Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver

$7.95

Product code: IF145-107

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Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver

$7.95

Product code: IF145-107

Product Overview

The tool you need to overcome security tri-wing screws.

  • Frequently used to deny users access to device internals, getting past a tri-wing is simple with the right tool.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fits fasteners found on some Apple laptop batteries that use Apple Tool 922-8991.
  • Fixed-handle drivers make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit .
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$12.95 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

Battery was not charging anymore.

My Fix

Tool recommendations were right.

Once we got the tri point it was easy

My Advice

Make a drawing of where long and short screws go

My Problem

My wife's 2009 MacBook Pro laptop works fine, except that the battery was "swelling" which meant it was defective - and a fire hazard! Unfortunately, this model MacBook is no longer supported by Apple. Thus, we ordered a battery online, and all went well until I discovered the battery was held in place by trip-wing screws. I had never seen them before, but a quick Google search provided illumination. However, I did not have a try-wing appropriate screwdriver, and we were leaving for a summer of RV travel in a few days. The IFixit website had the needed device - and an option for 2 day delivery - pricy, but worth it in this case.

My Fix

The screwdriver was perfect for the job, and the battery installed in five minutes. The computer is back to functioning normal.

My Advice

If you have an older MacBook Pro laptop, and plan to replace the battery yourself, you might want to order a try-point screwdriver

My Problem

The trackpad was either failing or erratic when working.

My Fix

Smooth. Everything you need to know is in the instructions.

My Advice

Before you drop your computer off for repair, give the IFIXIT guides a try. They will save you a lot of downtime and money.

Also, keep liquids away from your devices.

My Problem

Well, I did not have an actual problem it was just that the battery that I have had has already passed the 1000 cycles mark which means it can no longer hold the same charge as it previously could. I was still getting a decent usage time of 3+ hours. But I just decided that it is about time to change the battery and at the same time save money while doing so - I live in Dubai, UAE where it would cost around double the amount of buying it from iFixit and take around 5 working days to do it, which is just ridiculous.

My Fix

The replacement of the battery went very smoothly as you can see from the video attached, no challenges whatsoever. It took me around 8 minutes to carry out the repair I just used time-lapse footage to compress it for the viewers pleasure as well as the site's restrictions.

My Advice

Since I have already given my Mac some hardware upgrades along the way 1. 16GB (2x8) Corsair DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2. 500GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO. I thought that it would be worth it to replace the battery to further extend the life of my laptop. So in other words only replace the battery if it is actually damaged or you already have invested in valuable upgrades and you would like to keep the laptop. I bought my Mac in March of 2011 and just replaced the battery in hope for another 5 years!

My Problem

My battery had a good amount of charge cycles and I felt it was time to change the battery.

My Fix

The initial repair was going smooth until I figured out I needed a special screw driver. So I hoped on iFixit and ordered it. Once it came in I was able to complete the job. The screwdriver was a little bigger than the screw but it worked.

My Advice

Follow the guide

My Problem

Old battery not holding a charge.

My Fix

Repair was simple and straightforward via the videos provided on the website. Computer holds a charge longer than 2 hours and I didn't have to buy my wife another expensive apple product. Win for everybody involved.

My Advice

None

My Problem

I received an OS X warning that I needed to replace my MacBook Pro's battery. I was willing to pay Apple to replace, but the Apple Store would not promise to have battery on site for a quick replacement for a scheduled Genius Bar appointment. I depend on my computer so I needed a fast turn around. In addition, Apple does not consider this battery user replaceable.

My Fix

The repair was quick and simple. I now have a laptop I can use while on the go without worrying about my battery life.

My Advice

I wish I would have not wasted my time trying to arrange the replacement with the Apple Store and just ordered the battery from iFixIt in the first place.

My Problem

The battery life had was less than 90 minutes.

My Fix

I ordered a battery and related tools. Used I-fix-it directions and replaced the battery in less than 30 minutes. Now operating normally.

My Advice

Go for it. You can do it!

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

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.