P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

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P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

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

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

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

I am a certified Mac technician, and I found a deal on a non-functioning MacBook Air. I isolated the problem to the cheap third-party battery the previous owner had installed.

My Fix

It went great! Changing out a battery is one of the easiest repairs you can do on an Air, and this went off without a hitch. I received the battery, T5, and P5 screwdrivers in only a couple of days. The battery really did seem to be a genuine Apple battery, and the tools are good quality.

My Advice

Always use genuine Apple parts whenever possible, and make sure you are grounded anytime you open up a Mac!

My Problem

change the flash drive

My Fix

very wel after getting the compatibel screwdriver

My Advice

no

My Problem

Screen was cracked so 1/3 of the pixels did not work. Replacement was required.

My Fix

The repair went very well. Only difficulty was in reattaching the antenna cables to the motherboard.

My Advice

Might want to use an eye loop or lighted magnifying glass to see the various cable attachments better.

My Problem

My screen was cracked from a drop. Have to replace the whole display assembly.

My Fix

Everything went well following the guide. It was not that hard as I first thought. Should have bought the P5 Pentalope Screwdriver from IFixIt as it was hard to find one here in Singapore.

My Advice

Be careful when removing the small data connectors and battery connector. Need to know which precise spot to pry and not the socket.

My Problem

Defective keyboard because water projection

My Fix

I have followed with success a tutorial seen on youtube!

My Advice

Nothing

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My Problem

Water damaged MacBook Air which is still - very fortunately - working but unfortunately the Airport/Bluetooth card started corroding and stopped working.

I had been using a wifi adapter connected by USB which proved challenging.

Found the part I needed on ifixit. Very handy that it came with the necessary tools.

Followed repair guide as carefully as I could and was very pleased when I turned my MacBook Air on and the wifi was back to normal!

Amazed how it shipped over from the USA in a few days to the UK. I was able to have the kit by the end of the week.

My Fix

Easier than the expected. Instructions on the repair guide are good. Only took me 10 minutes.

My Advice

Take your time and be relaxed.

My Problem

By system alarm to exchange battery.

My Fix

Do it myself, with read iFixit web page.

My Advice

Nothing to do, just need to use appropriate tools.

My Problem

Battery life of my MacBook Air is noticeably growing shorter.

My Fix

I haven't replaced the battery yet. I did remove (and replace) the back cover to be double extra sure of the battery P/N and spec before ordering a new one. The iFixit repair guide and screwdriver were a great help. I see the "genuine" Apple part is no longer available so my task is to find a quality replacement. I'll comment that you need to be careful not to cross thread those are itty bitty screws.

My Advice

I downloaded a freebie app called Battery Health that gives a nice drop-down of battery stats. It reports my battery's health is at 52% meaning it will hold 52% of the charge it would have when new. I'm going to hold off a little while longer before replacing it.

I had originally thought to replace the computer when the battery failed but due to compatibility issues with Mac's new OS X El Capitan I'm stuck in yesterday's world.

I highly recommend getting the good quality pentalobe screwdriver because those little screws are not very forgiving and would be really easy strip.

My Problem

The battery on my wife's MacBook Air (mid 2012) was dying quickly. It only provided about 30 minutes before shutting down the computer without any warning. A new battery was clearly needed.

My Fix

We ordered the spare battery (new) and the required P5 and T5 screwdrivers from iFixit. Replacing the battery was a matter of removing a few screws, unplugging a flat connector and swapping batteries before screwing everything in place again. The only challenge was that the screws were very tiny (we used double-sided tape to keep them secure on the workbench).

My Advice

Most of the exterior P5 (pentalobe) screws were very tightly fastened and the screwdriver easily slipped over the screw heads. To avoid damaging the screws, we had to be careful not to apply too much torque on the screwdriver, but rotating steadily, making sure the tip of the driver was securely in the screw head.

My Problem

My Macbook had been making a clicking noise for days. Since it does not have any moving parts other than fans, I knew what the problem was. A local shop estimated $200 to replace both fans.

My Fix

I decided to just order the tool from ifixit to take a look. I got the bottom cover off the Macbook easily, taking care to sort the screws as two of them are shortr. I found a small screw from the fan housing had lodged in the blades of the left fan. I took it out and reinstalled it where it should be. Problem solved for $12. Took about 10 minutes.

My Advice

Its a good idea to have the 5 pointed star driver on hand.