Metal Spudger Set

$7.95

Product code: IF145-017-1

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Metal Spudger Set

$7.95

Product code: IF145-017-1

Product Overview

Four times the brawn.

  • Any fixer knows that moment when you're stuck needing that one tool for the job—be prepared for the moment before it hits, with our assortment of four sturdy metal spudgers.
  • Easy-grip handles of just the right length for comfort and leverage.
  • Just the right amount of spring to pop out components and pry up against sticky adhesive.

Kit Contents:

  • Classic Metal Spudger - the tried and true original
  • Single Flat - with an extra long blade, great for iPad batteries
  • Small Pointed - reinforced and thick on both ends, good for scraping
  • Classic Wide - wide and slightly curved with rounded and pointed ends
  • Fitted Pouch - flexible plastic tool roll to keep your spudgers at the ready

Be sure to exercise caution when using these tools. With their great strength comes the potential to scratch or otherwise damage components that might be better served with plastic tools such as a spudger or plastic opening tool.

Product Details

  $7.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Stories

My Problem

Friend needed new screen assembly replacement

My Fix

Followed the directions, warning stated " not for the faint of heart"!

So iread it over and over, it was dificult had a question ifixit answered within 15 minutes.

So pleased perfect results, so happy and productive and now i have some experience with one of the most dificult jobs!

My Advice

Read instructions carefully, have the right tools you will get it right in no time.

My Problem

iPod Nano Gen 5 was not working. Suspected the battery died.

My Fix

Methodically & carefully followed the guide and comments at the bottom of the guide along with suggestions in the Click-Wheel Guide.

Used a number of additional tools to expedite.

Replacement of battery and reassembly completed successfully.

My Advice

See separate e-mail (to Annette Fuller at iFixit) with Step-by-Step comments. You are welcome to publish all or parts of the comments.

My Problem

My two year old dropped our first generation iPad. It has survived many drops through it's years of service. This time, right on the screen. A nice spider web crack to all borders.

My Fix

As a first timer, I set out to try not to break a single clip during screen removal. I broke every single one. I'm wondering if a feeler gauge set would help with clip removal. They are thin and strong. Other than that, the repair was a success. It took me about two hours because I realized I didn't have a Torx T5 and tried to find a substitute. There isn't one. With my tail between my legs I went to a local hardware store to purchase one.

After I put it all back together, I still had to put on the screen protector (which I was most worried about doing). I failed, horribly! Somehow, lint got in there and my install looked like corrugated glass. I removed it and pitched it. Oh well, my device works. I wanted to call ifixit to see if they would show me mercy, but then realized I would probably mess up another one.

My Advice

My advice;

Make sure you get the whole front panel as an assembly (screen, digitizer, and mid-frame). If your time is valuable, it's worth the money!

Watch more than one video! Get all the input you can before you attempt!

Make sure you have a T5 Torx driver.

Go around and make sure all the clip screws are fully tightened on the new unit, with your new driver (several of mine were very loose).

After removing the inside plastic film on the new screen, make sure you wipe it down with a lint free cloth (I didn't do this, so now there is a halo from the adhesive on the inside of the screen, mostly noticeable when the unit is off).

During screen removal, prying on the aluminum case could deform it slightly enough to cause the clips not to grab appropriately. This allows the screen to not sit flush when installed. I was able to fix mine. BE CAREFUL!

Make sure all the little rubber spacers are in place before you install the new screen. These prevent the screen from flexing during use and/or when holding the unit around the edges.

Lynn Heiser's Story Photo #466789

My Problem

I purchased this macbook for $75. It needed a new Screen.

My Fix

The repair went great. I removed the glass, cleaned all the glue off and decided to replace the LCD too. The LCD that was installed in the MacBooks in 2008 were not good. After reading and watching videos I ordered a new LCD (LTN133AT09-G01/G02 Macbook LCD screen) a New glass (OEM original genuine Apple MacBook 13" A1278 2008 LCD glass) Found some great tips and tricks on reattaching the LSVD cable and all went great. Before applying the glass I turned on the Computer to check the LCD and it was perfect. I put the Glass on perfectly and Have a Great New Clear Sharp Screen for this older MacBook. I was so Elated. This Macbook is fast and has a beautiful display.

My Advice

It took me awhile to get the confidence to do this repair. I had nothing to lose. I suggest you read and watch all the videos that are out there to do the repairs your self. Get the Confidence and GO FOR IT!

My Problem

I paid for $75 for this MacBook 13" Late 2008 Computer . Just needed a new screen that was cracked. Everything else worked great.

My Fix

I had watched and read all of the How To Do videos and said I can do this. So I decided to replace the LCD also since the one that was installed by Apple back in 2008 was not a good model. Well I paid $47 for the new LCD model SAMSUNG LTN133AT09-G01/G02 $40 for the OEM Original Genuine Apple MacBook 13" A1278 2008 LCD Glass. OMG! It came out beautiful, Crystal Clear and Sharp. Took my time, got the LVCD cable attached great. Saw a trick on a video that if you unhook the LCD LED LVDS CABLE from the mother board you can push it through the cover gently giving you about an inch or more to connect the LCD easier. Then gently pull the cable back and re attache to the motherboard. This little computer is fast and bright, Clear and Sharp. Very proud of what I accomplished thanks to the confidence I got from IFixit. Lynn

My Advice

Do it yourself. Take your time, Read, watch videos and you will get the tricks of the trade. You also need the right tools. So go at it.

My Problem

To hopefully get new life on my 4s with a NOS battery from ifixit.

My Fix

15-20 minutes.

My Advice

Tweezers or hemostats, magnifying glass (lighted standalone type if possible), a white towel or the like to catch the screws and the grounding clip when they fall(and they will), and lots of bright light.

I forgot to use eveyones advise to wear gloves to keep oil off the contacts, but so far it's working fine.

My Problem

I was fixing it for a student that wanted his/her IPad fix.

My Fix

The repair went ok, it took around Three hours to repair. I really have to take time to heat the glass to remove. So I don't break the glass, if you do break the grass. you just might scratch the surface of the LCD screen.

My Advice

you will need the definitely tools to remove the glass. Plastic Opening Tools, which you will need a lot of them. one isn't just enough, get extra just in case. Heavy duty Spudger works great, when removing connectors. didn't really need the metal spudger set, but I got it anyway. maybe use it on something else. you will definitely need a precision tweezers set, because the screws are so small. you will need plastic cards and opening picks. don't forget to get a screw driver small enough for those small screws, there are tiny. oh yeah, be careful lifting the screen. the screen is in perfect condition when it arrive. I will buy I fix again, if you are ordering from Canada, you will pay duty fee. my cost around 49.99 duty fee, plus the shipping I have to pay about 30.00 bucks. plus I didn't really need a suction cup. you can use a heat gun, or that iopener thing. I have use a heat gun which was dewalt.

My Problem

The phone when connected to the charger, gave a error message, use the correct charger, then quit charging, i then conected the phone to the computer, still no charge, and I also noticed that it wouldn't conect to the computer! If I send it for repair, i will lose everything.

My Fix

With Ifixet and YouTube videos, the disassembly went well, but I'm a clutz, to hold a heat gun and prying is not going to work, so I came up with a new idea, with ebay, i found parts to make a cheaper, safer heat source, and it worked like a champion. I got a dead GS5 from eBay and used it to practice with, and it is working now.I want to show my setup but I cannot get my photos here.

My Advice

Go slow, watch the video many times, take notes, especially when sliding the adhesive cutter, the adhesive is only 2 mm wide, and at the bottom be very careful or you could cut the led lights, open from the top and unstick the led pads.

My Problem

My iPad was not taking a charge, and the moment that it disconnected it would totally power off. The iPad's screen was working, but since the battery wasn't taking charge, the screen would only stay on for seconds at a time, then go blank, etc. To remedy the situation, I ordered a replacement battery, some metal spudgers and a bag of replacement clips.

My Fix

All went well except when I tried to remove the display cable from the back of the LCD. I pulled a little too hard, ripped the connector from the board and now my screen gives absolutely no images. I've once turned it on, powered it, and gotten feedback from the speaker that the touch panel was registering touches, but the LCD is useless. The instructional guide on iFixit doesn't mention removing this cable, but it seemed necessary at the time. Now I guess my next step is to buy another LCD screen? This was my first go at repairing an iPad, and is my first mistake repairing an i device. I'm kicking myself for not taking more time with checking out how the connector worked.

My Advice

Take your time, watch multiple videos online of the process. Don't be hasty like me :)

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.