Helping Hands

$8.95

Product code: IF145-082-1

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Helping Hands

$8.95

Product code: IF145-082-1

Product Overview

You can never have enough hands

  • This "handy" apparatus holds your work with alligator clips while you do delicate work.
  • Perfect for soldering, where a few extra hands are always welcome, but also great for holding recipes, working on PCBs, and much more.

This product is an extremely helpful part of our Soldering Workstation.

Product Details

  $8.95

 

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Product Details

Tech Specs ¶ 

Lens Diameter: 2.5 inches

Magnetification: 4x

Weight: 1.35 lbs

Max Height: 7 inches

Max Width: 11 inches

Depth: 2 inches

 

Stories

My Problem

Broken MagSafe board

My Fix

Went good

My Advice

Bought part from amazon, it was either broken or a fake; it did not work. Bought part from ifixit and it fit better and actually worked. Fixed the laptop.

My Problem

I am just starting out in the repair business, I repair all sorts of electronics, mainly the repairs are either Mobile Devices, Laptops, Computers. IFIXIT.com has a lot of the tools that are required for repairing these devices.

My Fix

Repairs go a lot quicker with the right tools.

My Advice

Make sure you have the right tool(s)for the job you are preforming.

My Problem

My son is in the "IT" field and is always wanting more tools and your store has plenty of them.

My Fix

There was no certain reason I bought these products except for that Christmas is coming and my son loves your store. He gave me long list of things that he would like to have and I was able to buy many items because of your good prices.

My Advice

Buy, buy buy. Products are of good quality.

My Problem

These are wonderful and useful tool items with no certain purpose in mind.

My Fix

Well the repair that I bought these items for hasn't happened yet. He won't open them until Dec. 25th. Oh boy, then he'll tear stuff up like there's no tomorrow.

My Advice

These many tools that I purchased were for my son for Christmas. He is in the IT field. He has purchased many items from you before and just loves them. That is why he recommended more items from your store to help him with his career and I thought that why not make him more successful than me, (I'm not in the IT area, I can barely type this response.)

My Problem

Having learnt how to fix iPhones 3 (+related), 4(+related) and 5, the good people of Apple decide to change the opening procedures for a 5s. Hence ordering new tools.

My Fix

Haven't tackled the problem YET!

My Advice

Make sure one has the correct tools ... Buy them from ifixit.com. They are not expensive and will save you heaps in the future.

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My Problem

The screen on my Nexus 7 was shattered. Everything worked fine, except the touchscreen (the device was perfectly usable with an external mouse).

I am normally not clumsy, and it is the first time I have cracked a display. It happened when I tried to pick it up from a table with one hand. I lost the grip and in an attempt to save it from the 30 cm (1 foot) fall, I threw it across the room.

My Fix

I bought a replacement screen online, and I already had everything else needed to replace the screen except the plastic opening tools. I tried to use every pointy plastic thing i had in the house, but I could not open it. After I got the tools, it was very easy to open the tablet.

The hardest part was to remove the old screen from the metal frame. I thought I could reuse the glue strips, but I conceded that idea immediately. Instead I just glued the new screen on with regular glue. That worked fine.

The new screen and everything else works perfect now.

My Advice

I had to reopen the tablet a few times because I forgot to attach some connectors (the power button and one of the two screen connectors). Next time I would probably test the assembled tablet before putting the back cover back on. Both the back cover and the opening tools held up fine to the extra openings.

My Problem

pentalobe screws kept me from checking the battery plug-in

on the phone. Once I got the kit, checked the battery lead

and it was off. The kit allowed me to check inside so I could

fix it.

My Fix

The pentalobe screws came out, I checked the problem; fixed it

and put them back. No problem. thank you.

My Advice

Use the right tools and the repair job goes much quicker and

easier.

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My Problem

After very successfully replacing my 2005 HP iPod Photo battery with an iFixit kit, I just picked up a few items that will help on some of the miniature work that I'm into right now.

My eyes aren't getting any younger so the Head Magnifier, Helping Hands and Inspection scope will keep the details in sight.

The two Gerstner Toolboxes are going to free up some bench space and keep the small stuff organized.

The Flush Wire Cutter is the best there is and will make quick work out of small places.

The images show my 38" diameter digital clock that uses Atomic Clock reference reception of WWVB.

My Fix

My lighted hands digital clock will need everything from my tool order and more.

The clock uses two Microchip 8-bit controllers - One to advance the current Atomic Time, set time zone and adjust lamp brightness while positioning the two proportional servos to the correct hand positions. This chip also outputs a pulse-train of current time into a second controller chip that acts as a smart port expander that drives the twelve purple hour LEDs which pattern against the current time from a table of time & actions in its memory.

Some of my tools date back to the late 70's so a tool upgrade was sorely needed.

My Advice

As modern devices get smaller and smaller, the right tools are just what the doctor ordered.

My Problem

Just needed some more tools for opening Apple Mac's, Getting out laptop screws that have had there heads destroyed and the magnetic project mat for the laptop screws.

My Fix

Always good

My Advice

By the right tools for the right job and it always easier.

My Problem

Things happen in runs. I had two clients with the same model Macbook, and each computer had the same problem. The two clients came to me within two days. It seems to be an unlikely coincidence, but maybe it's not.

One computer's display didn't light up at all, though the client said he could get it to light up if the lid lifted just a crack, insufficiently to read it. I couldn't even get it to do that. The other computer did display, but you had to move the lid back and forth several times. I was sure it was on its way out.

My Fix

I knew it was either the inverter or the cable in each case. It might have been both. But since the repair takes so long, I ordered an inverter and a cable for each. I didn't want to do the repair twice for either computer.

The procedure took a long time, even after practice. It took at least three hours for each computer. The hardest part was putting the plastic tabs back into the screen to make the bezel snap in. That took an hour!

The plastic Macbook is not really well made. The plastic case tends to fall apart, and so do some internal plastic pieces. It's a good thing Apple stopped making them. I find it odd that Dell and other companies know how to make a plastic laptop both durable and serviceable. The Apple is neither. Apple computers are normally very durable, but they also tend to be the hardest to service. I don't know why this is. Thank goodness for ifixit, which guides us through it all.

My Advice

Use plenty of light. Use small containers for all the little parts. I also use a digital vernier caliper to measure the lengths of the screws. The measurements I got are different from those on ifixit, so I learned to compensate by a little.