiring a special driver to remove it. It is a size-6 (TX6) bit, bit with the 5 points and the post, I cannot find a driver to remove it.

    Has anyone had success with this? If so, please share.
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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  3. oomikeyboy macrumors newbie

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    I just went to sears and picked up a pack of torx screwdrivers
     
  4. Relznuk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Regular torx doesn't work. Torx and regular Torx+ are 6-pointed. This bit is 5-pointed with a post.
     
  5. iphone3gss macrumors member

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    Just out of curiosity, why are you removing the battery?
     
  6. Relznuk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not. I merely desire the ability to do so without going through Apple. Apple is being terribly anti-competitive and anti-consumer with their irrational insistence that all replacement batteries must be purchased from and installed by them, at whatever price they desire.

    I oppose such practices, and when my battery needs replacement, I fully intend on choosing for myself who to buy a battery from and who will install it.

    This is the basis for my query.
     
  7. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    Consumer choice, what a novel concept huh?
     
  8. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    I think usually the way this gets solved is that by the time a 3rd party replacement battery is available to buy (I don't believe there is one available yet?), a tool is usually included with the battery or is available to buy at the same time. This is at least how it seems to have panned out with the various 3rd party iPod battery replacements.
     
  9. iphone3gss macrumors member

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    That's what I was thinking. Nobody is going to buy a replacement for at least a year (if not more). Buying the tool now is probably a waste, and you might lose it in the mean time!
     
  10. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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  11. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    I had no idea the battery required a special tool to remove. :eek:

    While I have no need to replace it now, I assumed (I know, I know...) I could replace when/if it required it.

    Kind of sucks, but I'm glad I found out now...
     

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