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 a tri-wing 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 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

$3.95 Bit Only

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

This is just a 4 mm bit! In order to properly turn this bit, you'll also need a 4 mm screwdriver, or an adapter to work in a 1/4" screwdriver.

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Stories

My Problem

My old MacBook Pro's battery was swelling out of the case and was a bit outdated.

My Fix

Replaced the swollen battery and pushed the aluminum back to its intended shape.

Kicked the RAM up to 8gb

Replaced hard drive with 1TB Hybrid drive

The whole process was quick and painless. The guides offered on this site are absolutely perfect.

My Advice

Save money. Instead of Apple charging you $100+ for labor fees, choose iFixit. Couldn't be happier.

My Problem

Battery not holding charge as long as when new.

My Fix

Repair went great. Instructions were right on. Not sure new battery is lasting any longer though. Will give it a few cycles and see.

My Advice

Clean the dust out of the computer while you have the back off. I used a computer air can cleaner.

My Problem

The only way my MBP would run is it had to be hooked up to the charger.

After investgating I concluded that the battery reach the end of it useful life. Replaced the battery everything is back to normal.

My Fix

I searched the internet for a new battery and I felt most comfortable with the people at ifixit. I called to make sure I was ordering the right battery. I order the recommend battery, tools, and followed the step-by-step guide and everything went as smooth as silk.

My Advice

I recomen that you follow the step by step guide and everything will go ok.

My Problem

I had a battery issue in my MacBook Pro. I removed the battery using the tri-point and a few hours later, my girlfriend who is attending college 6 hours away informed me that she had a battery issue in her MacBook, too. I decided to ship the screwdriver I had to her so that she could use it at her leisure and order me a new one.

My Fix

Since it was a battery issue and since it was Apple, I ended up making an appt with the Genius Bar to get an OEM battery straight from Apple. The only way that I am aware of to get my hands on an OEM battery. When you pay more than $2,000 for a laptop, I don't want an $80 knock-off damaging it. The repair ended uneventfully...after waiting a week for an appt that suited me, they replaced it for $125.

My Advice

Everything went pretty smooth. The Apple store was understanding. I had to remove the battery to get the laptop booted back up so I could take an image of my hard drive. The end-result was mostly, I had to get my data and send my tri-point to my girlfriend...so I bought myself another one. Advice, by two of these if you have more than one MacBook in your circle :)

My Problem

Battery was no longer holding any charge- i inherited my sons "useless" macbook pro-

My Fix

Repair was effortless- took 10 minutes. I ordered the two screwdriver and the spudger- so easy. I also upgraded one 4 gb memory chip, should have ordered a second. - didn't know there were 2 2gb chips. Rebooted, started right up, no worries.

My Advice

Definitely buy the tri-point driver- not readily available elsewhere. Allow to recharge once complete.

My Problem

Battery gave out after 5 years on my daughters MacBook Pro.

My Fix

Replaced the battery, took less than 10 minutes

My Advice

Have or buy the recommended tools. Follow the instructions.

My Problem

My Macbook unibody battery needed to be replaced, but I had no idea how to remove all of the screws on the old Macbook. I found ifixit and thought I'd give their tools a try.

My Fix

The tools from ifixit worked perfectly. Some of the screws were jammed so I had to work to loosen them. I was able to get all of the screws out including those tricky three-ponged screws.

My Advice

Not only did the screwdrivers work, but I didn't realize they'd be magnetic. This is very helpful because the screws are small and easy to lose. The screws stick right the the tip of the screwdriver.

My Problem

Battery swelling rendered my track pad useless.

My Fix

Repair went smooth. Was able to easily identify the tools I needed and everything that I ordered worked perfectly.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to try it yourself. Save your self on the expensive repair costs.

My Problem

Battery capacity running out; needed replacement.

My Fix

Piece of cake. My mid-2009 Macbook Pro laptop was "vintage" according to Apple Inc. They would not replace the battery on my still very good computer. Ordered the battery and tools from Ifixit; copied the very simple instructions; donated a half hour of labor. No trouble.

My Advice

Don't buy into the obsolete "vintage" pitch from Apple. Your old-ish computer is probably still a powerful enough tool. If all you ever need is a battery, then don't hesitate to do your own work. A very simple operation with good instructions from Ifixit. Be sure to also get their recommended tools for the job. Those screws are smaller than you might think, and the tool tips are magnetized to prevent dropping screws into the machine. You don't want that.

My Problem

I was noticing dirt build up on the inside of the gamepad screen. I decided to open it up and see if I could clean it out myself rather than send it to Nintendo for service.

My Fix

It was a bit more involved than I was expecting but the video on Ifixit was a huge help. I was able to clean it out and reassemble it but it was quite a task for me.

My Advice

I bought the tri-wing screw driver because it's the only thing that can remove the screws necessary to remove the gamepad cover . However when I got the cover off I ran into 2 or 3 different sizes of tiny phillips head screws. Luckily I was able to scrounge around in the tool box and find a few tiny flat head screwdrivers that worked. Just a heads up though. You will need the tri-wing screw driver and a couple different sized tiny phillips head screwdrivers to attempt this. Also set aside a good hour or so for this task.