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

 

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

As most know, the MacBooks van get extremely hot while running due to some manufacturing "flaw", if you will. In my apartment, I have no windows, so I'm the morning I open the door to let some light in. I live in Louisiana, so the humidity is ridiculous at times. The hother MacBook didn't mix well with the humid weather once I opened my door and cause a condensation layer to form under my MacBook! The screen went out (no backlight) but everything else was completely functional. I thought changing the screen would help so I decided to fix it myself.

My Fix

The repair went great, as far as replacing the screen goes. Keeping track of the screws is the most important thing!! unfortunately, the backlight still does not work and I will bring it to apple with a pity story to see if I can get some type of replacement. If not, I will attempt to replace the logic board myself!

My Advice

bags or labels for screws is a must.

The tools provided by ifixit are okay,

however, there's a multi-screwdriver but set at home Depot that has every bit needed for tiny screws for about $5.00.

My Problem

After checking the Microsoft website and finding out if I send in my tablet(in good shape) with $320 They will send me back a refurbished one. (EBay has them for $99.) I decided to take it apart what the heck it doesn't work anyway. The charger seemed to emit 12 volts. I ordered tools and a charging port from iFixit and about a week later I dug in to it.

My Fix

The hardest part was getting the bezel off with spudger tools. But it came off with only a few scratches. I read somewhere all you needed to do was unplug the ribbon cable and plug it back in and the problem would be reset so with lots of light and a magnifier I did it( I'm an old fart). The reason I didn't replace the charging port was I had no T4 screwdrivers. The port was not the problem anyway.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to dig into it and possibly brake something. What the heck the thing doesn't work anyway.

My Problem

After 6 years of use battery was almost exhausted, lasting less than an hour.

My Fix

Replacing the batter was pretty easy. Especially if you have done things like RAM or Hard Disk replacements. Just needs care and attention.

My Advice

Just be careful and attentive. It's pretty straightforward

My Problem

The cursor had been responding to not only my touches but also to hand movements when there was no contact with the pad.

The click function seemed to be erratic, sometimes several taps were required.

I imagined fur balls and roving colonies gumming the magic works below the pad.

My Fix

Th repair took not quite an hour from the time the package arrived to when the cats were allowed back on the dining room table where the work was performed.

There was much less debris under the old pad and in the case than I had expected.

I found one of the battery hold down tabs shattered as tough it had been crushed on assembly.the plastic fell away as I loosened and removed its screw. I used one of the metal tabs supplied for pad installation as a "washer" when reinstalling the battery.

The pad now responds with a crisp click, the cursor moves predictably and is no longer channeling the gestures of ghosts.

My Advice

Feed the cats before working in their space.

Keep a clear tape dispenser nearby. I make a sketch of the screw layout and tape the tiny parts to the drawing.

Tape was useful in extracting shards of plastic that fell from the broken battery tab.

A narrow strip of paper inserted in through the chassis helped guide the pad's wire ribbon up over the circuit board.The paper was removed once the ribbon found its path.

My Problem

Replaced my dock connector because it became corroded and didn't function.

My Fix

Everything went well except the screws holding the dock connector in were a BEAR! I tried not to, but ended up stripping them completely. I used a small flat head and a hammer to make notches in the screws and with A LOT of elbow grease finally got them out. In that process, the home button ribbon became damaged. Now my physical home button doesn't work, but Apple thought of everything, and under "Accessability" there's an option for a virtual home button. My phone works great now and I was especially happy to be able to get my honeymoon pics off it. Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Buy the driver kit because the phillips they sent doesn't fit the screws perfectly. Also, be very gentle with the home button ribbon.

My Problem

My lcd was bad

My Fix

As many others have said, getting the glass off was real tough, I found that when I wasn't having success in one corner, I tried a lower corner and it worked much better. From there I just pried all the way around, making sure to heat a bit as I went.

My Advice

I bought my led from Ifixit and there was a film over the screen! It had no obvious tabs, the way I knew it was there is there was like a pixelated "L" in the lower left portion of the screen! Very carefully use something (my nails were too short) to start pulling up the film, then pull it off. But only once you're ready to seal up the glass for good since you don't want any dust or smudges in there. Good luck

My Problem

Mac support diagnosed a crashed hard drive, I decided to investigate and attempt to repair. My initial plan was to replace it with a different Windows based laptop hard drive then format it using the Mac drive tools. Unfortunately the Mac disk utility did not register the new drive, let alone allow me to format. Even more curiously, the original hard drive that was diagnosed as "crashed" was fine after I formatted it on my Windows desktop. Yet, still would not read on the Mac.

My Fix

Poorly due to Macintosh.

My Advice

PC Master Race

My Problem

My back camera stopped working. My battery was dying a little quickly, so I swapped that out while I was performing surgery.

My Fix

Repair was easier than I expected, especially putting everything back together. Took about an hour. The hardest parts were separating the screen and getting the battery out. By hardest I mean they were the most seemingly sketchy parts.

My only complaint is that the camera quality is not was good as the original camera. This is actually a pretty big deal to me. I am going to look for a better camera and try to swap it out again.

My Advice

Putting things back together wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Take your time with the glass. When putting the main board back in, make sure everything that is supposed to be under is is under and everything that is supposed to be above it is above.

My Problem

I take my iPod to bed - and on a certain day the headphone jack got twisted - and damaged my iPod internally. So: no more music. It was a very very sad day. The most economic way to fix this was to order the required spare parts and tools and do it myself. (If others can do it, I can do it too)

My Fix

Repair went fine but I took my time: about an hour. I Read the instructions thoroughly.

Removing the cover without damaging/bending it was the hardest part. I did not use the plastic opening tools - they were no real help.

My Advice

Take your time and concentrate. Remove tape over cables slow and gently. Watch carefully that the flat cables remain flat - I had a small problem with that. The new cable was bent next to the headphone jack and this resulted in a very distorted sound.

At that point I thought : "My GOD, what have I done!?".

Gently straightening the cable solved the issue and my iPod was as new. Then I taped the cables back on their original places.

Tip 1: order the required tools.

Tip 2: Test your iPod while it is still open, if anything went wrong - you can easily look for the problem without the need to reopen the thing.

Tip 3: keep cats, spouses and children away from the operation quarter.

Couldn't have done it without iFixit though, big thanks guys!

My Problem

I use my phone quite heavily and after more than a year the battery wasn't lasting even half way thru my shift and I'm constantly moving so i Can't just plug it in. Time to try and replace the battery.

My Fix

The replacement went easy. I was concerned with disconnecting and reconnecting of the ribbon cables but they weren't a problem.

My Advice

I really like what ifixit is doing, almost all consumer devices should be consumer repairable.