Jimmy

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Jimmy

$7.95 Was $9.95
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Product code: IF145-259-1

Product Overview

The ultimate device opener

Words are powerful—and Jimmy’s got an extensive vocabulary: slide, cut, twist, poke, slice, part, uproot, divide, lift, dissect, separate, and pry. Whatever your word for opening up an electronic device, he can do it.

  • Jimmy's high-quality steel blade easily slips between the tightest gaps in the toughest devices.
  • The ergonomic handle and flexible steel blade make it easy to "jimmy" devices open — with the nimble precision of a repair surgeon’s scalpel.

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My Problem

After checking the Microsoft website and finding out if I send in my tablet(in good shape) with $320 They will send me back a refurbished one. (EBay has them for $99.) I decided to take it apart what the heck it doesn't work anyway. The charger seemed to emit 12 volts. I ordered tools and a charging port from iFixit and about a week later I dug in to it.

My Fix

The hardest part was getting the bezel off with spudger tools. But it came off with only a few scratches. I read somewhere all you needed to do was unplug the ribbon cable and plug it back in and the problem would be reset so with lots of light and a magnifier I did it( I'm an old fart). The reason I didn't replace the charging port was I had no T4 screwdrivers. The port was not the problem anyway.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to dig into it and possibly brake something. What the heck the thing doesn't work anyway.

My Problem

After troubleshooting SOOO MANY THINGS - it was clear that the issue was isolated to the fan. It sounded like, based on all other forums I had read, that the ball bearing in the fan had run it's course and the least expensive route (short of shooting some silicone lubricant into the fan) was to replace the fan.

My Fix

Fantastic! I had already purchased the official iFixIt tool kit and spudger and it hadall of the bits that I needed to open the macbook air and safety perform all of the necessary operations.

From start to finish and successful reboot with the new fan, it took less than 45 minutes. Thank you so much iFixIt!

My Advice

Make sure you have some dedicated container(s) for all of the teeny tiny screws that are part of this process.

Also - be sure to put the dampening rubber that's on the old fan and transfer it to the new fan (the new fan did not come with it).

My Problem

I used the Jimmy and Metal Spudger Set to remove the Glass from a Samsung S3.

My Fix

unfortunately the Cracks in the glass where all the way through the LCD, the the tools worked great. The Jimmy as used almost exclusively.

My Advice

Humm, well if your glass is very shattered take your time to get all the center glass off, it can be done without damaging the LCD.

My Problem

Cracked screen.

My Fix

Repair was fast and super helpful with the guide steps.

My Advice

Save time and headache by getting the front display with camera. Quicker install.

My Problem

My iphone 6 screen was broken and i bought from another seller and it appeared to be of poor quality so i decided to buy from ifixit and it went all well

My Fix

Smooth. I had the islack which works like a charm. Easy to open the iphone

My Advice

Buy from reliable sources like ifixit

My Problem

For years the Super Drive in my Macbook pro did not work so it was litterally wasting space. Instead of just replacing the Super Drive I decided to go a more extravagant route and install a second drive (for cost reasons the second drive is a SSHD or Hybrid) . I also wanted to upgrade the traditional disk drive with an SSD. I also replaced the battery in my laptop as my MacBook Pro is 4 years old and the battery was cheap. I already had maxed my RAM last year to 16 GB so I figure why not just upgrade the laptop to be a beast!

My Fix

The repair went smoothly for the most part. Some of the smaller screws where hard to get back in place and I broke a small plastic piece off where a screw held the logic board together. It can be difficult when unscrewing the entire laptop however iFixit has awesome instructions and tutorials!

I first replaced the Super Drive with the Unibody kit and put in the new battery to make sure both of those worked well. I then added the SSD as the main drive.

My Advice

Upgrade to an SSD if you can it will improve your performance dramatically. On hindsight I should have just gone with a second SSD instead of the Hybrid drive. I will probably swap out later which brings me to the next part, the Unibody will require you to remove the entire frame to install the new drive if you upgrade. Not really a con but more of annoyance if you plan to upgrade later. Check the battery, I had to Dremel one of the screw holes because the battery was not able to hold both screws properly when screwed in.

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My Problem

You have to be able to fix anything that comes into the repair shop, that why I decided to buy the Pro Tech Toolkit from ifixit. I was so excited when this came in the mail.

My Fix

Everything went well, I was able to work on any device in the shop. I only had the tool kit for day before I accidentally left them on top of my car at the end my shift :( never saw them again, other than that this was the best toolkit I've ever owed. Will buy another set when I save up enough money.

My Advice

guard these tools with your life or don't forget them on top of your car because the guy from alberto's offered you free super fries for restoring his tablet and you got distracted

My Problem

I'm hard on phones and iPads. I can't even wear a watch. It ends up scratched, dented or in pieces within 6 months.

My Fix

It's the second time for the iPad mini digitizer so it was much easier. First time for the phone and that was simple too.

My Advice

The one recommendation I have is read the step by step instructions thouroughly at least once or twice before you do anything. It's good waay to prevent overlooking something or doing it out of sequence. I've avoided a few big self induced problems that way.

My Problem

My sons battery couldn't hold a load, battery would drain in 20 min , and once plugged it would show nearly a full charge.

My Fix

Went great. The hardest part was the glue holding down the old battery was fairly strong making it hard to pry out. Also the soldering in of the new one was a little trickier than I thought it would be. It was hard to line the connector up and I had to get it a little warmer than I thought I would've needed to to get the solder to wick thru and make a good connection

My Advice

Take your time, Check everything before putting the screen back on. Power it up and test everything with it open. I had to go back and re-heat the solder a couple times after checking that it wouldn't power up, even with the cord plugged it. So doing these checks before closing it up saved me alot of time.

My Problem

I have a 5th generation iPod. It has gigabytes of music on it. The battery was dead; it could not be recharged.

My Fix

I'm not a very handyman type person. My alternative to fixing it myself was to find someone else to do it, or recycle the device. I checked two repair places; neither one would work on the iPod. I bought the iFix kit. It took me about 30 minutes to take the ipod apart, remove the old battery, put the new battery in, and put the ipod back together again (sort of back together - good enough.) Actually making the repair felt good. Until...

My Advice

Once I got the iPod running again I learned there was nothing of value on the iPod. It didn't have any music on it, only Audible books, books that are backed up on the cloud. So functionally, changing the battery was not an especially good use of my time. I'm unlikely to use the iPod much. But I still felt sort of good about atually repairing a piece of electronics.