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April 4, 2014
my 17" late 2006 MacBook Pro was making an incredibly loud and angry sound. some basic diagnosis with compressed air revealed the problem to orginiate with the right fan. iFixit had the best part at the best price, and I love the screwdriver kit
flawlessly! easy peasy, took about 10 minutes.
pro tip: if you haven't taken your MBP apart before I recommend having a dish with compartments to keep the different size screws separate, and safe. I used a box of chocolates left over from valentine's day. also, buy a can of compressed air, because you may as well spray your MBP out good while you have it open.
February 5, 2014
After an accident involving my macbook pro, a cup of coffee, a train and very bad timing, I spent a year lugging around a bluetooth keyboard everywhere I went. When the airport card also started failing on me, I finally decided to take action.
I really tried to like the new retina - macbooks, but I never warmed to their glossy-only option, and I’m still not willing to abandon the ancient technology of storing data on an optical medium. That and financial considerations made me decide to try and fix the laptop myself. iFixit makes it look so easy… and after all, if I’d mess up, I’d take it as a sign of destiny that this isn’t meant for me and I should just get a new computer.
I got a new upper case, an airport card and a SSD drive to replace the old disk. Also, the necessary tools from iFixit. Thanks to the detailed instructions on this site, everything went as smoothly as one could wish - until the very last step, when I realized the the upper case I bought was just the pure aluminum body with the keyboard, and with none of the many little plastic knobs and glued in parts of the original. After prying the bluetooth antenna out of the optical drive - socket and nearly crushing it in the process, I managed to move all the parts over to the new case, in some cases with the help of some thin double - sided tape. The only thing left were those strange oval metal strips glued firmly to the front of the case… their function only became clear to me after I reattached the screen and tried to close the case to put the internals back in.
It took a hairdryer, a carpet knife and some almost severed fingers to get 2 of the magnets out; I had to give up on the small one in front of the trackpad - luckily the lid closes just fine without it.
From here on, everything went smoothly again, until it was time to connect the new keyboard to the logic board. There was this tiny little blue strip of plastic stuck on the cable end and all I could think of was: how thoughtful of the manufacturer to shield those delicate connections; so I peeled it off - experienced users reading this are probably screaming at their screens right now. I closed the retaining flap on the socket, put everything back together, and eagerly powered up the computer - just to be disappointed when it turned out that only half the keyboard was working.
Opening it up again I realized the keyboard cable was sliding out of the socket almost as if something was missing that would give it stability… for a moment, I was faced with the possibility that I just ruined my 2000$ - machine by removing a tiny little piece of plastic that would cost the mili - fraction of a penny.
Fortunately, when i checked the original case (something I just maybe should have done before tearing off something that might be vital), there was the same plastic strip glued to the cable, and I was able to carefully remove it and attach it to the new cable. I guess it’s called beginners luck that everything worked out in the end!
TL;DR: if possible, get an upper case that at least has the magnets attached, or prepare yourself for some work with the heat gun; never even think of removing anything without making absolutely sure first that it is in no way a vital part!
February 3, 2014
my battery wont charge and on the setting it says to change the battery. Now my setting says:
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4489
Cycle Count: 3
Battery Installed: Yes
Purchase the 26bit driver kit, it has everything i needed. THe battery came in a brown box- it was label new but it was all scratched up. The fedex came in super quick ie the next day but i had to pay $24 of customs. I am from canada. The battery will last 4hrs. According to coconut battery max design capacity is 5450mAh, after a week of use the max capacity is only 4489mAh. so it does seem to wear down alot faster??
i paid $110 or sth for this battery, which seem to be cheaper than the one sold on the apple website but i am not sure if "NEW" from ifixit.com really means NEW? My old battery for my 2009 macbook last me almost 5yrs. I dont think this new battery will last me 5yrs.
January 27, 2014
Door handle to restrooms
Needed an allen key tool to reattach the door handle to the ladies restroom. Pulled out the 26bit kit, and the perfect allen key tool was right there.
Ladies can do anything! You just need the right tools from ifixit.
January 10, 2014
I couldn't change modes in my DSLR.
I didn't had any screwdrivers what so ever and i need it a ph000 screwdriver to dissemble the whole camera in order to fix the wheel dial.
So i found you guys on the internet and order your 26 bit driver kit. They are amazing. I was able to fix my camera yaay!
well the only advise I have is, watch out for the capacitor haha i got electrocuted twice, ended up wearing a pair of latex gloves haha :P
January 2, 2014
It was a battery replacement, what for I needed a triangular screwdriver, and I needed an optibay to put into the mac.
It was awesome that I could find everything on ifixit.com, all the manuals were handy, and it was super easy to replace the battery and exchange the optical drive with the optibay.
Use the available manuals on ifixit.com, they are very useful!
December 9, 2013
the problem i am having is find a 2.5 inch internal hard drive,i plan on using the Linux OS.
A masterpiece in the making,
Need some advice good people of iFix,
I love the 26 bit driver kit.
November 15, 2013
I wanted "Faster responses and better Performance" on my Macbook! My Macbook was over 5 years old and it seemed to be running a little slower than I would like it. ( My Macbook is the late 2008 version of the first Aluminum Body available) I had seen that prices had dropped dramatically on the Cost of SSD Hard Drives online. So I ventured into searching online at TOMSHARDWARE.co
The repair went smooth as silk! My eyes could barely see the size of the little Phillip's screw holding the Black Bar on my old hard drive down. LOL But, I pressed down firmly on the screw and it came right out! Those 4 little T-6 screws where easy to remove after I lifted the Hard Drive out of my computer; with the nice (26 Bit Tool Kit) I bought from "IFIXIT". I would say this JOB took me less than 8 minutes to remove and install the New Hard Drive.
Yes, I very grateful your company is right in my beautiful city! Yes, we are truly blessed to live here on the Central Coast. I know you probably are having your share of growing pains. Though since we also have CAL POLY right here in town..... you really need to open a RETAIL STORE FRONT in the heart of San Luis Obispo to sell your products and services. You will certainly grow like you have never seen when you do so! These are just my thoughts. I'm very excited about your company. I loved the Video Clip about your company on your Web Site. I will tell everyone about your company whenever someone has a need to fix of repair not only computers, but many other items! I would encourage you to think about teaching people how to repair house hold items like, "Washing machines, Clothes Dryers, Ice Makers in a Refrigerator, Changing Automobile Oil, Fixing Lawn Mowers, repairing minor plumbing in a kitchen or bathroom sink, replacing an older toilet to a more efficient toilet, working on automobiles through pictures and video clips> as this is a huge area where books have been written and I believe you could make million's more dollars by breaking into this area of teaching people to do repairs on car's; such as brake repairs, tune up's, fixing many other things on cars too, replacing radiator's, alternator's, battery's, water pump's, etc..... you name it! I have repaired many things on my own automobiles over many years. Go buy a Chilton's Automobile repair manual at a local auto part's store in town and look at how you could offer and show people online how to do many of these repairs also. Many people and even women could learn to save thousands of dollars by fixing these things themselves as I have done myself! I would love to work for your company! You sound and look like a wonderful group of people to be around and work with! MY HAT'S OFF TO YOU ALL! : ) Many blessings to your companies future and growth! You represent AMERICA at it's finest!! FREE ENTERPRISE! Please feel free to correct my grammar or my spelling. LOL ....Not one of my greater assets. ;)
November 5, 2013
July 1, 2013
Disassemble Gameboy Micro to fix sticking buttons.
Took apart Gameboy Micro so I could clean the entire system. Some buttons were sticking. Also used the chance to replace the "A" and "B" buttons with a new set of custom colored ones.
Take it slow when unscrewing with the tri-wing tool. You definitely don't want to strip the tiny screw.