Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

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Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

Product Overview

Safely poke and pry just about anything.

A spudger is a tough antistatic tool that can be used for a variety of purposes when repairing electronic devices. The 5" tool is made of nylon and has one flat end and one pointed end. The pliable and antistatic properties make it ideal for working around sensitive electronic components without fear of shocking or scratching them.

The pointed flat side can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from a heat sink, pry off components, aid in soldering, or just to unscrew a MacBook's battery. The pointed end of the spudger can be used to connect/disconnect components, hold objects for soldering, or poke something that requires poking. The tool also includes a notch for hooking wires.

We find this spudger to be the perfect size for most repairs. However, when you need a tougher prying/poking tool, we also carry our Heavy Duty Spudger, a more robust version of this tool. This product is included in a lot of our toolkits, but it's especially helpful in the Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

Compatible with Apple's "Black Stick", Apple part number 922-5065

Product Details

$2.95 Single

 

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New

$149.95 100-pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Repair Shops, Schools, Manufacturers, or anyone else who uses lots of spudgers, save with our 100 pack.

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Stories

My Problem

My Macbook one day wouldn't boot, giving the folder/question mark story. The only way I could get a full boot was by making my internal drive an external. That narrowed the problem to either the HDD cable or the motherboard, I optimistically ordered the cable and started praying.

My Fix

The replacement took less than 5 minutes and afterward my broken computer was once became my trusty Macbook and booted without issue.

My Advice

If my repair has taught me anything: keep digging until you've narrowed it down as much as possible and then start with the cheapest fix.

My Problem

My Iphone 5s developed a microphone issue after a few months of use. I couldn't be heard when making a phone call unless I used my speakerphone. I tried dealing with my cellphone carrier on a repair or replacement as it was under warranty. They sent me a "like new" replacement however this "new" phone had more problems then my original. They said they had to work out the replacement phone issues with Apple Care next, otherwise there is nothing else they can do for me. To make a long story short, I told them to pound sand and returned the replacement phone and switched back to my iPhone 4s for the time being. One day I decided I really want to get back to my 5s so I looked into repairing it and found this website.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well. The step by step guide was a big help, wouldn't have tried it without it. The guide was missing a couple steps at the end of the tear down however. There are two more parts that need to be removed from the original lightning connector and headphone jack assembly. There is a small bracket that the home button connection is glued to that has to be removed and installed on the replacement, and the microphone has a small rubber boot around it that has to removed and installed over the replacement microphone. Likely through my research another reviewer point this out so I didn't miss it. Otherwise the repair went just fine with the guide. I was a little mad that the required flat headed screwdriver was mentioned in the guide but not included in the required tools list. I was able to make a screwdriver I had work but I would have liked to have the right size for the job. The only mistakes I had were I got a connector that was next to the battery stuck under the logic board when I was reassembling and didn't notice until I had the board all screwed down. So I had to removed the logic board twice but likely there was no damage. I also had a hard time getting the home button reconnected as the small amount of adhesive wouldn't stick after being removed from the original connector. And I couldn't for the life of me get the securing clip for the home button connection to hook on to the metal hooks on the backside of the connector. I could only snap it in the front which with a little pull pops it out. I spent a good hour trying to hook this clip and ended up just snapping it in the front and putting the phone back together. Not too worried as everything is pretty tight in the phone and its not coming apart again unless something else dies. Overall, I'm glad I decided to purchased the parts and tools and make the repair. Phone is working just like new now.

My Advice

My advice would to purchase all the required tools mentioned in the guide including the flat head screwdriver (2.5mm?). The screws are UNBELIEVABLY small and need these designed magnetic screwdrivers to make it work. Also you will be wise to lay out the steps requiring removal of parts and screws on a piece of paper with some clear or white tape to stick the small parts to so you don't lose them during the repair. Also helps you lay out the screws in order so you don't mix them up when it comes time to reassemble. The website sells a magnetic white board for this purchase if you are only doing the one repair then so some paper and tape work just fine. Also I would advise to just take your time and don't force anything. It took me probably 5 hours from start to finish with 1 hour wasted with trying to hook that clip securing the home button connection. The only thing I wished I had known before I did the repair was about needing the flat head screwdriver, partly my fault as it was mentioned in the guide but wasn't in the tools list so I didn't purchase it, next time I will buy it.

My Problem

Hard drive cable was damaged

My Fix

Super easy, especially with the step by step guide that was provided on your site!

My Advice

Make sure you don't skip a step, and you'll be golden

My Problem

Initially my MacBook Pro Late 2011 failed to boot, it shows a folder with question mark on it. In internet recovery, the hard drive is not even showing up in Disk Utility.

So I thought the hard drive failed. Bought a SSD to replace the hard drive. Then I tried to install El Capitan on the empty SSD using internet recovery, target disk mode, usb installer. Non of them could finish installation. So I went to Apple Genius Bar, the guy said hardware test passed, but he still could not install the system on the SSD, it might be the SSD compatibility issue.

Upon further googling, I found out it might be the hard drive cable. So I bought an external SATA hard drive adapter to verify it. The system booted without any problem with the hard drive attached externally.

My Fix

It was actually not that hard, just follow the guidance and be careful with the fragile yellow sensor bracket cable. Use tweezers as people mentioned in the comment.

My Advice

Whenever you MacBook Pro cannot boot, consider potential problem with your hard drive cable. It obviously happens to a lot of people with a MacBook Pro mid-2012 to 2009.

My Problem

Left fan on a MacBook Pro - was very noisy

My Fix

Perfect /easy - iFixit instructions were fantastic.

My Advice

Check the iFixit list before you just click on the tools they recommend - they should also recommend an anti-static wrist loop. Also use an egg box or daily/weekly pill dispenser to keep all the little screws as you go.

My Problem

I had four screws strip their head. No fault of IFIXIT.

My Fix

I got a stripped head repair kit for Xmas and was able to get the screws out and then back un.

My Advice

Do not think anyone will have the problem I had but if you do get a stripped head kit. The tools from Ifixixit are all you need.

My Problem

My old MacBook Pro's battery was swelling out of the case and was a bit outdated.

My Fix

Replaced the swollen battery and pushed the aluminum back to its intended shape.

Kicked the RAM up to 8gb

Replaced hard drive with 1TB Hybrid drive

The whole process was quick and painless. The guides offered on this site are absolutely perfect.

My Advice

Save money. Instead of Apple charging you $100+ for labor fees, choose iFixit. Couldn't be happier.

My Problem

I had a 512 GB SSD and was running out of space. I called Apple to ask if they could upgrade it and was told it wasn't an option. I then called a local Apple authorized repair shop and spoke with someone who said they do it all of the time, it wasn't a problem, but they wanted me to bring it in to look at it. When I went into the shop, everyone seemed confused and didn't know what I was talking about. They said they didn't know how to order the parts, and to come back when the woman I spoke to was in. I instantly lost faith in them, and decided to do it myself after looking at the iFixit website.

My Fix

It was extremely easy and exactly as the website stated. I was done in less then 10 minutes with no problems. I restored from a Time Machine backup which was the longest aspect of the process.

My Advice

Sorry, no advice. Just follow the site's instructions.

My Problem

Battery not holding charge as long as when new.

My Fix

Repair went great. Instructions were right on. Not sure new battery is lasting any longer though. Will give it a few cycles and see.

My Advice

Clean the dust out of the computer while you have the back off. I used a computer air can cleaner.

My Problem

Needed to upgrade the SSD drive

My Fix

Great - The iMac runs like it is brand new

My Advice

Pricing and Shipping were hassle-free