Torx hinge screws won't budge
Made the grave mistake of leaving my Macbook Pro in the wrong place and tripped over it landing on the display with my foot. Glass is intact but LCD is destroyed at first glance.
Before ordering a replacement decided to go ahead and do a tear down to investigate what I parts I needed to order. Used your guides to get all the way to the 6 torx screws that hold the display to the bottom and have broken two T6 drivers (bought at home depot and lowes) because the screws are over-tightened and will not budge. Took the finesse approach and tried light pressure and resorted to firm downward pressure (to hold driver in screw) and driver broke off inside screw (was able to remove.) Attempting to unscrew these with macbook laying flat - bottom up.
I've seen the hints on extracting stripped Torx screws (I have 2 now of the 6 that will have to have something special done to remove them), but was wondering if anyone had any tips to try to remove the remaining intact screws.
thanks in advance...
wow. I use Wiha brand tools for working on computers/macs ( their ESD model line)... and have yet to have a problem... that is the best answer i can give based on my experiences, I've not had this problem before...... This is not an expensive brand either, very good thou in my estimation anyway. can be found on amazon.com and ebay.
Based on your question the Torx screws are not striped just the drivers used so far have broken.
Threadlocker is used on these screws, but it is the blue kind so they should come out with a modest amount of force.
To avoid stripping/damag