Metal Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-012

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Metal Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-012

Product Overview

For when you need that unyielding edge.

  • While our first-choice tool for poking and prying is always our trusty plastic spudger, sometimes you need a little more power behind your pry. In those instances, this metal spudger is the ideal tool for the job.
  • Features a comfortable, easy-grip handle and is great for prying up all sorts of tough components.
  • For the metal spudger fanatic, we also sell a set with an entire assortment of four different metal spudgers, for all of your hardcore spudgering needs.

Be sure to exercise caution when using this tool. With its 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.

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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

I take my iPod to bed - and on a certain day the headphone jack got twisted - and damaged my iPod internally. So: no more music. It was a very very sad day. The most economic way to fix this was to order the required spare parts and tools and do it myself. (If others can do it, I can do it too)

My Fix

Repair went fine but I took my time: about an hour. I Read the instructions thoroughly.

Removing the cover without damaging/bending it was the hardest part. I did not use the plastic opening tools - they were no real help.

My Advice

Take your time and concentrate. Remove tape over cables slow and gently. Watch carefully that the flat cables remain flat - I had a small problem with that. The new cable was bent next to the headphone jack and this resulted in a very distorted sound.

At that point I thought : "My GOD, what have I done!?".

Gently straightening the cable solved the issue and my iPod was as new. Then I taped the cables back on their original places.

Tip 1: order the required tools.

Tip 2: Test your iPod while it is still open, if anything went wrong - you can easily look for the problem without the need to reopen the thing.

Tip 3: keep cats, spouses and children away from the operation quarter.

Couldn't have done it without iFixit though, big thanks guys!

My Problem

The hard drive in my iPod classic failed beyond repair, and I wanted to swap it with an old laptop hard drive.

My Fix

Flawlessly, thanks to the iFixit guide.

My Advice

It's better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, but you can probably do the same with just one plastic opening tool and one spudger.

My Problem

My moded wii needed a replacement drive,wii also had a wode.

My Fix

Took the dvd out with purchase tools from IFIXIT then proceeded to take the wii apart following the guide photos provided by IFIXIT,took out the wode chip, and reassembled the wii with the new DVD Drive Replacement.its working now 100% remoded again and tried with a usb drive with my games, everything is working perfertly

My Advice

would purchase from IFIXIT any day,

My Problem

My computer was so slow I couldn't get anything done. I was running on 2GB ram.

My Fix

Ordered a 4GB RAM chip and installed it in one of the slots, leaving the 1GB chip in the other. The installation was pretty easy. Had to do it twice because the first time it seems the computer didn't recognize it. 2nd time it recognized it, and the computer is working great. But.. for some reason it's not recognizing the battery anymore, or it recognizes it and doesn't charge. So, basically I can only use it plugged in.

My Advice

The RAM upgrade was so much easier than I thought. It only took about 10 mins. I feel like I could upgrade more things on my mac after doing this repair, but I'm concerned I may have damaged the battery somehow.

My Problem

The faceplate was cracked and dangling.

My Fix

The repair went great the instrutions were perfect and Ivery satisfied with the website and guidence.

My Advice

No advice here it was pretty simple.

My Problem

Because I didn't wanted to buy a new one

My Fix

Labeled very hard tje repair went very well event though I0m not very good with my hands (hardest part open the ipod)

My Advice

Opening the IPod was a nightmare no advice on that just good luck for the rest just follow the instructions and you'll be well

My Problem

The lock button was broken and the iPod was always locked despite the position of the switch.

My Fix

It went great. The guide was very informative and made it easy. I took my time and went very slowly reading each step multiple times.

My Advice

The plastic opening tools are not very helpful. If you can get the putty knife in the case without them, you can skip that step. Also don't be afraid to be a little rough with the iPod when inserting the putty knife, as I had to and I still didn't irreversibly bend the case. Ultimately just allot a good amount of time and take your time and it should go well.

My Problem

The jack had just stopped working on my son's iPod. I couldn't bear to junk it, couldn't afford to have it fixed, am just a DIYer at heart. The cost of parts and tools was very reasonable.

My Fix

The toughest part of this job by far was getting the case open at the very first step. Plastic tools were neither tough enough nor sharp enough. The metal spudger might have helped if its tips were sharper, but they were just too blunt (I ended up not using it at all). I ALMOST got into the case with the flat end of the nylon/plastic spudger but it, too, was just slightly too blunt. I ended up (very carefully; mine was pretty sharp) using the large blade of a Swiss Army knife to get enough of an opening into which I could insert the plastic opening tools.

The putty knife was an absolute MUST. I could not have gotten past the small metal one-way tabs that line the inside edges of the back of the case without it. Once you lever in to the opening you've made with the plastic tools, DON"T get too vertical as you force the flat tip of the putty knife downward into the opening. I did this, not realizing how the metal catch mechanism that holds the back panel of the iPod onto the front is attached (spot welded?) around the inside perimeter of the case's back piece. By pressing down too vertically, I caught this metal retainer in one spot and bent it way out of shape. It took some finesse along with force to put it back into place once I had the case completely open. So, once you're able to get the putty knife into the opening, angle it a few degrees (probably only 5-10 degrees ought to do it) as you press it into the case opening. I was surprised how much force was needed to get the putty knife "all the way in" (actually was only maybe 3/16" or 3-4mm). I did not have any difficulty with the corner where the headphone jack is located, as cautioned in the excellent article.

My Advice

I have done a fair amount of small-scale repairs and thought my assortment of Philips screwdrivers would be adequate for the job. But couldn't believe how tiny the retaining screws for the headset jack itself, and the Hold switch are. So if you don't have a size #00, purchase the one offered with the kit. I was lucky enough to have a friend who was a certified Apple Repair outlet for some years, who loaned me this tool.

The nylon spudger was very helpful when manipulating the tiny plastic tabs that hold the ribbon cables in place, and when clicking these back into place during reassembly. Pay close attention to the wording on Step 18 - disconnecting the battery ribbon cable: you only need to lift the hinged plastic retainer clip, not remove the entire plastic connector piece from the circuit board (which was relatively easy for me to do by getting the tip of the spudger down very low into the small opening) - see enlarged photo where the spudger tip is in exactly the right place to lever under this rounded black plastic "clip" to pop it loose.

My Problem

Voltage issue with USB port on PC made USB data pin on phone to stop working but charged just fine. Not a problem with wireless adb but while flashing new rom, I mistakenly deleted everything on the phone including the rom zip. I tried everything to get the rom zip on the phone from usb-otb to different cables to battery drains but nothing worked.

My Fix

Having given up, I got a cheap phone. While m7 sat in the closet. Recently, I was cleaning my room and spotted my m7 abandoned it didn't feel right. Decided to get a new m7 usb port and replace the faulty part. Hardest part was taking out the back cover off m7. Replaced the usb and it worked! Finally back from dead.

My Advice

Turns out m7 is really hard to get the back off without damaging the cover so I got $11 back cover replacement. Youtube video on replacing just the usb without removing all the other parts with help of tweezers helped lots. Shipping to Canada is a strange paradox, I want product to arrive fast however if I pay over ~$30USD (~$40CAD) for 2 day fedex shipping, I get charged extra $15CAD by fedex for faster customs passage. And regular delivery takes minimum 1 month and costs ~$15USD (~$20CAD). ifixit needs to update shipping speed and costs to Canada. And oh I got rid of the faulty usb ports on the PC as well, took less than 3 minutes and a Phillips screwdriver.