Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)

$14.95

Product code: IF145-023-2

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Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)

$14.95

Product code: IF145-023-2

Product Overview

Get a heavy-duty grip on heavy-duty glass.

  • Large glass panels rarely come with handles—use these suction cups to safely lift and remove glass from LCD screens.
  • Ideal for gaining entry into iMacs and glass-sheathed laptop displays.
  • For smaller displays, like those found in iPhones and iPods, check out our Small Suction Cup.

For years we struggled with finding a reliable source for quality suction cups, so we bit the bullet and made our own. Specially formulated rubber foot sticks stronger and longer.

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  $14.95 iFixit

 

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Stories

Paul Hancock's Story Photo #890133

My Problem

Failed hard drive. Late 2009 iMac is now "vintage", so Apple won't perform repairs on it. Because it was so old, i didn't want to invest a lot of money in it. I decided to try to do the repair myself.

My Fix

It went exactly as described in the guide. I replaced the standard 7200 RPM 1TB Seagate drive with a 2TB SSHD Hybrid drive. Noticeable performance improvement.

When removing the ribbon cable (see picture), my tweezers didn't provide enough grip and ended up slipping on the insulation. To avoid damaging the insulation, I switched to needle-nosed pliers. They worked perfectly.

My Advice

iMacs seem intimidating to work on because of the non-obvious location of fasteners. Don't be intimidated. Just use the right guide and take your time. With some iMac models, the same brand of hard drive must be used for the replacement. This is due to the proprietary connectors used for the temperature sensor. Not really a problem as it will be either Western Digital or Seagate. The problem for me was figuring out which brand was in there. The hard drive failed completely and wouldn't boot any way shape or form (e.g. to Utilities). I didn't want to open the iMac up just to figure out the HD brand, close it up, buy the new HD and then open it up again. Instead, i took it to a local Apple Store where they were able to perform a network boot and scan the hardware. I realized afterwards, I probably could have done the same thing myself with a USB boot. To restore my TimeMachine backup, I created a bootable USB El Capitan installer.

Other advice. Make regular TimeMachine backups. You never know when a catastrophic failure will happen. I was able to focus on fixing the hardware and didn't spend any time worrying about how to recover my data.

My Problem

Bad battery on a Galaxy 6

My Fix

excellent..the instructions were spot on

My Advice

I wouldnt a change thing...

My Problem

I wanted to replace the stock hard drive with an SSD.

My Fix

There were some difficulties:

1. Getting the Vsync connector removed was very difficult until I placed two levers on either side of the connector.

2. The display and glass cover are dust magnets.

3. The glass cover is held onto the case via magnets. I was very nervous about breaking the glass.

Otherwise — so far, so good. I have everything plugged back in and I am doing an Internet Recovery to put OS X on the new drive. After formatting the SSD, I am running the OS X Installer, which is currently downloading Mountain Lion.

My Advice

1. Use thin nitrile gloves to keep skin oils off the inside of the glass cover and front of the display — watch out for pinching the nitrile in tight corners.

2. Use two spungers to disconnect the fragile Vsync connector — be very careful here. In my case, I used one spunger from my previous Mac mini upgrade, and a very small flat-head screwdriver tip from my pocket knife.

3. Buy a stack of lint-free dust cloths and put them down on the table — use these as rests for the glass cover and the LCD display unit. Don't use bath or paper towels because they are covered in dust and lint.

4. When reassembling the unit, clean display and cover thoroughly with the lint-free dust cloths. Be meticulous, or get ready to use those suction cups again!

My Problem

The PSU was making a loud noise. I isolated it to the PSU by adjusting the LCD Brightness setting - when set to low the sound decreased/went away, as the brightness increased the noise increased - the PSU was going bad. My iMac is long out of warranty, so taking it to an Apple Store was more or less out of the question.

My Fix

It was super easy with the iFixit guide, I honestly thought it would be more difficult. Pretty much anyone with the right tools could replace this themselves. Now the iMac is just like a new one.

My Advice

Keep the cats off of the glass screen or you'll be cleaning paw prints off for longer than the actual replacement of the PSU :)

My Problem

The computer still worked. The apple store genius recommended you.

My Fix

No problems. Completed replacement of the hard drive in under an hour. The worse things was being sure that the screen was dust free.

My Advice

Don't rush.

My Problem

Friend's hdd in her iMac died. Another techy friend of ours said she needed to send it away to a company that would forensically recover her data, and cost upwards of 600$. I disagreed.

My Fix

Bought some suction cups to take the screen off, and a new hdd, then spent about half an hour taking the mac apart and installing the new drive. Those screws suck, but the rest of the process was simple.

Reinstalled OSX and copied most of her data back onto the new drive with a SATA-USB adapter.

My Advice

Make sure to get magnetized torx drivers.

My Problem

My Apple Thunderbolt Display was buzzing for a couple of years. At first it was slightly annoying, but lately it got really loud, to the point that my wife noticed it walking outside my home office.

My Fix

I ordered the Apple part number 661-6048 power supply (google it, there are lots of vendors), followed ifixit's instructions and in short order I was buzz free.

My Advice

Be very careful with disconnecting the cable inside, use a spudger and squeeze the connectors to release the locking tabs. The locking tabs are hard to see on the circuit boards as they are facing away from your view. Use a right angle or short torx T10 driver to get to the cable connected with a screw.

My Problem

A friend of mine with a broken iphone 5 screen got word that I had been fixing phones for a six pack of rum so he thought that it would be worth a try. I had repaired a few earlier model iphone 4 and 4S screens so I thought I would give the new 5 a try.

My Fix

This repair went very well. The repair-ability of this phone is much better than the iPhone 4 series. The fact you can change the screens out easily is very important. The repair guide was great and helped to get the job done quickly.

My Advice

Get a proper opening tool with strong suction cups. The pressure required to open this is quite significant.

My Problem

The hard drive was defective and I wanted to add RAM

My Fix

Easy repair because:

I look and read twice the guide and the day after I proceeded.

I ordered the parts and the tools (suction cups)

I was surprised how the screen came out easily.

I made sure to position the screws so I can put them back at the proper place.

My Advice

The hardest part was to put back the power supply cable connector, there is no place for the fingers (step 10).

The hard drive bracket was challenging, the details in the step 12 are not sufficient.

If I had the time, and a camera, I would have take some more pictures.

The hard drive bracket is some kind of a hinge. So just take your time on this one so you can replace it with no broke tabs.

My Problem

Old hard drive was intermittently shutting down.

My Fix

With the support of the ifixit repair procedure and the Pro toolkit, everything went without a hitch. I took my time, about two hours, double-checked everything as I went along, and it looked great after reassembly. When I powered it up, it FLEW.

My Advice

Disconnect the LCD panel cable from the panel, not from below the power supply.