Which screwdriver do I need to open the MBP battery?

Grounderz

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Original poster
Jul 24, 2011
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I have a i7 2.66 15" Mid-2010 MacBook Pro, and have recently ordered a new battery.

My question is, what type of screwdriver do I need to be able to unscrew the battery out and put the new one in? I have heard of the sophisticated tri-wing Y screwdrivers, and if so, what model/number of that screwdriver do I need?

Thanks in advance! :)
 

Jexta

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Apr 11, 2011
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A tri-wing (tri-lobe) screwdriver is the recommended screwdriver but to be honest all you need is a small flat blade and a steady hand.

If you gently insert the flat blade across two of the three Y lines and gently turn the screwdriver you should be able to remove the screws without too much worry. I wouldn't go doing it regularly as the screws are quite soft and you risk stripping them, but for one removal and replacement it shouldn't be a problem as long as you are careful and understand that you could strip the screw and make things very problematic.
 

Grounderz

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 24, 2011
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A tri-wing (tri-lobe) screwdriver is the recommended screwdriver but to be honest all you need is a small flat blade and a steady hand.
Hi Jexta, thanks. I tried to use a few different tools to hopefully I might get the miracle to unscrew it. From the looks of it, it seems Apple had them tightened up quite hard so it's a nearly impossible job to do without the try tri-wing screwdrivers.

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Hi bobcan, that's the perfect guide I need. Thank you very much.