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.

 

Stories

My Problem

The original SSD failed

My Fix

With the iFixit pentalobe screwdriver, it made it the easiest repair I've ever done!

My Advice

LOL don't underestimate how proprietary Apple is. With the helpful iFixit guides and knowledge base, it made it easy to acquire the right tools for the repair and get the repair done right. :)

My Problem

My son had cracked his LCD and could not use his 4S any longer. We thought a $40 replacement screen would be better than a new $650 phone.

My Fix

On my first attempt, I got half way through the steps in the online guide before I ran into the flathead stand-off screw holding down the logic board. The kit I purchased from ifixit.com did not include the 2.0mm flathead driver needed for this screw, despite claiming that it came with all tools necessary. Since I was on vacation, I had no choice but to put the phone back together and wait until we got home.

Once home and with access to my tools, the repair completed without any difficulty. I love the ifixit.com guides.

My Advice

The instructions say you need a 2.5mm flathead driver, but this is too big. Make sure you have a 2.0mm flathead before you start. Also, it is super important you have a stable surface with discrete locations to store the screws from each step. There are so many screws and little parts that come out during this process, if you don't have a place to keep them safe and separated... you're going to have a bad time.

My Problem

Battery would no longer hole a charge.

My Fix

With the help of ifixit You Tube video and ifixit p5 Pentalope Screwdriver I was able to remove & replace the battery with out a hitch!

My Advice

Make sure you watch the You Tube ifixit video before making this repair.

My Problem

MacBook Air battery only lasting 1-2 hours

My Fix

Changing the battery was super easy. I had gone to the Apple store twice and both times they wanted to keep it for at least 48 hours. I run a business and cannot be without it for that long. I wanted an OEM battery and found it on iFixit. Saved the 'repair' fee Apple was going to charge and had it done in about 15 minutes!

My Advice

Skip the Apple store to save you A LOT of time and some money! Just backup your computer first, print the instructions available right on this site and anyone can do this quick battery exchange.

My Problem

Battery died in a mid-2011 MacBook Air 11"

My Fix

The repair was easier than expected. I bought the (inexpensive) tools recommended by iFixit. All Good.

Alas, there is another problem w the laptop not having to do with the integrity of the new battery itself. Battery won't charge. It will boot with the AC power. I repeatedly reset both PRAM and SMC. Nothing. I'm taking it to a local reliable Mac repair shop for diagnosis.

Again: the iFixit stuff worked fine. My problem though was more than just replacing the old battery.

My Advice

Bottom line: I am happy with iFixit, the instructions, and the gear I purchased from iFixit.

kcamp295's Story Photo #607528

My Problem

Studying hard. Left macbook pro on arm of couch (knowing I shouldn't, but did it anyway) in order to grab my 50lb textbook which was a few feet out of arms reach. Falling macbook pro (~1 year old). Cracked screen. Rainbow coloured wonders with horizontal lines.

My Fix

Excellent. ifixit screens were out of stock when I needed mine, but I ordered the handy screwdrivers from here and bought a screen elsewhere. The guide for the replacement was perfect. Straightforward, great pictures. Successful repair. Macbook is like new! Thanks, ifixit.

My Advice

Follow ifixit guides and you should be good to go! Hardest parts were reconnecting three cables to airport board and reseating the display connector tab. But a little patience and steady hands did the trick.

My Problem

Well, the first problem was that my battery had been screaming for a replacement for months. Unplugged, I could get an hour out of it. So I ordered a battery and tools from iFixIt. But when it rains, it pours, so as I waited for my delivery, my hard drive crashed. I bought a new hard drive from elsewhere. Thankfully, the hard drive repair used the same tools as the battery and there was a Guide ready to go.

My Fix

The repair went great! I was really proud of myself by the end. It took maybe 30 minutes in total. The slowest part was unscrewing the teeny tiny laptop screws. But after that was done and the screws were safely secured, the rest was really easy and straight forward.

My Advice

This may not have been the most complicated of technical feats, but it's nice to know that things like fixing a computer aren't as difficult as they seem.

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.