Pro Magnetic Project Mat

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Product code: IF145-167-4

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Pro Magnetic Project Mat

$19.95 Was $25.00
You save $5.05!

Product code: IF145-167-4

Product Overview

Repair can be tough. This mat makes it easier.

  • Simply organizes all your parts while you work on a device.
  • Dry erase surface lets you keep notes and stops mistakes.
  • Reduces reassembly time by up to 40% while preventing errors.

Pen wearing out? We have replacement pens.

Product Details

  • Dimensions: 8" x 10" x 0.105"

  $19.95

 
 

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New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Anyone who has done electronics repair knows how irritating lost screws can be—if you’re lucky, you’ll end up with a slightly lighter laptop. If you’re unlucky, your $1,000 laptop will be brought to its knees by a $0.05 clip hiding under a table leg. Designed by fixers, for fixers, the 8”x10” Magnetic Project Mat solves this repair problem. Spacious and secure, the mat will catch and hold screws as you pull them out of a device.

Great for cell phone repairs, and you can stop worrying about screw tracking and focus on the cell phone; all the screws will be right where you left them. For laptops with hundreds of screws, use the whole mat as a screw guide and keep careful notes to not get lost.

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The included pen is uniquely suited for the Project Mat. It’s made by Staedtler, the German pen company that makes top-of-the-line pens and pencils for artists and architects. Their Lumocolor Correctable pen doesn’t smear or wipe away like most dry erase markers, so if you brush your hand across the mat while performing a repair, the ink doesn’t scratch or smear. However, the eraser tip or a dry cloth wipes the ink away clean.

This mat will enable you to work more smoothly and efficiently. Check out our video, and learn how it can make lost screws a problem of the past.

Tech Specs ¶ 

Mat ¶ 

Surface: Dry Erase

Length: 10 inches

Height: 8 inches

Thickness 0.105 inches

Pen ¶ 

Brand: Staedtler

Ink: Lumocolor Correctable

Color: Black

Tip Size: .6 mm

 

Stories

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My Problem

battery stopped holding a charge

My Fix

Only problem was step 1 as the small plastic opening tool broke trying to open the first side. Used a spudger to open the side and it worked fine.

My Advice

Used a spludger to open the side of the case instead of the small plastic opening tool

My Problem

Las computadoras de disco mecánico ya tardaban mucho en encender y a cada rato salía la pelota playera dando vueltas, signo de que el sistema está pensando o atorado.

My Fix

La reparación fue sencillísima, las cosas que compré en iFixit me llegaron rapidísimo! Y las guías me sirvieron perfectamente.

My Advice

Mi consejo es que hay veces que se pueden utilizar los dedos en lugar de herramientas o pinzas, para zafar los conectores, tendrás más control y menos riesgo de romperlos.

My Problem

I had a bicycle accident and I got my iphone 5S crystal scrren and lcd broken

My Fix

Just fine. I had a little problem during the front button reassembly refering to the metal support and a small squared linner but finally i got it the right way.

My Advice

the step-by-step guide was of great help and the video guide too. I would add a little more detail in the video guide maybe adding, for some steps, a detailed photo, slide or diagram as support.

My Problem

Replace logic board; replace HDD with SSD; move HDD to optical bay; upgrade RAM.

My Fix

All in all, everything went well. Considering that this was my first repair ever, it took me much longer (4-6 hours) than indicated (40-60 mins). Also, during the repair I had to watch a couple of video tutorials on YouTube, because sometimes the guides alone weren't sufficient.

My Advice

To anyone who's going to do this repair, make sure you also get a 5.5 mm Phillips screwdriver. During the repair I came across a step which required this particular screwdriver, but I didn't have one since it wasn't mentioned on the list of required tools of the logic board replacement guide.

Furthermore, there is a Phillips #1 Screwdriver listed as a required tool for this repair, but I didn't use it since I managed to carry out that particular step using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver instead.

Also, at the end of the logic board replacement guide it says: "To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order". This is slightly misleading, simply because in doing so you would omit a very important step, namely to apply new thermal paste first. Therefore, I would advise to either include or refer to the 'Applying Thermal Paste' guide at the end of the logic board replacement guide.

My Problem

After a hard fall onto a hardwood floor, the screen cracked.

My Fix

Overall it was surprisingly easy, especially because of the easy to follow guides here on ifixit.com. The only part of the repair that was somewhat problematic was getting the multi-connector cable to fit back into the phone when putting it back together. Getting it put back in the correct direction was a bit of a puzzle. But eventually I managed to do it by really examining the pictures. At the end of the repair the phone booted up with no issues at all.

My Advice

I would have payed a little more attention to how the cable that connects everything together was situated and layered before removing it, maybe even taking some photos of it myself from several angles.

My Problem

My iPhone battery usually dies down every year. Last year in January I paid around $90 to get the battery replaced. But when I saw I could do it myself for just the cost of the battery and shipping I went for it.

My Fix

I took my time and followed the video published and I was able to change the battery without any major issues.

The toughest parts are making sure I removed the top screen and then later removing the glue from the battery.

The rest of the repair was fairly easy.

My Advice

I bought the Magnetic Project Mat which I will use for other projects and it really helped me with the small screws.

My Problem

iPhone 5 screen broken completely

My Fix

The steps provided by fixit.com is enough to do. Before going to do repair, please watch the video and follow the steps, only hurdle I faced is re-assemble, especially to attach display assembly ports, screw for ports (3 screws!) took me little more time, because its delicate and my screw driver is not working the way to release the screws in the appropriate place to put back the screws ! Finally done successfully.

One note, you don't need to disconnect battery, Just turn power off your phone... that's enough and buy/get all necessary tools for this

otherwise it's very difficult to do.

Now it's working perfectly, First time right!.

I took photo after the replacement of screen!...

My Advice

buy a complete set of

iPhone 5 Display Assembly (LCD, Front Panel/Digitizer Only) always from trusted source. Don't buy cheap and it

with iOpener and Magnetic Project Mat will greatly help you to re-assemble quickly!

Carefully remove the broken glass it may hurt you and dispose safely.

My Problem

I'm about to embark on a year of backpacking, and felt that a brand new battery that could hold it's charge for as long as possible was a must.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. The hi-def videos walked me through every step with ease, I had few questions or confusions. Removing the battery adhesive was difficult, as one side sheared off at the start, and the other half way through the removal. I ended up using the flat spludger to "slowly" pry up the battery from the adhesive, and then remove the adhesive from the shell. Reassembly was a breeze!

My Advice

I would pay careful attention when removing the screen connector; carefully note what is the socket, connector, and bracket. Also. in the event that the battery adhesive breaks off during removal, don't fret. Using the flat end of the spludger carefully pry up the battery by SLOWLY shimming it between the battery and case. Be patient as the adhesive will slowly give.

My Problem

Hard drive full

My Fix

less than 1 hour

My Advice

Excellent tools and instructions. So easy to follow and so much fun. I'd forgotten how cool it is to repair a computer.

GradyB's Story Photo #499800

My Problem

The factory Seagate 3tb hd died.

My Fix

The iMac opening tool was perfect and the adhesive strips are top quality. The little blue tabs made it very easy to strip of the backing. They are also cut to fit perfectly, unlike the generic strips some companies sell.

My Advice

I used an HGST enterprise 4tb drive. I've had great luck with the HGST drives. This machine has the Fusion drive. Disk Utility recognized the new drive and automatically reconfigured the Fusion to the new drive. No command line required.

Also used the OWC cable to enable the iMac to get drive temp to properly control fan speed.