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MacBook Air mid 2013 exterior screw pentalobe size?

I'm attempting to swap out the SSD on my Macbook Air Mid 2013 (non-retina). I ordered a set of pentalobe screws from Amazon to let me get into it.

Unfortunately none of them fit the screws. The screwdrivers are 0.8mm, 1.2mm and 1.5mm, and the screws on my Macbook seem to be between 1.2mm and 1.5mm.

What's confusing me is that according to Wikipedia, there is no pentalobe size between 1.2mm and 1.5mm.

Am I going mad?

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No, I don't think your mad, but maybe on the cheap side ;-} Sounds like these drives are not well made. The technical name for the size is P5 Pentalobe we really don't get into the dimensions of the bit.

You may want to use a pick to make sure the screw head is not filled in with junk. Also, Apple uses thread-seal, I often need to use a soldering iron to head up the screw (don't get any solder on it) to soften the thread-seal a bit to get the screw loose. The last action is a drill if the head is damaged or sheered off. Just be careful with the metal shavings!

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