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Macbook Keyboard Screw Size

edited February 2013 in General
Howdy,

First, thank you for your video on the Macbook Keyboard replacement on Youtube (re: )

I'm curious, what size screwdriver did you have to use for those tiny little keyboard screws? I need to replace my Aluminum Unibody Macbook's Keyboard, as I had some failed cleaning of the keyboard. I'm presuming the screws are the same since the replacement keyboard that I have looks very similar to the one in your video.

Thank you,
Nick Barnard

Answers

  • Hi Nick! Thanks for the thanks! :-)

    Any high quality small phillips should work, but I prefer this one from iFixit:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Phillips-000-Screwdriver/IF145-030

    I have one of these turquoise Moody screwdrivers in every size I use regularly, and I've found them to be the best fixed screwdrivers (i.e. non-replaceable heads) on the market. They also have a size 00 (slightly bigger) that would probably also work.

    Thanks again and good luck!

    John
  • I also always recommend the iFixit 54 Bit Driver Kit:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/54-Bit-Driver-Kit/IF145-022

    It has any bit you could possibly need, is very inexpensive, and the highest quality. I tend to prefer a handful of the fixed Moody screwdrivers for everyday use (I use screwdrivers 6-8 hours a day, so swapping bits would get tiring), but for a comprehensive general purpose kit, nothing beats this, especially at the $25 price tag. It also has a lot of the Apple proprietary bits, like the tri-wing that you'll need to remove unibody batteries.

    Thanks!

    John
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