P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

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P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air

$7.95

Product code: IF145-090

Product Overview

Beat the proprietary lock on your MacBook Air or Pro Retina.

  • Fits the 5-point pentalobe screws found on the bottom of recent MacBook Air and all MacBook Pro with Retina Display laptops.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed driver makes frequent repairs much easier.
  • Upgrade to pro for an ESD safe professional-grade driver.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set or as one of the individual bits in the 54 Bit Driver Kit

Product Details

$7.95 iFixit

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

The nicest MacBook Air driver available anywhere! Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, this very nice driver will be the last one you have to buy. Features a reversible tip, with the pentalobe driver on both sides, so you have redundant reliability.

ESD handle with swivel top.

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Stories

My Problem

Battery failing in mid 2012 MacBook Air

My Fix

Very easy repair. Lots of screws but the repair guide is easy to follow. I decided to use this 2013 battery in my mid-2012 MacBook Air so I'd get a bit more time out of the battery. Seems to work just fine and fits like the original. Was a real Apple part so you don't have to worry about compatibility or performance issues.

My Advice

The P5 and T5 screwdrivers are easy to damage/strip out. That's better than stripping out the screws themselves though. I had one extra P5 screwdriver from a prior SSD upgrade. Good thing because I stripped out the iFixIt screwdriver and I've performed many of these types of repairs/upgrades. I hesitate to say the quality of the screwdriver is bad but be careful.

Apply good pressure against screws to keep the screwdriver from striping.

My Problem

The Mac had been in my posession now for aprox 3 years, and needless to say the heavy daily use (especially after i started working more with photos) had taken its toll. So figured Clean up would be fitting.

My Fix

Well, unscrewed the bottom. And used a toothbrush and a vacuum cleaner to get the filth out.

I think it works better now, or maybe it's just my imagination. The mac is nearing a point where it's getting slow, so I can't say it's like new.

My Advice

Well, the only advice I could give:

As I opened the packaging I initially thought I'd been scammed, cause I couldn't see the pattern on the screwdriver. That's how small it is. Getting out the screws was horrible to say the least. lots of fiddeling, so yeah, be patient.

My Problem

Disk Failure

My Fix

Quick and easy

My Advice

Wish you had larger sized disks available.

My Problem

My MacBook Air Battery started losing charge and the warning on the battery monitor said to replace the battery. I considered taking it to the apple store and go through all the inconvenience. I looked up iFixit web site and found that they had detailed instructions on the replacement and a genuine replacement battery.

I ordered the battery and tools to open the MBA. The order arrived at the promised date.

My Fix

The whole replacement took less than half an hour. Very simple, hassle free process.

My Advice

The tools ordered worked for the battery replacement. But, it did not help with opening the bottom cover. Luckily I had another set of tools for the bottom cover screws. Perhaps Apple changed the screws (I have a later model 2011 MBA). Please check to make sure you have the right tools.

My Problem

I battery issue with macbook air and keyboard issue with a older macbook, at first the folks at Apple were accommodating and sid they could replace the battery and keyboard for about $225, then i get a call saying there is water damage and they cannot just replace the bad parts buts all the insides of both computers for $1600

My Fix

I have never worked on computers in my life, in fact i am a tree trimmer and not used to being gentle with things, so i was concerned about my ability become a computer tech, but with the help of of Ifixit i was able to completely tear down my old Mac and rebuild it using a keyboard from a scrap computer and it works great! And the battery replacement on the macbook air was a piece of cake with the proper screwdrivers, fixed them both and added more RAM to the old mac for about $200, Power to the people Thanks IFIXIT!!

My Advice

If i can do it so can you, repair don't replace!

My Problem

As a musician doing outdoor gigs in Florida, my macbook air gets exposed to a lot of use above the recommended ambient temperature. Battery went stone cold dead.

My Fix

Repair was a piece of cake! iFixIt has excellent visual instructions. Very easy to follow.

My Advice

Get 4 small containers to put the screws in... There are 2 sizes of screws in the cover, and 2 sizes on the battery itself.

My Problem

The battery of my wife's MacBook Air was dead. Causing the Mac to mal function and be unable to unplug it for more than a few minutes.

My Fix

The repair took only a few minutes and was so much simpler than i ever imagined (for a non-removable battery). My wife now enjoys an almost brand new Mac with a real lifespan.

Thanks iFixit!

My Advice

Thanks to the guide on iFixit and the availibity of the parts it was a child's game to make the repair.

My Problem

My step son dropped his Macbook pro while visiting and was panicked his father would be very angry so we needed to make the repair before sending him back to dad. so we ordered the new screen from ifixit.com and it arrived 2 days later

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. I received the correct part and it went off without a hitch. The online videos were a big help as well.

My Advice

My only advice for future repair "techs" is to watch the videos as they give you inside information on small things you may miss along the way.

My Problem

I broke my macbook screen on a very dumb accident, the outside of the screen was perfect not a single scratch on it.

But when I turn on my macbook you can notice on the screen a huge crack that covers half of it.

I could never believe how fragile this laptop screen really is, so i will be more careful with it in the future.

And original screen replacement would cost double of what i paid to do it myself by buying everything from iFixit.

I was desperate to fix the screen when my accident happened, and the display was not available for almost three weeks on the ifixit website.

So i looked at other cheaper displays that are sold on ebay, but i didn't trust any of the items i saw there.

Finally when the item was back on stock i ordered it from i fix it.

Then my package arrived and at the moment i opened the package and check the inside of the package.

I was so glad on the decision i made to wait and buy the parts from i fixit.

The wrapping was so perfectly done so that the screen wouldn't suffer any damages from the transportation.

I just noticed that the screen doesn't have any protection when is not installed on the computer so it is more fragile to transport.

My Fix

The replacement guide from your website was very detail and perfect for a none experienced person to follow it.

I strongly suggest that anyone that needs to replace a macbook screen should buy the all parts and tools from the iFixIt website.

My Advice

The P5 pentalobe that i purchased from the iFixIt store is very delicate and doesn't reach all the depth of the screw hole.

You have to be extremely careful not to damage the screws from the outside. And if you damage the outside screws you will not be able to start the teardown.

Please improve the quality of the pentalobe tip so that it has a better fit on the apple outside case screws.

My Problem

Battery cycle count was high and due to that a full charge would last only 45 mins

My Fix

the battery and the repair kit was easy to use. Took only about 8 mins to replace.

My Advice

definitely use these guys to repair your apple items since instructions are always easy to follow.