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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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

One day my MacBook Pro started rattling very loudly whenever the fans came on. It was very annoying and got in the way of my work.

My Fix

It took me about a half hour to complete the repair, except that I had to run out to get a new screwdriver in the middle of the repair. The repair described in the manuals said I would need a phillips screwdriver. But the screws that held down the fans in my MacBook Pro were actually a very small Torx screw (a star hole in the head). I had to get one since it was a very unusual screwdriver to have. Once I had that, the repair went very smoothly after that.

My Advice

Check to make sure which screws are actually holding down the fans - Torx or Phillips and get the right screwdriver.

My Problem

2011 MacBook with screen of death

My Fix

I've never even opened a computer before, but now I think I'm Steve Jobs. My Mac has been passed down, so I don't qualify for the logic board replacement & didn't have a grand to fix it. So followed the directions on how to take it apart & reaplied thermal glue. (Also reflowed) Working now! Yay!

My Advice

I'm awesome

My Problem

I wanted to install an SSD in my iMac.

My Fix

I printed off the step-by-step guides, took my time, and it went beautifully!

My Advice

When you need to disconnect the 2 cables from the display, having a 2nd person makes all the difference. Have one person hold the screen up while the 2nd person disconnects those 2 cables. It'll help them to have a spudger and a headlamp, to see as clearly as possible.

The old adhesive comes off really easily. It sticks together and generally pulls off in one strip once you get it going.

Just use common sense with the display and don't over-strain it by bending it too much. If it won't release, just keep cutting away at the old adhesive with the cutting tools and cards.

Take your time and this repair will be much, much easier than you think at first.

My Problem

Super long start up attempt resulted in slashed circle. Internet search suggested the drive cable as a problem. Ifixit had the parts, they were inexpensive, order and shipping prompt and simple, cool ifixit app gave precise instructions and ,voilà!, I'm back in business in 4 days!

My Fix

As noted above: fast, well documented = success!

My Advice

Go to ifixit first!

My Problem

My battery has been on "replace soon" for over a year and I figured it was time to replace. I was at the point where the computer was lasting twenty minutes at 100% - move it or lose it time!

My Fix

I watched the repair video once and was just fine. Very straight-forward.

My Advice

I definitely recommend the spudger - really good call on that one - otherwise I probably would have used a pen and broken something. Also, once I opened the comptuer, it was obviously dusty as all !&&* after 4 years of never being opened - luckily I had a technician on hand who could show me how to clean it without screwing anything up, but I think a guide on how to clean the inside once you pop it open would be helpful. There was all kinds of stuff in there!

My Problem

Battery status changed to service needed and I didn't want to send away my computer for days to someone that can't receive it without an disclaimer that I need to backup the Hard drive before.

My Fix

Easy fix, had already replaced the hard drive before so was not that big difference to change the battery.

Found some small round plastic pieces flying around inside the case and after a while of investigation I realised that it was from the plastic feets from the casing that had fallen off.

My Advice

Make sure to use the correct tools for the job.

My Problem

I know it was the fan because laptop was running a lot warmer than before and was making loud squealling noise.

My Fix

The repair was so easy and fixed the issue.

My Advice

I recommend getting the Spudger. If your not sure about the screw drivers order the two they recommend. Be careful about the case screws they are real tiny and two different sizes and I'm not sure where to get them. The fan screws are just as tiny. The case screws appear to have lock tight on them from the factory and I also recommend using some when reinstalling. My other Macbook pro was repaired by Apple and three screws have backed out and are lost. They didn't use lock tight when reinstalling.

Take the opportunity to clean the computer of dust including the vent holes on the case. While in the computer notice how easy the hard drive and battery are to replace. The track pad is right under the battery.

The instructions on this sight are right on. Taking your time twenty minutes is enough time to complete the replacement and cleaning.

Good luck!

My Problem

The right fan of my trusty MBP 17" late 2007 did all at once an incredible noise that it was impossible to work. All activities especially applications using the graphic card raised the temperature and thus the noise. For diagnosis I went to my local reseller who told me that this MPB is a vintage model and there are no spare parts from Apple available any more. This was the moment I decided to do the repair myself.

My Fix

The order was placed at iFixit and the delivery arrived at the time scheduled. Additionally to the exchange of the fan I decided to replace the thermal paste between heat pipe and logic board as well. The manual guided me through this difficult process successfully. With fingers crossed I powered the MBP and - everything worked as it did many yours ago: The temperature is in the normal range 40-70°C with a fan speed of about 2000rpm and no noise anymore!

My Advice

I'm glad I replaced the vintage thermal paste as well following the really excellent guide for replacing the heat pipe. This was more than originally planned, however, I got an almost new MBP in turn.

My Problem

The battery needed replacement

My Fix

Just followed the instructions and everything went smoothly except the Phillips #00 screwdriver was worthless. Wouldn't really grab the screws. Used my own #00 screwdriver and all the screws came out easily.

My Advice

Don't buy the Phillips #00 screwdriver!

My Problem

The HDD Cable was faulty and would not recognise the HDD. This problem occurred intermittently and then all the time. The ? on a folder meant that the computer did not recognise the HDD. The MacBook Pro was useless and I considered buying another laptop!

My Fix

It took about 20 minutes to replace the HDD cable. I used the iFixit instructions on my iPad. My son helped me.

My Advice

Don't hesitate to have a go and fix your device. For the cost of a HDD cable and a spudger, it got it done. I'm very happy that the computer is working now.