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Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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Spanned screw, how to remove them?

Hello I was following the guide for updating my mid 2012 13" Mbp to a dual drive when I spanned the screw of the optical drive due to a lack of space between the screwdriver and the optical drive itself.

Any tips of how to remove them?

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Installing MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Dual Hard Drive

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What do you mean by 'spanned'?? Did you break off the head of the screw or did you strip-out the head so a screwdriver can't turn the screw? Also did you use the correct screwdriver?


Jesus that's a late reply by my side thought nobody ever replied.

Head of the screw was broken. Yes I used the right screwdirver but both screws closer to the outer edge of the laptop got borken. Got to buy a dremel to remove them.



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You might be able to use one of these sets from iFixit store or similar:

Precision Screw Extractor Set

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Precision Screw Extractor Set


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