Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Need one replacement (short) screw for bottom cover?

After upgrading RAM, I was replacing the bottom cover, and one of the short screws went flying. Can you tell me the size, and ideally a source?

I see that iFixit has full screw kits, but they are $60 and out of stock besides.



MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010 through Mid 2012) Screw Set Image


MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010 through Mid 2012) Screw Set


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I may be wrong but suspect it is a 3mm long Phillips screw and expect it's the same thread size as the longer (13mm) screws.

The screws appear to be a M2 thread with a #00 Philips head


A quick search of eBay with "macbook screw A1286" shows a few kits for around $20.


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Richdave: this was very helpful, thanks! I'm pretty sure you are right about the size. I ordered some 3.5mm screws and will provide an update once they arrive.

Thanks again!


How did you make out?


My long-overdue update: the screws I ordered worked fine.


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