Plastic Opening Tools

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Product code: IF145-000

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Plastic Opening Tools

$14.95 Was $29.95
You save $15.00!

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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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

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My Problem

Touch screen was malfunctioning.

My Fix

I only had to follow the opening of the tablet portion of the guide. But the tools worked exactly as described.

My Advice

Although the teardown guide does mention that they cracked the back cover on the one they demo'd. Be very careful. The bezel around the glass of the tablet is very brittle. I chipped mine on the corner while trying to remove the back cover.

My Problem

Iphone 5-6

My Fix

Great

My Advice

No

My Problem

The lock button was broken and the iPod was always locked despite the position of the switch.

My Fix

It went great. The guide was very informative and made it easy. I took my time and went very slowly reading each step multiple times.

My Advice

The plastic opening tools are not very helpful. If you can get the putty knife in the case without them, you can skip that step. Also don't be afraid to be a little rough with the iPod when inserting the putty knife, as I had to and I still didn't irreversibly bend the case. Ultimately just allot a good amount of time and take your time and it should go well.

My Problem

Swollen battery

My Fix

No problems. Followed your video instructions. Did take long after battery arrived.

My Advice

Make sure you put screws in a secure container. They are very small.

My Problem

My iPhone 4 had a bad dock connector which caused have phone to have no sound.

My Fix

the Process was simple compared to other iPods i have taken apart. the plastic opening tools make the removal of fragile components easier, perfect for me who is good at screwing up and breaking things. it took 15 minutes and the phone is like new.

My Advice

If you phone breaks go to ifixit and get the tools and components you need.

My Problem

The power button on my iPhone 4 stopped working unless you pushed it at a weird angle, so I decided to take matters into my own hands

My Fix

Well, it took longer than expected. A few of the pieces were tricky to fit back together such as the power button and wifi-shield. After a few attempts and making sure the wifi shield was positioned correctly I got it all back together. While holding my breathe I pushed the power button felt a long forgotten click and saw the apple logo light up to my relief.

My Advice

Make a grid or use a calendar to lay out the parts from each step there are a lot of tiny screws that can easily be messed up.

My Problem

Some times i played too many anime video games on my playstation vita. Battery went poo, got the opening tool and such so i knew that my waifus would be safe, much better then using my fingers

My Fix

went well

My Advice

make sure you put on the battery security bar on correct, or your waifus will not be happy with you at all.

My Problem

Was having intermittent charge and sync issues with My 4S Doc Connector.

My Fix

Repair was easy with the pictorial repair guide from the website. 1 hour or so is all it took. This was my first repair for this phone.

My Advice

Lay out and tape a big piece of white paper (24" x 24" )to a flat work surface. The tape is so you don't have to worry about catching the paper and shifting all the little screws around by accident. As you take the parts out write on the paper size Ie 1.2mm Phillips etc. and description of part. There is plenty of room to keep the parts separated to help ease any confusion of similar looking screws.

My Problem

The jack had just stopped working on my son's iPod. I couldn't bear to junk it, couldn't afford to have it fixed, am just a DIYer at heart. The cost of parts and tools was very reasonable.

My Fix

The toughest part of this job by far was getting the case open at the very first step. Plastic tools were neither tough enough nor sharp enough. The metal spudger might have helped if its tips were sharper, but they were just too blunt (I ended up not using it at all). I ALMOST got into the case with the flat end of the nylon/plastic spudger but it, too, was just slightly too blunt. I ended up (very carefully; mine was pretty sharp) using the large blade of a Swiss Army knife to get enough of an opening into which I could insert the plastic opening tools.

The putty knife was an absolute MUST. I could not have gotten past the small metal one-way tabs that line the inside edges of the back of the case without it. Once you lever in to the opening you've made with the plastic tools, DON"T get too vertical as you force the flat tip of the putty knife downward into the opening. I did this, not realizing how the metal catch mechanism that holds the back panel of the iPod onto the front is attached (spot welded?) around the inside perimeter of the case's back piece. By pressing down too vertically, I caught this metal retainer in one spot and bent it way out of shape. It took some finesse along with force to put it back into place once I had the case completely open. So, once you're able to get the putty knife into the opening, angle it a few degrees (probably only 5-10 degrees ought to do it) as you press it into the case opening. I was surprised how much force was needed to get the putty knife "all the way in" (actually was only maybe 3/16" or 3-4mm). I did not have any difficulty with the corner where the headphone jack is located, as cautioned in the excellent article.

My Advice

I have done a fair amount of small-scale repairs and thought my assortment of Philips screwdrivers would be adequate for the job. But couldn't believe how tiny the retaining screws for the headset jack itself, and the Hold switch are. So if you don't have a size #00, purchase the one offered with the kit. I was lucky enough to have a friend who was a certified Apple Repair outlet for some years, who loaned me this tool.

The nylon spudger was very helpful when manipulating the tiny plastic tabs that hold the ribbon cables in place, and when clicking these back into place during reassembly. Pay close attention to the wording on Step 18 - disconnecting the battery ribbon cable: you only need to lift the hinged plastic retainer clip, not remove the entire plastic connector piece from the circuit board (which was relatively easy for me to do by getting the tip of the spudger down very low into the small opening) - see enlarged photo where the spudger tip is in exactly the right place to lever under this rounded black plastic "clip" to pop it loose.

My Problem

Hard drive full

My Fix

less than 1 hour

My Advice

Excellent tools and instructions. So easy to follow and so much fun. I'd forgotten how cool it is to repair a computer.