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Looking for Start-Point Screw Driver


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#1 Matthew Amenta

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:24 AM

The Mac Book Pro that I own uses a special star shaped screw head. Does anyone know where I can find a screwdriver with that design?



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:38 AM

This should be it:

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/P5-Pentalobe-Screwdriver-Retina-MacBook-Pro-and-Air/IF145-090-3

If not, then you can find it on the ifixit.com site. Just use their site to find your model of MBP and type of repair that you want to do under their guides, and they will then tell you what tools are needed.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:23 AM

The battery screws on these machines are not a normal 6-pointed Torx screw. Unfortunately the 5-pointed type screw that this machine uses is patented and screwdriver manufacturers will not sell them to the general public. Apple's clearly chosen this screw because they don't want you removing the battery. We'd love to offer the screwdrivers for sale, but haven't figured out any way that we can legally do so. The good news is that in our testing we were able to remove these screws using a 1.5 or 1.6 mm flathead screwdriver, so that's probably your best bet.

Now available from ifixit: 
http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Torx-Plus-5-Point-T6--IP6-MacBook-Pro-Battery-Removal-Tool/IF145-070

 

Source: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/339/Where+can+I+find+a+star-point+screwdriver



#4 Matthew Amenta

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:32 AM

The battery screws on these machines are not a normal 6-pointed Torx screw. Unfortunately the 5-pointed type screw that this machine uses is patented and screwdriver manufacturers will not sell them to the general public. Apple's clearly chosen this screw because they don't want you removing the battery. We'd love to offer the screwdrivers for sale, but haven't figured out any way that we can legally do so. The good news is that in our testing we were able to remove these screws using a 1.5 or 1.6 mm flathead screwdriver, so that's probably your best bet.

Now available from ifixit: 
http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Torx-Plus-5-Point-T6--IP6-MacBook-Pro-Battery-Removal-Tool/IF145-070

 

Source: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/339/Where+can+I+find+a+star-point+screwdriver

 

Thanks for the valuabe information. I think I will buy one for myself...






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