TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$4.95

Product code: IF145-027

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TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$4.95

Product code: IF145-027

Product Overview

The answer to accessing your electronics innards.

  • One of the most common "security" screw types, this screwdriver is essential for anyone wanting to open up everything.
  • Required screwdriver for opening up the PlayStation 3 Slim.
  • Compatible with both T8 and T8 Security fasteners (TR8).
  • Pro version is ESD-safe to protect sensitive electronics.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set and Macro Bit Set.

Product Details

$4.95 Economy

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Great quality driver. Gets the job done just fine for the average Joe and semi-pros.

$5.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

An excellent quality driver! Rubber 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

My hard drive had completely crashed, needed to replace.

My Fix

It was quick and easy, other than one hiccup in that my drive was a Seagate and I had ordered a Western Digital accidentally. However, iFixit was great about sending me the right drive, and I have sent back the prior one.

My Advice

It appears some people have problems with the temperature sensor. I found that by properly marking the wires, I had no issue reinstalling the heat sensor cable and having no issues with the fan. Again, felt the whole process was very easy and quick.

Also, to restore the drive with Mac OS X, luckily had been regularly backing up with Time Machine to a NAS, and so it was really easy to restore from a time machine image.

My Problem

I dropped my Macbook Pro Mid 2014 during what I assume to be a drunken rampage, since I don't recall how the damage came to be. I assume either my foolish self (or dirty hippie friends) threw my then 4 month-old gorgeous aluminum baby onto the floor and/or wall in a fit of disgust, leaving the bottom righthand corner slightly bent. When I awoke the next day, the colours popping out of my Retina display were slightly brighter from that corner. On a black background, it was apparent that the aluminum casing was pressing on the back of the LCD display. Being the smart man I am, I decided to try and bend it back. I thought it worked until I turned on MBP and saw that the LCD display had cracked into some absolutely lovely lines of dead pixels running up and across from the corner.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well overall. Took around an hour and a half for me, but the display assembly repair probably would have taken 30 minutes if it wasn't for two issues:

1) The T8 screwdriver iFixit sent me didn't work. The metal screwdriver tip was not securely glued into the plastic handle, so I was lucky I had a backup set of Torx drivers.

2) One of the display hinges on the replacement display assembly was slightly bent. I didn't notice it at first when I first installed it, but after closing the lid, it was apparent that the new display did not sit flush with the body of the MBP, having being skewed off a couple of millimetres to one side. My fix for this was having pliers and applying slight pressure onto the hinge to straighten it out. After a couple of rounds of bending the hinge straight, the new display fit on flush and snug, just like new.

My Advice

1. Please check that all your tools are working, and you have access to pliers in case you get a bent display hinge.

2. To check to see if the hinge is bent, look down the length of the metal display hinge rod and see if it is flush & parallel with the outer edge of the display assembly. Compare with your existing display hinge for help. The one I received was slightly off center by a couple of degrees, meaning I had to use pliers to slightly bend it back straight in line with the edge. Be gentle and double check constantly!

3. Don't allow your dirty hippie friends near your MBP whilst drinking. Don't try to be a hero and bend an aluminum display back yourself. And get a case I guess.

My Problem

The 1TB hard drive crashed and I reformatted and restored it but then it crashed again about a day or two later.

My Fix

The hard drive replacement was a breeze. It took about 1hour and after formatting the new drive and loading OS X Yosemite all I had to do was restore my files from my backup USB drive. The free hard drive replacement guide was easy to follow. Also it was a nice upgrade from my original 1TB drive to a 2TB. Over all I am extremely satisfied with how everything went.

My Advice

The only issue I encountered was after I completed the install my drive fan was running at max speed. Got on the web and found an app called iStat Menus. This app had a menu that enabled me to control the fan speed with no problem.

My Problem

I closed my screen on a usb cap and had cracked the screen making it pretty unusable.

My Fix

The repair went great, 45 minutes in and out. All is right in the world again.

My Advice

Go to ifixit.com EVERYTIME! They're great!

My Problem

iMac Intel 24" Hard Drive Replacement. Hard drive went TU while I was using the computer.

My Fix

Repair was complicated with a lot of steps but not difficult, tools recommended and replacement drive were exactly right. Were in our 60's and got bored after supper the day the parts arrived. It took about 2 hours but I'm old, recovering from a stroke and kinda slow.

My Advice

Do it. Just take your time and follow the excellent instructions on line. While you have it on its back and helpless upgrade the RAM too. This saved me a bunch in repair bill or a new computer.

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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

After 7 years of trusty service my iMac's hard drive flat-lined. I considered going to a repair service but after some web searching I found the ifixit web site and decided to try my chances at replacing the drive myself. (For $150 less why not right?)

My Fix

Bottom line: iMac 2210 had a Western Digital 320GB drive that I replaced with a new WD 1TB drive. I ordered the ifixit repair kit and watched the easy to follow instructional video. These guys know what they are doing because I was able to replace the drive with no real hiccups. Great job with your how to videos and narratives guys. Keep it up!

My Advice

Get yourself the main kit from ifixit's site and follow the video / guides patiently. It will all work out in the end.

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

squeaky xbox 360 controller triggers

My Fix

sprayed WD40 on springs

My Advice

nope was easy

 

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