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    Tiny screws covering laptop RAM - where to get a small screwdriver?

    Slightly odd question here...

    I took advantage of eBuyers and Googles great offer on 2GB's of RAM for my MacBook. Ordered it for next day delivery and it arrived this morning, perfect as I go off on holiday tomorrow - so all seemed to be going well

    However, this was not to be and of course a problem appeared - for once not a CityLink mess-up - the rather important issue that the screws covering the RAM slots in my MacBook are so tiny I have absolutely nothing here that can open them. I've tried the set of screwdrivers I got in the christmas crackers - they are small, but, obviously not the best quality and so don't fit.

    Apple says I need a size 00 philips, people online say 000 is more likely and what they had to use. Looking at B&Q's online, size 0 is the smallest they seem to do.

    Has anyone else come across this problem, and if so, does anyone know where I can find a screwdriver for these stupidly small screws? First-hand knowledge/experience would be great, but, I'll take any suggestions due to the time-issue of leaving tomorrow and needing this RAM!

    TIA.

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    local jewelers might be able to open and close it for you cant

    http://www.lindy.com/uk/productfolde...3011/index.php 00 ones there

    look like the ones used for diy glasses repairs

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    B&Q mini screwdriver set. local hardware shop

    fleabay. lots of places sell crappy cheap mini driver sets that are great for the little jobs.

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    Aye, a jewelers/precision screwdriver set is what your need. Very handy to have one when working inside computers - the small flathead ones are great to pry delicate things apart. Any hardware shop should have one.

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    Poundland have sets of very small drivers if you have one near you.

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    Innovation with household objects is always fun just make sure what you use won't damage components first. e.g. shorting, static...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllTheGamer View Post
    Innovation with household objects is always fun just make sure what you use won't damage components first. e.g. shorting, static...
    B&Q, local hardware store, Asda, Homebase etc.. all only had the size 0 philips screwdrivers. I eventually looked in at the big Tesco's here and amazingly they had the same pack (from the same manufacturer) as Asda, but, with an added size 00 philips screwdriver that I was after. I think I'll just go straight to Tesco from now on.. they seem to have everything

    RAM is in and my Macbook is now zipping along - perfect timing for my holiday this weekend!

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    Poundland do a great jewellers set of small screw drivers. About 15 in there, all metal, for a quid!

    Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Poundland do a great jewellers set of small screw drivers. About 15 in there, all metal, for a quid!
    Pah, it's no 99p store, where's the change!

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    Push comes to shove you could try somewhere like Boyes or a sewing machine shop. I got my toolset that has everything for PC's at a local computer fair a good few years ago now (even has the end with the star shaped screw). Just check out the local press for dates, usually they are held once a month up and down the country.

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    christmas Crackers And birthday cards that have a message "i was going to get you a car but could only afford these [Small screwdrivers]" hve a very small set of them in there

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