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T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

Product Overview

Crucial driver for fixing the original iPad.

  • Common specialty size used in all sorts of electronics: laptops, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed drivers for commonly used screw sizes make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit for the frequent fixer.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$4.95 Economy

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Great quality driver. Gets the job done just fine for the average Joe and semi-pros.

$5.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Excellent quality driver that just won't quit. Rubberized handle with swivel top and steel shaft. A staff favorite!

$9.95 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

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Stories

My Problem

My mid-2011 Macbook Air was up to 971 battery cycles (don't judge) and was only keeping its charge for 2-3hrs compared to the 8hrs it managed when new.

My Fix

The repair could not have been easier, and the battery-life is now back up to 8hrs again. Plus I got to feel like a total bada$$ while pretending I was one of Olivia Pope's gladiators checking a client's computer for bugs. (there were no bugs)

My Advice

The dust, oh the dust. So much dust. Be prepared for the dust.

My Problem

Battery was faulty

My Fix

Repair went great, screws out, battery replaced, screws in.

Easy and fast!

My Advice

I recommend hanging out the "Self-Repair-Manifest". I did it at work, great inspiration :)

Only real advice: This repair is extremely easy and very useful! Good luck!

My Problem

My MacBook Air battery had a "service battery" condition after a few years of use. I used iFixit to seek advice and see a video of a possible repair. Since a Apple store is very far away, I decided to do the repair myself, using the required tools. The installation of the battery was as easy as the iFixit video, and within 3 days, I had a new battery. I definitely recommend iFixit for all DIY repairs on electronic devices.

My Fix

Easy as apple pie. The tools provided fix the little screws perfectly. I am glad that I purchased exactly what you recommended.

My Advice

If you can use a screw driver, you can do this battery repair replacement.

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My Problem

It was a rough week for my Surface RT, apparently, as it decided to stop recognizing its own battery in an existential sort of way. Very meta. Good timing as well--one week past warranty.

(When on, it showed a battery error icon in the tray. Once the battery died, the charger light didn't turn on when plugged in)

My Fix

Firstly: Ebay is full of spare parts from sketchy vendors. Luckily, I decided to unplug and re-plug the battery and charger port first, before hastily buying anything else. Worked great!

I used this guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Microsoft+Su...

Took about 45 minutes total. The hardest part was removing the plastic camera cover with the spudger. The tolerances were too tight to fit the spudger into the crack and I ended up *very carefully* using a knife to work the far right edge up (looking at it from the back). Once I got that up, it was straightforward to carefully pry the camera cover up. It is fairly flexible and even though it warped a bit during removal, it never broke and was easy to bend back into shape during re-install. There was one tricky spot, though: unlike the "tabs" around the edges of the cover, there is a "post" that holds the camera cover in place immediately to the left of the hold button. It must be lifted directly up (not "back") to be removed. This took some force and placing too much leverage on it from the rest of the cover resulted in slightly creasing the cover.

My Advice

I think I covered most of it above.

Use a couple magnets to hold onto the screws for you while you work. I used a magnetic paperclip holder. There are several different lengths and some of them have locktite on them, so try not to get them all mixed up

Don't be afraid to try this! My friends all thought I was crazy, but I was careful and confident and it all worked out.

My Problem

Water damage to 2011 MBP 13"

My Fix

I didn't order the T6 torx screwdriver. I was able to go only so far in my tear down and dissassembly, and ended up stripping out a few of the tiny, soft, aluminum screws that were T6 instead of the T5 that I ordered.

My Advice

Don't be in a hurry, buy more tools than you think you'll need, because you'll need them :-)

My Problem

The right fan sounded like a jet airplane was fixin to take off from my desk. Occasionally it sounded like someone dropped a box of loose screws in that jet engine.

My Fix

The repair went well. The online walkthrough at iFixit was invaluable in knowing some of the little things about different connectors and necessary intermediate steps.

I wasn't too happy with the shipping. The new fan arrived in an envelope and had been squished on one side. I got it straightened out and hoped for the best.

My Advice

The repair process when smoothly. The screws and connectors you remove can be very small. Make sure you have a work area without any breezes or moving air.

Also, some of the very small screws are subtly different in size. The screws that hold the back on the laptop are all the same head, but VERY slightly different in length. Same goes for the screws that hold the fan in. Be sure you keep track of which screw came from which hole.

My Problem

I thought I had a battery going bad, so I ordered a new battery. It was the charger instead. All is well now. Anyone need a new battery? LOL...

My Fix

No repair needed

My Advice

Don't listen to other people's troubleshooting tips. Do your own work and save money.

My Problem

After 3 years of heavy use my original battery was loosing capacity significantly. The process process of battery change in Apple Authorised Service was very complicated - two visits (one for diagnostics and second for battery change) and leaving my laptop there for one week was not acceptable.

My Fix

All went very ok, from moment of order to tighting last screw it takes 4 days. Total amount of work was less than 10 minutes.

My Advice

Do it, it is very easy and cost / time effecitive process. Mainly if you can't be without computer or let it in the service due to security reasons (like me).

My Problem

Macbook Air battery needed to be replaced.

My Fix

Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Now my battery doesn't die so quickly and holds a charge.

My Advice

Make sure you keep the screws in a safe place while you're changing the battery.

My Problem

A piece of plastic from a clothing tag fell into the fan and caused it to stop working. I replaced it using the parts from iFixit. Easy repair - works like new.

My Fix

Great - the instructions are spot on. Pictures and descriptions are easy to follow. Total repair time was less than 15 minutes.

My Advice

Follow the instructions and you'll be fine.