TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$9.95

Product code: IF145-027

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TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$9.95

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

squeaky xbox 360 controller triggers

My Fix

sprayed WD40 on springs

My Advice

nope was easy

My Problem

My buddy sold me his PS3 cheep because his kids jammed stuff into the Bluray player and it wouldn't work.

My Fix

The repair was much more simple than I thought it would be. But I just followed the instructions and used the tools I bought from IFIXIT and it was not to bad. Getting to and removing the player took me about 20 minutes. I had to look on the internet to find out how to get into the Bluray player though. I didn't see instructions for that. I took the top off of the bluray player and found a PSP disc and 2 puzzle pieces inside. I removed the objects, put everything back together and now I have a working PS3 slim, 2 controllers, 1 wand and camera that cost me 80 bucks.

My Advice

Offer instructions on how to open PS3 bluray players.

My Problem

My PSU in my 2006 iMac g5 burnt out 3 years ago while I was plugging it in. There was a tiny spark and the thing wouldn't turn on. It was too old to get it repaired by Apple.

My Fix

It took about an hour to get disassembled. Once I did that, I promptly realized there was manufacturer error and had to call and get a new PSU sent out. They were very helpful on the phone and the service way exceptional. Shipping took like 2 seconds. Not literally but it was really fast.

While I was disassembling I was at the part where you disconnect the SATA cable. Apparently it's really easy to rip right off the board and then you are out of luck forever since it has to be soldered back on meticulously. The internet and my local Mac repair shop said it's not worth it to even try to fix.

Putting the PSU in was easy and putting it back together took probably 30 minutes. It powered right up beautifully. Of course it can't read the hard drive so after that it just blinks a flashing folder icon with a question mark in it.

Only after all that did I see there was a guide to replace the PSU without taking the whole thing apart. HAHA OOPS.

Conclusion, I fixed the PSU successfully. The guide was really good, the part worked great and then I broke my iMac forever in a different way. The End.

My Advice

Don't break your iMac while you're fixing it.

Try to do the shortcut of replacing the PSU first.

If you feel you must take the whole thing apart, be VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY careful with the SATA cable disconnection. It was EXTREMELY hard for me to unplug even with a spludger and instructions so I thought maybe I'd give it a little tug since the other cables seemed to need a little force to disconnect. That's where I went wrong and it just ripped away from the board completely.

Also, if you DO break your SATA cable off you can run your iMac off an external drive.

My Problem

Replaced the hard drive in an iMac - tried to upgrade to Yosemite and received the error message that there were some SMART problems with the drive and to replace it - tech tried but had problems with fan - got the number of correct HD from WD and bought from Amazon and installed myself.

My Fix

Easy as pie.

My Advice

Downloaded Yosemite via Internet - worked fine and then would not reboot - am still working on it - understand that there may be a problem with programs starting up on the login - many are having problems with glitches with Yosemite - might want to hold off until Apple perfects Yosemite

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My Problem

une odeur soudaine de brûlé puis plus rien sur l'Imac, il ne voulait plus démarrer et ne donnait aucun signe de vie. Je l'ai emmené chez un réparateur Mac, et là le diagnostic a été simple au vu de ma description : carte alim HS. seul hic Apple a comme règle d'arrêter l'approvisionnement de ses rechanges à 7 ans et mon Imac avait 7 ans et demi !! c'était rageant.

My Fix

j'ai décidé de rechercher une carte alim sur le site ifixit, mais dommage elle était en rupture de stock. J'ai quand même créé une alerte mail, au cas où elle serait réapprovisionnée. 3 mois après miracle je recevais un mail d'Ifixit m'annonçant la bonne nouvelle et j'ai consulté le mode opératoire étape par étape très clair avec des photos. Donc j'ai commandé. l'appro a été très rapide, j'ai commandé le lundi ap midi et j'ai reçu le colis Fedex des US mercredi matin, top ! ensuite avec qqes outils supplémentaires comme les ventouses et un tournevis torx 8, tout s'est très bien passé, et miracle l'Imac a repris vie comme si de rien n'était!

My Advice

vous avez juste à suivre le mode opératoire et vous aider de la video qui est très bien faite, et tout devrait bien se passer!

j'ai profité du démontage pour aspirer l'intérieur de l'Imac, ce qui lui a fait le plus grand bien.

My Problem

The hard drive in my Early 2008 iMac 20" (EMC 2210) was throwing all kinds of S.M.A.R.T. errors about and was, in general, acting very strange. Ultimately, I knew what had to be done: follow the iFixit Repair guide, gather the necessary parts / tools and set to work.

My Fix

All-in-all, the repair took about an hour... and that's because I was going SUPER slow as to be meticulous: using Styrofoam coffee cups (labeled with a Sharpie as to what type of screws they were and which step from the guide they came from) to hold screws as I removed them. I followed the guide to the dot... and it was super helpful.

My Advice

The only thing that threw me was Step 1... I purchased the recommended Phillips #1 screwdriver, but it definitely did not fit the Phillips screw on the access door. Had to bust out the Phillips bit on my Leatherman to loosen the Phillips screw. Not a horrible thing... I now have a handy-dandy Phillips #1 screwdriver... just not sure why it didn't fit the screw it was outlined for? Perhaps my access door is weird... thanks Apple!

Also, the repair guide (in Step 14) suggests that releasing the hard drive bracket "requires a substantial amount of force". Again, perhaps my iMac is special... but it did not require a ton of force. Just saying... take it easy and hopefully you won't Hulk-smash your iMac in the process.

TAKE EXTREME CARE in handling the glass panel and display panel. The repair guide was not kidding that any kind of dust / finger prints / crud you don't remove will show up in-between the glass panel and display panel once everything is back together. I used a lint-free cloth and a can of air to make sure everything was neat and clean before reassembly. While performing the repair, make EXTRA sure you don't touch the under-side of the glass panel or the front of the display panel... this will make for less cleaning and a speedy reassembly.

My Problem

PS3 Yellow light of Death... @ approx. $159.-- the repairs by an outside source. It was either a Self/Home Repair or discarding the unit. The repair would have exceed the market value of the item.

My Fix

With IFIXIT, your chances of avoiding headaches and accomplishing your Goal are extremely high.

My Advice

Before you disassemble anything do research; google it, try youtube, and visit IFIXIT. It's important to make sure you have the proper tools required for the job. IFIXT not only had the tools I needed but their order processing, prompt shipping and FAST Delivery were outstanding and exceeded my expectations.

My Problem

There was an issue with the original HD that came with the computer.

My Fix

The repair went very well even though some parts had to be modified for the two SSD to be installed.

My Advice

I wish that they would have instructions for the steps in reverse.

My Problem

Hard drive quit working

My Fix

Guide helped repair to go very smoothly

My Advice

A link in the repair guides on how to partition and install OS X, or restore from backup would be helpful. It was kind of hard to find on the website by navigating through several pages. It was easier to find thru a Google search

My Problem

Wife dropped her old iPhone 3GS that we only use to listen to books on CDs, and the glass broke in a couple places. Display worked fine. I should note that this was a replacement phone for one that was stolen. I bought this one on eBay as a 16GB 3GS. However, the back said it was a 16GB 3G and the guts said it was an 8GB 3GS. So I wasn't sure if the panel was a 3GS or 3G, so I ordered both.

My Fix

Using the suction cup to open the front (after removing the 2 screws) was a problem. The front panel was pulling away from the display assembly as the sticky wasn't strong enough. Must have been removed before and proper parts weren't used. Had to push a little with a dental pick through the screw holes to get the display assembly to start to come out, then I could use the metal spudger to pry it fully out.

Everything else went just like the guides said. When I got the old panel off, I compared the connector (and part #s on the cable) to the two I bought for the repair. It was closest to the 3GS, so that is what I put in. But the differences are very slight, with only a slight mechanical change in the connector. Had to use a 10x loop to see!

Reassembly was easy. However, I apparently didn't get the front panel connector properly seated as at first the touch screen wouldn't work at all. So I reopened and reseated the connector until it properly sort of snapped in and was seated. Then everything worked perfectly.

Absolutely could not have done this without the great words and pictures in the guides.

My Advice

Even though I am a retired system engineer who fixed a lot of military electro-optical equipment for work, I was nervous to try this repair. But the guides are great. Do not force anything! And make sure alignment of parts is correct before fully assembling pieces.

The guides are very correct in what they describe. The hard part is visualizing what they are saying before you actually perform the step if you haven't done it before. Move slowly and carefully.

I also upgraded the hard drive in my wife's iMac following the iFixit instructions - went smoothly and works perfectly!!!

 

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