Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver

$12.95

Product code: IF145-107

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Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver

$12.95

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

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.

My Problem

I'd had my Mac since 2009 and never serviced the battery. It was finally starting to show and the battery life was getting worse and worse.

My Fix

I was nervous but the repair was super easy and the guide/videos made it really easy to follow. For someone who's never opened up any type of computer it was just as easy as they said it would be.

My Advice

Definitely doing this next time. I didn't want to go to the apple store because they wouldn't give me an estimate and they tend to charge just to get the estimate. No need to pay an expert to do this.

My Problem

Battery replacement

My Fix

Haven't fixed it yet, but I am working on it.

My Advice

The tools are really useful for fixing your Mac book! You can replace your battery, hard drive and many other things yourself.

My Problem

So, I had a friend over, and we were doing some drinking, and I had my Macbook (Mid 2012 Unibody) plugged up to the tv. Apparently after I went to sleep my friend started feeling sick. He ended up vomiting and I suppose he couldn't make it to the bathroom, because he ended up throwing up in the empty pizza box beside my Macbook... well... mostly... I woke up the next morning to a puddle of puke about the side of a pancake on my open computer, right on the keyboard, and by the looks of it, it'd been there for a few hours. I immediately shut it off and pulled the battery, but the damage was done. I cleaned it off and let it dry for a few days before turning it back on (amazingly, it still ran). Several keys were inactive or triggering other commands, my trackpad was being janky, my hard drive was making weird noises, my battery life had decreased by about half, and my optical drive was completely broken. I'm a working DJ, and learning music production and sound design, so obviously this was a very big issue for me.

My Fix

I ordered all the parts (at least I thought I did) and got them in the mail a few days later. I downloaded iFixit's mobile app for iphone (SUPER HANDY!) and got to work. I had to disassemble the entire machine in order to replace the upper case, and then as I was putting it back together I was able to just swap out old parts with replacements. I opted to get a hard drive caddy and swap out my optical drive with a second hard drive (now rocking 2tb of storage, it makes me very happy) since I have the external superdrive for the Macbook Air. With iFixit's guides on the app, it was a breeze from start to finish and I got it all done in a matter of hours. I consider myself a handy person, but I know nothing about computer repair, so for me to be able to flawlessly repair it to fully functioning status was a pretty great feeling. Couldn't have done it without the step by step guide with greatly detailed pictures. I discovered a couple days later that my airport/bluetooth card was also damaged by the incident, which is not a huge deal, just an inconvenience and I plan on replacing it when I get my next paycheck.

My Advice

If you're replacing your upper case on the Unibody model A1278 (not sure about other models) the guide doesn't mention it, but you need to pull the battery level indicator off of your old upper case and transfer it to the new one. Another thing I didn't know that fortunately didn't bite me in the hind quarters, was the risk of static shock. I didn't know this was a thing, but a simple static shock discharged from your body to your computer's sensitive inner parts can practically destroy your computer, so before going into your computer's innards, make sure to look up online how to ground yourself so that you don't risk killing your beloved computer. Lastly, if you decide that you also want to replace your optical drive with a second hard drive and intend to use apple's external superdrive, be aware that the drive was only intended for use with Apple computers that do not originally have an optical drive, so it's not a "plug and play" accessory. You have to go online and find directions for rewriting one of the scripts so that it will allow the drive to be used, just be careful because an incorrect sudo script can seriously mess up your computer.

OH! And for the love of all things holy and unholy alike, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP ALL THE SCREWS SEPARATE AND WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE COMPONENT! I cannot stress this enough. You will save yourself a major headache. I used sandwich bags and labeled them with a sharpie.

My Problem

My MacBook Pro was from early spring 2011... here it is 2015 and the battery was worn out. So much so, that I had to stay connected to the cord most of the time because the battery would only last a couple or three hours or so.

My Fix

I didn't want to pay the repair shops the exorbitant amounts they were asking for to replace the battery, but I was tired of the ball and chain that was my computer cord, so I bit the bullet and ordered two screwdrivers, the spudger and the battery. I don't think I really needed to order the tools... tools I had here at home might have worked (well... maybe needed the Tri-wing screwdriver). I followed the written directions step by step and it was EASY!! Thanks so much ifixit for for saving me time and money!!

My Advice

Check all the tools and save a little more money by only getting what you really need!!

My Problem

The battery expanded severely causing the trackpad to pop out the the frame

My Fix

Very simple install. Directions were fantastic. Took about 15 minutes

My Advice

Look up the directions and order the tools.

My Problem

Hello guys,

At about a month and a half, my MacBook Pro mouse pad began to lift and crashed. I was very worried because I work in East Timor, a country with few resources and where it is difficult to find credible computer technicians.

Then I talked to a portuguese friend who works in IT. For my description, he suggested it might be the battery that was swell.

He advised me to replace the battery as soon as possible to avoid damaging the Mac . He also suggested your company to buy a new battery showing me how easy it was to replace it .

My Fix

The repair was very easy and successful .

The greatest difficulty was waiting for the battery, because in Timor there are no well defined addresses or mail delivery . People have to have a section in the post office and go through there to see if your order arrived . So when I made the purchase I gave my address in Portugal and then my mom sent me to East Timor. Only yesterday I received the battery. In 15 minutes was replaced and the computer is running !

My Advice

Do not be afraid to make replacement of your battery.

No need to spend too much money on a technical.

My Problem

Hello guys,

At about a month and a half, my MacBook Pro mouse pad began to lift and crashed. I was very worried because I work in East Timor, a country with few resources and where it is difficult to find credible computer technicians.

Then I talked to a portuguese friend who works in IT. For my description, he suggested it might be the battery that was swell.

He advised me to replace the battery as soon as possible to avoid damaging the Mac . He also suggested your company to buy a new battery showing me how easy it was to replace it .

My Fix

The repair was very easy and successful .

The greatest difficulty was waiting for the battery, because in Timor there are no well defined addresses or mail delivery . People have to have a section in the post office and go through there to see if your order arrived . So when I made the purchase I gave my address in Portugal and then my mom sent me to East Timor . Only yesterday I received the battery. In 15 minutes was replaced and the computer is running !

My Advice

Do not be afraid to make replacement of your battery.

No need to spend too much money on a technical.

My Problem

Battery was not charging for very long. So ordered new battery from fixit.com

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. The new battery fit perfectly. The new battery now holds a longer charge than that of the previous.

My Advice

The only concern I have now is where to dispose of the previous battery? Is there a place to send for proper disposal?

My Problem

My early 2011 macbook pro battery swollen so I buy one here, and arrived to my house just two days after I ordered! it was great, even if I live in Mexico!

My Fix

It was extremely easy to replace the macbook pro battery, though replacing the iPhone 4s battery was a little difficult but it was on the backplate to blame, even though I replaced it in less than 20 minutes

My Advice

Always keep an eye on your mail, if there's a problem ifixit team will contact you there ;)