Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Pentalobe Screwdriver Size Modification for the Macbook Air

 Remember that using tools can be hazardous so wear eye protection and proceed with caution , if in doubt don't do it.

I had the annoying problem in that the Pentalobe screws for the Macbook Air I was repairing were too big for the Pentalobe screwdriver I had lying around , it was one supplied in a kit for replacing the LCD on an iPhone. I then realised that the head on this screwdriver has a stretched sort of taper so I basically ground the end of it with a grindstone fitted to my Dremel tool until it fitted the screw-head , testing the fit as I went. Job done , although the modified tool will now no longer fit the iPhone , that's not too much of a problem because iPhone replacement LCD's usually come with the tools required to do the job.

Ground Down Pentalobe