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9759 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2009 4:22 PM by JoshRewritten
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2008 4:42 PM (in response to Sir Savant)No idea what they'll do, but I heard from another post, they have spare screws available.
Whether or not they can remove the stripped screw, thats another question...
I would suggest picking up a decent screwdriver set in the future, having the right tools makes the job a lot easier. I bought one before taking my MacBook apart to upgrade the HDD, and it came in real handy.Al MacBook 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 500GB HDD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2008 9:21 PM (in response to Sir Savant)If the screw is stuck in your macbook you can purchase some special bits from any hardware store that will turn a stripped screw.
Cheers.Macbook 2.4GHz, 2GB Ram, 160GB HD, Apple 23" Cinema Display, Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse, Apple Wireless Key Board
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2009 7:33 AM (in response to Sir Savant)Please let me know how your issue got resolved.
Same thing happened to me when trying to replacing the stock HD on my unibody MacBook.
I used the Philips #00 drive as recommended and it stripped the screw notches!Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2009 10:00 AM (in response to cobdesign)I'm having the same problem, two of my screws are stuck in. It's so annoying! I don't think they are stripped and I've used the correct tools all along. Anyway had a resolution?Macbook Alluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2009 9:16 AM (in response to hacksaw-c87)Same problem here. Got a stripped screw in the RAM memory bay of my MBP and cannot increase the RAM.
I've been looking around but for answers. Most of the suggestions are to use a screw extractor, although after seen how it works I am not sure if it is the safest way to do it, since you have to actually punch a hole into the screw and then insert the extractor.
Hope anyone has an alternative solution.
Cheers.MacBook Pro 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 4:22 PM (in response to Sir Savant)When I tried to upgrade my HD I had the same thing happen. The screw seemed to be to tight.
I did call AppleCare and was told that I could take it to an Apple Store and they would take care of it for me.
When I did they signed it in and had the screw out the next day and installed a new screw and bracket. They couldn't upgrade the HD for me but they let me do it there using the tools they had. Warrenty covered all the costs and the new bracket.
If your screw strips out, call or go to the Apple Store and unless you did more damage, they should take care of the whole thing. Hope this info helps.Unibody MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)