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Screwdriver for Those Tiny PB Screws
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selowitch
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Jan 9, 2004, 12:04 AM
 
What type of screwdriver does one need to, say, insert an AirPort Extreme card or some RAM?

I heard it was something like a "Torx" screwdriver ... ?
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 12:19 AM
 
Yeah, it's the Torx T-8 screwdriver. You should be able to get them at any major hardware store.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 02:00 PM
 
What model PowerBook? Some of them just have Philips 0 or 00 screws.
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Jan 9, 2004, 02:15 PM
 
Originally posted by Macola:
What model PowerBook? Some of them just have Philips 0 or 00 screws.
Brand-new PowerBook G4 15".

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Jan 9, 2004, 02:30 PM
 
Originally posted by selowitch:
Brand-new PowerBook G4 15".

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Can't say for sure...I know the 17" has #0 screws, but it should be in your user's manual.
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Jan 9, 2004, 04:58 PM
 
I ordered one from Macsales.com. Used to it to add ram to my powerbook.

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Jan 9, 2004, 05:05 PM
 
It's a small Phillips. Don't know the technical name of the size, but it's the kind you would find on many small electronic devices.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:24 PM
 
Originally posted by selowitch:
What type of screwdriver does one need to, say, insert an AirPort Extreme card or some RAM?

I heard it was something like a "Torx" screwdriver ... ?
the airport extreme is installed in the battery compartment of the 15" albook, no tools needed.

to get at the RAM compartment of the 15" albook you need philips 0 as stated in the manual..
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:25 PM
 
I use a 0 tip phillips
     
selowitch  (op)
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Jan 9, 2004, 06:00 PM
 
Originally posted by fizzlemynizzle:
the airport extreme is installed in the battery compartment of the 15" albook, no tools needed.

to get at the RAM compartment of the 15" albook you need philips 0 as stated in the manual..
Good to know, thank you. Do I need the Torx screwdriver at all, then?
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 06:31 PM
 
Originally posted by selowitch:
Good to know, thank you. Do I need the Torx screwdriver at all, then?
Do yourself a favor and get a #000 phillips. The manual mentions #00 but those barely fit and you can easily strip the screw heads. If you check the Apple forums, others confirm that #000 are the proper size to use as well. And a few of your screws might already be somewhat stripped from the factory (like mine were) and it will be nearly impossible to use #0, #00 without destroying the screw.

The only time you would need a torx screwdriver is if you want to open the entire laptop and replace a harddrive for example.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 07:43 PM
 
See my post in this thread. It has the Sears product number for a screwdriver kit that was seemingly put together with the PowerBook technician in mind.

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