T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

Product Overview

Crucial driver for fixing the original iPad.

  • Common specialty size used in all sorts of electronics: laptops, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed drivers for commonly used screw sizes make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit for the frequent fixer.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$5.95 iFixit

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Excellent quality driver that just won't quit. Rubberized handle with swivel top and steel shaft. A staff favorite!

$9.95 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

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Stories

My Problem

As I was heading to New Zealand to further my education, I've decided to replace the battery of my Macbook Pro as it was barely holding a charge after a few years of service. After consulting the iFixit guide, I made a decision to upgrade the laptop to speed it up. The parts changed are as followed:

1) 256GB Crucial MX100 SSD to replace the existing HDD

2) 8 GB Corsair ram upgrade (which is now replaced with a pair of 16GB Crucial)

3) Reapplying the thermal paste (Noctua) on the CPU & GPU heatsink

4) And of course, the battery itself

The battery was ordered from iFixit and the rest of the components were acquired from assorted channels.

My Fix

Instructions were clear-cut. However, the initial parts replacement were delayed due to the lack of a Tri-wing and Torx head screwdriver to remove the screws that was holding down the battery and the logicboard. Every component was disassembled and reassembled without a hitch after the appropriate screwdrivers were acquired.

My Advice

The guides are extremely accurate. It's really hard to mess up the repair unless you do not follow the instructions to a T.

My Problem

The battery wasn't charging. Needed to replace.

My Fix

Absolutely fantastic. I live in Brasil. I ordered it on Wednesday and on Friday fedex called me to deliver it.

I was on a trip with my family on the mountains of Rio de Janeiro and they delivered it there, for no extra money.

I saved more than 400usd, comparing to he cost of fixing it on an Apple Store in Brasil.

Very easy to change the batterie.

Totally recommend this website!

My Advice

It is forbidden to travel on planes with batteries like this, unless they're installed on your computer.

My Problem

replacement battery

My Fix

easy

My Advice

take it slowly - watch out for those buttons - take a photo before they fall out as they are fiddly to put back the right way

My Problem

Battery life was becoming too short. The batteries exhausted after only 1,5 movies on the plane..

In the beginning my MAC could do a full day's work on a charge.

Hope to return to these good numbers again.

My Fix

It was very simple following the excellent guide.

Although, nervous prying the battery loose knowing the possible risk of dammage/fire.

My Advice

I used a plastic putty knife to pry the battery to get a wider area of attack.

I could then also pry more powerful with a screwdriver between chassi and the putty knife.

My Problem

clicking noise started coming form my macbook pro which turned out to be a screw which had come away and fallen in the fan blades. Needed to replace the fan as it had sheered off all the blades to half length and my mac was running very hot. Couldnt get an appointment with apple within a month and they were unhelpful and expensive.. ifixit made the whole process simple.

My Fix

having read these instructions I bought the part and a screwdrivers as recommended in this article. Instructions are spot on. took less than 20mins and i am not a DIY kind of person. Thanks ifixit, screw you apple!

My Advice

Just follow the instructions.. put your screws somewhere you can find them! (screw gently and remember that if its not going all the way in its probably the wrong hole!)

My Problem

Like a dummy I didnt reading instructions on how to remove my battery. So i damaged it trying to take it out!

My Fix

First off, didnt have the right tool to take the screws out. I found ifixit app on accident and its been my bestie wver since! Lol. Only took 4 days, standard mail to get here from CA and I'm on the east coast. The instructions were clear and i was able to replace the battery all by myself! Thanks ifixit!!

My Advice

Yes i do have advice! Do NOT take any kind of electronics apart until you get this app 1st!!

My Problem

No problem -- Preventive Maintenance -- My MacBook Pro runs about 15-hrs/day and I noticed dust build-up at its ventilation ports after roughly 2-years of operation. In addition, I use a utility (iStat Menus) to monitor core temps and noticed the temps were running higher than typical, though well within safe range.

My Fix

I removed the back plate (cover) and, sure enough, there was dust accumulation where one would expect, including on the fans' blades. I used a vacuum cleaner to take care of business.

My Advice

Preventive Maintenance !

My Problem

My wife's laptop was dying a slow, temperamental death. My son had spilled water on it a while ago, but after a dry out period, we got it working again. But then we started getting warnings about the battery strength so I took it to Apple. They knew from a previous visit of the water spillage, so they were not willing to do a simple battery replacement because they couldn't guarantee that it would work properly (due to the water incident from some time before).

My Fix

As a result, I wasn't 100% certain that replacing the battery would cure all ills, but I logged onto iFixit and found the instructions for the repair, and it didn't look too bad. I bought the required parts and in less than 20 minutes, my $140 investment paid off big-time: my wife's MacBook is nearly as good as new.

My Advice

This certainly beat the more than $800 that Apple wanted to guarantee it would work properly!

My Problem

The battery in my 2011 Macbook Air wasn't holding a charge anymore, so I could get about 45 minutes of solid use before it started spinning to save memory before hibernation.

My Fix

The repair couldn't have been easier. The tools were right, the guides were great, and the whole thing took maybe 20 minutes.

My Advice

The tape trick definitely came in handy. Make a couple of loops of scotch tape and stick them to your work area. Then, any time you remove one of those ridiculously tiny screws, stick it to the tape. They don't get lost, are easy to count, and if you lay the tape out in the order that the guide mentions them, it's easy to remember what's what.

My Problem

The battery in my 4 year old MacBook Pro was acting up - erratically switching off although still 40% full, diminishing uptime, and telling me it needed "servicing". Since there is no Apple store in this part of the world, I went to a certified Apple repair shop where they told me "You can leave your laptop here, but it will be 10 days before anyone will look at it. And no,before having looked at it we can't give you an estimate for the price and time it will take."

In the meantime one of the fans became noisy, perhaps after I dropped the 'Book on the floor (carpet-covered, so there was nothing broken, only the noisy fan, annoying in an otherwise completely silent machine).

After some discussions with friends and colleagues and a lengthy visit to the iFixit web site, in particular on the question whether it will even be possible to replace the glued-in battery, plus a trip to the basement to verify that I had a bottle of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) available, I ordered a left fan, a battery and a collection of little tools from iFixit.

My Fix

The first positive surprise was the speed of delivery, less than 2 days from California to the west of France.: I ordered on Tuesday afternoon, and on Thursday morning the packet was at my doorstep. And on Thursday night, everything was fixed.

The easy part was the left fan. There is a detailed guide with pictures from iFixit, and this must be one of the simplest parts to replace; no other part has to be removed to get at it. Opening up a PowerBook with the right tools is much easier now than it was 12 years ago when I last did a DIY replacement on my iBook (lime green "toilet seat" model, much loved).

As for the battery, it is glued in, and the official advice, even from iFixit, is that you cannot do it yourself, unless you want to replace half of the casing of the laptop and pay around 500$. But I came across a discussion

<Has anybody tried heat to loosen battery glue?>

with a link to a video from byteguys.co.uk where they show how it can be done, involving IPA and a syringe, plus a lot of patience. One has to be careful, constantly prying with some force without breaking the plastic tools nor any computer parts,repeatedly squirting IPA underneath the battery without piercing it and starting a fire.

It took me about an hour, but it worked.

Then 5 minutes for putting the new battery in (it comes with glue strips) and closing everything up. and now my PowerBook is as good as new.

Thanks iFixit!

My Advice

My advice is: before you start, spend enough time looking at the experience of others, until you feel confident whom you can trust.

And get the right tools for the task, it makes a big difference.