iOpener

$19.95

Product code: IF145-198

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iOpener

$19.95

Product code: IF145-198

Product Overview

Put the heat right where you need it!

  • A simpler and safer way to open a glue-laden device.
  • Heated in a microwave, the iOpener softens adhesive.
  • This kit is designed to service every generation of Apple iPad, but can also be used for many more devices.

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Product Details

$19.95 Kit

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This product cannot be shipped to Mexico. Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

$12.95 Individual

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This product cannot be shipped to Mexico. Este producto no puede enviarse a México.

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My Problem

The continuing saga of helping my fellow community members experience chip- and crack-free gaming and browsing.

My Fix

The repair went fairly well. Popping the screen off with a suction cup simply did not work - the screen was too far gone. I had to do some digging with metal tools to get all the glass out in the end. Also, the final few steps - once you have freed the lightning connector/headphone jack/speaker assembly, gets very tricky without an extra set of hands or some sort of work station that you can prop or rest components against. Even more difficult is the first few steps of the reverse procedure, putting the new screen in while ensuring all of the wires get tucked back in where they are supposed to be while ensuring the connectors stay connected. Once the LCD shield is back in place, the close-up is trivial.

My Advice

There seems to be no mention of thermal adhesive in the guide. Indeed I notice that a lot of these guides, to replace the screen, just say "follow these directions in reverse." However, it is not that simple. I wish I'd known that I would need adhesive to put the U-shaped connector (the display cable? I forget which one it actually is) back snug onto the logic board. As it was I was able to harvest some off the old screen and reuse it, but it would have been nigh impossible to keep it seated while replacing the LCD shield, had I been careless.

My Problem

Spilled Coffee on my Mac book as a result there was short causing the battery to die.

My Fix

After taking it to a local Mac repair store they said it wasn't possible to change this battery. Being some what computer savvy I knew this to be untrue. ifixit was my answer so easy to buy the parts and follow the repair guide I am very very thankful. Works Perfectly

My Advice

Follow the instructions you will do great.

My Problem

Cracked screen

My Fix

I have repaired many iPhones, however this was my first iPhone 6 Plus repair. It was fairly straight forward. It's not quite as easy as a 5 or a 5s, but it's definitely a lot easier than the 4 or 4s

My Advice

There were a couple issues I came across in the repair process. First being the home button ribbon cable. Apple glued the crap out of it. It has very strong adhesive, so the iOpener is basically a must have tool. I had to heat it up twice, and I applied it to the phone for 90 seconds 4 to 5 times before the ribbon cable would give for me. Also I used the spudger to gently pry up the ribbon cable. You can tell that the cable is very delicate, so be very careful with it. The second issue I had was when I was reconnecting the ribbon cables from the display to the phone. The replacement screen had the cables in a different order (sorry hard to explain and I forgot to take a picture) and two of the the ribbon connectors are the same size. So I was trying to hook up the wrong cable to the wrong connection, and I was getting really frustrated because it wasn't working. Then I decided to compare the ribbon cable in the picture to the ribbon cable on my replacement screen. Sure enough, they were in a different order. They were easily enough shuffled to put them in the correct order, then I was an easy plug in.

My Problem

The problem with my iPhone 6 was that the battery would drain in less than 6 hours. It wouldn't hold enough charge to last me through work and I had to do something about it. Thus, I replaced the battery in my phone with this Ifixit battery replacement kit.

My Fix

The repair was not as hard as I thought it would have been. Only thing I struggled the most with was removing the adhesive tape on the old battery. Thank goodness I purchased the iOpener Kit. Trust me...It is worth the twenty dollars.

My Advice

Like I said previously, purchase the iOpener kit when you buy the replacement kit. It can come in handy when it comes to removing the stubborn original adhesive tape.

My Problem

The iPhone would reach about 55% of remaining power, and then shut off. It would then not restart, flashing the 'No Power' icon.

I tried recalibrating, and eventually came to the conclusion that I needed to replace the battery

My Fix

The repair was easy enough - little bit fiddly, but the magnetic screwdrivers provided in the kit were very helpful. I immediately broke the adhesive tabs: Very glad I bought the iOpener - most of the time was spend using the pry tool to scrape off semi-melted adhesive to get the old battery out.

My Advice

Read the instructions through FIRST, and take your time. Be careful to keep track of what came from where: There was a step where you have to keep track of 4 different screws, of such similar length as to be indistinguishable. The guide said, however that mixing these up would damage the phone.

My Problem

Samsung Galaxy S6 went through the washing machine.

My Fix

First I tried the 99% alcohol bath. After that it would not respond, Based on online advice I tried a new battery. The battery now charges okay, red light then green light. The battery charging graphic shows up on the display. The phone will still not turn on. I'm not sure what to try next.

My Advice

Not much since it is still broke.

My Problem

Battery got worn out.

My Fix

Replaced the battery with the one I ordered from iFixit. Couldn't pull the glue strips from under the battery, they tore off. Otherwise, all good.

My Advice

Recommend ordering iOpener kit for 5C or 6 and above, because pulling the glue strips out is tricky. They can easily tear off, in which case the iOpener kit comes handy.

My Problem

Dead battery after water spill.

My Fix

So,so,so. My battery went dead after a water spill on my MacBook Pro 13 retina early 2015 version. Following the instructions on iFixit , I got the battery changed and Laptop turned ON but.......... a message came that it could not detect the keyboard. Apparently, during the process of removing the trackpad flexible cable I had ripped it from the ZIF lock. Now I have to replace the trackpad and flexi cable.

My Advice

Be careful when removing the trackpad flexi cable, the instructions were not clear.

My Problem

Broke

My Fix

Broke screen

My Advice

Nope

My Problem

Cracked display screen.

My Fix

Very easy with the iOpener to get the iPad open, which is the bulk of the time of the repair. Worked great and everything else was easy following the guides.

My Advice

I usually like to put my adhesive strips on the replacement panel and then use the iOpener to soften the adhesive and then put some weight (books) on the panel to ensure that it has a good contact with the adhesive as it cools down.