Heavy-Duty Spudger

$4.95

Product code: IF145-013-1

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Heavy-Duty Spudger

$4.95

Product code: IF145-013-1

Product Overview

Poke and prod like you mean it.

  • Thicker variant of the official "black stick" that Apple Certified Technicians use to repair Apple computers.
  • 6" long antistatic nylon probe with one flat end and one pointed end.
  • Flat end can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from heat sinks, pry off components, or aid in soldering.
  • Pointed tip is handy for unlocking ZIF connectors and poking your siblings.

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Available: 50+

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My Problem

Computer refused to boot which was narrowed down after many other suggested remedies to a defective power supply. Replacing the power supply was not something that I had ever done before. But with the very detailed description given by Chris Green led me to a successful disassembly and removal of the power supply. I loved the detail of the description and the accompanying illustrations without any hands/fingers obstructing the critical part. I could stop at any step and continue with the next at my pace. Some other presentations move so fast that it is hard to follow. Kudos to Chris.

My Fix

Splendidly. The descriptions of every step was accompanied by excellent detailed illustrations.

My Advice

Given the various other instructions on the Internet for disassembling a MAC G4 Mirror Door computer, this is the most repair-friendly. Presenting individual steps guides at which one can pause, let one proceed at a comfortable way. Many other procedures whisk by so fast that they are hard to follow and the hands of the operator block critical aspects.

My Problem

Only had one ear bud (also one speaker when using accessory on car radio).

My Fix

One hour had iPod apart,changed out earphone jack and battery (figured y not while I had it apart) and back together.

My Advice

Plastic separaters weren't really used,small putty knife,metal AND plastic spudgers are a must. 00 Phillips screwdriver finished the job. No problem at all,FINALLY had all my music after more the a year. Thx to the step-by-step guides made it pretty easy.

My Problem

Battery 6+years old, finally required a nonstop plug in charge. Basically, a desktop laptop. Slow and lots of beach balls was a normal function.

My Fix

So, I scouted this iFixit site and logged it for later. After reading many reviews. I was sold on the battery for sure. The information was spot on. Many review's expressed similar issues. The how to video's are totally awesome, and very direct. No time consuming yabba dabba do's and dont's. Just straight ahead, here is how to make it happen. Thanks iFixit!!!

After ordering Mid '09 MBP battery and two 2GB Ram cards and the tool kit, I decided to replace the battery in my 4GS iPhone too. I actually orded the liberation kit. I ordered everything on Saturday, and it was ready for pick up, on Wednesday. Awesome shipping. Installed the MBP battery and RAM cards in thirty minutes. Charged it overnight, and my Mac is back with El Cap. The iPhone 4GS battery was a very easy replacement too. The factory adhesive is very sticky and strong. Just take your time. The ground terminal comes loose, and needs to be installed back where it lives, after installing the new battery. Once again, take your time, and all can go well!! iFixit Rocks!!

My Advice

If anything, the 000 Phillips is a better fit than 00. Have a magnifying glass handy. Other than the tiny atmosphere of tinyness, and plenty of clean work area, it is just a smooth operation. iFixit makes it simple and fast.

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My Problem

To replace my 2639 iMac (27" late 2013) HDD with Samsung 850 PRO SSD

My Fix

It went smooth, thanks to iFixit guides, videos, and tools

My Advice

Take your time to plan and prepare for it, handle the screen with extra care, no need to completely remove the left speaker if you plan to replace the HDD; only moving it a little after unscrewing it will do the job.

My Problem

to replace my 27" iMac 1TB HDD with Samsung 850 PRO 512 SSD

My Fix

It went perfect; thanks to iFixit guides and videos

My Advice

take your time to prepare for this, a clean area and quiet place will help a lot. handle the screen with extra care, and there's no actual need to remove the left speaker completely if you just intend to replace the HDD with an SSD

My Problem

Battery needed replaced

My Fix

Great

My Advice

Everything went well following the guide.

My Problem

Peet's Coffee and Apple's DON'T MIX! In short a minor spill took out the power on/off key(button)

My Fix

Excellent... The keyboard cable was the hardest

My Advice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f58NDcuf...

Plus 3 other videos on the repair

My Problem

Factory HD went bad a few years after purchase

My Fix

The repair guide really helped, although it was not entirely accurate. The innards of my iMac didn't match the photos provided but I still managed to successfully perform the swap using the kit purchased from iFixit. Has worked perfectly ever since.

My Advice

Definitely get a sectional tray for storing and organizing the multitude of tiny screws you'll have to remove. Also make sure to carefully and completely clean the back side of the clear plastic display cover. Luckily, it's easy to remove and re-clean with the suction cups since it's attached magnetically. It goes without saying but BACK UP EVERYTHING ALWAYS!

My Problem

Shattered screen

My Fix

Took about 3 hours, but its done and I'm very happy.

My Advice

Be very careful when pulling wire connectors the little gold heads are very soft!

My Problem

The system disk drive started to report SMART errors and would not allow me to upgrade the OS.

My Fix

The repair went OK. Only problem I had was trying to disconnect the temperature sensor connector for the LCD Screen. I finally decided to not disconnect the cable and instead propped up the screen while I replaced the hard drive.

My Advice

If you can't remove the LCD screen temperature cable, try propping up the display while you change the hard drive. there is plenty of room to get at the hard drive screws with the LCD screen propped up.

 

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