Essential Electronics Toolkit

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Product code: IF145-047-1

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Essential Electronics Toolkit

$24.95 Was $29.95
You save $5.00!

Product code: IF145-047-1

Product Overview

Repair tools for everybody!

  • Ideal for PC repair at home or on the run, this lightweight toolkit strikes the ideal balance between size and capability—throw the convenient pouch full of tools in your backpack or laptop bag and always be ready for repair.
  • Open cases, swap out batteries, lift screens, upgrade hard disks and RAM, and poke and pry to your heart's content.

This kit does not include Pentalobe bits, which are required for iPhone 4/4S/5/5s/5c, and newer models of MacBook Air/Pro. Please check out our Toolkit Info Page to see our full line of complementary toolkits and how they work together.

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This kit does not include Pentalobe bits, which are required for iPhone 4/4S/5, and newer models of MacBook Air/Pro. Please check out our Toolkit Info Page to see our full line of complementary toolkits and how they work together.

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This toolset cuts to the core of what it takes to open electronics of the modern era. A suction cup for screens, plastic opening tools for micro case seams, and 26 different screw bits for the myriad screw heads used in today’s industry.

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A great toolset in its own right, it works great if you have a whole slew of home electronic repairs to do, or if you only have one repair in mind and want a set that lasts. Except, of course, the blue plastic opening tools which are made from a soft plastic to prevent scratches on your shiny brick. Those should be considered single-use. Be sure to get extras if you need them.

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This is the toolkit one step before our super popular Pro Tech Toolkit. That powerhouse will take care of whatever screw and clip based problem you throw at it. Check it out, and weigh your options. Goldilocks would be proud.

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My Problem

battery didn't work anymore. got a new one, realized, that the old one has almost doubled its size - thankfully, there wasn't anything else destroyed.

My Fix

battery was replaced in no time - was a bit disappointed that it only took a few minutes as I was prepared to work for half an hour or so. well the macbook is back in the "wireless-business"...

My Advice

open your device from time to time or you get full of dust...

My Problem

My computer would no longer charge, but the charger was working in other computers.

My Fix

I was originally told it was the logic board, which would have costs $100s more than just the left I/O board. It was an extremely easy repair when you follow the step by step guide.

My Advice

Don't be afraid of someone telling you that you will mess something up. I am not tech savvy at all and it was extremely simple for me to complete!

My Problem

The dreaded red letters on Disk Utility..."This hard drive is failing. Back up as much as you can and then run in circles screaming for help!"

My Fix

Easy peasy...just like the pictures. My stubby fingers and 60 year old eyes were no help but the tools worked great!

My Advice

Some advertising slogan says "Just do it!" Why not? Oh, and Carbon Copy Cloner.

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My Problem

Lately, my son's iMac 24" (version 7,1, model 2134) began to behave oddly. After a little investigation, I found a S.M.A.R.T. notification saying the HD has to be replaced due to unrepairable errors... to great relief of my son, who was afraid that piling a vast quantity of games and other garbage "w/o protection" was the cause of a virus infection or a corrupted system.

My Fix

At first I was a little afraid of digging into the internals of that machine, which isn't as easy to rip as my Mac Pro. But I checked your guides and found one that matches my needs, and I decided go for it.

I have checked your site in Europe, but at last I decided to place an order at your US site, despite a little increase in costs of shipment, due to the convenience of getting the tools needed and the HD replacement at once.

The goods arrived quickly, and I was able to finish the replacement very easily following your step by step guide in just one and a half or two hours, including taking the photos of all the process (actually they took me more time than the actual job). You can check them all at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3ar5tny9mb7wd...

In fact the only difficult and time consuming task in the whole "incident" was restoring from Time Machine and cleaning the garbage that was filling the old HD.

My Advice

The process you describe in your Guide "iMac Intel EMC 2134 and 2211 Hard Drive Replacement" is very clear, and drive me along the process so it end up very easily.

But if you ask me for any advice or comments, it comes to me 3:

- In the Step 11 of the guide you warns about the difficulty of removing and reconnecting the LCD cable to the power supply... Definitely it was difficult, but to me, it was way harder (requiring a dangerous amount of force) to detach the hard drive black bracket as you describe in Step 15. In my case I took an alternate procedure removing first the two T8 Torx screws securing the bracket, so you can slide it sideways out of their metal case support and so liberating the upper part of the HD.

You can see it in my first attached photo.

- Also, I meet a little annoyance when I was reinstalling the front aluminium bezel. It happens that the little luminosity sensor placed below the middle lower part of the screen was somewhat pushed out of place while placing the large bezel, and after realizing the issue I have to de-bend it and relocate with a spudger (photo 2). Maybe you can warn about it in your guide.

- Finally, I found missing a couple of the magnets of the bezel (photo 3): they have lost the adhesive which fixes them to the back of the bezel and ended up attached to the steel frame beneath. I have cleaned the old adhesive rests and replaced it with double sided thin tape trimmed to fit in their sockets. Umm... due to the little glueing surface, the smoothness of metallic parts and the (really) strong force of the magnets, I don't know if that shoddy work will resist if not maintained by the attraction of the metal strips in the back of the front glass panel. Any idea of a better suited adhesive?

My Problem

I have a 2011 Late Model 13" MacBook Pro. I love it, but in the past 8 - 10 months some app updates have really shown me that the original 4GB of memory was no longer enough. So I decided it was time to max out the memory. I later plan to evaluate the need for an SSD.

My Fix

Super fast. Following the RAM replacement guide for my model (I can't pick it on the side) I was done in less than 20 minutes, and while I have repaired several PC notebooks, this was my first time opening up a MacBook. The guide let me do it without any fear.

My Advice

Because I may do other repairs & upgrades, I got the full toolkit rather than just the Phillips #00 & Spudger - because it included both for not a lot of extra money. However it might be nice if you showed sets like that on the repair pages.

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My Problem

So, basically, I got married on the 20th of September, and all my groomsmen are in IT, so I got them all toolkits.

My Fix

excellent! they loved them.

My Advice

they're great gifts for friends that deal with PC repair on a regular basis.

My Problem

My MacBook battery was requiring a service so I decided to replace it. Also upgraded HDD to SSD...

My Fix

Everything went according to the guide on iFixIt. Replacement took about 20 minutes.

My Advice

The Essential Electronics Toolkit is a must for this repair. Also be careful not to loose any screws...

My Problem

My computer would boot up so I did some research and came to the conclusion that the harddrive was the culprit.

My Fix

It was way easier than I thought. I bought the tool kit as well and it only took me about 20 minutes. Never worked on a computer in my life. I also decided to upgrade my RAM while I was in there. That was an extra 5 minutes. Super easy!

My Advice

Do it yourself and save money! All the guides are on this website.

My Problem

I believe some mysterious elves or possibly a couple of labs broke the MagSafe DC-in Board on my MacBook Pro.

My Fix

The process went without a hitch.The iFixit website helped me from the start by guiding me through the process of determining the problem and the proper replacement part, along with the necessary tools for the job that were specific to my particular MacBook Pro. The instruction guide and photos were thorough and easy to follow. Once I removed the part, I worked back through the instructions to replace the damaged part and reassemble the computer.

My Advice

Don't be afraid...to save yourself at least $300 by bypassing the Apple store. I have to admit that the first time I viewed the instructions and photos I had my doubts. But I was able to complete the repair without any difficulty. I would recommend reading through the entire set of instructions and viewing the photographs within each step before you begin. I also used a piece of paper and tape to keep all screws and parts in order, and labeled each one with the step and color circle in each photo.

My Problem

My earpiece in my iPhone 5s needed to be replaced, and since I had a small crack in my screen (which I'll repair soon thanks to ifixit!), they used this to state that the earpiece was damaged by the user, therefore voiding the apple care warranty I paid for!! The apple store offered to repair it for 175.00, and the lowest I could find was 140.00! That's when I decided to take it into my own hands. The earpiece was only 15.00 on amazon,(ifixit didn't have it available at the time), so I purchased that and all the tools I needed here at ifixit.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. I was a bit thrown off because my iPhone 5s was a newer model without the cable connecting the home button. There were some other differences too, but I was able to navigate pretty well! Love the liberation kit! The toolkit I bought has been a lifesaver as well! It only took me about half an hour to fix, and I was back to normal again!!

My Advice

Keep up with the screws whatever you do!!!! Also, look at some of the other tutorials for newer iPhones that are not yours for a reference towards some of the differences, as they seem to change things up constantly with disregard to model or make.