Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

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Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

Product Overview

The essential tool for opening everything.

  • Use these soft plastic tools to safely pry open devices without scratching the case, glass, or internal components.
  • Sold in a pair of two different styles—a wide tool with a thin tip that's great for getting underneath glass and in thin cracks, and a smaller, stiffer tip that's good for prying tougher cases and enclosures.
  • NOTE: Because these tools are soft enough to not scratch or mar devices they will wear with each use. Expect each pair to last through 2-5 devices, depending on difficulty and experience.

Product Details

$2.95 Pair

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

$9.95 10 Pack

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Includes 10 total Plastic Opening Tools. 5 of each style.

$14.95 15 Pairs

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

Notes:

Includes 30 total Plastic Opening Tools. 15 of each style.

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Product Details

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Plastic opening tools are made of a soft plastic, allowing them to dislodge casing clips without fear of scratching or chewing the case.

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Their size and material also make our plastic opening tools ideal for working inside the device—use them to pop up ZIF connector tabs, disconnect cable connectors, pry up batteries, and scrape off excess adhesive.

 

Stories

My Problem

Tablet would not charge or power on.

My Fix

Very quick and easy. Disassemble and disconnect battery for a couple minutes then reassemble and charge the device.

My Advice

Buy the bulk pack of these if you plan on doing multiple repairs. The plastic is soft, which is perfect for not damaging customer devices, but seems they will wear quickly.

My Problem

I put the laptop in a bag that had some sand vestiges on it (without realizing), some of it got on the keyboard. At first I tried to clean it, but it didn't go so well - had to end up changing the keyboard.

My Fix

Went well, took a little longer than other reports I saw. Maybe 5h total.

My Advice

When putting the speaker back (under the optical drive), make sure it's really tight. First time I opened the laptop it wasn't 100%, and it was interfering with the drive (blocking DVDs). Had to open it again and in the end worked. I didn't see much difference in the two attempts, so I'm guessing the difference it REALLY small.

My Problem

I was streaming a radio program and could not reduce the volume. It would respond to any command including shutting down. It would not shut down even while pushing on/off buttons at same time. I tried to sync with blue ray speaker to no avail. Then the tablet powered down and I could not get it to restart. Hooking up the charger and holding in the on/off button for extended periods did not work, including holding down the volume button at the same time. As described by some of your customers, I ordered your tools and spudger to open the back and briefly disconnect the battery. When the tools arrived and I was ready to attempt the repair, I tried to power up my tablet one last time before opening the back. To my surprise the tablet started up. It showed a 4% power level, so I got my charger hooked up immediately to keep it from shutting down. It has since worked fine. I think the low power level on the battery may have accomplished the same thing as disconnecting the battery. In any case I am thankful my tablet is working and I have tools for future problems.

My Fix

Not needed.

My Advice

IFIXIT is a good site to get advise.

My Problem

Hard drive dying - intermittently not booting - I was able to clone drive to external HD before it died and used this drive as replacement.

My Fix

The repair went great. Your HD replacement guide was invaluable. It gave me the courage to go ahead (I am a 69 years old). My iMac is back.

My Advice

Step 4: I printed your picture of the front bezel and taped the screws next to corresponding holes to avoid confusion.

Step 11. I disconnected the LCD cable at the LCG display and not the board. The tape covering this connector is easily moved aside and replaced. The connector was stuck and was difficult to pull and disconnect - patience and persistence worked.

Small vacuum and compressed air bottle for cleaning inside.

Matt Meola's Story Photo #480139

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

I had dropped my laptop because my dog jumped on my lap and since then the right speaker sounded blown.

My Fix

I took the afternoon of, poured a glass of cold beer and sat down with the patient. Carefully I followed the instruction on the website through my IPad. Using the tools I bought off this site, I operated on my laptop. I took it apart, realized the right speaker was shattered, replaced it and put it all back together.

My Advice

It all worked out wonderfully. Do not be afraid to try to fix things yourself. Be patient, attentive and read out all the instructions before sitting down to do all the steps. It helps and you won't be surprised when everything is ripped open in front of you.

My Problem

After 2.5 years of ownership, had a loose micro-USB connection on the MoBo. While purchasing a new board was a bit pricey for a dated phone (~$100) it was more attractive than the perspective of soldering a new one onto the existing MoBo

My Fix

It was a breeze. Instructions make repair work easy even if you didn't have any prior experience.

My Advice

Read through all the instructions prior to repair or purchase. While the plastic opening tools weren't that necessary, the screwdriver was essential. Much easier to purchase everything as a package

My Problem

Had a busted S3, but motherboard intact. Wanted to get my son's birthday pics (literally the day he was born) off the phone. Friend gave me another S3 to do the swap.

My Fix

With the tools i got from ifixit, no screws were stripped and the plastic pry bars make it extremely easy. Swap went off without a hitch and now i have my sons pics!

My Advice

Get the tools! I have other similar screwdrivers but they stripped the screws.

My Problem

My iPhone 4 wouldn't charge or sync

My Fix

The repair it's self went well but I had to troubleshoot. The video was more than help for getting everything removed and put back together. The only problem I had was that once I put everything back together I still had the same problem, no charge or sync. After two tries, turns out the connector didn't seat properly into the logic board, it needs to click, a small click. After that bam! good as new!!

My Advice

Make sure your docking connector cable seats and clicks into the logic board. Otherwise it won't work.It's small and a little trying but it needs to be seated properly and will give a small click once in place.

My Problem

WIfes Nexus 7 was not charging fully and taking a long time. Research showed the mini USB was the problem. Ordered the parts and replaced them without a problem. Now it works great.

My Fix

Great

My Advice

FOllow directions!