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July 1, 2015
I battery issue with macbook air and keyboard issue with a older macbook, at first the folks at Apple were accommodating and sid they could replace the battery and keyboard for about $225, then i get a call saying there is water damage and they cannot just replace the bad parts buts all the insides of both computers for $1600
I have never worked on computers in my life, in fact i am a tree trimmer and not used to being gentle with things, so i was concerned about my ability become a computer tech, but with the help of of Ifixit i was able to completely tear down my old Mac and rebuild it using a keyboard from a scrap computer and it works great! And the battery replacement on the macbook air was a piece of cake with the proper screwdrivers, fixed them both and added more RAM to the old mac for about $200, Power to the people Thanks IFIXIT!!
If i can do it so can you, repair don't replace!
June 29, 2015
As a musician doing outdoor gigs in Florida, my macbook air gets exposed to a lot of use above the recommended ambient temperature. Battery went stone cold dead.
Repair was a piece of cake! iFixIt has excellent visual instructions. Very easy to follow.
Get 4 small containers to put the screws in... There are 2 sizes of screws in the cover, and 2 sizes on the battery itself.
June 24, 2015
The battery of my wife's MacBook Air was dead. Causing the Mac to mal function and be unable to unplug it for more than a few minutes.
The repair took only a few minutes and was so much simpler than i ever imagined (for a non-removable battery). My wife now enjoys an almost brand new Mac with a real lifespan.
Thanks to the guide on iFixit and the availibity of the parts it was a child's game to make the repair.
June 15, 2015
My step son dropped his Macbook pro while visiting and was panicked his father would be very angry so we needed to make the repair before sending him back to dad. so we ordered the new screen from ifixit.com and it arrived 2 days later
The repair went perfectly. I received the correct part and it went off without a hitch. The online videos were a big help as well.
My only advice for future repair "techs" is to watch the videos as they give you inside information on small things you may miss along the way.
June 10, 2015
I broke my macbook screen on a very dumb accident, the outside of the screen was perfect not a single scratch on it.
But when I turn on my macbook you can notice on the screen a huge crack that covers half of it.
I could never believe how fragile this laptop screen really is, so i will be more careful with it in the future.
And original screen replacement would cost double of what i paid to do it myself by buying everything from iFixit.
I was desperate to fix the screen when my accident happened, and the display was not available for almost three weeks on the ifixit website.
So i looked at other cheaper displays that are sold on ebay, but i didn't trust any of the items i saw there.
Finally when the item was back on stock i ordered it from i fix it.
Then my package arrived and at the moment i opened the package and check the inside of the package.
I was so glad on the decision i made to wait and buy the parts from i fixit.
The wrapping was so perfectly done so that the screen wouldn't suffer any damages from the transportation.
I just noticed that the screen doesn't have any protection when is not installed on the computer so it is more fragile to transport.
The replacement guide from your website was very detail and perfect for a none experienced person to follow it.
I strongly suggest that anyone that needs to replace a macbook screen should buy the all parts and tools from the iFixIt website.
The P5 pentalobe that i purchased from the iFixIt store is very delicate and doesn't reach all the depth of the screw hole.
You have to be extremely careful not to damage the screws from the outside. And if you damage the outside screws you will not be able to start the teardown.
Please improve the quality of the pentalobe tip so that it has a better fit on the apple outside case screws.
June 4, 2015
Battery cycle count was high and due to that a full charge would last only 45 mins
the battery and the repair kit was easy to use. Took only about 8 mins to replace.
definitely use these guys to repair your apple items since instructions are always easy to follow.
June 3, 2015
To get a bigger storage.
Smoothly without being electrocuted.
Follow steps provided.
June 2, 2015
Already extremely late for an event in which I needed to download a document to use my Macbook Pro Retina 15 Mid 2012 suddenly decided to test my patience and froze itself. Out of time and my laptop decides to freeze in the process of downloading the document which I needed sent me off the edge and in a fit of frustration I pounded on the right side of my laptop onto of the speaker grill. There and then I witnessed the error of my ways as my computer let off a loud whine followed by a constant grate like whir noise. My fan was damaged though it worked as normal spooling up and cooling my laptop the constant whine and groaning made it a nuisance especially considering I used my laptop for University and studying among peers in the library caused a stir especially when I began heavy multitasking and the fans spooled up even louder thus prompting my decision to invest in a replacement.
The repair is generally easy and very straight forward. There is a guide on this site written especially for the replacement of the right side fanned it was beautifully done. I am not one with much experience in the field of repair but the resources offered aided me to undertake a success smooth repair. I bought the required fan and tools of iFixit however I didn't option for the spudger just the T5 Torx and the P5 Pentalobe screwdrivers were enough to suffice. The fan replacement is an OEM as it is the same exact fan Apple used iFixit provides as a replacement by Delta Electronics Inc.
My advice would be pay attention to where you took out the screws as some screws are off varying sizes and you wouldn't want to mix them. Apart from just changing the fan take some time to clean out any excess dust that may have been gathered there. After two and a half years being sealed I had considerable dust mites gathered.I used a soft toothbrush and my breath to blow and brush out dust. For the role of the spudger I found my nails and a tweezer as a suitable replacement you may however find otherwise . Be very careful when removing the airport and camera cables. The 3 small cables are to lift off while the larger neighboring once is meant to slide out of the socket then pull up, you can make reference to this in step 7 to step 8 of the guide. The airport card should slide out of the socket first as well and then lifted off. When putting back everything together it was fairly simple then only tiresome part I took some time on was getting the 3 small cables of the airport and camera module to stick back on. I used a tweezer and some patience fiddling around to get it to tack back onto its groove. Lastly done not over tighten screws especially the ones locking the fan in place. Generally it isn't a difficult repair and completion time should be averaged within a half hour.
May 28, 2015
I enjoy hearing my music loud. My MacBook Air not so much - i blew one of the speakers
Repairing was a piece of cake, the guide was perfectly clear I din't have any problems with it.
May 26, 2015
Even though I've repaired a number of older Mac laptops I hadn't opened up an Air and was planning to get a professional to replace the obviously dead battery. The pros wanted me to drop it in for a day so they could check the problem, then if it was battery they would order the part... the whole process was going to take two visits and two weeks!
I hung up the phone and ordered from Ifixit. New battery arrived within days (which considering I'm in Australia is awesome)
I didn't time the repair but it was certainly in line with other claims. I reckon if you did a few of these you could probably do it in three minutes. I'm guessing it took me about 10.
One of the easiest Mac repairs ever