Which screwdriver for replacing ram and hard drive?
I will be purchasing the latest MacBook Pro 15. I will be replacing the RAM and the hard drive. Will I only need one screw driver for both tasks and if so where can I order it for the cheapest (including tax and shipping). Does not need to be high quality as only will be using once or twice. Thanks!
Although jcyrus may be correct on the Phillips, for the exact tools you will need we need to know the exact machine you plan to get. Some require a Pentalobe driver. None require pliers. Some require the torx, some don't. Please give a link to the machine you are looking at. Installing your own RAM will more than pay for the saving over Apple installed RAM. Remember that you may have to remove the existing RAM so install the largest stick you can. We can also tell you the maximum amount useable in your new machine if we know what it is.
You will only need a screwdriver for this task and a pair of pliers or a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the side anchors on the drives... There are many tutorials on here that can assist you.
Links to cheap supplies:
Would need to know which model (late or early) you have to be able to give you a link to the how-to disassemble.
Hope This Helps :)
I did some research as I work on Macs all the time and definitely found an outstanding small Philips screw driver to work with the small little case screws found on the aluminum Macbooks.
The screw driver is made in Germany by Wiha.
The model is from their 261 Philips Precision series.
Tip size is 00 and length is 40 mm.
The end of the screw driver swivels which makes it very easy to work with.
The quality is very high.
Got it from Amazon here: