Plastic Cards

$2.95

Product code: IF145-101-1

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Plastic Cards

$2.95

Product code: IF145-101-1

Product Overview

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  • Two credit card-size plastic opening cards.
  • These smooth cards slide between parts and help undo clips and pry devices open.
  • Can be used for spreading thermal paste and delicate scraping tasks.
  • Better and cheaper than Apple Tool # 922-7172!

Product Details

  • Height: 3.375", 85.725 mm
  • Width: 2.175", 55.245 mm
  • Thickness: 0.030", 0.762 mm
  • Material: PVC

  $2.95 Pair

 

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Available: 50+

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Stories

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My Problem

To replace my 2639 iMac (27" late 2013) HDD with Samsung 850 PRO SSD

My Fix

It went smooth, thanks to iFixit guides, videos, and tools

My Advice

Take your time to plan and prepare for it, handle the screen with extra care, no need to completely remove the left speaker if you plan to replace the HDD; only moving it a little after unscrewing it will do the job.

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My Problem

The 2016 iMac 1TB fusion drive was a bit disappointing speed-wise. I decided to swap the 1TB spinning drive for a 1 TB SSD.

My Fix

Repair went very well without much hassle. The trickiest part was peeling the display off the lower adhesive strip.

My Advice

After initially attaching the display again with new adhesive strips, there was a 1 mm gap between the bottom of the display and the lower bezel. The display settled down after about a day and the gap went away.

After swapping to new drive, some people complain of increased fan noise, maybe due to the new drive not having a temperature sensor. I haven't noticed any extra fan noise. The computer is still silent.

My Problem

to replace my 27" iMac 1TB HDD with Samsung 850 PRO 512 SSD

My Fix

It went perfect; thanks to iFixit guides and videos

My Advice

take your time to prepare for this, a clean area and quiet place will help a lot. handle the screen with extra care, and there's no actual need to remove the left speaker completely if you just intend to replace the HDD with an SSD

My Problem

My phone would only keep a charge for 2 hours and would go dead. My home button had to be pressed several times to work.

When I saw the ifixit website and how easy the instructions were to repair, I thought I need to try this.

My Fix

The repair went great! The instructions were given step-by-step and were so easy to follow. The tools that I order were very inexpensive and worth the purchase. I now have a phone that will last me a lot longer and I paid a fraction of would it would have cost to do an insurance claim or send it somewhere to be fixed.

My Advice

Watch the instructions carefully before you start the step-by-step process. Make sure the screws that you take out are put on a piece of paper that is labeled as to where you took these screws out. That way you will not get mixed up to which screws go where.

My Problem

Battery became first inaccurate, then slowly wouldn't stay powered on off a charging cord.

My Fix

iSclack made opening the screen really easy, and everything else went smoothly save the elastic strips that holds the battery.

The guide says to cut the black tab between the two white strips, and then to pull them straight up as you move it down the side of the battery.

Well, being elastic strips, they snapped. Had to use the card to pry the battery of. That was slightly harrowing, but it eventually came off. After that, the new battery worked like a charm.

My Advice

Back up your phone before doing the repair. Ensure that is is an ENCRYPTED back up or certain apps etc won't actually be backed up.

My Problem

Battery status would fluctuate from 30% to maybe 5% in minutes. Once plugged in it would go right to 30-40%. Battery was only about 14 months old before it started acting up.

My Fix

Easy to change the battery. Apple uses adhesive tape similar to command tape so battery releases without a problem. It took longer to unscrew the 6 screws then it did to replace the battery itself.

My Advice

Pull tape slowly so it doesn't break. If you follow the directions at this site you can't fail. Didn't need the plastic cards to remove battery at all. Once you pull the tape out the battery will fall right out.

My Problem

My old battery would not hold a charge for very long.

My Fix

Wonderfully. The tools for the job were spot-on and the repair took no time.

My Advice

Be very careful about the grounding piece that comes off when you are changing your battery. The video shows how to put it back on, but you could miss it if you're not paying attention. The video is step-by-step and awesome.

My Problem

Crack in screen was obscuring visible area

My Fix

Awesome. Thanks to your tools and instructions. Saved $500 but doing the repair myself.

My Advice

Once again, instead of going to Apple for repairs, check out this site first.

My Problem

Replaced the battery since the watch was not running as long as original

My Fix

Was super easy. Most difficult part was removing the battery, which required patience. It is attached with black foam tape. I just used a piece of packing tape to secure the battery back in.

My Advice

Was super easy.

My Problem

My 2+ year old iPhone 6 Plus had a failing battery. The Apple Store wants a fair amount of money to replace the battery and I wanted a more economical solution.

My Fix

After reading and watching the battery replacement video I ordered two battery replacement kits for my iPhone 6 Plus for my wife and I. I was a little nervous about the first replacement but it went very smooth. You do need to be very careful, patient, and detailed. The screws are very tiny and the cables are somewhat fragile.

My Advice

Please do not go into this repair as if you were a bull in a china shop. Take you time and read, re-read, and triple read if you have any doubts. I used the single suction cup to remove the display as described. It's definitely a little stressful and choosing where to put the spudger in to pry it open is confusing as you don't want to hurt the button assembly. Once you have a couple of the screen clips released it's very easy to completely remove the display. Lastly, take your time pulling the battery adhesive tabs! SLOW and steady and they will come out just fine. I was too quick on one and it broke.

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