Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver

$7.95

Product code: IF145-107

 

Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver

$7.95

Product code: IF145-107

Product Overview

The tool you need to overcome security tri-wing screws.

  • Frequently used to deny users access to device internals, getting past a tri-wing is simple with the right tool.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fits Tri-wing fasteners found on some Apple laptop batteries that use Apple Tool 922-8991.
  • Fixed-handle drivers make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit.
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$12.95 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

original battery needed to be replaced

My Fix

perfectly -- very easy and I am not very mechanically inclined. The pictures and description were easy to follow and very detailed.

My Advice

IFIXIT is a TERRIFIC web site!

My Problem

Macbook becoming really slow and just freezing. Also running hotter than normal. Did all the recommended resets and tried 3 times to get Time machine to back-up hard drive but it could never save more thasn 24 percent before failing.

My Fix

The installation of the new Hybrid hard drive went pretty well, formatted hard drive and installed Snow Leopard from disc and applied all updates, up and running no problems. Installed Mountain Lion and all updates and then updated to Yosemite. Wow what an improvement over Mountain Lion. Runs better than ever.

My Advice

Hybrid drives are the way to go if you don't have the money for a SSD

My Problem

My partners Mac book pro died of the age old problem,the suicidal glass of liquid H20 that dived of its own free will across her laptop, causing said mac to go to that great mac store in the sky.

After many varied techniques of drying and with every appendages crossed finally approached the genius desk at local mac store to find that even Dracula could bring this body back from the dead.

Mother board gone and various other organs deep kentucky fried.

Store unable to suggest ways of getting data of hard drive except by replacing entire inner workings at the cost of $2000+ and then no guarantees.

So bough brand new pro for $1600 with all the bells and whistles.

And tripped the light fantastic to your friendly ifixit video archive to learn how to retrieve data.

My Fix

Easy as ordering a large slice of lemon pie, following my handy Ifixit video and with my handy $13 purchases at the ready, which arrived 3 days after ordering them in Australia from the states, faster than the man of steel can change in the oldie telephone booth.

Repairs and recovering of full data took 10 mins. And a very happy partner. And a host of spare partners for my own pro, long may it live.

My Advice

Never give up the ghost in the machine, and what ever the Apple Wizards recommend always double check from a separate independent source, love the product not so sold on the after service.

Ya got to love Ifixit

My Problem

The problem was that the original battery could no longer hold a charge, was expanding within the Unibody and the computer could not function without being plugged into an outlet.

My Fix

I checked out local shops anticipating that they would not have a specific battery such as the one for the Mac pro on hand, but tried anyways. Searched the web for a day and came across iFixit. I was a bit hesitant, but I was in dire need. iFixit made it super easy. I watched the video, they provided the necessary materials list for purchase at a reasonable price in terms of convenience and ease. As mentioned earlier, I needed the battery soon, so I forked over the 2 day mail fee and received it on time as was predicted. The battery swap was quick and mess free. Now, the computer works great!

My Advice

iFixit was super helpful and I would stronger consider them if you're trying to fix something yourself. Do a bit of research first on what your looking for and then weigh your options. In my case, this was the most idle situation.

rdsjolund's Story Photo #512971

My Problem

A person wiped off the dirty track pad with a cloth sprayed with some cleaner -- and something got into the pad and it stopped working. Even after days of drying the cursor moved erratically.

My Fix

I followed the instructions and used the Spudger and the Tri-Wing screwdriver - and a Phillips 00 that I own. No problems at all and the computer is now working fine. I did use a grounding cable to keep down static.

My Advice

Download the guide and follow the steps. Get the tools- you cannot do the job without them.

My Problem

Changing the battery

My Fix

Perfect, as expected!

My Advice

When buying from Spain you have to add 42.75€. (IVA 26.41€ + 13.50€ gastos administrativos from Fedex + 2.84€ IVA de los gastos.

The final price is the same than going to an Apple shop to be repaired! : (

My Problem

My track pad was not working on my Macbook Pro 2010 mid year version. I took it to a repair shop. The problem was the battery was damaged and was pushing up on the pad. I had them put in a refurbished battery. After using it awhile I was not satisfied with the battery. I decided to work with IFIXIT and replace the battery myself. I usually take all my repairs to my rerpair shop. However, after watching the videos, reading the step-by-step guides and reading coustomer's comments I decided to give the repair myself.

My Fix

I was a little leary when the website said the repair was "easy". For some reason, things are not always easy for me. However, to my surprise, it was easy! The video, the guide and the comments were all helpful. Thank you teammates.

My Advice

Use the website for the tools, videos, guides and comments.

My Problem

La batterie de mon MacBook Pro commençait à s'essouffler après 5 ans de bons et loyaux services. Il me fallait donc la remplacer. La batterie livré par iFixit est exactement la même que celle d'origine, j'ai donc retrouvé les performances et l'autonomie de mon MacBook Pro comme s'il venait de m'être livré.

My Fix

Malgré les dires d'Apple la batterie se remplace très facilement. Celle-ci n'est pas collée comme sur les derniers portables d'Apple mais retenue par deux vis, Il suffit de dévisser les dix vis maintenant le coque inférieure, de déconnecter la batterie et de retirer les deux vis pour la sortir de son emplacement et la remplacer par la nouvelle batterie.

My Advice

Nhésitez plus pour remplacer vous même votre batterie sur un MacBook Pro mi 2009. Suivez le tutoriel iFixit et tout devrait se passer sans problèmes. Méfiez-vous tout de même des batteries tierces et optez plutôt pour une batterie d'origine.

My Problem

This isn't very exciting...My son's battery in his laptop was bloated and pushed the key pad up. (And in case you were wondering, yes, of course I told him to keep an eye on the back of the laptop when he told me the clock needed reset every time he used it.)

My Fix

Armed with IFIXIT directions and the awesome little tri-lobe screwdriver that twists in your palm, it was a breeze! I was worried about the track pad but he said everything works fine.

My Advice

When your son's laptop clock starts acting up, take it from him right away and change the battery before it starts bloating up!

My Problem

My white unibody macbook was having problems with the trackpad. After days of searching the internet, trying software fixes, cleaning, checking battery, etc, nothing worked. I finally decided to go for it and buy a new replacement Trackpad with screws, the #00 Phillips Screwdriver, and the Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. Total cost with shipping for everything was $96.00.

My Fix

It took me less than 30 minutes to remove the old trackpad, clean around it, and install the new trackpad. My old macbook now works like new - well, at least the trackpad does. Follow the MacBook Unibody Model A1342 Trackpad Replacement guide on the ifixit website, and you will have no problems. Super easy to follow and replace.

My Advice

Take your time, and move slowly. You do not want to do any more damage to your macbook.

I highly recommend buying the Phillips #00 Screwdriver and the Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. It is worth it to have the right tools, and you will not damage any of the screws.

Be very careful when removing the wiring ribbons connecting the battery and the trackpad. Break one of these ribbons, and your repair is over until you get a replacement.

I would recommend cleaning around the topcase where the trackpad sits before installing the new one. Dirt, lint, dust, etc trapped here will cause problems for even a brand new trackpad. I cleaned mine with a cotton swab dipped in a little rubbing alcohol.

Don't waste any time trying to repair a faulty trackpad. Just drop $100 with iFixit, and your trackpad will be working like new in 30 minutes. Super easy fix.