What screwdriver heads are needed for opening the 2011 MBP 15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hawk1410, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    What screwdriver heads are needed for opening the 2011 MBP 15 and replacing the Super Drive with a Optibay Caddy??
  2. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    this information is easily available if you search the forums... :)
  3. blackbinary macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2011
    A Phillips #00 for the case, and a Torx T6 for the hard drive bay or optical bay.
  4. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    I think it would be come in very handy if you just buy the PC screwdriver set. I just bought one today, and they have 36 different types. Previously, I used to buy single screwdrivers, but they all wore out. This time though, I bought the stainless steel screwdrivers. Perfect quality :)
  5. hawk1410 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Well i did search and found some saying they needed the #000, i just wanted to know which one was required #00 or #000. So it is #00, i knew about the Torx T6.
    Anyone know a good set with magnetics tips. I am looking for one. I know i can find one using google but i wanted to know if there is a particular one that anyone here would suggest??
  6. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    I used #00 and it opened fine.
  7. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    Just get one of those $5 kits at Home Depot with everything.
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That will work if you just plan on doing this one time, but if you plan frequent use of the tools it is better to buy a quality screwdriver with a hardened metal tip. The cheaper tools sets often have low quality tips that will tend to strip out the heads of the screws if you are not very careful.

    This one by Wiha tools is good quality. Amazon sells this screwdriver with the Torx #6 you need for $8.35.
  9. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I agree in general, but by the tone of the OP I don't think he's a frequent user. Also, the Husky set I mentioned from Home Depot is actually pretty good. I've used it for a lot of devices and it hasn't stripped anything yet.
  10. iamBATMAN macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2011
    New York
    Trilobe D3LU0
    Philips #000
    Philips #00 (Thermal Module)
    Torx 6
    Torx 8
    Nylon Probe Tool
  11. Minhthien, Jul 18, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

    Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Every site said #00 but the #00 did not work for me i had to use #000.

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