Magnetic Pickup Tool

$4.95

Product code: IF145-078

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Magnetic Pickup Tool

$4.95

Product code: IF145-078

Product Overview

Magnets have a wide range of application—from keeping heavily-crayoned papers fastened to smooth-surfaced refrigerators, to finding out which of your friends ate your wrench set. Locate a magnetized tummy today with our Magnetic Pickup Tool.

Great for retrieving small screws from small spaces! Also can be held against side of screwdriver shaft to temporarily make it magnetized.

Product Details

$4.95 Economy / Extending

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

The classic "antenna" style magnetic pickup tool. Includes cover that shields magnetic force from sides of magnetic tip, making it easier to feed through tight passages without sticking to other ferrous metals on the way down.

Removable pocket clip, rubberized black handle.

$9.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Of the non-extending type, this USA made machined aluminum handled magnetic pickup tool is great for precision use.

We only use the extending feature of our other pickup tool when working outside on cars or bigger tasks. For at the workbench, we prefer this little guy. The compact size, knurled handle, powerful magnet, and handy pocket clip mean business.

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Stories

My Problem

Pretty much everything in the half-joking review sample text and then some, the things our clients do to machines never ceases to amaze me, from milk and coffee spills on Apple gear, to IBMs that have had something between display and keyboard in just the right spot to totally destroy the LCD and keyboard in one go.. Not to mention something that was literally thrown out a second-story window onto pavement.

My Fix

So far the tools have held up nicely, we've had other kits for far longer but over time the bits were misplaced and disorganized by all the other technicians, so I just bought my own personal set and some other general things for the shop's tools.

My Advice

If you think to yourself 'I'll never need 54 kinds of bit..' even in a small-volume shop, you'll find out quickly that most major manufacturers use a good mix of sizes on even just one machine. Get the big kit with 99.5% of the 'common' bits in it now and save having to explain to a client that their simple repair is delayed three days because you had to order a special screwdriver just to open the case.

My Problem

After about five years of heavy use on my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro, the battery had become disfigured, warping my trackpad along with it. Also, my computer was acting very sluggish.

My Fix

After I received my iFixit delivery, I replaced my RAM and my battery using the 54 Bit Driver Kit and iFixit's easy guides. Everything went perfect. It only took a few minutes, and my MacBook was back up and running.

My Advice

iFixit has great products and great repair guides. If you think tinkering with your laptop is too difficult and only professional geeks can fix it, then you should rethink your philosophy because it's really easy with the right tools and the right guide, and you can find both here at iFixit.

My Problem

Needed to remove and destroy a hard drive for personal data protection prior to decommissioning and recycling an iMac.

My Fix

Repair went fine. Recommended tools and online photo step by step guide was spot-on.

My Advice

Don't drop your tiny T6 tool on a hard surface. I did and it bent. I was able to make it serviceable and finish the repair by grinding it down to get back to virgin "bit" area, but really need a new bit now. The 54 Bit Driver Kit is worth every penny. Use the flex cable attachment as a "T" bar in the top of the screwdriver handle to get needed removal torque effortlessly.

My Problem

I repair my own and friends' and clients' computers, I needed to stock up on tools and supplies.

My Fix

To quote Al Green's song: 'How can you mend a broken heart?" These tools didn't do it...

My Advice

Yea. Don't ask a wiseacre like me for advice, I'll tell you to wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.

My Problem

I splashed the tiniest splash of hard cider from a bottle I almost knocked over but grabbed at the last moment. The laptop seemed fine... until about 12 hours later, when it ran out of battery. Dead, dead.

My Fix

I got the clue it might be the MagSafe board from a few blog posts here and there, I took the whole thing apart using ifixit.com's excellent slideshow how-tos; I gave every bit of the circuit boards a toothbrush bath in rubbing alcohol; I swapped out the MagSafe board... it's alive! Probably saved me $600. And while I was swapping the drives between this and my older laptop, I accidentally fixed that one's overheating problem! (I'll be ordering a new internal AirPort card soon). Thanks, IFIXIT! I fixed it!

My Advice

Always use a sippy cup. Always.

My Problem

My iPhone 5 Battery had a mind of its own and drove me crazy with the sudden shut downs and incorrect energy readings. It was time to get rid of the dang thing.

My Fix

Replacing the battery couldn't have been easier with the step-by-step guidelines. The guidelines did mention that it could be difficult to pull out the old battery. iFixit must've known that my old battery loved driving me crazy and would take its one last chance to do so.

My Advice

A tiny connector that looked like button snap disconnected while I was prying out the old battery. It was easy to reconnect, but wasn't something the guidelines had mentioned.

My Problem

The Apple iPhone and MacBook Pro both make it dificult for the user to replace the battery.

My Fix

I started with the iPhone 5 battery replacement. The iFitIt instructions were very clear for the tasks. I used the iFitIt iPhone 5 battery kit with tools that worked fine. Do to my clumsiness I lost one of the small internal screws. A magnetic screw driver would have helped here. Also the screws are so small, a magnetic work pad is a great help. So, I purchased several professional tools from iFitIt including the magnetic project pad and screw driver kits. When I inspected the drivers, none had any magnetic charge for controlling small screws. I purchased a tool magnetized / demagnetizer tool that did the trick. With better tools and a plan I replaced the MacBook battery without issue.

My Advice

Make sure you have a large clean work area. Small screws can be lost if dropped or popped out during disassembly. Magnetic tools and project pad are a must.

My Problem

working for a elementary school with kids using laptops and headphones i always get broken connectors in the headphone jack.

I needed a way to remove the broken end of the headphone connector without taking the whole computer apart. I bought the tweezers set to accomplish this task and they fit nicely in the jack and removed the broken piece in minutes.

My Fix

repair took under one minute

My Advice

saves a lot of time to remove the connector instead of taking the whole computer apart.

My Problem

il était cassé

My Fix

très bien

My Advice

néant

My Problem

make peoples day

My Fix

very good

My Advice

try it your self or bring it to someone that can do it for less than half of the price of the manufacture cost