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Introduction

Apple has substituted the two bottom Phillips screws near the dock connector with 5-point "Pentalobular" screws.

This guide will illustrate how to replace the Pentalobe screws with good ol' regular Phillips screws.

  1. Use the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws near the dock connector. Use the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws near the dock connector.
    • Use the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws near the dock connector.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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2 Comments

ok but why would anyone need this-

Tristan Haugh - Reply

Hi Tristan!

This was back in the day when Pentalobe screws were new and controversially proprietary. iFixit sold kits that replaced the screws with common Phillips screws as a gesture towards reparability. Now, Pentalobe screws are considered common, so this guide is not as useful anymore.

Arthur Shi -

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