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

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Tools Needed to upgrade HD to SSD

I took the back off and was surprised to find the mounting screws or torx?? I didn't have the right tool so I had to close it back up. The Type 00 screwdriver took the back off but did't know what torx # to use to use the brackets.


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Here are the tools needed to do the teardown on this machine:


Here's the iFixit teardown: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012 Teardown

Links are given on the teardown on where to buy rhese tools.

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T6 Torx Screwdriver Image


T6 Torx Screwdriver


Phillips #0 Screwdriver Image


Phillips #0 Screwdriver


Phillips #00 Screwdriver Image


Phillips #00 Screwdriver


Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver Image


Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver


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Magnetic Project Mat


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Its the Torx T6 (6.0mm), i did the replace myself last saturday.

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Type 00 for the screwdriver for back plate?


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