Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)

$14.95

Product code: IF145-023-2

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Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)

$14.95

Product code: IF145-023-2

Product Overview

Get a heavy-duty grip on heavy-duty glass.

  • Large glass panels rarely come with handles—use these suction cups to safely lift and remove glass from LCD screens.
  • Ideal for gaining entry into iMacs and glass-sheathed laptop displays.
  • For smaller displays, like those found in iPhones and iPods, check out our Small Suction Cup.

For years we struggled with finding a reliable source for quality suction cups, so we bit the bullet and made our own. Specially formulated rubber foot sticks stronger and longer.

Product Details

  $14.95 iFixit

 

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Available: 50+

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Stories

My Problem

The computer still worked. The apple store genius recommended you.

My Fix

No problems. Completed replacement of the hard drive in under an hour. The worse things was being sure that the screen was dust free.

My Advice

Don't rush.

My Problem

Bad battery on a Galaxy 6

My Fix

excellent..the instructions were spot on

My Advice

I wouldnt a change thing...

My Problem

I wanted to replace the stock hard drive with an SSD.

My Fix

There were some difficulties:

1. Getting the Vsync connector removed was very difficult until I placed two levers on either side of the connector.

2. The display and glass cover are dust magnets.

3. The glass cover is held onto the case via magnets. I was very nervous about breaking the glass.

Otherwise — so far, so good. I have everything plugged back in and I am doing an Internet Recovery to put OS X on the new drive. After formatting the SSD, I am running the OS X Installer, which is currently downloading Mountain Lion.

My Advice

1. Use thin nitrile gloves to keep skin oils off the inside of the glass cover and front of the display — watch out for pinching the nitrile in tight corners.

2. Use two spungers to disconnect the fragile Vsync connector — be very careful here. In my case, I used one spunger from my previous Mac mini upgrade, and a very small flat-head screwdriver tip from my pocket knife.

3. Buy a stack of lint-free dust cloths and put them down on the table — use these as rests for the glass cover and the LCD display unit. Don't use bath or paper towels because they are covered in dust and lint.

4. When reassembling the unit, clean display and cover thoroughly with the lint-free dust cloths. Be meticulous, or get ready to use those suction cups again!

My Problem

The PSU was making a loud noise. I isolated it to the PSU by adjusting the LCD Brightness setting - when set to low the sound decreased/went away, as the brightness increased the noise increased - the PSU was going bad. My iMac is long out of warranty, so taking it to an Apple Store was more or less out of the question.

My Fix

It was super easy with the iFixit guide, I honestly thought it would be more difficult. Pretty much anyone with the right tools could replace this themselves. Now the iMac is just like a new one.

My Advice

Keep the cats off of the glass screen or you'll be cleaning paw prints off for longer than the actual replacement of the PSU :)

My Problem

My power supply went completely out.

My Fix

Repair went great- took me about 30 minutes.

My Advice

I did not want to pay someone else to do this job after reading and watching the video. I too skipped steps 6,7,8 and only had to undo the one wire. If you have someone who can assist will make much faster and easy. Took me roughly 30 minutes give or take. Awesome feeling knowing I did not shell out $300 bucks to someone else to do the job. I did go to HD and picked up a torque set and also probing instruments. $12 bucks in total and roughly $165 total including part and shipping.

My Problem

Needed to upgrade the SSD drive

My Fix

Great - The iMac runs like it is brand new

My Advice

Pricing and Shipping were hassle-free

My Problem

I needed more ram than my original 8 gb and wanted to stick in two 8 gb ram sticks

My Fix

The repair went great except for the fact that I didn't thoroughly plug in my screen and speaker connections.

My Advice

Check your connections before you tape the screen or it might go wrong and you'll have to reopen the screen

My Problem

Internal 1Tb hard drive developed a SMART failure and would no longer boot.

My Fix

After reading the guide several times, and making sure I had everything ready, I followed the instructions and successfully replaced with a 4 Tb drive.

Then reinstalled OS X.

My Advice

Remember, you can't read the guide too often!

Be careful when removing the screen data cables (those side clips are almost invisible).

My Problem

Internal 1Tb hard drive developed a SMART failure and would no longer boot.

My Fix

After reading the guide several times, and making sure I had everything ready, I followed the instructions and successfully replaced with a 4 Tb drive.

Then reinstalled OS X

My Advice

Be careful when removing the screen data cables.

My Problem

Cracked LCD

My Fix

Success: About 3.5 hours.

Followed 2 iFixit repair guides:

1) Steps 1 - 16 for 17 inch Gloss LCD replacement:

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody LCD Replacement

2) Steps 21+ for 15 inch Matte LCD replacement, for the grey bezel:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte LCD Replacement

Remember, the 15 screen internals are different from the 17 when it comes to the other screen parts, so refer back to the 17 guide (or video below) once the bezel is off.

My Advice

Use this extra YouTube video for reference, as it's got instructions on putting back together again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLwO1YV5...

However, use this video as a supplemental (e.g. on iPad). Generally follow the iFixit method for disassembly (NB. remove the battery connector, remove the black rubber gasket around the bezel, etc, no need to remove hinges as in video).

Video is more useful for when putting things back together.

Notes:

- I put the black rubber gasket back on first, and then the bezel.

- Putting back the Clutch Cover (step 17, guide 1) can be quite tricky; see on the video it says to put the cable on top of the hinge (of the left), so that the bottom can sit in the body. Have a look at the groves in it to see how they slide left into the screen body.

- My bezel reassembly needs more glue/work; it's not as flush as original.