1.5" Thin Putty Knife

$6.95

Product code: IF145-007-1

 
 

1.5" Thin Putty Knife

$6.95

Product code: IF145-007-1

Product Overview

Sneak into tough devices.

  • Use to separate upper and lower cases in tightly attached devices.
  • Perfect for opening the Mac mini or iPod Classic.
  • Fine-tune your knife throwing abilities with this 1.5" putty knife.
  • Does not come with ninja certification.

Product Details

  $6.95

 
 

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New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Stories

My Problem

My iPod Classic was starting to show its age with the battery barely holding much of a charge, couldn't listen to any albums without it nearly dying most of the time. Instead of investing in a new player I felt like repairing the iPod myself since I had an idea how to do it.

My Fix

Great, though the iPod itself is a bit dinged up though that was mostly because of my doing than the tools given by the kit. The battery works, though I accidentally tore the ribbon the hold switch is connected to but I will replace that soon enough.

My Advice

Make sure you know what you are doing and be careful to not ding up your iPod.

My Problem

Mon Ipod classic ne tenait plus la charge qu'une quinzaine de minutes.

My Fix

En suivant la notice d'iFixit j'ai réussi à retrouver les capacités de mon appareil.

My Advice

Devant la compacité de l'appareil il n'est pas évident de forcer dessus. Cependant il ne faut pas hésiter pour accéder à la batterie.

My Problem

My iPod Classic was more than just a music machine... my wife gave it to me as a one year anniversary present, complete with custom engraving. When it stopped working six months ago, I was extremely sad :( While dragging my feet and contemplating getting a new one, Apple decided to cancel the Classic completely! With prices now in the $500's or more on eBay, I decided it was time to try and repair it myself.

My Fix

The repair went amazingly smooth. It took about an hour, as I replaced both the hard drive AND the battery. The repair guide was somewhat helpful, but I found that I was able to use my own methods to dismantle the iPod, and it was not nearly as difficult as the guide made it seem.

My Advice

Repairing my device makes it feel even closer to me than it did before. Don't drag your feet, get it done! You'll be happier for it!

My Problem

La jack était abimée, le son ne sortait plus que d'un côté

My Fix

J'ai mis près de 45 minutes pour la réparation, le plus difficile étant l'ouverture de l'iPod, comme expliqué dans le guide ! Mais on finit par y arriver, et le résultat est parfait ! :D

My Advice

Regardez bien sur les photos pour utiliser le bon outils parmis les 2 en plastique pour ouvrir l'iPod : ils sont différents au niveau de la largeur et utiliser le bon marche mieux au début (logique ? pas pour moi...)

My Problem

For a while now my black iPod Classic (120 GB) had been displaying an empty battery screen regardless of how long I charged it. I figured this meant that the battery was shot - sure enough, I was correct.

With Apple's most recent broadside release of new products the Classic has been quietly discontinued and the click-wheel's iconic functionality has been laid to rest.

The professional repair in a store would have cost me north of $60, so I took to the internet in search of a better deal.

My Fix

I received my order only a day and a half after placing it, which put me in a great mood to begin this small project. The package arrived in a small cardboard box that wasted no material with the tools and replacement parts that were enclosed.

The online instructions along with the reference pictures was extremely helpful in disassembling my iPod, a process which Apple truly seems to have designed to be somewhat difficult without the right guidance.

Once pulled apart, I was surprised at how easy it was to replace the battery, which was already at half charge when I closed up the iPod, and I was immediately able to listen to music.

My Advice

The plastic tools used to pry open the rear case seemed as though they might break or deform if used incorrectly. Be careful not to bend or warp them when you make the first insertion. Other than that the online instructions were very comprehensive.

My Problem

It just died one day; wouldn't charge, wouldn't turn on --Nothing! Had a lot of tunes I didn't want to lose and too cheap to buy a new ipod!

My Fix

It wasn't pretty; but after reading and viewing the instructions on video, it helped alot. They do make it look easier than it really is. Honestly, I don't think Apple wants you to fix your own device.

My Advice

Once opened and battery replaced, put on charger and it works! For the money, it was worth taking a chance (didn't have much to lose since it wouldn't work without a new battery). I'm Happy!

My Problem

A Colleague brought in an iPod classic (which he holds dear) because there was no music. Uncertain if he would ever be able to listen to it again we replaced the defective Headphone Jack & Hold Switch. All went well and my colleague is very happy!

My Fix

It is no exaggeration that this is one of the trickiest repairs, certainly was mine! It took me at least 30 minutes to get to Step 17, so prepare yourself, get into a zen-like state and be patient, it will open eventually...

My Advice

Just follow the guideline provided by ifixit (although they somehow fail? to mention that there are also two nasty hinges on the lower right and left corner [see Step 17] holding the top case firmly in place).

It may be best to try and open the clips on the bottom corners the same way as shown in Steps 13 through 16.

Now all the best of luck with your repair, surely you won't need it but who knows...

My Problem

One of the audio channels was not being transmitted by the headphone jack.

My Fix

The repair took me less than 30 minutes. This was my first time repairing this kind of Ipod. The other kind was a nano, and I will say for sure that this one was MUCH easier than the nano. You can do it.

My Advice

As others have said, the hardest part is getting the metal case off. Your best friend in this is the putty knife. I got it started with the plastic opening tools, but I relied on the putty knife to work it open. The hardware that holds the ribbons in place can be a minor problem, I could barely see the mechanism and it was stuck securely and I was afraid I might break it, even with the spudger. My advice: be careful, use lots of light, and have a magnifying glass handy. Also taking a "before" picture of the hardware inside will help you, if you start wondering if you did something wrong (you can probably find these online). The jacks went out and in with no difficulty, but it was a pain to get the ribbon back in, the two halves of the device were so close together that it made it difficult to grab the one ribbon and slide it back into place to be locked. I could have used a pair of rubber tipped pliers or something to help there, I got it in, but it was the second most difficult part for me. Also, when the little line on the ribbon is flush with the ribbon holder, it is now "in place" and you can lock it. One final bit of advice: when prying open the case, the metal backing may become slightly deformed, I gently sqeezed the metal backing of the ipod so the when I closed it, it would have a nice tight fit. Looks perfect, works perfect.

My Problem

Once upon a time there was a liiiiiiittle ipod classic. It's mommy liked to take it everywhere she went. In high school, ipod classic went to swim meets and band competitions, rejecting social interaction left and right. When mommy went to college in Colorado ipod classic went too, connecting mommy to a socially acceptable form of identity through her "sweet tunes". Ipod classic even smoked pot and became waaaaayyyyyy cheeeeeeeeeeell. So cheeeeeeeell, in fact, that on one hazy April day, ipod classic's battery cheeeeelled out for good. Yup, ipod classic died.

My Fix

This probably took me an hour or two. I have never worked on electronics but my nimble little hands seemed to fare better than those of the whiny chumps who broke it at step 2 after "blahblah years of experience". Most of the work was done with the putty knife (ESSENTIAL), which feels much more hardcore to use than those silly little plastic backscratchers anyways.

The hardest part was separating the front and back panel, as it wasn't clear in the guide how far down the sides of the ipod I needed to go to free the clips. You need to re-insert the putty knife farther down the sides of the ipod (almost to the corners) to get the bottom clips.

Needless to say, I did feel exceptionally cool once completed.

My Advice

The pictures make it look like you need to do a back bend with your putty knife. Don't do that. Simply wiggle it, and you'll feel the clips kind of "snap" downwards (which is what you want).

Getting the putty knife in the sides is going to be the hardest part.

You can do it!

My Problem

I fixed my iPod jack because it would not make connection anymore

My Fix

I broke the glass at the left side while open the I pod now the screen is a bit blurry but further everything works perfect!!!

My Advice

be careful while open it surely witht the glass side