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

My Problem

Battery was done, could not use iPhone unless it was plugged into power source

My Fix

Absolutely great, used the guide provided and it went great! Took 10 mins to get it done!

My Advice

Use the tools and use the guide provided, do not try using anything else!

Saved lots of money using fixit supplies and will be back!

My Problem

My Nexus 5 and Macbook took a spill unto a concrete floor from a railing about 5 feet up.

My Fix

The tools worked perfectly, the repair guide was perfect and everything came out perfect!

My Advice

Don't put expensive, delicate items on railings.

My Problem

I had my iPhone 4s in my pocket and fell into the pool while I was cleaning it. After that, as other users have described, the camera flash stayed dimly lit and the battery life was extremely short, but the phone worked fine. I tolerated this for a little while and then got an iPhone 6. My 10 year-old son was always a fan of my 4s and now it was his to keep but the battery life was awful.

My Fix

I found fixit.com with a simple Google search. I surfed through it and decided to replace the rear camera and battery. For a little over 60 bucks I got the replacement parts and tools along with the liberation kit. I followed the instructions on the site and now my son has a functioning 4s!

My Advice

Be very careful and deliberate while doing the repair. Make special places beforehand for all the little screws that have to come off. I'm almost 50 and I wish I had some magnifying spectacles or something to magnify the whole situation. Everything you are dealing with is extremely tiny.

My Problem

The USB Data/Charging port stopped working on my sons Nexus 7

My Fix

The repair went extremely smooth. I used the teardown guide on iFixit as a reference.

My Advice

Use the plastic opening tools to speed things, keep from scratching up your device, and to save your fingers!

My Problem

I phone 5 power button became funky. Intermittent, phantom turn off, etc.

My Fix

The repair instructions were PERFECT. But be warned, you basically have to take 95% of the circuitry out of your phone to do this repair. My repair was 100% successful.

My Advice

To keep track of the screws, get 6 or so pill bottles and put the screws and the parts for each step into individual pill bottles. The screws appear to be all the same thread (thankfully) but are different lengths. Some vary by only 0.1 mm!

Have good light, a steady hand, and a pair of tweezers.

When putting the display connectors back together, take a small camel hair artists brush and brush the male and female contacts thoroughly to get the dust out. Spray with canned air. These connectors have to be spotless or you get about 4mm of color bars on the top of the screen with flakey touch screen performance.

Go slow, be patient, and don't sneeze! This repair takes some finesse and great care. No forcing things either apart or back together.

My Problem

Power button and volume Up stopped working. Figured I would repair phone and keep as a spare.

My Fix

The repair was a little more involved than I thought but interesting to see how it all goes together. Followed the instructions provided on the website. Tip: I used my gopro dash mount suction cup to remove the display.

My Advice

If you are comfortable working with computers or crafts you can do this task. For this particular swap it took me about an hour. Make sure you get the correct tools.

My Problem

Unreliable Lightning connector and faulty power button. Charged intermittently and power button failed to work at all.

My Fix

Watched some YouTube videos and got the parts required. Repaired both parts (which were very fragile) at the same time, it only took about 90 minutes. Very straightforward.

My Advice

The only thing I would do differently is catalogue the screws. It took a few tries to get the right ones each time.

My Problem

The home button on my iPhone 5 fell off and could not use the phone anymore.

My Fix

It went very well. I bought the button and the tools from your site and I used the excellent video that you guys made. I followed it to the letter and had no issues, it took me set by step until the job was completed. I was done in less than 30 minutes.

I did not have the heat pad so I used a blow dryer to help loosen up the button cable very carefully which I would not recommend doing. But, if you have no choice set it to the lowest level of heat and air speed and keep it away from the tiny screws. I was done in about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Get the tools for the job because it will make your job go without a hitch and do not deviate from the video instructions.

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My Problem

Battery was weak. The iPhone 5 often showed +50% battery status - then, all of a sudden, the OS shut down.

My Fix

I followed the very good instruction from the fixit-website (https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Ba...). The instruction said when removing the display you should pry with the plastic opening tool around the display to loosen the display (steps 6-8). This didn't work with me. I couldn't lift the display high enough to get the opening tool between display and body. But when I finally managed to lift it at the bottom (where the screws were), it came off altogether. Luckily, I didn't pull too hard so I didn't damage the wires.

Another thing was the front panel assembly cable bracket (step 10), see photo. It has curved metal tongues that grab somewhere under the cables. It came off very hard - and it was hard to put it back. I first tried to somehow move the tongues where I thought they should go, but to no avail. Finally, I pressed it tightly down, and the tongues snapped in place. I needed quite a lot of pressure until the tongues "clicked".

My Advice

I had difficulties handling the tiny Phillips screws. Tweezers did the trick.

My Problem

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.

My Fix

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.

My Advice

I bought the Magnetic Project Mat which I will use for other projects and it really helped me with the small screws.