P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

Click Image To Zoom

 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Add to Cart
 

Stories

jblaze90579's Story Photo #497689

My Problem

Wanted to replace the bottom panel of my Macbook Pro with Retina. The secure screws require a special tool called a P5 Pentalobe driver. This P5 tool is not readily available in local hardware stores and the Mac Store does not help!!! i wanted to do it right so i stumbled upon I Fix It's web page and found a proper profesional tool.

My Fix

The 10 Pentalobe screws were super tiny and it took a minute to figure out that the driver does fit and you must set the Pentalobe tool in as deep as it can go and turn slowly or you could easily strip them. All snug and fit perfectly flush once i got going. Looks like i had not even touched it. Great tool

My Advice

As soon as i knew the tool i had purchased from I Fix It correctly fit those Pentalobe screws I was on my way to a freshly clean bottom panel for my beautiful Macbook Pro. I would recommend any one replacing these screws to buy a well made tool like this one from I Fix It. Ensure you buy the correct tool and take your time.

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

Broken retina display

My Fix

Very smooth

My Advice

You can do it yourself

My Problem

The mac os did not id the SSD so I needed to open the computer to id SSD.

My Fix

Precise P5 pentalobe driver for the job. Easy open using the website for video and picture demonstrations. Helped not to blow up unit when mucking around in there.

My Advice

The only thing I can say is that the website gave the exact information needed to safely do the job.

My Problem

Factory battery was on its last legs at only 450 cycles.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. Tools were excellent, and I'm please to report that unlike the cheesy third party no-name battery I was expecting, ifixit sent what appears to be genuine Apple parts. The battery showed 6770 mAh. Very nice. Easy job, guide was dead on.

My Advice

Be very careful with these tiny screws, make sure to get the driver seated correctly...you don't want to strip these. Also, as with everything, don't overtighten. Easy job

My Problem

Wanted to maximize the Wi-Fi potential of my MacBook Pro. The AirPort card in the mid 2012 RMBP was limited to 802.11n. So I bought the Airport card for a 2013 RMBP(802.11ac), and installed it.

My Fix

Slow and steady wins the race here. Since all of the pentalobe screws are all the same size except for 2, I made sure as I took them out, that they go back the same way. Using a case I have for the MacBook, I used that as a reference of where they go, when it's time to put them back. You need to go slow to avoid scratching that beautiful aluminum body. Those screws don't give you much depth to really get a good grip. And you also don't want to strip them either. Also, you don't want them to know that you opened the forbidden fruit, and void any Apple Care warranties that may exist. Once inside, it was a glorious sight! Beautiful craft this electronic stuff here. I located the card, and it's tiny. First I flipped up the tape that says for "QualifiedApple Techs", and had a piece of electrical tape ready to throw under the pins, so they would not make any contact with anything. After I disconnected the battery, it was time to unscrew the lone screw holding the Airport chip in place. Once that was done, I popped off(carefully)the 3 antennae connections to the board. I carefully lifted, and tugged, and it came out smoothly.

I grounded myself to be on the safe side. I grabbed my new 802.11ac, Airport card, and set it in place. The hardest part was getting these tiny snap in place pins into their designated places. This took the most time. Once they were secured, I plugged the battery back in, then put the cover underneath, temporarily, just to make sure all was working well. Once I went to check this Mac, and saw my WiFi SSID and 802.11AC, after it, I was happy.

Next, check to make sure the Bluetooth 4.0 was working. So I tested it out on my iPhone & iPad. And it worked.

Once all was well, I went back in, and secured the black label tape over the battery terminal, made sure all was tightened, and put the cover back on. Thank God, that I had set all my screws to their designated places, it made it that much more easier.

Remember, slow and steady, you don't want to run your pentalobe screw driver over your cover of your MacBook, and leave a nasty mark there.

Once all tightened up, that was it.

Now testing the speed. It made a difference. Things definitely loaded a lot quicker. Download times were faster. Response to websites also. It's worth the upgrade if you can do it, and you have the patience.

My Advice

The speed boost you get is worth it. That's if you have the proper devices. If your router doesn't support 802.11ac, then you'll have to upgrade. Also, your internet package, you have to have better than the basic 25/5 speed package, in order to really appreciate and take advantage of the new found time and speed you'll get with this simple yet easy, upgrade.

My Problem

The left fan on my Macbook Pro suddenly started emitting a wicked loud noise. I thought the computer was about to explode. But the computer was working fine, and it took me a few minutes to isolate the fan as the source of the terrors.

My Fix

The repair kit came insanely fast--like a whole week earlier than I expected. I pulled up the instructions on the iPad and went to work. The difficulty rating was high, but I was able to get it done in less than an hour without any problems. (And I've never opened a laptop before!)

My Advice

I pulled out a couple teacups. As I disassembled the Macbook, I placed the the different sized screws in separate labelled cups. Made reassembly a breeze.

My Problem

The fan doesn't work any more

My Fix

Really easy to access the fan can be replaced quickly. The only little problem is to connect the new one. The spudger help but it's not easy to do it

My Advice

as said in comments step 3 & 6 in guide are not necessary

My Problem

Fan stopped working. Turned out my lazy-self got a piece of a shreddie stuck inside. Regular for me; irregular for a laptop.

My Fix

Everything went according to plan except the driver (P5) stripped. iFixIt dispatched a replacement NEXT DAY! Wow, what service.

My Advice

If you have multiple P5-bolt-burdened devices though, get the high-end driver.

Also there's a rubber air guide/seal on the original Fan that you have to peel off and stick to the new fan - as the replacement fan doesn't include it - no biggie, just FYI!

My Problem

My macbook retina pro made creaking noises when it was not on a flat surface

My Fix

Quick and easy. Unscrewed 4 screws near the lid and screw them back in evenly and gently. No more creaks or squeaks now.

My Advice

Easy Self Fix