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Anyone who has done electronics repair knows how irritating lost screws can be—if you’re lucky, you’ll end up with a slightly lighter laptop. If you’re unlucky, your $1,000 laptop will be brought to its knees by a $0.05 clip hiding under a table leg. Designed by fixers, for fixers, the 8”x10” Magnetic Project Mat solves this repair problem. Spacious and secure, the mat will catch and hold screws as you pull them out of a device.
Great for cell phone repairs, and you can stop worrying about screw tracking and focus on the cell phone; all the screws will be right where you left them. For laptops with hundreds of screws, use the whole mat as a screw guide and keep careful notes to not get lost.
The included pen is uniquely suited for the Project Mat. It’s made by Staedtler, the German pen company that makes top-of-the-line pens and pencils for artists and architects. Their Lumocolor Correctable pen doesn’t smear or wipe away like most dry erase markers, so if you brush your hand across the mat while performing a repair, the ink doesn’t scratch or smear. However, the eraser tip or a dry cloth wipes the ink away clean.
This mat will enable you to work more smoothly and efficiently. Check out our video, and learn how it can make lost screws a problem of the past.
Tech Specs ¶
Surface: Dry Erase
Length: 10 inches
Height: 8 inches
Thickness 0.105 inches
Ink: Lumocolor Correctable
Tip Size: .6 mm
June 12, 2015
Phone could not be read and wasn't even powering up correctly with a shattered screen, instead of having to spend $600 on a new phone I was able to repair it for 70!
The repair went flawless, very easy to do with the help of the video online.
It might seem daunting to repair such a small device... but you can do it so give it a shot.
June 12, 2015
Girlfriend's iPhone 5s' rear camera stopped working one day, plain and simple.
I did the main steps of turning it off and back on as well as resetting the phone, but still so success. After receiving the replacement and finally sitting down to fix it, it took me less than 10 mins to get inside and find the problem. I asked her if anything else had not been working as well and she explained the the flashlight hadn't worked either since the incident. Come to find out, I was too excited to order a new part and take her phone apart to ask what had actually happened; she had dropped her phone a few weeks back and in the process the ribbon connecting the Rear Camera was dislodged causing the camera and flash to stop working. I reconnected it screwed everything back together and BLAM, everything was perfect!! I told her it was a tough job but I managed to get it fixed so all is good. I don't have the heart to tell her how easy it was, more or less because I'm embarrassed for my mistakes.
See title above...
June 3, 2015
I do not use my optical drive very often and will install the original SATA 500GB HDD and then secure the optical drive in an enclosure.
Have not done it yet.
Other World Computing offers the best advice, service, and parts. Always use them for your needs.
May 13, 2015
battery stopped holding a charge
Only problem was step 1 as the small plastic opening tool broke trying to open the first side. Used a spudger to open the side and it worked fine.
Used a spludger to open the side of the case instead of the small plastic opening tool
May 11, 2015
Las computadoras de disco mecánico ya tardaban mucho en encender y a cada rato salía la pelota playera dando vueltas, signo de que el sistema está pensando o atorado.
La reparación fue sencillísima, las cosas que compré en iFixit me llegaron rapidísimo! Y las guías me sirvieron perfectamente.
Mi consejo es que hay veces que se pueden utilizar los dedos en lugar de herramientas o pinzas, para zafar los conectores, tendrás más control y menos riesgo de romperlos.
April 16, 2015
I had a bicycle accident and I got my iphone 5S crystal scrren and lcd broken
Just fine. I had a little problem during the front button reassembly refering to the metal support and a small squared linner but finally i got it the right way.
the step-by-step guide was of great help and the video guide too. I would add a little more detail in the video guide maybe adding, for some steps, a detailed photo, slide or diagram as support.
April 12, 2015
Replace logic board; replace HDD with SSD; move HDD to optical bay; upgrade RAM.
All in all, everything went well. Considering that this was my first repair ever, it took me much longer (4-6 hours) than indicated (40-60 mins). Also, during the repair I had to watch a couple of video tutorials on YouTube, because sometimes the guides alone weren't sufficient.
To anyone who's going to do this repair, make sure you also get a 5.5 mm Phillips screwdriver. During the repair I came across a step which required this particular screwdriver, but I didn't have one since it wasn't mentioned on the list of required tools of the logic board replacement guide.
Furthermore, there is a Phillips #1 Screwdriver listed as a required tool for this repair, but I didn't use it since I managed to carry out that particular step using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver instead.
Also, at the end of the logic board replacement guide it says: "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order". This is slightly misleading, simply because in doing so you would omit a very important step, namely to apply new thermal paste first. Therefore, I would advise to either include or refer to the 'Applying Thermal Paste' guide at the end of the logic board replacement guide.
April 6, 2015
After a hard fall onto a hardwood floor, the screen cracked.
Overall it was surprisingly easy, especially because of the easy to follow guides here on ifixit.com. The only part of the repair that was somewhat problematic was getting the multi-connector cable to fit back into the phone when putting it back together. Getting it put back in the correct direction was a bit of a puzzle. But eventually I managed to do it by really examining the pictures. At the end of the repair the phone booted up with no issues at all.
I would have payed a little more attention to how the cable that connects everything together was situated and layered before removing it, maybe even taking some photos of it myself from several angles.
April 2, 2015
My iPhone battery usually dies down every year. Last year in January I paid around $90 to get the battery replaced. But when I saw I could do it myself for just the cost of the battery and shipping I went for it.
I took my time and followed the video published and I was able to change the battery without any major issues.
The toughest parts are making sure I removed the top screen and then later removing the glue from the battery.
The rest of the repair was fairly easy.
I bought the Magnetic Project Mat which I will use for other projects and it really helped me with the small screws.
March 18, 2015
iPhone 5 screen broken completely
The steps provided by fixit.com is enough to do. Before going to do repair, please watch the video and follow the steps, only hurdle I faced is re-assemble, especially to attach display assembly ports, screw for ports (3 screws!) took me little more time, because its delicate and my screw driver is not working the way to release the screws in the appropriate place to put back the screws ! Finally done successfully.
One note, you don't need to disconnect battery, Just turn power off your phone... that's enough and buy/get all necessary tools for this
otherwise it's very difficult to do.
Now it's working perfectly, First time right!.
I took photo after the replacement of screen!...
buy a complete set of
iPhone 5 Display Assembly (LCD, Front Panel/Digitizer Only) always from trusted source. Don't buy cheap and it
with iOpener and Magnetic Project Mat will greatly help you to re-assemble quickly!
Carefully remove the broken glass it may hurt you and dispose safely.