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Metal Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-012

Product Overview

For when you need that unyielding edge.

  • While our first-choice tool for poking and prying is always our trusty plastic spudger, sometimes you need a little more power behind your pry. In those instances, this metal spudger is the ideal tool for the job.
  • Features a comfortable, easy-grip handle and is great for prying up all sorts of tough components.
  • For the metal spudger fanatic, we also sell a set with an entire assortment of four different metal spudgers, for all of your hardcore spudgering needs.

Be sure to exercise caution when using this tool. With its great strength comes the potential to scratch or otherwise damage components that might be better served with plastic tools such as a spudger or plastic opening tool.

Product Details

$2.95 Standard

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$2.95 Spade

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$2.95 Pick

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$2.95 Spatula

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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My Problem

One of the audio channels was not being transmitted by the headphone jack.

My Fix

The repair took me less than 30 minutes. This was my first time repairing this kind of Ipod. The other kind was a nano, and I will say for sure that this one was MUCH easier than the nano. You can do it.

My Advice

As others have said, the hardest part is getting the metal case off. Your best friend in this is the putty knife. I got it started with the plastic opening tools, but I relied on the putty knife to work it open. The hardware that holds the ribbons in place can be a minor problem, I could barely see the mechanism and it was stuck securely and I was afraid I might break it, even with the spudger. My advice: be careful, use lots of light, and have a magnifying glass handy. Also taking a "before" picture of the hardware inside will help you, if you start wondering if you did something wrong (you can probably find these online). The jacks went out and in with no difficulty, but it was a pain to get the ribbon back in, the two halves of the device were so close together that it made it difficult to grab the one ribbon and slide it back into place to be locked. I could have used a pair of rubber tipped pliers or something to help there, I got it in, but it was the second most difficult part for me. Also, when the little line on the ribbon is flush with the ribbon holder, it is now "in place" and you can lock it. One final bit of advice: when prying open the case, the metal backing may become slightly deformed, I gently sqeezed the metal backing of the ipod so the when I closed it, it would have a nice tight fit. Looks perfect, works perfect.

My Problem

Bought original Wii used, but didn't play Wii games, only GC

My Fix

Went well... Actually, I broke the wire connecting the power light and buttons, so I replaced it with the one from my new wii (which is a newer model and doesn't support GC hard/software) because I didn't have a solder gun on me at the time.

My Advice

No need to use the tweezers to disconnect the wire that I mentioned. Just pull it out.

My Problem

Screen shattered after dropping on concrete.

My Fix

Took a little over an hour. The new screen is flawless.

My Advice

Make sure you have a well lit quite area to work.

My Problem

I fixed my iPod jack because it would not make connection anymore

My Fix

I broke the glass at the left side while open the I pod now the screen is a bit blurry but further everything works perfect!!!

My Advice

be careful while open it surely witht the glass side

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My Problem

Had a shattered front glass on an spare, working 3GS that was being used as a perfect music storage device [via usb hookup into a JVC car stereo]. Wanted to fix the glass to use it as a phone in Europe, since the electronics were all operational in the phone. Touchpad worked fine through the shattered glass!

My Fix

I was able to remove the front panel with the suction cup and unhook the cables w/o any problems. The display appeared to be a very tight fit and removal was a bit difficult, but all appeared ok at that point. iFixit directions were superb!

But it went downhill from there. It seemed to take forever to heat up and remove all the broken glass from the frame. Even cut myself (my fault). Removal of all of the glue residue was easy, and applying the adhesive strips went well. But after a frustrating time removing the adhesive covering, I took the new glass and began to line it up to attach it. What I had neglected to remove was a thin protective film covering on the glass. So of course, the glass and the frame lined up perfectly, and the adhesive cemented itself to the film covering, NOT the glass. (My fault - strike two). I had to redo everything using a spare adhesive kit which I happened to order not knowing the glass came with adhesive.

I put everything together carefully, snapped the panel back onto the phone body, and found to my horror that I must have damaged the 3GS display while prying it apart from the frame (see display discolorations in photo). The display now does not work. (My fault - strike three.)

So it goes...

My Advice

- Should have ordered the panel with the frame already assembled (glass, button, etc) to save frustration which lead to mistakes.

- Should have been much more careful when prying apart the frame from the display.

- Should have just not attempted the repair and perhaps applied a screen protector over the damaged glass.

My Problem

I was getting the "Service Battery" warning. The Apple support site recommends replacement of built-in batteries at an Apple store. Had I not had firsthand evidence of the less-than-stellar competence of the Genius Bar, I'd have gone that route. Subsequent on-line research led me to ifixit.com. While there was no cost savings I did save myself the headaches of entrusting my notebook to the Geniuses.

My Fix

Thanks to the ifixit write-up the repair went very quickly. I've opened the MBP in the past to replace the hard drive the Genius Bar drone said was fine, so there was no trepidation in doing that.

My Advice

The three tri-wing screws that hold the battery in place have thread sealant (Loctite). You need to apply downward pressure on the screwdriver while turning it counterclockwise to break the bond. The Y1 screwdriver needs to be positioned precisely into the slots on the screw head. Otherwise you run the risk of stripping the head when removing those screws.

My Problem

My Ipad Retina had a battery that would last only 2 hours. I was not sure if this was standard so I did nothing for the warranty period. On about the 14th month I tried to get it repaired under warranty, only to be told it was going to cost me $370. That's a smidgen under new price. So I decided to try and replace the battery myself.

My Fix

Not good I smashed the screen. I did get the battery installed OK. I'm in the process of ordering a new screen

My Advice

Take your time on the screen. No matter what be patient. Use the guitar picks like the instructions say. I didn't because I didn't have any and I now have a smashed screen to show for it.

My Problem

Damaged the hold button ribbon while opening ipod.

My Fix

Repair went well, however closing the ipod didn't. It remains open a crack near the top, even though the clips were all bent back down carefully. But the screen is brighter and the music is crisper. At least it seems that way.

My Advice

Minute particles of C4 might be beneficial. I read the instructions thoroughly and they said opening the case would be difficult. They also said replacing the hold switch and jack would be very difficult, but I thought that part was relatively simple. Thank you, it works fine again.

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My Problem

The screen got smashed when the phone fell on a concrete pavement

My Fix

Referred the guide available here http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Samsung+Gala...

The entire process was smooth. It took about an hour as the model of the phone I had was slightly different from the one in the guide. There were some minor differences such as the screws which held the motherboard in place were at a different location, there were more ribbon cables to be detached. There was a thing that looked like a watch battery with a red and a blue wire coming out of it. Those wires were soldered to the motherboard. Took care to remove it without any damage.

Used a hair dryer to heat the screen in order to remove it.

My Advice

Stay calm and use your common sense when you are faced with something new or different.

My Problem

Broken screen, bad home button , and digitizer not sensing fingers.

My Fix

Well the install went ok up till I plugged in digitizer. Digitizer end of ribbon plug fell apart. I have only found one plug, but company will not sell me plug. They will install it though. Grrrr! Hey ifixit, can you sell me the plug??

My Advice

Work slow.