torx screw was struck in my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lucky3killer, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. lucky3killer macrumors regular

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    I was tried to re-check my macbook pro if it does okay, in previous, I was replaced the new HDD in MBP but it was defective then replaced back to stock HDD. I wasn't means to screw the torx so tightly in near to RAM, on bottom of MBP, there's 2 torx screw in, one was struck and other one is fine. It was rotate but cannot get out, what would I should to do with MBP? how can remove it?

    There's pic like that with red circle of 2 torx screw in nearly to RAM, left was struck and can rotate it but cannot come out, other right is fine.
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  2. lucky3killer thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's up with everyone? Does anyone have similar problem like that?

    Please help me to how pull out the strucked torx screw from my MBP.
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    I know exactly what happened. You stripped the bolt. Your just gonna have to deal with it, there are ways you can get it out, and u could even re thread the hole, but how technically savvy are you?
     
  4. lucky3killer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know about technically savvy? I was just replaced the HDD at twice, everything are successful but only one torx screw was struck after I was tightly so hard. How I can re-thread the hole? Use drill machine will help to pull out?

    My MBP is working greatly after one torx screw was struck, plus I can open the case when struck torx screw was loose, like rotate into loose but won't come out.
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Thats one option. You could drill out the screw and then use a re threading tool, to re thread the hole. For someone technically savvy its actually quite easy. But if you mess it up, you can get yourself into a world of trouble, damaging even more.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Sorry to say it looks like some drilling will be required. :(

    Happened a while back when adding another hard drive to the Mac Pro… the screws on the carriers are pretty soft… and someone at the factory was a bit over zealous with the tightening… so… stripped a screw. Luckily some veeeery careful drilling managed to get it out. :eek:

    Mind you I can't imagine the terror of taking a drill to something as delicate as the MacBook's innards!
     
  7. lucky3killer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks for helping.

    I will get my relative to drill out, he does know about tech stuff, such as laptop and desktop.

    I have no experience to use drill on laptop, I guess that need wait or even get deal with it.
     
  8. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    No problem, in the future just make sure you don't over tighten. Just tighten the screws down until they are a bit snug, thats all you need. Best of luck!
     

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