Anti-Static Wrist Strap

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Anti-Static Wrist Strap

$7.95 Was $8.95
You save $1.00!

Product code: IF145-071-1

Product Overview

Prevent electrostatic damage.

  • Helps protect your electronics from accidental electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage during repairs.
  • Ground yourself while working on sensitive electronics to prevent static charge build-up.
  • Custom manufactured by iFixit for "American" sized wrists. Most anti-static wrist straps are made for use in manufacturing throughout Asia, and do not pass our ergonomics test, if they fit at all!

"Rapid static dissipation by a wrist strap ground is required to prevent voltage spikes. Simple movements such as lifting one foot off the floor or raising one arm from a conductive table mat may change body capacitance by as much as 10% to 30%. Uncontrolled, the capacitively created voltage may reach several hundred volts or more."

-3M Technical Brief

Product Details

  • Band Size: .75" x 8" unstretched
  • Band Type: Elastic with adjustable buckle
  • Band Material: Polyester/stainless steel weave
  • Cord Type, Length: Coiled, 6 Feet / 2 Meters
  • Cord Resistance: 50 ohms

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Warranty:

One year warranty

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My Problem

My iPhone 4s battery was basically good for 3/4 of a day as just a phone, and about 3 hours of 4G connectivity. I could literally watch the battery tick down 1% every couple minutes. I had previously taken apart the laptop I'm typing on, cleaned it and reassembled it, so I felt fairly confident about this fix.

My Fix

The process took about 45 minutes. The instructions from iFixit were good and the tools were even better. I had issues with step 3 and 4 on the repair guide though.

Step 3: Use the included plastic pry tool to gently pop those clips holding the back of your 4s in place. If you simply pull on the back the clips don't let go.

Step 4: This step scared the !&&* out of me because I mis-read it. The pressure connector is NOT the black and bronze thing. That's the ground and if you remove it you're fine. Just make sure you reinstall it when you're done. I removed the ground and thought I broke my phone because I didn't read it clearly.

The pressure connector is the battery connector under the silver bracket. BE CAREFUL when disconnecting the battery. Here's what I did: I removed the battery from the glue backing and then simply slid the battery connector out. It should just slide out...don't pry it out with the tool, just slide it out.

When you insert the new battery, install the connector *first*. Line up the screw holes and you should be ok. If you seat the battery first it's harder to do. You can then gently insert the ground just underneath the orange battery screw with a pair of tweezers.

If you run into a "searching" error where your phone won't connect to your provider after re-assembly, try resetting your network settings. Settings -> general -> reset -> reset network settings. Just remember this will erase any stored network logins for wifi or vpns. I tried a hard reboot and it didn't work.

My Advice

1) Read the instructions and look at the diagrams first before even buying anything. If you get nervous, find someone to help.

2) Make certain you use an egg carton or something similar to store screws as you remove them. Be *certain* you label each screw or write down what screws are where. iFixit's anti-static project tray works like a charm if you don't have anything else.

3) There's a number of parts that can get ruined by finger oils. Just buy a pair of rubber doctor's type gloves and you'll be fine. Buy some rubbing alcohol and tissues if you don't have gloves.

4) Work in a well lit area, and don't be afraid to use a magnifying glass or jeweler's eyepiece or something if needed. This is small fiddly work. The magnifying tweezers worked well enough for this, particularly with the ground and the pressure connector.

5) Take deep breaths and read, then re-read, then re-re-read the instructions. Go over the photos time and again if needed. If you rush this, you'll regret it.

I think that's it. In the end I'm pleased I figured it out and did it myself, but this is not for the faint of heart.

My Problem

thought i had a bad power supply because iMac had a problem turning on

My Fix

the repair went well 1 hour start to finish. wish i would have read a few more forums turned out it is the button after all according to apple my entire housing needs to be replaced in order to fix this. but i read a forum and as stupid as it sounds pick iMac up turn it upside down then touch the power button and it turns on no problem ugggghhh

My Advice

read forums. bottom line although the parts worked and the install went well. i really didn't need a power supply after all and i don't want to take my iMac apart again to send it back if they would take it back in the first place

My Problem

My iMac was over 3 years old. Has a decent i5 and graphics card but a old school HDD. I use my machine for audio podcast production so I was worried that it wouldn't keep up with my production goals.

My Fix

Amazing! The guide was perfect. Easy to follow with pictures that we exactly what I needed during the repair. I only replaced the main hard drive so I didn't need to remove the whole logic board. A few tense moments with flex cables but everything booted up after the swap.

My Advice

CLEAN EVERYTHING! Once you remove the cover glass it will be covered in dust. Clean, clean, clean. Then continue cleaning. You will notice every little spec. Also boot your machine before attaching the glass to verify everything went ok.

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My Problem

HDD-failure

My Fix

Slow tempo about an hour. No problems and no mistakes, thanks to the guide of Brittany McCrigler: iMac Intel 24" EMC 2134 and 2211 Hard Drive Replacement

My Advice

The only thing that I didn't follow, was step 11 "disconnect the LCD cable by pulling down". I disconnected it from the lcd-screen itself.

My Problem

To add a second hard drive, to my mac mini. Installed a 128 GB SSD to run the OS, and set up as a home server.

My Fix

Repair went perfectly.

My Advice

Make sure the top hard drive sits correctly into the back with the brackets on the drive. only trick part when putting back together.

My Problem

No problem, just little slow

My Fix

It went well

My Advice

It's easy, just do it your self and save some money. Here (finland) they took 89€ from that work.

My Problem

Replaced the hard drive in an iMac - tried to upgrade to Yosemite and received the error message that there were some SMART problems with the drive and to replace it - tech tried but had problems with fan - got the number of correct HD from WD and bought from Amazon and installed myself.

My Fix

Easy as pie.

My Advice

Downloaded Yosemite via Internet - worked fine and then would not reboot - am still working on it - understand that there may be a problem with programs starting up on the login - many are having problems with glitches with Yosemite - might want to hold off until Apple perfects Yosemite

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fermi's Story Photo #446457

My Problem

une odeur soudaine de brûlé puis plus rien sur l'Imac, il ne voulait plus démarrer et ne donnait aucun signe de vie. Je l'ai emmené chez un réparateur Mac, et là le diagnostic a été simple au vu de ma description : carte alim HS. seul hic Apple a comme règle d'arrêter l'approvisionnement de ses rechanges à 7 ans et mon Imac avait 7 ans et demi !! c'était rageant.

My Fix

j'ai décidé de rechercher une carte alim sur le site ifixit, mais dommage elle était en rupture de stock. J'ai quand même créé une alerte mail, au cas où elle serait réapprovisionnée. 3 mois après miracle je recevais un mail d'Ifixit m'annonçant la bonne nouvelle et j'ai consulté le mode opératoire étape par étape très clair avec des photos. Donc j'ai commandé. l'appro a été très rapide, j'ai commandé le lundi ap midi et j'ai reçu le colis Fedex des US mercredi matin, top ! ensuite avec qqes outils supplémentaires comme les ventouses et un tournevis torx 8, tout s'est très bien passé, et miracle l'Imac a repris vie comme si de rien n'était!

My Advice

vous avez juste à suivre le mode opératoire et vous aider de la video qui est très bien faite, et tout devrait bien se passer!

j'ai profité du démontage pour aspirer l'intérieur de l'Imac, ce qui lui a fait le plus grand bien.

My Problem

Daughter's iPhone, she told me the home button was kaput, buying a new iPhone5 so I could have it gratis.

My Fix

All went well using "Farnsworth glasses" (eyesight not the same as when I was 20 y.o.) One screw and a tiny bracket left over. Didn't worry much because over the years I'd reconstructed many a car motor with a few nuts and bolts left over with no deleterious effects on the motor...

WRONG!! A few hours later I found I had a weak wi-fi signal unless I was really close to the source. Turns out said bracket needs to be installed to make a connection between the wi-fi antenna and the mother board.

On went the Farnsworth glasses to undo some of the work I'd done and insert the missing bracket. However in reinserting the attaching screws of the wi-fi antenna I mixed them up and tried to insert a long screw into a short screw hole. The damage done was not obvious until I urned on the phone.

Right where the battery charge icon is on the screen I've now got a black splotch. I'm now ordering a replacement Display Assy.

My Advice

Beware the wrong screw.

My advice: get a small ice cube mould from the fridge and put all your screws into the cube shapes in some sort of recognisable representation of where they came from, such as left to right and top to bottom. Ice cube moulds are inexpensive and you can buy a few of them if you run out of room.

My Problem

The problem was I listened to my computer experts in the repair business. Approximately 3 months after my warranty on IMAX ran out my computer completely shut down. Being most computer illiterate and needing it for my business I immediately took my IMAX into the computer experts, a high profile computer business in my neck of the woods. Upon their detailed (?) investigation I was told it was my hard drive and possibly my power supply and to fix it would NOT be worth it. However they would be more than happy to sell me a new one and would do me a favour of disposing of my IMAX for me. Something bother me about their unprofessional approach. I bought another computer (not an IMAX and not from them) and I took my IMAX home placed it on my desk and swore I would look at it when I had time. How hard can this be? That was March 2013!

I have just found time to look at this IMAX and my research led me to iFixit….after viewing their site I order a new power supply and upgraded hard drive….covering all the bases!

My Fix

I had been told how difficult it was to repair a flat screen IMAX by the computer repair shop. Their advise was so self serving. Installing A NEW HARD DRIVE AND POWER SUPPLY WAS SO SIMPLE, it also returned to me my IMAX at a more than reasonable cost. I took the original hard drive to another shop and determined that there was nothing wrong with my hard drive…it now is a 1T external hard drive to my IMAX giving me 3T of memory. My enthusiasm has also led me to install an additional 8 meg. of RAM….even easier to do.

My Advice

If going to a computer shop make sure the computer shop has a technician that actually knows something about apple products. So many have experienced PCs and think they are MAX experts as well. NOT! ...iFixit made my repairs a piece of cake and at a very reasonable cost. If I can do it anybody can!