Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver

$12.95

Product code: IF145-107

 

Tri-point Y1 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 is simple with the right tool.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fits 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 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

Randall Querry's Story Photo #899875

My Problem

The battery had expanded/exploded and cracked the trackpad.

My Fix

Using the step by step instructions on IFIXIT I was able to replace both the battery and trackpad in just over a half hour. I was apprehensive when I turned the computer back on after such a quick repair, but it booted right up without a problem. Since I didn't need to take it to the Apple store, IFIXIT just saved me several weeks without a computer and several hundred dollar!

My Advice

I will be using IFIXIT for any future repairs and upgrades!

quiviran's Story Photo #873094

My Problem

Started getting "Service Battery" message and the battery was only lasting about 2 hours on a full charge. Plus the computer seemed to be running warm a lot.

My Fix

Very simple. This is one of the best Mac laptops for DIY service Apple ever built. Ten screws on the back and the four most serviced components (memory, hard drive, optical drive and battery) are right there. I've been in there before to max out memory and upgrade to a 1TB hard drive (thinking about SSD options, but macOS Sierra isn't going to support this model, so we'll see) so this repair was familiar territory. The battery replacement was a piece of cake.

An added benefit, my track pad, which I thought was failing, works normally again. It seems that the old battery was bulging in several places and preventing one corner of the track pad from moving. Glad that old battery is out of here!

My Advice

Don't delay if your old battery isn't doing the job. There is nothing to fear if you follow this guide.

My Problem

The battery in my wife's MacBook pro was starting to swell, pushing the trackpad out making it unusable.

My Fix

Following the instructions worked perfectly! I just reset the SMC just to be safe before turning on the computer again. Picked up the new battery just fine and it's charging away :)

My Advice

If you're experiencing any battery issues or the trackpad being pushed out, definitely consider replacing the battery. Easy enough and cheaper than the Apple store :)

My Problem

Battery was not charging anymore.

My Fix

Tool recommendations were right.

Once we got the tri point it was easy

My Advice

Make a drawing of where long and short screws go

My Problem

My wife's 2009 MacBook Pro laptop works fine, except that the battery was "swelling" which meant it was defective - and a fire hazard! Unfortunately, this model MacBook is no longer supported by Apple. Thus, we ordered a battery online, and all went well until I discovered the battery was held in place by trip-wing screws. I had never seen them before, but a quick Google search provided illumination. However, I did not have a try-wing appropriate screwdriver, and we were leaving for a summer of RV travel in a few days. The IFixit website had the needed device - and an option for 2 day delivery - pricy, but worth it in this case.

My Fix

The screwdriver was perfect for the job, and the battery installed in five minutes. The computer is back to functioning normal.

My Advice

If you have an older MacBook Pro laptop, and plan to replace the battery yourself, you might want to order a try-point screwdriver

My Problem

Battery was well beyond its lifetime causing battery depletion very quickly, underneath the laptop was hot in certain areas unhid d I issues with the trackpad.

My Fix

I watched the video for it on I FixIt.com and made sure I ordered that Y Tool screwdriver. I had the 00 one and went to work. It was super easy and now my laptop is much better on all the issues that I mentioned. This was a mid 2009 MacBook Pro.

My Advice

Thanks I Fix It .com and you don't need to pay someone $139 to fix something you can do your self in 10 minutes. :)

My Problem

Old battery was damaged. Bulging in size and putting pressure into computer frame

My Fix

Simple repair in this model of MacBookPro. Remove back cover screws. Remove battery screws, then the one battery connector and place the new one.

My Advice

Make sure you get or have the tri-point screw driver. Careful with battery connector looks flimsy.

My Problem

Battery was old and would no longer hold a charge. I replaced it with one of those cheap batteries online- a $25 replacement. This cheap battery started to fail at %50 power within 8 months. I replaced this battery with the Nutech battery from ifixit. As good life as I remember from when I first bought the computer back in 2009.

My Fix

Very easy. Its funny because it has a sticker that says "please do not remove or replace battery." Its literally the easiest part to replace in the whole macbook.

My Advice

Definitely worth doing if you want more on-the-go working life out of an old macbook. If this were a car, 10% of the cost of the vehicle would be a decent repair, but people wouldn't think twice about replacing the whole car instead of the transmission. However, when it comes to laptops, people just replace the whole thing instead of an easy, $100 part.

My Problem

My OEM battery was not holding much of a charge. This might have been just old age but I actually believe it was going bad becasue of a cheap non-OEM charger I purchased to save a few dollars. This smaller charger started making a buzzing sound and I was getting headphone line interference. I purchase and install this new battery but also tossed the charger and purchased an OEM replacement.

My Fix

Very easy, it was nice to clean a bit of the dust out of the inside of the computer while the bottom case was off.

My Advice

Just follow the instructions and don't touch any parts of the internal machine that are not required for each repair.

My Problem

At 6 years old, my battery life was dwindling. My local Mac Genius bar said, sorry it's too old for us to touch. yet the machine still works perfectly and does everything that I ask of it. It's heavy but it plays DVDs, why replace it?

My Fix

The new battery and the 3-point screwdriver from iFixit were perfect. the base back came off in 2 minutes with a standard small size 0 phillips screwdriver. It was a little annoying to have to spend 7.00 on the special tri-tipped driver to undo the three screws which held the battery in place, but the driver worked perfectly. I hard to be careful and move slowly with the batteries connecting wire and plug—but it was very easy. The whole thing went back together in 5 minutes.

My Advice

I held my breath when it started back up but it worked like a charm and now my battery life is back from 2 hours to 4 hours. I am very happy with the repair. Total cost 112.00. The local "apple authorized repair shop" wanted 240.00 for the job.