What screwdriver should I buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drewdawg, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. drewdawg macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to open the back panel of my early 2011 MacBook Pro (13) because I want to check to see if everything is running smoothly and I will soon be installing an SSD. I need to know what screwdriver I need to use to open the 10 screws on the back panel. Does anyone know of this screwdriver? Any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    You also need a Torx 6 to get the screws off the hard drive. When you install a SSD.
     
  3. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    You only need the Torx for the superdrive.
    The regular HD bay is held with phillips 00.

    And if you want to replace the batteries, you need the tri wing screwdriver.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    You need it for the HDD, to swap the mounting bolts to new drive. You can remove the HDD without it, but good luck fitting a new HDD securely to case without one.
     
  5. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

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    When I replaced the HD in my MB with the Seagate Momentus Hybrid, I had to use a small Torx to remove the little studs off the side of the HD to reuse on the new HD.
     
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  7. Spink10 Suspended

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    No you are incorrect - If you want to put a SSD drive in correctly you will need a Torx 6 screwdriver.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you also need the T6 screwdriver for the screws on the side of the hard drive

    philips #00 will only remove the hard drive bracket
     

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