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

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

A staff favorite!

$11.95 Pro / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

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

Ran outta space on my old SSD, so bought a bigger one on ebay and upgraded it using the tools provided by iFixit.

My Fix

Went without a hitch thanks to the great guide.

My Advice

Take it slow. Once you've disconnected the battery plug slide a thin piece of card between it and the logic board to avoid shorting anything. Saves you have to mess around with holding it back.

My Problem

SSD problems since one month, fixed by Disk warrior but coming back each 3 day… Low disk, errors, files corrupted

My Fix

Fine, easy.

My Advice

Have daily a clone of your ssd is to be wise

My Problem

la batería de mi MacBook Air 2011 está a punto de morir

My Fix

With the tools that come to been easier surprising how easy it has been the tutorials are wonderful to make it easier highly recommended however the price to Spain have grown much product customs duties have been too high.

My Advice

fundamental las herramientas que se venden en el kit para que todo sea de sencillo y bien colocado

My Problem

I dropped my Macbook Pro Mid 2014 during what I assume to be a drunken rampage, since I don't recall how the damage came to be. I assume either my foolish self (or dirty hippie friends) threw my then 4 month-old gorgeous aluminum baby onto the floor and/or wall in a fit of disgust, leaving the bottom righthand corner slightly bent. When I awoke the next day, the colours popping out of my Retina display were slightly brighter from that corner. On a black background, it was apparent that the aluminum casing was pressing on the back of the LCD display. Being the smart man I am, I decided to try and bend it back. I thought it worked until I turned on MBP and saw that the LCD display had cracked into some absolutely lovely lines of dead pixels running up and across from the corner.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well overall. Took around an hour and a half for me, but the display assembly repair probably would have taken 30 minutes if it wasn't for two issues:

1) The T8 screwdriver iFixit sent me didn't work. The metal screwdriver tip was not securely glued into the plastic handle, so I was lucky I had a backup set of Torx drivers.

2) One of the display hinges on the replacement display assembly was slightly bent. I didn't notice it at first when I first installed it, but after closing the lid, it was apparent that the new display did not sit flush with the body of the MBP, having being skewed off a couple of millimetres to one side. My fix for this was having pliers and applying slight pressure onto the hinge to straighten it out. After a couple of rounds of bending the hinge straight, the new display fit on flush and snug, just like new.

My Advice

1. Please check that all your tools are working, and you have access to pliers in case you get a bent display hinge.

2. To check to see if the hinge is bent, look down the length of the metal display hinge rod and see if it is flush & parallel with the outer edge of the display assembly. Compare with your existing display hinge for help. The one I received was slightly off center by a couple of degrees, meaning I had to use pliers to slightly bend it back straight in line with the edge. Be gentle and double check constantly!

3. Don't allow your dirty hippie friends near your MBP whilst drinking. Don't try to be a hero and bend an aluminum display back yourself. And get a case I guess.

My Problem

I closed my screen on a usb cap and had cracked the screen making it pretty unusable.

My Fix

The repair went great, 45 minutes in and out. All is right in the world again.

My Advice

Go to ifixit.com EVERYTIME! They're great!

My Problem

Battery life had disappeared.

My Fix

So easy, took less than ten minutes. Never opened the Air up before, but completed without trouble.

My Advice

Don't question yourself. This is worth it.

My Problem

My Air battery wasn't holding charge well.

My Fix

I never thought Apple made it easy to get under the hood and repair parts. I expected a lot of glue and trouble with removing the battery. As luck would have it, no glue so the swap was really simple.

My Advice

Get a Pentalobe screwdriver and you're all set.

My Problem

The battery in my five-year-old Macbook Air was faltering, so I read the reviews and ordered an ifixit replacement.

My Fix

The repair was easier than I could have imagined, the only trick being handling the tiny screws, but the magnetic screwdrivers took care of that. After that, the battery started strong but has been losing capacity a little each day (my Coconut Battery app tracks it), but ifixit tells me battery charge with fluctuate the first 30 days before settling, and promised to replace it if it doesn't, so I'm willing to see how it goes. Customer service has been fast and helpful, and I have the impression that this is a company that stands by its products.

My Advice

After you've unscrewed everything and carefully laid your screws where you can access them to replace them, and then you remove the bottom laptop plate and see how dusty the inside of the laptop is, don't blow into the plate to remove the dust if the screws are behind the plate in the same path where you're blowing. Those little suckers go flying!

Beyond that, based on my experience, if anyone else's is like mine, I'd say give these folks the benefit of the doubt and give the battery time to settle in. Support has been fast and responsive.

My Problem

Battery icon indicated a problem.

My Fix

Repair was super easy.

My Advice

The screws on bottom of case have very shallow heads. I bought/used the recommended tools. I had to apply light to medium downward pressure to keep screw driver head seated properly.

Very happy I was able to use a 2013 battery with better specs in my 2012 model. Oh, and super geeked it was an Apple branded battery.

xcalybur's Story Photo #507530

My Problem

The trackpad on my bosses 11" MBA was sometimes not clicking or registering a click.

My Fix

The repair was super simple. Back case off, battery out, unscrewed the trackpad and put a new one in. Did everything in reverse and had it done in 10 mins.

My Advice

You really need the P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver to get the back case off. You can't do it with another driver. This was the key to fixing the MBA trackpad. iFixit sent me the Moody driver quickly and my boss is happy.