"True" Pentalobe Screwdriver?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crspechicn, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. crspechicn macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    Has anyone been able to find a good ACTUAL pentalobe driver for the bottom case screws? Most are just 5-point star drivers, which work but chew up the screw heads after a couple uses. I have iFixit's version, but that's just the 5-point star driver.

    Or, better yet, does anyone know the screw sizes so I could get a replacement set that is phillips or torx?

    I have the 2011 13", and it is creaking. Brought it in yesterday, they tightened the screws up which helped, but I have a feeling I'll be needing to tighten them every so often and I don't want to have to take it in each time it starts creaking.

    I want to be able to put the pentalobes back in if I have to take it in to Apple, but not have the heads look like I used a screw extractor to remove them.
  2. pollaxe macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2010
    West of England
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  4. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    I got one from Ebay. Works great, but took forever to arrive (China).

    Note: be careful with various screws on the inside once you open it, some of them are 6 star, so don't strip anything.
  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  6. crspechicn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2011
    Cynicalone.. thanks but I have the iFixit driver and its not a true pentalobe, they even say that in their blog --> see here

    ZipZap... you found a source for the screws or are you talking about the driver?

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