P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

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P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

Product Overview

Beat the proprietary lock on your MacBook Air or Pro Retina.

  • Fits the 5-point pentalobe screws found on the bottom of recent MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed driver makes frequent repairs much easier.
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set or as one of the individual bits in the 54 Bit Driver Kit

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

The nicest MacBook Air driver available anywhere! Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, this very nice driver will be the last one you have to buy. Features a reversible tip, with the pentalobe driver on both sides, so you have redundant reliability.

ESD handle with swivel top.

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Stories

My Problem

Battery had 680 cycles,very short endurance

My Fix

Very easy repair all good now .I was very happy with the Ifixit evperience

My Advice

repair was well worth the money

My Problem

My old Macbook Air was down to holding about 30-45 minutes of battery on a good day, shutting down as soon as it got anywhere below 30%.

My Fix

It was very easy to change the battery. The screws come out and go back in easily enough, and they're different enough for it not to be confusing. The battery just slides in place. All in all, it was all very quick and easy - probably took about 10-15 minutes total, as I was reading the guide as I was going along.

My Advice

The Mac now hold around 4 hours of battery - not as good as when I got it, but a trillion times better than before. Very much worth the investment!

My Problem

battery would not last and worse: it would die at random no matter what percentage the battery said.

My Fix

the repair was super easy as i followed the ifixit guide!

My Advice

the magnets on the screwdrivers helped a lot since the screws are tiny plus i used a small black cloth to place them on so i don't lose them

DianeStrong's Story Photo #541352

My Problem

The battery was worn out and the charge only lasted about 20 minutes.

My Fix

The repair went surprising well and quick, under 10 minutes, thanks to the information on your IFIXIT website.

My Advice

My additional suggestion is to make sure you maintain the proper placement of those Tiny screws and keep from dropping them.

My Problem

Laptop battery was holding the charge for about one hour , new battery holds the charge for about 8 hrs.

I was always plugged to the wall and i believe thats why my laptop charger went dead.

My Fix

it took about 5 minutes to replace the battery and another 5 to vacuum the battery bay.

overall about 20 min for backup and cleaning laptop.

My Advice

backup laptop and be ready with a vacuum cleaner and small brushes to get all the dust, clean laptop over all.

My Problem

Battery had about 540 cycle counts on it, and suddenly couldn't hold a charge for more than 40 minutes or so.

My Fix

Ridiculously easy. Printed out the guide. Followed the steps. I recommend having some canned air to clear out any dust etc. Wiped down the bottom panel with a rag so that probably added to the repair time.

My Advice

This is one of the easiest repairs you could do yourself. You've got nothing to worry about

My Problem

Ran outta space on my old SSD, so bought a bigger one on ebay and upgraded it using the tools provided by iFixit.

My Fix

Went without a hitch thanks to the great guide.

My Advice

Take it slow. Once you've disconnected the battery plug slide a thin piece of card between it and the logic board to avoid shorting anything. Saves you have to mess around with holding it back.

My Problem

SSD problems since one month, fixed by Disk warrior but coming back each 3 day… Low disk, errors, files corrupted

My Fix

Fine, easy.

My Advice

Have daily a clone of your ssd is to be wise

My Problem

la batería de mi MacBook Air 2011 está a punto de morir

My Fix

With the tools that come to been easier surprising how easy it has been the tutorials are wonderful to make it easier highly recommended however the price to Spain have grown much product customs duties have been too high.

My Advice

fundamental las herramientas que se venden en el kit para que todo sea de sencillo y bien colocado

My Problem

I dropped my Macbook Pro Mid 2014 during what I assume to be a drunken rampage, since I don't recall how the damage came to be. I assume either my foolish self (or dirty hippie friends) threw my then 4 month-old gorgeous aluminum baby onto the floor and/or wall in a fit of disgust, leaving the bottom righthand corner slightly bent. When I awoke the next day, the colours popping out of my Retina display were slightly brighter from that corner. On a black background, it was apparent that the aluminum casing was pressing on the back of the LCD display. Being the smart man I am, I decided to try and bend it back. I thought it worked until I turned on MBP and saw that the LCD display had cracked into some absolutely lovely lines of dead pixels running up and across from the corner.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well overall. Took around an hour and a half for me, but the display assembly repair probably would have taken 30 minutes if it wasn't for two issues:

1) The T8 screwdriver iFixit sent me didn't work. The metal screwdriver tip was not securely glued into the plastic handle, so I was lucky I had a backup set of Torx drivers.

2) One of the display hinges on the replacement display assembly was slightly bent. I didn't notice it at first when I first installed it, but after closing the lid, it was apparent that the new display did not sit flush with the body of the MBP, having being skewed off a couple of millimetres to one side. My fix for this was having pliers and applying slight pressure onto the hinge to straighten it out. After a couple of rounds of bending the hinge straight, the new display fit on flush and snug, just like new.

My Advice

1. Please check that all your tools are working, and you have access to pliers in case you get a bent display hinge.

2. To check to see if the hinge is bent, look down the length of the metal display hinge rod and see if it is flush & parallel with the outer edge of the display assembly. Compare with your existing display hinge for help. The one I received was slightly off center by a couple of degrees, meaning I had to use pliers to slightly bend it back straight in line with the edge. Be gentle and double check constantly!

3. Don't allow your dirty hippie friends near your MBP whilst drinking. Don't try to be a hero and bend an aluminum display back yourself. And get a case I guess.