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

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$149.95 100-pack

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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

The current 500GB drive had run out of space, so we upgraded to 4T.

My Fix

Everything went well, however a word of caution. The video cable mount is very tiny and you need small hands to reseat it.

My Advice

You don't need to remove the LCD screen, you can reach the screws that hold the drive in place by simply lifting the screen.

My Problem

La batterie de mon MacBook Pro commençait à s'essouffler après 5 ans de bons et loyaux services. Il me fallait donc la remplacer. La batterie livré par iFixit est exactement la même que celle d'origine, j'ai donc retrouvé les performances et l'autonomie de mon MacBook Pro comme s'il venait de m'être livré.

My Fix

Malgré les dires d'Apple la batterie se remplace très facilement. Celle-ci n'est pas collée comme sur les derniers portables d'Apple mais retenue par deux vis, Il suffit de dévisser les dix vis maintenant le coque inférieure, de déconnecter la batterie et de retirer les deux vis pour la sortir de son emplacement et la remplacer par la nouvelle batterie.

My Advice

Nhésitez plus pour remplacer vous même votre batterie sur un MacBook Pro mi 2009. Suivez le tutoriel iFixit et tout devrait se passer sans problèmes. Méfiez-vous tout de même des batteries tierces et optez plutôt pour une batterie d'origine.

My Problem

The original disk was very slow so decided to install SSD.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly, thanx to the iFixit repair guides and repair tools. Opened the iMac in 30 minutes, i was doing it slowly to not make any irreparable mistake. than changed the disk in 10 minutes. And it works like a charm now. Adhesive strips are very easy to replace, they are all labelled and you know where to place them easily.

My Advice

My advice is to be very careful to put the screen in the right position when putting it back on. Make sure to align it it bottom housing very good, i missed a millimetre or two so the screen is not in perfect position as it was when new. When you put the screen back there is no way to open the imac again without damaging the strips. Luckily its very hard to see the mistake, but anyway. Good luck :)

kstwitch's Story Photo #509850

My Problem

Touch screen was malfunctioning.

My Fix

I only had to follow the opening of the tablet portion of the guide. But the tools worked exactly as described.

My Advice

Although the teardown guide does mention that they cracked the back cover on the one they demo'd. Be very careful. The bezel around the glass of the tablet is very brittle. I chipped mine on the corner while trying to remove the back cover.

My Problem

My iMac 27" I7 fully loaded audio production tool suddenly died. It would not power up at all and I could hold the power button down and nothing happened. I tried different outlets and power cables just in case. After a few moments of panic started to look online and do some research. I found out that my iMac was a 2011 model that was known to have power issues and a trickling effect of multiple components failing one after the other. I was really worried at that point, and thought it would have to be replaced. I bought it used, and it did not have apple care. I am an experienced computer technician but have rarely ever had to repair any of my Macs, so this was a little troublesome. I found the Ifixit site and began to read up on the failure. I felt it had to be a power issue since nothing happens when you pressed the power button and I found the parts and instructions for replacing the power supply inside the iMac. I ordered the parts and tools and crossed my fingers.

My Fix

The instructions were spot on and fabulous! I had the old power supply out in about 20 minutes and that included reading and rereading the instructions multiple times to be sure I was doing the correct steps. I compared the power supplies once I got the old one out and was a little concerned because they didn't match correctly other than the shape. Coming from a PC world, not having matching parts can cause imminent doom when you power up. But after putting it all back together again, plugging it in, and then crossing my fingers... I pressed the power button. That wonderful familiar sound of the drives spinning up and apple boot noise sounded like music to my ears. It is alive again and kicking.

My Advice

My advice is.... if your iMac won't power up and you don't have any warranty available to have apple fix it, give this a shot. The videos are simple and straight forward, the instructions on pdf are the same, and the parts just work.

My Problem

The computer is ten years old and still has a bright screen and I recently upgraded the memory to the maximum available. In other words, other than being a bit slow it was in perfect working order and was the computer used in the shop so I needed to replace it or fix it. I gambled and won...for $150 I have a new G5! That is better than $1000 for a new one.

My Fix

The instructions were perfect. They described the pertinent necessary steps exactly! It took a couple hours since this was the 'difficult' G5

My Advice

Fix you Mac! They will run forever.

mjmazzola's Story Photo #507678

My Problem

mid 2009 MBP - dead in the water. A couple years ago this particular machine one day just stopped. Heard the bong, got to grey apple logo and that was it. PANIC! As I had a gigantic job deadline I literally ran out the door to the nearest Apple store and bought another one, sent my time machine backup to it and was back in business in a couple hours. Years pass. The kid has been begging me for an entree into the walled garden of Apple and I finally remember the dead machine.

My Fix

Couple of google-minutes later I surmise "it's the HDD dummy — &/or the Logic board too, but mostly maybe the HDD.

Ordered up a Crucial 256GB SSD known to work in that machine and these tools. When all had arrived, I placed iPad with the iFixit manual, machine and tools in front of him and said if you want it, fixit. And so he did. Every step was logical and clear. My 12 yr old had no difficulty executing them.

My Advice

The battery connection was the one place where he got too nervous and required help, as it was an extremely tight fit and required much patience to release. Everything else was very straight forward and he had a working laptop with an SSD (which I'd earlier cloned from another machine running Mt.Lion). All the iFixit tools performed perfectly.

My Problem

The lock button was broken and the iPod was always locked despite the position of the switch.

My Fix

It went great. The guide was very informative and made it easy. I took my time and went very slowly reading each step multiple times.

My Advice

The plastic opening tools are not very helpful. If you can get the putty knife in the case without them, you can skip that step. Also don't be afraid to be a little rough with the iPod when inserting the putty knife, as I had to and I still didn't irreversibly bend the case. Ultimately just allot a good amount of time and take your time and it should go well.

My Problem

Original Hard drive failed in my iMac EMC2134. Symptom: On boot up the machine chimed but then the drive made a clicking sound and Startup software couldn't be found, nor any of the startup services with option keys pressed! I was left with a grey screen and a flashing folder with a question mark inside!

My Fix

The hard drive repair was unbelievably straight forward. Anyone that can follow instructions and turn a screwdriver could do It. The only real issue I had was working with the two T-6 screws on the LCD connection. These were short and fiddly to handle. A magnetic tipped driver would come in handy here as the screws fell between and under other components when being replaced and I had to fish them out. Working in a dust free environment is essential for seamless LCD cleaning and screen cover replacement. I used the disk utility on an existing CD ROM of iOSX Snow Leopard to format and partition the drive and then install the operating system, security updates and then upgrade to Yosemite. Perfect, and couldn't be happier!!

My Advice

Don't underestimate your ability to fix your iMac! With great technical directions from ifixit, you can't go wrong!! Happy as a clam and now looking for other items to ifixit!

Only advice is use of a magnetic tipped T-6 driver on the LCD connection as noted above.

My Problem

We run a small IT company in Anchorage, Alaska and are also a sponsor/presenter/exhibitor of an upcoming conference. Our 27" iMac is to be used as part of our booth for displaying some of our promotional videos, etc. One problem: it wouldn't boot up. Not a bong, beep, or whir.

Although much of our business deals with managing Windows-based networks, we've worked with Mac's before, too. From experience, the best place to start in the teardown of any clean-frame, sealed device is the Internet. I'm so glad I found IFIXIT in my search!

My Fix

Using the IFIXIT guide, in less than 20 minutes we had the display out of this case and could look for the cause of its failure to start. All in all, the iMac looked pretty good inside with all circuit boards showing no sign of problems--except one: the power supply. It showed a "ghosting", almost a light dusting or frosting of a light discoloration on the PCB that faced us. I was pretty sure we nailed it as the problem, given the lack of any sign of life when attempting to power up and that none of the other PCB's showed anything like this discoloration.

When we tore into the iMac, we were 10 days away from the start of the conference, so we looked locally in Anchorage for a power supply. The closest we could get was a quote for considerably higher (almost double) what I'd seen w IFIXit. So we took a chance w IFIXIT to order the part and get it here on time.

Our order went in last Monday and by Wednesday we had the power supply in hand. Another 30 minutes and we had the system put back together and booting up!

I'm sorry I don't have any pictures, yet I'm not sorry about the results. We received this power supply at an excellent price and within 2 days of order--and our ability to use this system at the conference won't be hindered in the least. Thank you, IFIXIT!

My Advice

The one area where I approached this dis-assembly different was the order in which the old power supply was removed (and put back in). Attempting to remove the connector before removing the 4 screws was futile.

I disconnected the AC power clip first, then removed the 4 screws (putting them in 3 different containers w labels), and then was able to unclip and separate the connector from the board.