Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

 

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.

If you want the coolest specialty opening tools, take a look at the double-ended iFixit Opening Tool.

Product Details

$2.95 Pair

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Soft tip prying tools for DIY electronics repair.

$29.95 50 pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

50 pairs of tools, 100 tools total

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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

Cassandra Hilton's Story Photo #879769

My Problem

I had loaded custom ROMs on the tablet and was trying to clear it back to factory settings. I bricked it during the process and couldn't figure out how to un-brick it. I read some web forums of people who had done the same thing and just replaced the motherboard, so that's what I decided to do.

My Fix

I didn't use a repair guide, so I was just working out of common sense. Once I got the back cover of the tablet removed, I looked at the new motherboard to see what screws I would need to take out. Once I had all of the screws out, I just worked my way around from the right side in a counter-clockwise direction until I had all of the wires disconnected. Then I just swapped out the boards and plugged everything back in.

My Advice

Be careful once you have the back cover off, there is also a plastic frame that goes around the tablet. Be careful when removing it, it's fairly delicate. Make sure the camera is aligned/seated properly when you put the cover back on. When reinstalling the back cover, very carefully work your way around the edge of the tablet making sure that all of the clips are actually engaged. Sometimes you have to adjust the direction in which you are applying pressure to get the clips to catch (push in and down, or in and up, not just straight in).

Kristi Martucci's Story Photo #879852

My Problem

My daughter's tablet was not powering up.

My Fix

The hardest part of this repair was getting the tablet open. I had to hand it over to my husband to get that part done. The rest of the repair went as smooth as silk.

Also, I just wanted to say we got our battery 2 days before the estimated time for delivery. It seems to be a quality battery and works great!

My Advice

Try to be patient while attempting to take the tablet apart. Once you get past that, the repair is a breeze.

Derek Jennings's Story Photo #880232

My Problem

I was given a used iPhone 5 and the battery was definitely sub-par. It did not hold a charge for very long, and oftentimes it would drop from 30% to dead.

My Fix

I was extremely hesitant to tackle this on my own. After I saw how much Apple wanted for a replacement I decided to give this a go. I'm a poor college student, so I can't afford a brand new iPhone-- so I was extremely cautious. I watched the video and read the reviews beforehand and it wasn't too bad. The hardest part was prying the screen off. If you're on the fence, go for it-- you've got this!

My Advice

Use a magnet to hold on to those tiny screws. I completely skipped the step with removing the screen. The way I see it, the less I tinker with things the less chance there is for things to get broken. So I just held it screen at about 85 degrees with my left pinky finger while I removed and replaced the battery. If you need to set the screen down for some reason that's not a big deal. Also, when you're putting the screen back in place, make sure to start with the top of the screen first. I just tried to evenly press it all down and the top was still sticking out a little. So I pulled the screen back up and started at the top and now it's as good as new. My battery first booted up with 68%.

Shellerz's Story Photo #880976

My Problem

After 8ish yrs our iPod battery would not hold charge longer than 2hrs.

My Fix

Repair was a breeze! Purchased new battery through iFixit and extra set of plastic opening tools to pry unit open. Repair took approx 7mins after viewing step-by-step instructions on iFixit site and viewing the following YouTube video: http://youtu.be/dmEVVLSRQp4 . Most of my time was spent gently prying cover off and trying not to stab myself.

My Advice

Be gentle and go slow.

NecroTechnologist's Story Photo #881155

My Problem

Cracked screen with only half touch sensitive. As you may see in the picture, the broken screen (left) has a number or cracks starting from the top left of the display)

My Fix

Repairing this device went mostly well (I didn't know how to open the ZIF connectors but that was solved quick). The replacement front display assembly I bought from amazon (IFixit was out of stock) was a bit.. shady. This one from Amazon had the frame and such, but it has no extra insulation and no orange ribbon. When everything was almost done, I only had the battery left to screw in. But, for some reason, who ever made this put larger screw holes than what came on the original (Have not found any 4 mm #0 screws yet...), but the battery seems to hold itself in good enough from just the housing for the battery in the frame of the device.

My Advice

When reinstalling all the parts into the display assembly (Either if you bought it with the frame and such pre-done to the LCD and Digitizer or of you did that extra step) make sure to check the connection of the display ribbon on both sides.

My Problem

The charging port was not worked when plugging in a cable. Replacement from Amazon was defective, causing Android Kernel Wake-Locks battery drain. iFixit replacement was OEM refurbished. Phone works like new now.

My Fix

The repair went okay. It was tricky to open the phone, even with the right tools, but once it was open all went well.

My Advice

Nope

My Problem

My cracked iPhone 5 screen

My Fix

The repair was rather easy the only hard part was taking off the old screen. I did not remove the battery connector and everything went fine

My Advice

no

My Problem

This IPod Nani had been sitting in a drawer for several years. Decided to throw it away then I thought u would check to see what it would cost to have it repaired. In my internet search I stumbled across ifixit. I decided to give it a try and happy days it worked out. I was a little worried as I had tried to replace the battery on a second generation iPod some years ago. It didn't go so well it went from a delicate surgery to an autopsy. Anyway thanks for the how to video and the parts. I am happy

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

Don't throw it away. You can fixit!

My Problem

When my Nexus 7 would no longer take a charge, and the back light would not even come on when plugged in, I did some research and found that the Nexus 7 was famous for their defective I/O assembly. After an Internet search and finding this website, I thought, "What could it hurt to try it?"

My Fix

I did it and I was absolutely blown away by how easy the repair was. The step by step photos were excellent so that even a noob could follow it. After replacing the I/O Assembly, I had a back light when the tablet was plugged in, so I knew I was on the right track. HOWEVER, I could not get anything else to happen. Ifixit guides to the rescue again. After reading more, I rebooted the system and it is now working beautifully!

My Advice

It might be helpful to note on the I/O Assembly tutorial, that if the battery is completely discharged (dead in the water), the tablet will need to be rebooted. A link to that process or the instructions would save some time in trying to figure out where to go next.

My Problem

I needed to change the battery in my iPod.

My Fix

Perfect!

My Advice

Follow the guide video first. You can find it from ifixit.com or youtube. I bought the fix kit too, however it was not necessary. Thanks to IFIXIT.