Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

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Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

Product Overview

The essential tool for opening everything.

  • Use these soft plastic tools to safely pry open devices without scratching the case, glass, or internal components.
  • Sold in a pair of two different styles—a wide tool with a thin tip that's great for getting underneath glass and in thin cracks, and a smaller, stiffer tip that's good for prying tougher cases and enclosures.
  • NOTE: Because these tools are soft enough to not scratch or mar devices they will wear with each use. Expect each pair to last through 2-5 devices, depending on difficulty and experience.

Product Details

$2.95 Pair

 

Condition:

New

$9.95 5 Pairs

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes 10 total Plastic Opening Tools. 5 of each style.

$14.95 15 Pairs

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes 30 total Plastic Opening Tools. 15 of each style.

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Product Details

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Plastic opening tools are made of a soft plastic, allowing them to dislodge casing clips without fear of scratching or chewing the case.

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Their size and material also make our plastic opening tools ideal for working inside the device—use them to pop up ZIF connector tabs, disconnect cable connectors, pry up batteries, and scrape off excess adhesive.

 

Stories

My Problem

My wife's tablet was stuck in a boot loop and could not be hard booted. So I decided to try my hand at replacing the motherboard since I had some experience at installing hard drives and memory chips in my computers.

My Fix

I removed the motherboard per your disassembly illustrations, but I didn't see the left speaker cable. Other that the one misstep everything went as planned and now my wife has her tablet back up and running. Thank you very much for the Web sight, the pricing and the followup.

Donald

My Advice

Be carful of the cable and the locks that are on the wide ones.

My Problem

My four year old Iphone 4S was struggling to hold a charge for more than 4 hours. I decided to order a replacement battery and recommended tools from Ifixit site, and followed their replacement repair guide exactly. I suggest that anyone planning to do this assemble some extra items prior to starting the replacement- latex or vinyl surgical gloves (to keep your skin oils off delicate parts), fine twissors to pick up the small screws, and plenty of light on your stable work table. Also consider spreading out a large white paper or paper towels to provide a high visibility surface on which to work. Finally, have an alcohol swab or alcohol with cotton ball handy to wipe down the battery connection plate- removing any fingerprints or skin oils you may have left during dis-assembly and re-assembly.

I had no problem removing the case screws and removing the back. Removing the small phillips screws holding the battery connection was a bit hairy but the plastic wedge tools helped lift the part up without damaging the four connection grid below. Using a tray to hold all screws, pressure pin, and other parts during disassembly is a must as the screws can be easily confused.

Patience and delicate movements are called for throughout the replacement, and you should have the online replacement pictorial guide open on your desktop or Ipad to give you a clear sense of what you should touch and not touch. Remember- this is a delicate device- not a carburetor!

I removed the battery using the wedge tool and the plastic tab inside the phone- the glue slowly yielded. It was then a matter of setting the old battery aside, and positioning the new battery inside the phone, angling the top of the battery in first. Remember to tuck the battery connection strip flat and beside the battery in the narrow space, pushing the connection strip into the motherboard.

Next, I positioned the battery pressure clip underneath the retaining plate, and inserted/tightened the upper Phillips screw. Then I inserted and tightened the lower phillips screw, checking to make sure all connections were made, screws were tight (but not overly tight to the point of stripping the screw or its head!).

Finally, I slid the case back onto the phone making sure that it was 2 mm higher than the case and then pushing it flat to align with the metal case. It was then easy to push the case back toward the bottom of the phone, closing the 2 mm distance, and making it an easy matter to re-insert and tighten the pentalobe case screws. Although it was recommended to buy replacement phillips screws to use in place of these easily stripped original screws, I found that the original screws tightened without damaging them. I doubt they would hold up to mutiple removals over time, but for now, my phone repair was complete.

I flipped the phone over, and saw that it had automatically rebooted. Within two minutes, I had complete wireless and phone system access. I will follow the new battery directions card advising installers to let the battery drain to below 10% and then charge up to 100% to callibrate the battery.

My Fix

See above

My Advice

All said and done, I was very impressed with how straightforward Ifixit made this battery replacement. Rock on Consumers- fight against upgrade, and make those classic phones work harder and longer!

See my narrative above for the additional items (gloves, paper towels

My Problem

Wasn't charging and none of the other stuff on the web seemed to work. Already replaced the battery. Suspected the port but was reluctant to attempt repair without some guidance.

My Fix

Very straight forward. Hardest part is prying the case open but it was expected as I had done it before.

My Advice

Don't be surprised if prying the small metal plate off the larger connector is a little harder than you expect. It is also held down with a small amount of adhesive adjacent the screw.

My Problem

There was NO audio coming from the headphone jack. I initially believed the headphone jack would be to blame, but by applying pressure in the bottom right corner of the ipod music would start to come out the headphones. The logicboard was apparently to blame after some online investigation.

My Fix

Took nearly an hour and a half, and that was working considerably steadfast. The tools supplied worked very well for the disassembly. The new Logicboard fit perfectly and the ipod fit back together properly.

My Advice

Take your time!! Although this is a relatively simple repair it does require a lot of patience. Make sure to be extra cautious when handling the ground tape for the logicboard and the click wheel, as it is incredibly fragile.

My Problem

I bought an iPad 2 from eBay that need an overhaul. Bad digitizer, and battery needed replacing. Once I got inside the iPad I discovered the previous owner and had broken the connectors on the logic board that connects the digitizer.

My Fix

I had to replace the logic board, battery, Wifi antenna, and the digitizer on an iPad 2. I needed the tools to allow me to open the clamps that hold the ribbon cables in the logic board. The set of 2 Plastic Opening Tools worked like a champ. These tools are great for maybe a few uses but wouldn't recommend using them to do this kind of work all the time.

My Advice

My advice is to please let a professional do this kind of work if you're not experienced with this sort of thing. Very easy to really mess your device up!!!

My Problem

Device was given to me by a friend who couldn't get it to charge any more after his kids dropped it while plugged in. The micro USB port was loose from the motherboard.

My Fix

Repair went really well. No major issues in the process. I would say that you need to remove the speaker section at the top of the tablet so that you can access the data cables better.

My Advice

Remove the speaker component as step 2, also peel back the anti-static tape to reveal the data cable connectors.

My Problem

La batterie donnait des signes de faiblesse.

J'avais déjà remplacé la batterie sur mon iPhone 4 je me suis donc lancé dans l’aventure.

My Fix

Le tutoriel est très clair.

J'ai utilisé le iSlack pour désassembler l'écran.

La batterie était bien collée, au début j'osait pas trop forcer mais elle est finalement venue

Après mon (premier) remontage, lors du redémarrage de l'iPhone, l'écran présentait des traces (pas aussi net qu'avant). J'ai donc démonté de nouveau, déclipé puis reclipé les 3 connecteurs et remonté (une deuxième fois).

Après ce 2ème remontage l'affichage était redevenu comme avant, ouf !

My Advice

J'ai utilisé le plastic opening tool de ma trousse de réparation iFixit plutôt que celui fourni avec la batterie car il était plus costaud pour faire levier.

My Problem

Short battery life and very quick recharge

My Fix

Biggest problem was getting the micro SD card out. After that, very smooth.

My Advice

No

My Problem

Power button wasn't working, wouldn't power on.

My Fix

Great

My Advice

Be careful removing back cover, proper tools were good inexpensive investment.

My Problem

We've had a bunch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus repairs at our student repair center recently...all screens, of course. Even with cases, the 6 series screens seem to be incredibly susceptible to damage.

My Fix

If you use the full front panel assembly, with camera and microphone, it's a pretty quick repair. It should take 30 minutes, max. We're trying to stock up on enough spare parts from broken screens to be able to save some money by assembling salvaged parts with just the screen and digitizer (not the full front panel assembly) ahead of time. It should save us about $30 per repair.

My Advice

We were rocking along with these repairs and then all at once hit a major snag and were unable to get the cables back in. Each repair started to take over an hour after multiple attempts to attach the cables were a frustrating and fruitless venture. We realized that we had switched to using the spudger, not the iFixit Opening Tool, to try to attach the cables. The spudger is just not suited for the task. Once we switched back to using the iFixit Opening Tool, the cables popped into place on the first try.