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What screwdriver size is needed for MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover?

According to iFixit's teardown the Philips #00 should be used for the "lower case". Is the lower case a synonym for the "back cover"?

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The back cover is secured with Philips #00 screws.

Note that is says:

The lower case is secured by ten Phillips #00 screws.

You can see the ten screws on the back cover:

  • four each at the top/bottom
  • one each on the left/right
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The screws are pentalobes and should not be mixed by Philips or torx. If you usa a torx screwdriver you will damage the screws and in worst case you'll make them flat and you will not be able to unscrew them.

More info on pentalobes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentalobe_screw

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No, the screws on the MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover is Phillips #00 screws. I don't know about later models, I know about this one :) –  Emil Rasmussen Aug 29 '13 at 11:49

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