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A screw and I

post #1 of 13
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I am trying to unscrew the Airport riser in my iBook (dual USB), and my screwdriver won't unscrew one of them. What can I do!? I have to be able to put my stick of 256 in there, because without it I can't use my new VirtualPC 5, Unreal Tournament ( ), or other necessities! I am nervous about penetrating oil, any suggestions anyone?
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post #2 of 13
take the 'book down to your local hardware store. they've got every driver and wrench you could imagine. one of them will fit. i had to take apart my work ibook once and they had what i needed, after some searching.
post #3 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Aquatik:
<strong>I am trying to unscrew the Airport riser in my iBook (dual USB), and my screwdriver won't unscrew one of them. What can I do!? I have to be able to put my stick of 256 in there, because without it I can't use my new VirtualPC 5, Unreal Tournament ( ), or other necessities! I am nervous about penetrating oil, any suggestions anyone?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Suggestion:
Turn your iBook open upside down and slap it a little. Maybe the screw falls out then, who knows.

Defiant
post #4 of 13
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Defiant, if I want to kill my iBook, I'll do that. Oh, but I am overclocking it to 600/350! It can use all the care it can get!

I mean, since I got so frustrated last night, I probably stripped the damn screw! What am I to do!? I have to remove the Airport riser for RAM and a little soldering
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post #5 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Aquatik:
<strong>Defiant, if I want to kill my iBook, I'll do that. Oh, but I am overclocking it to 600/350! It can use all the care it can get!

I mean, since I got so frustrated last night, I probably stripped the damn screw! What am I to do!? I have to remove the Airport riser for RAM and a little soldering </strong><hr></blockquote>

oh, sorry. i understud you wrong. my fault.

will never happen again... :cool:
post #6 of 13
You can buy striped screw removers from your local hardware store. I had a striped screw on my iMac, and they worked great.
post #7 of 13
You need a Philips head screwdriver #0. That will fit the small screws that lead to the RAM slot. One with a magnetic tip will help since those screws don't like to come out even when they have been unscrewed.

A word of advise...if you're having this much trouble and frustration with putting in the RAM I wouldn't recommend attempting an overclock project. Those two RAM screws are going to be some of the easiest to handle when trying to open up the entire iBook.
post #8 of 13
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Thank you Red Wolf and Golfer Guy! Defiant, I thought you were being funny At least, I thought it was! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> You must have thought I already had the screw loose! No such luck
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post #9 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Aquatik:
<strong>You must have thought I already had the screw loose! No such luck </strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually, yes I did
post #10 of 13
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[ 04-27-2002: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well, no harm Defiant

I think I'll use an adhesive and put a pin on top of the screw, and use this pin to turn the screw. CrazyGlue, perhaps?
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post #12 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Aquatik:
<strong>I think I'll use an adhesive and put a pin on top of the screw, and use this pin to turn the screw. CrazyGlue, perhaps?</strong><hr></blockquote>

why not ?
post #13 of 13
And ?

Did it work ?
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