Spudger

$2.95

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

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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 Classic Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

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

How does one go about pronouncing 'Spudger' anyhow?

Product Details

$2.95 Single

 

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$149.95 100-pack

 

Condition:

New

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

Cracked LCD Panel

My Fix

AWESOME! Great guide, but wound up not even needing it!

My Advice

On this model, replacing the LCD (ONLY the LCD, not the internal cable) is ridiculously easy. The front bezel (facing you while the laptop is open) can be carefully pry'ed loose and access to the screws is right there, one at each corner.

A heat gun would help a bit, as there is adhesive, but it can be done without.

The LCD alone can be replaced this way, without any other dissasembly. Once the display is loosened from its mounts, there is enough slack in the cable to let you fold the LCD down on to the keyboard and disconnect it.

My Problem

Motherboard failed on my old Nexus 7. Would have been smarter to buy the latest, less expensive Kindle. But the Nexus was a Christmas gift from my family and I didn't want to part with it.

My Fix

I am not a techie. I can rebuild an antique car engine but anything electronic is a mystery to me. With iFixit's guide, I was able to do the work in under a half hour, and do it successfully. Yay!

My Advice

The iFixit guide is excellent but, for someone like me without experience working on a tablet computer, not as detailed as it could be. I augmented the guide with some YouTube training videos that showed me in close up what I had to do.

My Problem

Clips loose inside

My Fix

Repair went well, actually led me to fix another problem whilst I was there!

My Advice

Follow the tips closely and read all the prompts.

My Problem

I fixed my phone because one day i dropped it and the screen cracked and i had colored lines and black spots throughout my screen.

My Fix

IT WENT 100% FINE. all i did was follow the steps. I completed this mission with the combination of steady hands, precision, and time. Took no more than 30 min and everything works fine. JUST LIKE WHEN I FIRST GOT IT.

My Advice

Take your time. Have steady hands. And carefully read each step.

My Problem

Low performance battery. The battery replacement is easy but I had a unexpected problem. After the replacement the phone is turning off by itself and the battery goes from 4% to 20% of charge in seconds, even when not connected to the recharger. Have anyone had this kind of problem?

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

Read the comments before starting. They provide good tips.

My Problem

I wanted to update my sister-in-law's OS to El Capitan but there was a warning saying the hard drive was failing. Sure enough, Disk Utility confirmed the problem, so based on suggestions from iFixit, I ordered a 1TB Seagate hard drive from Other World Computing to replace the original Seagate 500 GB hard drive. Since my sister-in-law's computer only had 2 of its four memory slots filled, I also took the opportunity to order two more 2GB RAM chips.

My Fix

The repair went without a hitch. I followed the instructions from iFixit to first put the new hard drive in an external drive case (USB 3 connector) that I bought from Best Buy and format it using Disk Utility from the original hard drive running Yosemite. I downloaded and installed El Capitan on the new hard drive, then rebooted while holding down the Option key so the new hard drive would be the start-up disk. I used Migration Assistant to transfer all the programs and files from the old internal hard drive to the new drive running El Capitan. It worked great. At that point I took the new hard drive out of the temporary case and installed it in place of the old internal hard drive using the iFixit instructions.

My Advice

Two things in particular:

1) Migration Assistant did not show a progress bar or a time remaining indicator. I only had 70 GB of programs and files to transfer, so it only took an hour or so. But it is a bit frustrating not know where you are in the proceedings! Be patient!

2) The iFixit instructions warned of a potential problem with the thermal sensor for the hard drive which could lead to the cooling fan being turned on full blast all the time. Long story short, the new Seagate hard drive would only allow that connector to clip in one way, so there was no option to reverse it anyway. It works fine, so I presume that sensor problem has been attended to in the newer hard drives.

My Problem

Die Baterrie war leer. Accu Laufzeit max. 5 min.

My Fix

Sehr knifflig, man (Frau) benötigt eine ruhige Hand und Mut zum gößeren Kraftaufwand.

My Advice

Zur Vorbereitung unbedingt eine Schale für die Schrauben bereitlegen. Beim Zusammenbau muss an Punkt 6 und 7 eventuell ein größerer Druck angewandt werden. Lasche 3 wieder einzuführen war extrem nervig und erforderte viel Geduld.

My Problem

I snagged this older Mac Mini Server (two internal 500GB 5400-rpm drives) from a friend's company when they were liquidating some older hardware. It worked fine, but was soooo sllooooowww at everything.

My Fix

I bought a PNY 480GB SSD on Amazon for cheap, and followed the iFixit guide using some tools (two Torx screwdrivers and a Mac Mini Motherboard Tool) I bought from iFixit's store. I was able to do the entire upgrade at my desk during my lunch hour, and the difference now is amazing - this 6-year-old Mac Mini is flying along, and no longer feels horribly painful to use. An astounding improvement given the relatively low expense, and the upgrade process (while not beginner-friendly on this model Mac) was straightforward enough.

My Advice

If you're still limping along with your OS and applications on a mechanical drive, do yourself a favor and jump up to an SSD. The cost is reasonable and the performance improvement is enough to breathe years of additional life into an otherwise-outdated computer.

My Problem

This was a guess regarding a problem. Battery tests indicated that the battery was ok, however, there were times that the computer would shut down randomly unless the MagSafe was plugged in. Swapping the MagSafe board was a stab at fixing this.

My Fix

I didn't realized that replacing this board is a very involved process. It requires the removal of the logic board. Fortunately, the instructions provided on iFixit website took me step by step through it and provided the necessary caution flags for particularly sensitive parts.

My Advice

A magnifying glass is helpful.

Each step requiring removal of screws is well described, but I recommend keeping the loose screws in separate groups by step number. Much easier for re-assembly.

Pay attention to what comes out where. Instructions are good, but some focus helps too.

Things go back in place smoothly. If you have to push or force something then there's either something underneath or you are pushing into the wrong spot.

The wire for the MagSafe board and the microphone wire are in the same area. I had a hard time figuring out the right way for them to seat together and leave space for the MagSafe board and screws to fit smoothly. I recommend taking careful note of this area before you remove the original.

My Problem

Had my MacBook in my back pack along with my spill proof thermos. Well needless to say it spilled ! I didn't think much got to the Mac, wiped it down quickly and everything worked fine for 3 months. Then my wifi connection became slow and finally was unable to connect. Went to see genius 's at Apple, it was blue tooth card and would need to be replaced. I was told when they opened it there was a brown liquid substance on inside of case and they would no repair . It would have to be sent out to their specialist which charges $450.00 just to open and look. I was told I could not do my self because I would not be able to get parts and too difficult a task. I did Google search and found a brilliant web site, ifixit.com.

My Fix

Ifixit walked me through the whole process from what part and tools needed to every step from start to finish. If you can read you can fix it and if you can't read just follow the pictures, it's that detailed and easy.

My Advice

Before you throw in the towel do a little research and you will be amaze at some of the gem of websites that can be found. Ifixit.com is truly a diamond in the rough