Using HD without T6 screws/what screws?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andi90, May 16, 2012.

  1. Andi90 macrumors newbie

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    So I was just sent my new SSD to replace my HD and I bought the tools needed (T6 and 00) and all was going well. Removed HD without issue but my HD had no T6 Torx screws on it - it had just been sitting in place.

    When I'd purchased the MBP I'd gotten a larger HD at the store, which they had installed for me prior to purchase, so I'm guessing they just didn't swap over the screws. My new SSD didn't come with any either.

    I put the new SSD in, and put the MBP together again, but I feel a little uncomfortable about it. Will it be alright?

    Can anyone tell me the specifics of the T6 screws used to I can maybe try and order some online? I looked around the local hardware stores but they had nothing like that at all.
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean you got a "larger HD at store"?
    All HDD for MBP's are made to be 2.5in.
     
  3. Andi90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Larger in memory not larger in physical size, upgraded to a 640GB from a 320GB or something like that. I'm guessing they were just slack and didn't switch the mounting screws over? Since then I have been there with computer problems and they do seem somewhat incompetent.
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    The screws should be fine as long as they are the normal 2.5in HDDs.
    Can you tell me what company your SSD is from? i.e. Samsung, Intel, M4, etc
     
  5. Andi90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My SSD is an Intel.

    The problem is that there are no mounting screws at all. If I had some I'd imagine they would fit fine. The drive fits the space well but it's a little jiggly, as one would expect.
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    If you arent missing any screws, you are fine.
    If its juggly, tighten the screws a bit.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It won't really matter much for the SSD, but I would have been a bit annoyed with the store for not using the shock mounts for your HDD upgrade.
     
  8. Andi90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a bit annoyed, especially considering my hard drive has pretty much failed less than two years after I bought it... I'm sure part of it was my own damage but that really didn't help.

    I've found some mounting screws on ebay, they look right, but I don't really know. Should I buy them or just leave it or try and find something from Apple?
     
  9. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    You could visit an Apple Store and explain the situation.
    Because hard drive is considered as user replacement part,
    they could just give you the necessary screws. Or help you to install.
     

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