what tools are needed for ssd installation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by satirev, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. satirev macrumors 6502

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    im curious what tools i will need to install an ssd in my 2010 macbook pro, can anyone link me to some durable, quality tool kits that will do the job?

    thanks
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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  3. satirev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, those three tools needed are like 10 bucks each, thats pretty expensive.
     
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    You need 2 screwdrivers basically. They are $5 each there but easily available anywhere.

    You don't need to disconnect the battery if you're careful.. and why wouldn't you be?
     
  5. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to your local Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-mart. I think I got my Phillips at walmart, and the Torx T6 at Lowes. They don't really need to be of the highest quality, because how often are you actually going to use them?
     
  6. satirev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ifixit shows three tools to replace the drive, what two do i actually need?
     
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    If anything, just make sure you're using a quality Phillips #00. The case screws are treated with loctite so the first time you remove them it will be difficult with a poor tool. You don't want to strip one of these.
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Don't sweat the screwdriver for the battery. Just don't touch anything on the logic board.

    You need the T6 and the Phillips #00.
     
  9. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    True, I'd certainly recommend a philips with a magnetic tip. Those screws are tiny. I think my stanley mini screwdriver pack with magnetic tips was maybe $8 at wal-mart.
     
  10. selvage macrumors member

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    if youre really cheap u can just buy from walmart and return it the next day
     
  11. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    And if you ever need to open it again...Rinse, Wash, Repeat?
     
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  13. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    You need a drill to open the case, a flame-thrower to melt the old disk, and a hammer to fit the new drive. You can put some industrial wax too.

    Just joking. You only need a small screw driver.
     

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