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 Classic Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

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

How does one go about pronouncing 'Spudger' anyhow?

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Stories

My Problem

Fan noise

My Fix

Following the guide I was in and out in a few minutes. The hardest part was getting over the fear of starting. I have to say that the guide was perfect and the tips on each step were very helpful.

My Advice

In most cases don't be afraid to do the basic repairs to your computer. With the guides available with lists of tools needed - just do it!

My Problem

Airport was running extremly slow.

My Fix

Great. After taking the bottom off I followed the instructions to remove the airport card. I then realized that one of the connections was not connected to to card. I snapped the wire connector back on the terminal, reconnected the battery strap and turned on the computer. That was the entire problem. I didn't even have to replace the card. Two different computer shops said the Macbook Air was not fixable.

My Advice

Before going to a computer repair shop go to fixit.com first. See if you can find the problem on their site.

My Problem

A friend's MBP was becoming extremely pokey, with pinwheels at every turn. The unusually long process of running diagnostics came up with no specific issues... and then I stumbled upon someone mentioning online that this model was notorious for hard drive cables going bad — often due to rubbing against the brushed metal of the inner case. Lo and behold, some electrical tape around the cable improved the issue dramatically! But it didn't fix it completely, so off to a replacement I went.

My Fix

The repair went off without a hitch. This was my first time attempting such a feat, and the result was like a brand new computer.

My Advice

To help prevent future issues, apply a strip of electrical tape to the casing underneath the hard drive cable! This will reduce the friction and therefore hopefully any future abrasions.

My Problem

Trackpad had a mind of it's own.

My Fix

With ifixit's simple, well written directions, it couldn't have been easier.

My Advice

My Apple tech friend gave me a tip to use some Post Its to help center the trackpad before you tighten the screws.

My Problem

The original battery was unable to hold a charge for more than a few hours. Apple couldn't help since it's an obsolete product for them.

My Fix

I watched the short video before I began, just to ensure I knew what I was doing. Then I began. Actually, it was more simple than I thought. It took longer to remove the screws than to remove and replace the battery itself. Once installed the laptop powered straight up. The battery even had a reasonable charge on it.

My Advice

This was my first experience using iFixit. If I needed additional parts or upgrades I'll certainly consider them for parts and guidance information.

My Problem

Broken SATA Flex cable for the third time since I bought it

My Fix

All is working properly now. The step by step guides accompanied by very detailed pictures help alot.

My Advice

After I had replaced the flex cable, my macbook is working properly now. Just another issue, whenever I lift up the notebook, it will crash and reboot by itself accompanied with annoying noise before booting up. I am suspecting the flex cable touched the aluminium shell whenever I lifted them up and this caused the system forced to reboot. Any suggestion on how to fix this issue?

My Problem

I dropped my phone and cracked the screen.

My Fix

It was long and tedious, but the directions were very accurate.

My Advice

The suggestion to remove the headphone jack is an unnecessary step in an otherwise long process. Just be careful and apply a bit of pressure to the corner screws and they should come out.

My Problem

Laptop battery needed to be replaced

My Fix

Awesome

My Advice

iFixit is the $@$*. I never give reviews, but this was so %#*@ easy that i felt i needed to share. That is all.

My Problem

Previously I could hear from one side of the earbuds. I tried to ask Apple; they said they can't. Repair shops; they either don't know or care. Then I went to your site out of sheer luck on a DuckDuckGo search.

My Fix

It went surprisingly smoothly. The case popped up immediately once the second / third side was loosened. Although for some reason, when I removed the case, a truant screw came out, which I could find a missing hole. But it was done, and I can finally use my iPod again. I felt confident again.

My Advice

I used a stiff putty knife instead of the bendable one in the pictures.

My Problem

Battery would not hold a charge. Even if you didn't use the phone, it would go from fully charged to about 60% in an 8 hour day.

My Fix

Not too bad. Longer than I expected, due to issues with getting the tiny screws to stay in place to secure them back to the logic board.

My Advice

These screws are very tiny and hard to manipulate. The screwdriver is magnetic; which is great to take them out, but makes it hard to put the screws back in, as the screwdriver pulls them from the hole. I solved this problem by using the pointed end of the spudger to put a tiny drop of Elmer's glue in the hole and then insert the screw. You can do this before putting the bracket in place if you want. Then the screw wont pull out by the magnetic driver and make lining up and fastening the screws much easier; at least for me!