Magnetic Project Mat

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Product code: IF145-167-4

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Magnetic Project Mat

$19.95 Was $25.00
You save $5.05!

Product code: IF145-167-4

Product Overview

Repair can be tough. This mat makes it easier.

  • Simply organizes all your parts while you work on a device.
  • Dry erase surface lets you keep notes and stops mistakes.
  • Reduces reassembly time by up to 40% while preventing errors.

Product Details

  • Dimensions: 8" x 10" x 0.105"

  $19.95 Pro

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

The Pro version of the Magnetic Mat has a non-slip foam backing, and features a much more powerful magnet making it ideal for larger screws and metal objects. Retail Packaged.

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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.

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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 ¶ 

Mat ¶ 

Surface: Dry Erase

Length: 10 inches

Height: 8 inches

Thickness 0.105 inches

Pen ¶ 

Brand: Staedtler

Ink: Lumocolor Correctable

Color: Black

Tip Size: .6 mm

 

Stories

My Problem

I wanted faster start-up of the system and faster launch of my programs.

My Fix

Followed the directions and all went well.

My Advice

ALWAYS use the recommended tool for each step. Use plenty of pressure on the screws, so the driver gets a good grip on the fasteners to prevent stripping the head.

My Problem

I have a 180 lb. Great Dane who is very jealous of my iPad. This is the second time I've had to fix it, the first time she stepped on it and bent the frame, causing the volume button to stick. I sent the ipad off to be repaired to the tune of $100. This time she jumped on it while it was lying on my bed, shattering the glass and bending the frame. I again sent it to be fixed, this time for $200. When I got the iPad back this time, the glass and frame and the glass were repaired but the wi-fi, Bluetooth and cellular were not working. Frustrated, I decided to open the iPad up myself to see what the issue was. My husband was completely against this decision, having little faith in my ability to do the repair myself, even with help from ifixit, but I knew better.

My Fix

I began by researching the problem using the ifixit data base. Once I was familiar with the inner workings of the iPad and had a pretty good idea of what the problem likely was, (in this case the wi-fi antenna had been broken during the replacement of the front glass) I ordered the antenna and the tools needed to make the repairs from ifixit, specifically the antenna, magnetic parts mat,and an iopener. The parts arrived quickly, within 3 days of placing the order. While I was waiting for the parts, I reviewed several of the instructions regarding the repair, so I would be ready to make the repair.

My Advice

First, the glue is a real problem. It took patience and time to get the iPad opened up to work on it, and it's important to begin inserting the spudger exactly where the instructions suggest, it's the one area where there isn't an abundance of glue. Secondly, don't attempt this repair without a magnetic parts mat, there are so many screws it's impossible to remember which one goes where. Thirdly, if you're going to open your iPad for any reason, have a spare bezel, you're going to need it. As a P.S. I suggest you order a set of spare screws, even with the parts mat, you're going to lose at least one screw, never to be seen again, having a spare set solves that problem, and you'll have extras for when your dog decides to destroy it again, and again and again.

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My Problem

Trackpad was acting cray-zay - cursor would jitter and jump around, open mission control (3 finger swipe gesture), randomly scroll (2 finger gesture) etc.

Confirmed it was only the trackpad by using a mouse and turning the trackpad off. No known spills and the battery wasn't bloated.

My Fix

Easy peasy. Took ~30-40 minutes to replace the trackpad, dust out the inside, swap in a SSD, and pop some new ram in. Machine is like new.

My Advice

Check the clicking action on your trackpad once you have it screwed in place and before you reassemble anything. There's an adjustment torx screw on the front facing underside of the trackpad. In my case, the trackpad was just flopping around not clicking and I had to tigten the adjustment screw a bit.

My Problem

The battery is not holding a charge anymore.

My Fix

The repair was a little intimidating. You really have to give time when you do this. The battery is glued in the case thoroughly inside and be careful prying since some of the circuits might be pressed accidentally by the tool.

My Advice

take your time and be patience. keep your screws organize, the are almost 25% smaller than a grain of rice.

My Problem

I fixed it because it ha front and back screen broken.

My Fix

The repair went great it's fixed.

My Advice

None i did it on my own.

My Problem

Service

My Fix

We have the Magnetic Project Mat and the iSclach from iFixit :)

My Advice

No

My Problem

My battery of my MacBook pro and the charge port of my iPhone 5

My Fix

I started with my Macbook pro that was simple. Then came the nurve racking part my iPhone 5. This is my daily driver and can't really afford a new phone at the moment. I was a little bit nurvese but I went foward and did my best. Taking the logic board was the hardest part. Second came putting the screen back.

My Advice

There are some parts of the charge port that you need to transfer that the guid does not tell you. Like the grounding wire that goes around the headphone jack. The little fome that is around the mic

My Problem

My IPhone 5 battery was dying and I realized that it would be such a complicated procedure to replace a battery that most people just bought another phone and started another contract. I am disabled, and on a fixed income, so that option was not attractive.

My Fix

I have Parkinson's Disease, which is a motion disorder that causes both hands to tremor. I even have restrictions on my driver's license due to the continuous uncontrollable movements. Taking on a project like the one mentioned above seemed foolish and bullheaded, but I certainly have time to attempt such challenges, so I decided to give it a shot. I also have ordered the tool-kit for this project which included a fresh battery. The repair went slow because all my movements are slow. But since I was using the right tools, including the magnetic project mat, it was a complete success. I am amazed at the tiny size of the parts of this phone. I have had enough experience fixing things to expect parts, like the tiny screws, to drop to the floor, roll, or bounce off the table, and hide themselves! However, the magnetic project mat caught every one of them, whether I was letting them drop or was placing them on the mat. Since I had the right tools for the job, I now enjoy a smart-phone that holds a charge like it did when I first purchased it.

My Advice

I would advise all who start repairing tiny devices like smart-phones to make sure you allocate extra time for the project due to the possibly unforeseen problems that could arise. I was not as fast for me as the people on the Internet made it seem like it was for them. But, since I had the right tools for the job, I now enjoy a phone that can hold a charge like it did when it was new! Make sure you have all the right tools for the project!

My Problem

I plugged a lightning cable in one day and it wouldn't read it. Thought it was the aftermarket cable so I tried a bunch more. When a genuine apple branded cable didn't work I knew something was up. Peering inside I had broke a pin in the jack and a bunch more were loose. Battery is only part charged? Time for emergency surgery.

My Fix

Rough. Oh the first time was easy. I used a shortcut to avoid taking the battery and the main board out. Put everything back in, buttoned it up, and made a test call. "You sound really muddy" says my roommate. Looking at the removed part I missed the rubber microphone holder/waveguide. So popped it back open (much easier this time) and put the rubber piece on. Since I also had the battery I decided might as well do the battery so I don't have to do it again. Battery swap went well, put it all back together, turned it on, no LTE. So back open again to find that I had bumped the U.FL connecter near the screen's connections (had taken that off while doing the battery) and it was unplugged. After sticking that back down and putting it back together the 3rd time everything worked as it should. Hard? No. Just finicky

My Advice

The photos of the replacement dont mention the rubber microphone guide but make sure you move that over from the old to the new if it doesn't have it. Also you can skip a bunch of steps if you are willing to get creative with the speaker removal. Not hard just tricky. The iFixIt guide is the most conservative and safest route.

My Problem

My iPhone 4s was in a bag along with a water bottle that leaked. The phone was soaked and after drying, the camera flash would not turn off and the vibrate switch would no longer function.

My Fix

The camera was a breeze. The vibrate switch a little more challenging: you have to take most of the phone apart to get to it. But the guides were great, and while at first I thought the magnetic project mat a little overkill, it's really quite handy.

The phone started right up when I reassembled it. The camera worked and the flash no longer stayed on. The vibrate switch still didn't work, however. I saw a lot of water damage / corrosion on the motherboard right around where the vibrate / volume cable plugs in, so the problem is likely on the motherboard.

My Advice

Pay close attention to the part about prying the microphone away from the case. I had the directions printed so I didn't see the close-up image and ended up forgetting about it and tearing the cable. Luckily the whole point was to replace the cable so it didn't matter.