TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-027

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TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver

$5.95

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.

 

Stories

dan's Story Photo #507515
dan's Story Photo #507517

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

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

fermi's Story Photo #446456
fermi's Story Photo #446457

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.

 

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