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

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

My hard drive broke, and I had to open up my iMac and replace it with this kit.

My Fix

Repair was done in minutes.

My Advice

Watch YouTube videos on how to use.

My Problem

When Apple recalled my late 2009 iMac because of hard drive issues, I was busy / procrastinating / lazy / traveling / etc. The computer still worked, and while everything I had was backed-up and in the cloud, I couldn't upgrade to Yosemite because it recognized the serial number of a recalled HD and refused to play along. This prompted me to examine my options before paying someone to replace the HD. I came across IFIXIT online and was very impressed with the information provided, how remarkably easy it was to use the website, the prices, and the philosophy of "at least try to fix it".

My Fix

The repair was a definite success. The directions and online help were invaluable. The only technical issue I had involved the iMac HD cooling fan, which was warned about in the instructions. After installing the new drive and closing the computer back up, I had to open it again to undo the instruction for 'reversing the HD temp sensor connector'. Using some forum recommended software, I discovered that the particular new HD I installed (a Seagate 1TB SSD Hybrid) would work with the original connector in its original orientation, with no changes needed. I suspect that with manufacturing and design changing so rapidly, work-arounds in repair procedures that are needed one day are unnecessary at some point in the future. In any event, it provided another learning experience!

My Advice

Well done with your website. You have finally given me justification for refusing to recycle all those older Apple computers (I think my wife will thank you).

1) When putting everything back together I dropped the last screw into the computer innards because one of the magnets that hold the faceplate on whipped it off the screwdriver. I had to take everything apart again, but I refused to leave it loose in there. Even using needle-nose pliers to hold the screws was difficult for me because of the strength of the magnets. If there are real-world hints for solving this it would be good to know.

2) Having parts and suggested tools available and combined with the repair instructions is very much appreciated. It is truly one-stop shopping for both knowledge and function.

My Problem

You know how one thing often leads to another? There's a humorous old song that describes a twisted chain of events that that come up in the process of fixing the bucket. One thing leads to another. My home button was not responding but only intermittently. So I ordered a new home button and cable, installed it but then it wouldn't work at all. On closer inspection I discovered I had damaged the cable that connects the home button contacts which are part of the Lightning connector.

My Fix

I read through the step by step guide to replace the lightning connector. I thought I just might be able to manage it but I was intimidated. After all you've got to take just about every component of the phone apart to get at the lightning connector. All those tiny screws and cable connections! Anyway, I followed the guide meticulously, sweated a lot and by the grace of God was able to complete the repair successfully. It probably took an hour to an hour and a half. Sorry no pics.

My Advice

The only really serious hurdle was the that the instructions for step 33, removing the Lightning connector and speaker enclosure assembly from the rear case didn't say anything about how hard it was to actually free the charging port from the case. A note stating that this might be a struggle would have helped. Or a note that said when the connector comes out the charging port and the headphone jack come with it. I'm sure this is 2nd nature to the pros but it was sticky for me. By way of advice I would say take your time. Be patient. Follow the instructions to the letter and read all the notes. Keep close track of which screws go where. Watch out for small parts that can easily disappear.

bexoro's Story Photo #617586
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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.