Don't have right torx. OK to remove HD with battery in place?
Got a rush job here; dead MacBook Pro, need to remove HD to recover data for use in another machine. Don't have the special 5 point Torx to remove the battery. Is it possible to remove the HD without taking the battery out first, or is that a Really Bad Idea? Thanks for quick knowledgeable replies!
I know ifixit recommends 1.5mm flat, will scour my small town for one tomorrow. Found an official correct tool but it's on order, won't arrive soon enough. Available at http://www.pbparts.com/shop.php/9229101
Actually, this guide needs to be updated!
I just replaced the harddrive and couldn't get the battery out. So I just tried taking off the "bridge" that locks the drive in place next to the battery with 2 Phillips head screws.
Turns out YOU DON'T NEED TO REMOVE THE BATTERY! Just take out the hard drive, DO NOT TOUCH THE BATTERY!!
Please update your guide: about 90% of the steps are unnecessary!