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Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

Product Overview

Safely poke and pry just about anything.

A spudger is a tough antistatic tool that can be used for a variety of purposes when repairing electronic devices. The 5" tool is made of nylon and has one flat end and one pointed end. The pliable and antistatic properties make it ideal for working around sensitive electronic components without fear of shocking or scratching them.

The pointed flat side can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from a heat sink, pry off components, aid in soldering, or just to unscrew a MacBook's battery. The pointed end of the spudger can be used to connect/disconnect components, hold objects for soldering, or poke something that requires poking. The tool also includes a notch for hooking wires.

We find this spudger to be the perfect size for most repairs. However, when you need a tougher prying/poking tool, we also carry our Heavy Duty Spudger, a more robust version of this tool. This product is included in a lot of our toolkits, but it's especially helpful in the Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

Compatible with Apple's "Black Stick", Apple part number 922-5065

Product Details

$2.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$149.95 100/pack

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Repair Shops, Schools, Manufacturers, or anyone else who uses lots of spudgers, save with our 100 pack.

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Stories

My Problem

MacBook Pro, 1st I broke the screen. Then when I put it back together n turned it on, I had broken the LCD screen, then when changing that u totally broke the lcds display cable and my keyboard.. It's too bad u guys don't sell just the keyboard n lvds display cable for MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012, cuz u guys r so prompt with shippin express, I love it! So now my repairs on hold till I get those 2parts shipped to canada from Hong Kong. Had mad issues with stupid applecomponets.com that's made me this delayed on my project, close to a month now. But ya, if I worked slower n more diligently I would've only had to replace my screen, BUT now I was able to pimp my Mac, which is n will b totally worth the wait/tearing my Mac apart.

My Fix

Ongoing..

My Advice

Be slow. Have the right tools. I'm glad this site has screws that come in sets more ur specific product. Such as all for my MacBook. I didn't use the right tools so !@#$ near every one was stripped. Have the right tools needed.

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.

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My Problem

The camera was unable to focus on anything further than 1 foot away. It would keep struggling and never settle. In a really quiet room you could even hear the mechanism grinding away.

My Fix

The repair took about two hours from start to finish. This is the amount of time I budgeted for, and I took my time to get it done. I am very glad I didn't rush.

My Advice

An electrical engineer friend gave me this tip:

To keep track of all the tiny parts you remove, lay out strips of double-sided tape on a paper plate. This keeps tiny screws from rolling away, and lets you clearly label the step associated with each piece. (see photo)

Getting the flash in the right spot was a bit confusing. Look very carefully at the photos in the guide to see how it should sit. Also, check out how the ribbon is folded up through the bracket in step 28.

My flash wouldn't settle into its proper place until I replaced the bracket in step 16. It helped me to turn the phone over and look at the flash through the back case. From this angle it's very obvious when it's properly positioned.

My Problem

The old fan had worn out bearings which caused lots of noise and bad performance.

My Fix

The switch went well. Took about 30 minutes because the screws were stripped. The comments were very helpful.

My Advice

If the screws are stripped, take a similar size flat screwdriver and put at 45 degrees into the screw so the screwdrivers corner points into he screw, and give a slight tap from each four directions. Then take your Philips screwdriver and try to unscrew. This made it very easy for me.

My Problem

My Macbook Pro 15" unibody battery had went completely dead and I couldn't even power my laptop on when it was plugged in.

My Fix

I was so glad that I bought the tools from iFixit along with the battery. The screwdrivers fit perfectly, and there were 3 Tri-wing screws that needed the special screwdriver, so it was great having everything I needed right away!

My Advice

Get the battery and the tools needed here, that way you are not compromising or running to a store to get specialty tools that are tough to find. I hadn't even heard of a tri-wing screwdriver/screw before! The spduger was also nice because it is plastic and doesn't scratch anything that you pry on.

My Problem

Faulty home button or ribbon cable

My Fix

I have been using my iPhone with a faulty home button or ribbon cable for so long I can't remember. It came to the point a month ago where the button didn't work at all. So I had to assign the optional assistive touch button to access or close apps and that drove me insane. Enough is enough I finally threw in the towel and got online to see if there was a fix and sure enough iFixit popped up. I thought why the !@#$ not. The video and step by step guide seemed simple enough and they even had the right tools. So I placed my order which arrived within a week. Not too bad. Following the video and step by step guide as I thought was easy enough and though the screws were so tiny having the right tools for the job made things quite easy. The only thing I think I did wrong was apply to much force when lifting the front panel off the backing case with the suction cup which came right off without needing to pry the two apart with the tools. Luckily I didn't damage anything. I replaced both the ribbon cable and the button as I wasn't sure which was faulty. Putting things back was fairly simple as well and my phone powered up without any issues. Freakin awesome. Thank you iFixit I am so happy.

My Advice

My advice is don't wait too long to fix your device. I had to use the assistive touch button for so long that now even though with the new home button in place, out of habit I still look for that damned assistive touch button.

My Problem

Clorox Wipe + Trackpad = No Bueno

My Fix

15 mins start to finish, instructions were on point

My Advice

Keep Clorox Wipes away from your trackpad, kids. And if you don't, ifixit is the place to go

My Problem

I wanted to squeeze a few more years out of this computer as it fit my needs very well, and the 24" screen size is just right for my office. The only problem was that my iMac seemed sluggish compared to my 2010 MacBook Pro which I had upgraded with a SanDisk Extreme SSD 2 years before. That upgrade was game-changing and made my laptop feel like a new computer! I worried that the upgrade to my iMac might be more of a challenge than I had bargained for, but I gathered my courage and decided to take the plunge by replacing the rarely used optical drive with a 480GB SanDisk SSD Extreme II, which was on sale at Amazon for $259.

My Fix

Everything went very well except for two issues.

The biggest of the two problems I encountered was that the original optical drive enclosure mounting holes did not align properly with the 12.7 mm SATA optical bay drive enclosure I purchased from iFixIt. What should have been easy-peasy took me almost a half hour to get only 3 of the 4 screws into the enclosure. I satisfied myself that it was "good enough", but I was very disappointed that the drive enclosure was that far off. The otherwise excellent guide stops at removing the drive enclosure and removing the optical drive. There is no advice regarding any modification that may or may not be necessary to reinstall it or what to do if the screw holes don't align with the one provided by iFixIt.

For the record, I checked that the iFixIt enclosure was installed correctly and mounted correctly in the original optical drive bay. The screw holes were just off and as described above, making the mounting screws almost impossible to reinstall.

The other issue was reinstalling the power supply cable. Disconnecting it the way the guide suggested was straightforward, but reinstalling it was a challenge for my adult-sized fingers. I decided to loosen the power supply by removing the 4 screws that hold it in place. That gave me the ability to lift the power supply and get far better access to the connector.

My Advice

Use an icecube tray to keep the screws, pieces of tape, thermal sensors et al in place while you work. It makes reinstallation a snap!

If you can't get to the power supply connector during reassembly, loosen or remove the four screws that hold the power supply in place, lift it just enough to snap the connector back in place, then reinstall the 4 screws that hold it in place.

Buy a can of compressed air and carefully blow out all of the accumulated dust from the motherboard, fans, etc. Your computer will run cooler and you'll add years to it's life by making sure it's as dust free as possible. Accumulated dust makes components run hotter and fail sooner. Taking this rare opportunity to clean it with compressed air is something to take advantage of during the upgrade.

Be sure to thoroughly clean the display screen and the cover glass with something like ScreenKleen during reassembly. You don't want a fingerprint, smudge or piece of dust to be on it or you'll see it every time you turn on the computer!

My Problem

Super drive would not read disks or skipped. Drive speed would ramp and down and then spit the disk out with an error.

My Fix

Took about 20 minutes to replace the drive. The online guide was very helpful in replacing the superdrive.

My Advice

I would not recommend the Phillips #00 screwdriver Ifixit sells as it did not seat into the screws in the drive (or the back cover) causing the bit on the driver to strip out. I ended up going to Sears and buying a driver. The battery screw driver and spudger worked very well.

My advice, get the proper tools and follow the guide if you need to replace a cd/dvd superdrive in a mac book pro. You can't go wrong as long as you are a bit cautious on the connector handling and follow the directions.

My Problem

I fixed it myself mainly because the "repair centers" around here charge as much as the phone cost for any kind of service, and they usually do a crappy job doing it.

Second i don't like throwing a gadget away just because ONE button is not working anymore.

My Fix

The repair got through quite smoothly, a bit of trouble unscrewing the lock button but everything went well in the end. Nevertheless it seems like the button was not the problem but the power sensor that is pressed by the button.

My Advice

Better make sure to have an accurate diagnose before buying spare parts.