Released April 2010 / 2.4, 2.53 GHz Core i5 or 2.66 GHz Core i7 Processors

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What kind of screwdriver to open base of 2010 15" unibody?

Hi iFixit,

Firstly, thank you for your very informative guide on the teardown. My question is this: I wish to examine the interior of my new 15" MacBook Pro because I saw a flying ant enter it through the vent under the hinge today. The steps in your tutorial are self-explanatory; however, I am not sure which screwdrivers I need to remove the base with. I merely wish to blow out the critter, if it is still in there. Could you share with me this information?

Many thanks,


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It seems to be dependent on the screwdrivers... I bought a set of bits at fry's and the #00 was too small and I had to use the #0. They turned out to be pretty crappy quality, so I ordered the 54 bit set from ifixit, and the #00 fits perfectly. Just make sure that before you start using any pressure, the screwdriver is seated quite firmly into the screw without a lot of "wiggle". If its too small or large, you'll end up with a stripped screw.

In general though, if you have the time, I'd order the bit set from here since overall they were much higher quality than anything I had a available locally. Only took about 3 days for me to get them as well :)


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