Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver

$7.95

Product code: IF145-107

 

Tri-point Y1 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

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$12.95 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

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

Nothing exciting here - the battery had simply stopped holding a charge, and the condition of the battery had been reported by my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro as "Replace Soon" for some time.

My Fix

The repair went just fine. I sat down to do it, and realized I didn't have the spudger I ordered (to pry off the battery connector). I still don't, because I had fingernails that day, and I was too lazy to dig the package out of the trash to look for it.

The repair would have gone a bit faster, but I had to take a moment to express my disgust that one of the mounting tabs on the old battery was broken, presumably from over-tightening the screw during a previous repair (had the logic board replaced at an Apple Store).

My Advice

This is a pretty simple repair. Not sure the spudger is needed - just pry the connector off carefully. Just take your time, and don't lose the screws when you remove them (I recommend laying them out in order, so you know where they go on reassembly - this will save you a little time).

My Problem

I battery issue with macbook air and keyboard issue with a older macbook, at first the folks at Apple were accommodating and sid they could replace the battery and keyboard for about $225, then i get a call saying there is water damage and they cannot just replace the bad parts buts all the insides of both computers for $1600

My Fix

I have never worked on computers in my life, in fact i am a tree trimmer and not used to being gentle with things, so i was concerned about my ability become a computer tech, but with the help of of Ifixit i was able to completely tear down my old Mac and rebuild it using a keyboard from a scrap computer and it works great! And the battery replacement on the macbook air was a piece of cake with the proper screwdrivers, fixed them both and added more RAM to the old mac for about $200, Power to the people Thanks IFIXIT!!

My Advice

If i can do it so can you, repair don't replace!

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My Problem

When arriving home from a holiday, my partner's MacBook Pro was in a soft bag that he left on top of the kitchen counter. As he went into the garden, the bag collapsed and spread it's contents over the flag-stone floor - including the MacBook. Result, a bent upper case.

My Fix

Like a dream! Ordered the parts from ifixit.com, plus an ifixit t-shirt so I could feel like a pro completing the work. The parts & tools arrived in phenomenally quick time! I'm in the UK, and a combination of ifixit.com and FedEx made it feel like the package arrived in hours from the States.

Case replacement was easy as pie. All done, no hassles. Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Don't leave your MacBook in a soft bag on the kitchen counter!

My Problem

Could not load discs into the Wii.

My Fix

Followed video advise on removing the drive.

My Advice

The plastic disc ejection mechanism simply was misaligned. I re aligned the ejection mechanism and put it back together. Everything working great so far.

My Problem

After 6 years of use battery was almost exhausted, lasting less than an hour.

My Fix

Replacing the batter was pretty easy. Especially if you have done things like RAM or Hard Disk replacements. Just needs care and attention.

My Advice

Just be careful and attentive. It's pretty straightforward

My Problem

The cursor had been responding to not only my touches but also to hand movements when there was no contact with the pad.

The click function seemed to be erratic, sometimes several taps were required.

I imagined fur balls and roving colonies gumming the magic works below the pad.

My Fix

Th repair took not quite an hour from the time the package arrived to when the cats were allowed back on the dining room table where the work was performed.

There was much less debris under the old pad and in the case than I had expected.

I found one of the battery hold down tabs shattered as tough it had been crushed on assembly.the plastic fell away as I loosened and removed its screw. I used one of the metal tabs supplied for pad installation as a "washer" when reinstalling the battery.

The pad now responds with a crisp click, the cursor moves predictably and is no longer channeling the gestures of ghosts.

My Advice

Feed the cats before working in their space.

Keep a clear tape dispenser nearby. I make a sketch of the screw layout and tape the tiny parts to the drawing.

Tape was useful in extracting shards of plastic that fell from the broken battery tab.

A narrow strip of paper inserted in through the chassis helped guide the pad's wire ribbon up over the circuit board.The paper was removed once the ribbon found its path.

My Problem

Original battery started to swell which affected the track pad.

My Fix

I watched the video on how to change the battery before buying the new one. The battery, spudger and screwdrivers arrived within a few days and replacing it took less than five minutes. It was easier than I thought it would be.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to do repairs that are fairly simple and straight forward. IFIXIT provides all the support and and technical assistance you need with written instructions, video and live person assistance. Even if you think a repair is beyond your capability, I suggest contacting contacting IFIXIT before taking your device in for repair.

My Problem

My laptop battery had lost its performance for recent years down to it can only last for 1 hour but I still used it and did not paying attention that the battery had swollen so bad until one day it cracked up my track pad. So I guess a battery change is a must to be done.

My Fix

The steps and the video are really helpfull, very easy to be followed. Overall it was pretty easy fix and my laptop works fine just right after the battery change.

My Advice

The spudger and the Y1 tri-wing screwdriver are very essential, but the 00 screwdriver didn't work because it was too big for the screws on the back case.

My Problem

battery was dead and magsafe board failed

My Fix

everything was great, i had 1 screw stripped from a previous repair but it wasn't too much of an issue and i broke 1 speaker connector , but that speaker was already blown and will be replaced once i can afford it.

My Advice

be very gentle with the speaker connectors, they really are delicate.

My Problem

Battery not functional any longer needed to replace battery

My Fix

So easy! I was nervous but I asked my friend who used to work at the Apple store and said it was super easy just remember where the screws go. I had to do it so I did it, super quick and easy.

My Advice

Follow the guide! It was so easy and great!