T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

Product Overview

Crucial driver for fixing the original iPad.

  • Common specialty size used in all sorts of electronics: laptops, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed drivers for commonly used screw sizes make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit for the frequent fixer.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$5.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Excellent quality driver that just won't quit. Rubberized handle with swivel top and steel shaft. A staff favorite!

$9.95 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

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Stories

My Problem

The battery in my five-year-old Macbook Air was faltering, so I read the reviews and ordered an ifixit replacement.

My Fix

The repair was easier than I could have imagined, the only trick being handling the tiny screws, but the magnetic screwdrivers took care of that. After that, the battery started strong but has been losing capacity a little each day (my Coconut Battery app tracks it), but ifixit tells me battery charge with fluctuate the first 30 days before settling, and promised to replace it if it doesn't, so I'm willing to see how it goes. Customer service has been fast and helpful, and I have the impression that this is a company that stands by its products.

My Advice

After you've unscrewed everything and carefully laid your screws where you can access them to replace them, and then you remove the bottom laptop plate and see how dusty the inside of the laptop is, don't blow into the plate to remove the dust if the screws are behind the plate in the same path where you're blowing. Those little suckers go flying!

Beyond that, based on my experience, if anyone else's is like mine, I'd say give these folks the benefit of the doubt and give the battery time to settle in. Support has been fast and responsive.

My Problem

Battery icon indicated a problem.

My Fix

Repair was super easy.

My Advice

The screws on bottom of case have very shallow heads. I bought/used the recommended tools. I had to apply light to medium downward pressure to keep screw driver head seated properly.

Very happy I was able to use a 2013 battery with better specs in my 2012 model. Oh, and super geeked it was an Apple branded battery.

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My Problem

One of my dear friends unknowingly sat on my laptop and cracked the LCD, so I had to replace the display.

My Fix

Everybody told me not to do it, that replacing the display on a laptop was impossible. But I thought if these dudes at the Apple Store can do it, I can too. And I used to build model cars when I was little, how different could it be? The iFixit directions were great, and if you just follow them carefully, it's really easy.

My Advice

Prepare your workspace, and take it slow. Collect all screws and be careful. Think about what you're doing.

My Problem

A tipsy floor lamp fell into macbook pro top case

My Fix

The following the steps was easy the guide was perfect a new screen sending it in would be ~$1100

My Advice

Don't stab the battery, keeping screws in a 7 day pill box and noting what screws are from where helps not loose screws. Make sure to use the right screw driver in instruction as not to strip them.

My Problem

My Battery was completely DEAD. Ifixit made it super easy to change the battery with a brand new battery and all the right tools.

My Fix

The repair was extremely smooth! The online guide was spot on, color coded so I know exactly what to expect and told me what to look out for and where to be extra careful! Very well done!

My Advice

Read the online guide twice over and then start the fix yourself. It will go extra smooth!

My Problem

Battery was getting old and weak

My Fix

15 minute repair, no joke. Buy the tools, the Mac screws are so small I was afraid of stripping them.

My Advice

The videos are fantastic

My Problem

Cracked LED panel on a Macbook retina display

My Fix

Purchased a replacement display from eBay, Purchased the recommended tools for this job from ifixit, followed the step by step guide from ifixit and it turned out perfect.

My Advice

I have used ifixit for several repairs including iPhone screen and button replacements. The step by step guide with pictures is the way to go. My advice is to give yourself time for the project, plan on starting and finishing the job in one sitting. Clear a space to work, lay down a light colored towel to work on. it keeps tiny screws from bouncing off a table and makes them easier to find when and if they do drop. and take your time, reread the instructions making sure you know what you are going to do before you act.

My Problem

My machine was running super poorly after two years.

My Fix

The guide from Ifixit made it super easy to change everything. Took about ten minutes to take my machine apart and to get it back together with brand new cooling paste. Used compressed air to clean out all the dust.

My Advice

The screws were screwed too hard by the repair shop which resulted in a broken driver. I learned they need to be opened with a firm pressure down, angled slightly and with a slow and steady twist.

Further, applying the paste properly is essential so you don't conduct electricity from the motherboard to the parts that you apply it, as they conduct power. Just use a small dash in the middle, half the size of a pea, and then screw the heatsinks on. It'll spread it evenly for you.

In the end, my machine was broken from water damage and got sent back to rep. All the parts got changed and it is now functioning perfect.

I fixit sent me a new drive free of charge. Couldn't be more happy with the service from these guys.

My Problem

My battery was not holding his charge anymore... A new one was the solution for me :)

My Fix

I was not able to unscrew the first screw... Then I used the correct screwdriver, and all was very fine xD

My Advice

Take your time, and relax, it's not hard ;)

Don't forget to take pictures :P

My Problem

I had dropped my laptop because my dog jumped on my lap and since then the right speaker sounded blown.

My Fix

I took the afternoon of, poured a glass of cold beer and sat down with the patient. Carefully I followed the instruction on the website through my IPad. Using the tools I bought off this site, I operated on my laptop. I took it apart, realized the right speaker was shattered, replaced it and put it all back together.

My Advice

It all worked out wonderfully. Do not be afraid to try to fix things yourself. Be patient, attentive and read out all the instructions before sitting down to do all the steps. It helps and you won't be surprised when everything is ripped open in front of you.