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

bexoro's Story Photo #617586
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bexoro's Story Photo #617588

My Problem

After lounging around one day, the incredibly comfortable arm of the chair I was napping in proved not to be a reliable place to rest my open MacBook. There was the initial shock of some jarbled pixel lines on the screen, but it only seemed to go downhill from there as the rest of the screen slowly disintigrated to a pink and then finally a black. School was about to start again in fall and I knew it was time to replace the screen now or have to suffer through a semester without it.

My Fix

The repair gave me some really good footage for a time-lapse, which looks incredibly interesting and detailed at 2 minutes instead of the 1.5+ hours it took in reality. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but the combination of the easy to follow picture guide and the power of editing made the overall experience quick and seamless You can watch the youtube video here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHhpoG-0...)

My Advice

I know very little about the proper etiquette of how to handle computer parts or which tools to buy/use, so I try to stick to the guide as closely as I can to avoid any blunders for the computer in the future. I try to stick with the tools they provide in the list as they're color coordinated and I can follow along a little bit easier. I also wish I knew what some of the terms used to describe the steps were. For example, "walking" the iSight connection out of its dock seemed simple enough, but I had no clue how to "walk" a connection or which way it came out. I stayed patient and gently nudged it with my spudgers a few ways until something started to give, which smoothed everything out. Patience. Patience. Patience. In reality, I think this project took me 2-2 1/2 hours.

My Problem

Battery needed to be replaced, went to apple store asked to have it repaired was then told I need an appointment and it couldn't be done the day I went. So decided to just do it myself

My Fix

Was super easy gave the internals good cleaning before installing so a little added benefit to the replacement.

My Advice

After repair if the battery indicator is not reading properly make sure to reset the SMC , that fixed my problem and all was well.

My Problem

MacBook not charging

My Fix

The repair went pretty smoothly. The trickiest part was removing the keyboard ribbon cable. The instructions were not clear to show the actual location of the section that you have to flip up. With patience it wasn't too difficult to figure out. The project tray came in very handy to place parts and screws in order of disassembly making reassembly simple.

My Advice

Use the project tray to sort and keep parts in order and carefully make note of which screws go where particularly with the fans and the logic board. Also when re-installing the logic board make sure none of the ribbon connectors are trapped underneath it before you screw it down.

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.