Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

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Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

Product Overview

Safely poke and pry just about anything.

A spudger is a tough antistatic tool that can be used for a variety of purposes when repairing electronic devices. The 5" tool is made of nylon and has one flat end and one pointed end. The pliable and antistatic properties make it ideal for working around sensitive electronic components without fear of shocking or scratching them.

The pointed flat side can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from a heat sink, pry off components, aid in soldering, or just to unscrew a MacBook's battery. The pointed end of the spudger can be used to connect/disconnect components, hold objects for soldering, or poke something that requires poking. The tool also includes a notch for hooking wires.

We find this spudger to be the perfect size for most repairs. However, when you need a tougher prying/poking tool, we also carry our Heavy Duty Spudger, a more robust version of this tool. This product is included in a lot of our toolkits, but it's especially helpful in the Classic Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

Compatible with Apple's "Black Stick", Apple part number 922-5065

How does one go about pronouncing 'Spudger' anyhow?

Product Details

$2.95 Single

 

Condition:

New

$149.95 100-pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Repair Shops, Schools, Manufacturers, or anyone else who uses lots of spudgers, save with our 100 pack.

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Stories

My Problem

I started hearing a loud spinning grinding noise from my Macbook Pro, so I opened it up and took a look, deduced that it was the fan, not the Hard drive, and ordered the corresponding fan from ifixit.

My Fix

Ridiculously easy, given that I had the right tools (spudger, torx bit, jeweler phillip's head) it was almost trivially easy to follow the directions given and switch out the fan for the new one.

My Advice

Get a Spudger, it's only a couple bucks and you'll save yourself a scratched board or ripped wires.

My Problem

My MacBook got run over by a car - the screen was destroyed, the body was bent, but everything was 100% functional. So I need to replace the screen.

My Fix

Repair went very smoothly. The replacement screen came from iFixit. Well packaged, and works great! The pentalobe tool from iFixit didn't fit the pentalobe screws so well...

My Advice

Take your time.

Pedro Dominguez's Story Photo #820970

My Problem

One of my customers had a locked iMac that a previous employees left without saying a word and without leaving the password. He was the only user in the computer and they wanted to reuse the computer without retrieving the data, so we offered them an SSD drive.

My Fix

It went well, the only problem we got was removing the screen connectors from the motherboard. The space between the screen and the shell of the computer wasn't wide enough for our hands to fit and remove the connectors. The Spudger helped a lot, but it still took us a while to remove the connectors.

My Advice

Make sure to work with someone else that can help you hold the screen, the original bottom glue was a bit hard to remove, so we needed a pair of hands to help us hold the screen while removing the glue.

My Problem

The fan was dead

My Fix

Gravy train

My Advice

Just follow the steps. Super easy

My Problem

Dead Battery.

My Fix

The Repair went fine.

My Advice

Watch the tiny ground strap. It was hard for me to get it in the exact right place.

My Problem

My iMac 2013 began running crazy slow. It was only 3 yrs old, err, new! I know Apple wants us to throw stuff out but really!? I put an SSD in an even older 2007 iMac using the awesome instructions from iFixit and it made it better than new. Seriously. When my 2007 iMac was performing faster than my 2013 iMac I knew I had to bite the bullet and put in a new SSD (I had already maxed out the memory and was regretting buying the old skool 7200rpm 1TB HDD instead of the Fusion Drive). I had put it off for ages because of the need to cut off the screen (the old iMac was attached with magnets and much easier). I ordered the full kit from iFixit - tools and replacement double sided tape - and crossed my fingers until it arrived.

My Fix

Well, the big day came sooner than I expected. All of the tool arrived post haste. Being in Australia I'd expected to wait ages but it all arrived within about 4days. Timing was perfect as my iMac was becoming unbearable to use.

I opened the iFixit package and was immediately impressed with the gear. Top notch. Love the "Repair is noble" tag line on the tools!

I pulled up the iFixit instructions and set my iMac on the kitchen table. I took a deep breath and began to cut.

After a surprisingly uneventful 90mins - I was super careful and needed to clean out all of the dust that had accumulated in my iMac - it was all back together and powered up first time. Fast!

Once setup back in the study, I gathered the family around for a ceremonial switching on. They were all pleasantly surprised (sheesh, no faith in dad!) when it sprung to life first go (ok so I cheated by testing it first) and we're happy that it ran like the clappers.

Job well done! Now if only Apple would sort out their OS which I am sure has gotten worse over the years...if only Steve was still here. RIP.

My Advice

Two bits of advice:

1. Buy the iFixit toolkit and stickers

2. Be patient and follow the instructions.

I also setup my SSD with the new OS and my files the night before as an external disk. This saved time by checking it all worked before putting it in the Mac, sealing it up, and then finding a problem.

Happy fixing! Repair really is noble...and rewarding...when you have the right tools and a resource like iFixit.

My Problem

This computer is the default sneaking in the night after kids are in bed to watch movies or shows. When it suddenly stopped working one day I suspected the power supply had gone bad.

It is an old computer but it has a nice screen definition and we didn't want to have to buy a new one.

My Fix

I looked up iFixit guides on replacing the power supply. Lucky me it includes handy information on how to find the part number needed for the repair.

I followed the step by step video and voila! it was back to running.

My Advice

The mic plugin has some sort of tape around the connection that can be hard to unplug and re-plug. If you have an extra pair of hands to hold the bezel that would make it easier. Also a little pair of tweezers can keep the tape in place while reconnecting the mic.

My Problem

The iPhone 6 could charge through the wall adapter, but not through a computer. A computer would also not recognize the device at all.

My Fix

I have successfully swapped out the lightning connector with a different one, although the problem persists. The user cleaned out the lightning port with a paper clip and likely shorted out a connection on the logic board that allows the phone to be read by the computer. There is nothing more than can be done to fix this phone other than a logic board replacement.

My Advice

When disassembling the phone, ensure to screw down the speaker securely and tightly otherwise the speaker phone will not work when you turn the device on. Also, be sure to line up the lightning connector perfectly parallel to the bottom of the phone.

My Problem

Dropped my MacBook on the hardwood floor.

My Fix

Very smooth. The person who wrote that guide did a fantastic job!!

My Advice

Be careful taking out the screws (particularly those on the outside of the Mac securing the base) as they strip very easily. Other than that, no issues.

My Problem

Old SSD failed

My Fix

Followed instructions...When great

My Advice

Screws strip easy....remove/replace carefully