P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$11.95

Product code: IF145-090

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P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$11.95

Product code: IF145-090

Product Overview

Beat the proprietary lock on your MacBook Air or Pro Retina.

  • Fits the 5-point pentalobe screws found on the bottom of recent MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed driver makes frequent repairs much easier.
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set or as one of the individual bits in the 54 Bit Driver Kit

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

The nicest MacBook Air driver available anywhere! Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, this very nice driver will be the last one you have to buy. Features a reversible tip, with the pentalobe driver on both sides, so you have redundant reliability.

ESD handle with swivel top.

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Stories

My Problem

My Air battery wasn't holding charge well.

My Fix

I never thought Apple made it easy to get under the hood and repair parts. I expected a lot of glue and trouble with removing the battery. As luck would have it, no glue so the swap was really simple.

My Advice

Get a Pentalobe screwdriver and you're all set.

My Problem

The battery in my five-year-old Macbook Air was faltering, so I read the reviews and ordered an ifixit replacement.

My Fix

The repair was easier than I could have imagined, the only trick being handling the tiny screws, but the magnetic screwdrivers took care of that. After that, the battery started strong but has been losing capacity a little each day (my Coconut Battery app tracks it), but ifixit tells me battery charge with fluctuate the first 30 days before settling, and promised to replace it if it doesn't, so I'm willing to see how it goes. Customer service has been fast and helpful, and I have the impression that this is a company that stands by its products.

My Advice

After you've unscrewed everything and carefully laid your screws where you can access them to replace them, and then you remove the bottom laptop plate and see how dusty the inside of the laptop is, don't blow into the plate to remove the dust if the screws are behind the plate in the same path where you're blowing. Those little suckers go flying!

Beyond that, based on my experience, if anyone else's is like mine, I'd say give these folks the benefit of the doubt and give the battery time to settle in. Support has been fast and responsive.

My Problem

Battery icon indicated a problem.

My Fix

Repair was super easy.

My Advice

The screws on bottom of case have very shallow heads. I bought/used the recommended tools. I had to apply light to medium downward pressure to keep screw driver head seated properly.

Very happy I was able to use a 2013 battery with better specs in my 2012 model. Oh, and super geeked it was an Apple branded battery.

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My Problem

The trackpad on my bosses 11" MBA was sometimes not clicking or registering a click.

My Fix

The repair was super simple. Back case off, battery out, unscrewed the trackpad and put a new one in. Did everything in reverse and had it done in 10 mins.

My Advice

You really need the P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver to get the back case off. You can't do it with another driver. This was the key to fixing the MBA trackpad. iFixit sent me the Moody driver quickly and my boss is happy.

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My Problem

One of my dear friends unknowingly sat on my laptop and cracked the LCD, so I had to replace the display.

My Fix

Everybody told me not to do it, that replacing the display on a laptop was impossible. But I thought if these dudes at the Apple Store can do it, I can too. And I used to build model cars when I was little, how different could it be? The iFixit directions were great, and if you just follow them carefully, it's really easy.

My Advice

Prepare your workspace, and take it slow. Collect all screws and be careful. Think about what you're doing.

My Problem

A tipsy floor lamp fell into macbook pro top case

My Fix

The following the steps was easy the guide was perfect a new screen sending it in would be ~$1100

My Advice

Don't stab the battery, keeping screws in a 7 day pill box and noting what screws are from where helps not loose screws. Make sure to use the right screw driver in instruction as not to strip them.

My Problem

My Battery was completely DEAD. Ifixit made it super easy to change the battery with a brand new battery and all the right tools.

My Fix

The repair was extremely smooth! The online guide was spot on, color coded so I know exactly what to expect and told me what to look out for and where to be extra careful! Very well done!

My Advice

Read the online guide twice over and then start the fix yourself. It will go extra smooth!

My Problem

No problem.

My Fix

Great! Comfortable grip.

My Advice

No.

My Problem

Battery was getting old and weak

My Fix

15 minute repair, no joke. Buy the tools, the Mac screws are so small I was afraid of stripping them.

My Advice

The videos are fantastic

My Problem

My iPhone 4 had a bad dock connector which caused have phone to have no sound.

My Fix

the Process was simple compared to other iPods i have taken apart. the plastic opening tools make the removal of fragile components easier, perfect for me who is good at screwing up and breaking things. it took 15 minutes and the phone is like new.

My Advice

If you phone breaks go to ifixit and get the tools and components you need.