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 Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

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

Product Details

$2.95 Single

 

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$149.95 100-pack

 

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New

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

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Stories

bexoro's Story Photo #617586
bexoro's Story Photo #617587
bexoro's Story Photo #617588

My Problem

After lounging around one day, the incredibly comfortable arm of the chair I was napping in proved not to be a reliable place to rest my open MacBook. There was the initial shock of some jarbled pixel lines on the screen, but it only seemed to go downhill from there as the rest of the screen slowly disintigrated to a pink and then finally a black. School was about to start again in fall and I knew it was time to replace the screen now or have to suffer through a semester without it.

My Fix

The repair gave me some really good footage for a time-lapse, which looks incredibly interesting and detailed at 2 minutes instead of the 1.5+ hours it took in reality. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but the combination of the easy to follow picture guide and the power of editing made the overall experience quick and seamless You can watch the youtube video here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHhpoG-0...)

My Advice

I know very little about the proper etiquette of how to handle computer parts or which tools to buy/use, so I try to stick to the guide as closely as I can to avoid any blunders for the computer in the future. I try to stick with the tools they provide in the list as they're color coordinated and I can follow along a little bit easier. I also wish I knew what some of the terms used to describe the steps were. For example, "walking" the iSight connection out of its dock seemed simple enough, but I had no clue how to "walk" a connection or which way it came out. I stayed patient and gently nudged it with my spudgers a few ways until something started to give, which smoothed everything out. Patience. Patience. Patience. In reality, I think this project took me 2-2 1/2 hours.

shaneeudy's Story Photo #617131
shaneeudy's Story Photo #617130

My Problem

Lightning connector developed a short which made charging difficult.

My Fix

Everything went very smoothly until the last step. The guide was perfect, detailing everything you needed to know. Unfortunately, there should have been one final step. There are 3 components that need to be reused from your old Lightning connector assembly. The guide doesn't mention anything about this at all. I was able to figure it out pretty easily because I work on cars for a living - many times without repair information - but I suspect this oversight may trip up quite a few people. I tried to submit an edit but it was rejected. Perhaps I didn't format it right or something. In any case I still think iFixit needs to update this guide, but if they don't I've attached two photos showing the 3 components. Other than that, it was a fairly uneventful repair (expect when I broke a battery adhesive strip).

My Advice

DON'T BREAK THE BATTERY ADHESIVE STRIPS!!! Seriously, take your time and follow the guide EXACTLY! I got the first strip out perfectly in one piece. The second broke almost immediately. I later realized it was because I pulled it at a 45 degree angle, which was perfect for the first one, but the second was supposed to be pulled straight up. Doh! If you do break it, heat the CRAP out of it with a hairdryer (min. 5 minutes with 1800w unit on high) and use the guitar string trick. Forget the dental floss, I don't know why they even mention it. Breaking the 2nd adhesive strip added well over an hour to the job. Don't do it. Take your time and you'll have a much nicer time!

My Problem

Trackpad getting hard to retain a click and drag

My Fix

Had to go in twice. Gave up on removing the trackpad the first time, but after it was back together, I remembered that I did not connect its connector. They, I remembered the WD-40 trick; used a cotton swab; the tiniest flathead screwdriver I have (as the #00 seemed too large); prayed a bit, and got the screws out (although I had to put a brace underneath the surface of the trackpad so it would not move while applying pressure on the screw). Did not even consider replacing the brackets. Glad there were spares of the "tiniest screws ever made". No instructions regarding bracket replacement anyway.

My Advice

Need better advice on removing those tiny screws, and a triple-000 phillips, I believe.

However, it is perfect. (And, it was a mid-2010 13" Macbook Pro, not the selections that I cannot edit, nor were they selected when I started!)

My Problem

MacBook not charging

My Fix

The repair went pretty smoothly. The trickiest part was removing the keyboard ribbon cable. The instructions were not clear to show the actual location of the section that you have to flip up. With patience it wasn't too difficult to figure out. The project tray came in very handy to place parts and screws in order of disassembly making reassembly simple.

My Advice

Use the project tray to sort and keep parts in order and carefully make note of which screws go where particularly with the fans and the logic board. Also when re-installing the logic board make sure none of the ribbon connectors are trapped underneath it before you screw it down.

My Problem

The old battery was not holding a charge.

My Fix

Replacing the battery was as easy as everyone said it would be. I had no problems.

My Advice

Make sure you have a well-lit workspace.

My Problem

The battery of my Macbook Pro 15 - 2011 died on me.

My Fix

It took about 7 min and was great.

My Advice

Just read the instruction before you order.

My Problem

The fan on my late 2012 iMac was rattling.

My Fix

Just like the video and directions said, everything went really smooth.

My Advice

The toughest part was lifting the display, it's tough but start to lift it from the top to the bottom and it'll help. Also the glue at the bottom of the display was tough too, had to use a knife.

My Problem

A friend of mine has young children that were playing on their friends iPad and, after some elevated excitement, managed to drop the iPad. The bottom corner hit the ground and the digitizer shattered.

My Fix

The repair was initially difficult with the standard tools recommended. The plastic tools bend too easily with the shattered glass. After reading some tips from other users, I decided to give an exacto knife (slightly blunted) a go instead and thankfully it made a world of difference.

The iOpener worked well for me and the childrens friends are happy with the high quality product that iFixit provided.

My Advice

If the glass is severely shattered, use an exacto knife to pry out the glass, the blade helps cut through stubborn adhesive too. The glass pieces shoot off everywhere so I highly recommend taping up the glass first and using eye protection. Make sure there is no glass residue or chips on the LCD or surrounding the LCD as it will scratch and possibly burst the LCD if it gets trapped under the new digitizer.

knoykrmencita's Story Photo #615434
knoykrmencita's Story Photo #615440
knoykrmencita's Story Photo #615438

My Problem

My computer didn't turn on. I took it to an Apple Store. They told me that this Machine is a Dinosaur. they didn't have the part and didn't gave me warranty if the part is not original.

My Fix

I start looking on the internet how can I repair the computer. Then I see a video on youtube. I place the order, the order arrives the exact day it say in the order. Everything in the box was in perfect condition. While I watch the video I was doing all step by step. In about 18 minutes I have my computer back and working perfectly.

My Advice

IFIXIT is very trustable. The videos are very specific on the screws, cables, everything. I am a Pastor and My wife is a Grapphic Artist, all our work was in that computer, was very frustrating when the people from MAC told us nothing can be done. Thks IFIXIT, we have everything back and working perfectly.

My Problem

Accidentally our iPod classic fell unto the floor and consequently the harddisc was broken. The best solution seemed to be a replacement of the drive with a CF-card. If there is any pride, you go for it on your own and fix it.

My Fix

To start the opening process I found it easier to use a kitchen knife instead of the plastic opening tool. Afterwards opening the iPod with the proper tools was very easy thanks to your thorough and clear instructions. I didn't think it would be necessary but I actually needed all recommended tools. It's been the first time for many years that I felt the need to take an electronic device radically apart like this.

My Advice

Everything worked out nicely until.... I saw the power cable and was meant to move the lid 1-2 mm. However I had a very strong image in mind of the good old jumper-switches. Remember the ones from the 80s? So I torn out the whole jacket leaving me with lots of little pins flying around. Quite exciting. In order to understand - if at all - what possibly could have gone wrong, I followed the instructions for the other cables and realized how delicate my actions should have been applied. It occured to me progress didn't stop 30 years ago.

Actually I'm looking on the internet for another iPod classic with a broken harddisc and it seems it happens quite often.

Thanks folks! You've got the grumpy old guy out of the woods - willingly hunting for more experience. Hope you all have a little fun with my story.