P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

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P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

Product Overview

Beat the proprietary lock on your MacBook Air or Pro Retina.

  • Fits the 5-point pentalobe screws found on the bottom of recent MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed driver makes frequent repairs much easier.
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set or as one of the individual bits in the 54 Bit Driver Kit

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

The nicest MacBook Air driver available anywhere! Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, this very nice driver will be the last one you have to buy. Features a reversible tip, with the pentalobe driver on both sides, so you have redundant reliability.

ESD handle with swivel top.

 

Stories

My Problem

I was sure i could't fix it because Apple had told me i have to replace the whole motherboard. Then , after opening it, i spotted a connector that seemed loose;I pressed on it and heard a click. Done!

My Fix

See above

My Advice

Advice? Never trust the Genius bar morons...

My Problem

after 2 years of usage, the macbook have been accumulating dust inside the unit, and it was causing the device to not being able to cool properly, as the thick layer of dust have been semi blocking some air passage and also covering the circuit board acting as a layer of insulation which prevents heat from escaping, if some circuit board like the graphics card were allow to over heat, it could cause damage.

My Fix

with the pentalobe p5 screw driver I was able to unscrew the macbook casing with ease, I was able to access and clean the inside of the macbook properly.

My Advice

I would recommend using a vacuum cleaner and a brush to clean the inside, so the dust can be sucked away and your macbook be cleaned efficiently, but do handle with care, and do not put the vacuum hose too close to the circuit board incase you accidentally break something on the circuit board and get sucked away, also take this advice at your own risk as some people claims the vacuum cleaner could statically zap the circuit board altho it didn't happen to me, so if you mange to break your macbook I do not take any responsibility, but you can choose to use this advice if you think it's great otherwise just don't use it.

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My Problem

The right fan began to "whine" after a 1 inch drop onto a desk. The noise was annoying especially in a quiet room.

My Fix

The repair was easy. I took my time as not to damage the delicate connectors. In all it took about 25 minutes. I followed the instructions on Ifixit and the repair went fine.

My Advice

My Mac Book Pro is up and running again although the fan I replaced does make some noise as compared to the Apple OEM left fan. It is not noticeable unless you hold your ear to it. Be careful not to strip the small case screws and be very gentle with the Airport antenna connectors as well as the fan power cable connector.

My Problem

My I/O board sustained water damage while living in humid environments for the past 4 years, and it had signs of corrosion. The most annoying problem was the intermittent charging. The battery was not in the worst shape (~1200 charge cycles), but since I was opening up the case, I decided to replace it at the same time.

My Fix

The guide was spot on. No issues at all.

My Advice

If you have a compressed air canister, it is a good time to clean the dust that accumulates over the years. Take extra care when dealing with the small connections.

My Problem

Tenía la batería de un MBA de mid 2011 al 60% de su capacidad total después de 4 años.

My Fix

Reparación rápida y muy fácil.

My Advice

El pedido desde España te puede salir caro porqué puede que tengas que pagar impuestos de aduanas.

My Problem

MacBookAir was in my bag and my protein shake exploded and spilled into the Mac :'( Needed to try an open it up and clean it out to see if it would work again.

My Fix

The pentalobe screw drive fit perfect and I got the cover open. Used the pro tool kit to open take out the batteries/fan and clean under it. My laptop is up and running again!!

My Advice

Should have purchased the Pro Took Kit with the bit set...as I needed a few more small screw drivers and other tools.

My Problem

Old battery wasn't holding charge.

My Fix

super simple. watched a video on the ifixit site and changed the battery myself in 5 min. all good.

My Advice

someone pls convince apple to stop allowing us to update software on old computers...

My Problem

2011 battery had been through 1000 charging cycles and lasted only 2 to 3 hours .

My Fix

The right tools and correct battery made this replacement a piece of cake. Total time to repair - 10 minutes.

At the Apple Store the price is about the same but the repair can take about 5 days according to Apple.

My Advice

Use IFIXIT and just do it yourself.

My Problem

Battery had 680 cycles,very short endurance

My Fix

Very easy repair all good now .I was very happy with the Ifixit evperience

My Advice

repair was well worth the money

My Problem

My old Macbook Air was down to holding about 30-45 minutes of battery on a good day, shutting down as soon as it got anywhere below 30%.

My Fix

It was very easy to change the battery. The screws come out and go back in easily enough, and they're different enough for it not to be confusing. The battery just slides in place. All in all, it was all very quick and easy - probably took about 10-15 minutes total, as I was reading the guide as I was going along.

My Advice

The Mac now hold around 4 hours of battery - not as good as when I got it, but a trillion times better than before. Very much worth the investment!