Phillips #1 Screwdriver

$0.95

Product code: IF145-021

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Phillips #1 Screwdriver

$0.95

Product code: IF145-021

Product Overview

There can be only 1!

  • Excellent for those "larger" jobs, such as desktops, console, server racks, and much much more.
  • Excellent addition to any screwdriver collection.

This size bit is also available in our popular 54 Bit Driver Kit & 26 Bit Driver Kit, carefully designed to include the most common and often hard to find driver bits used in electronics repair and is also in our Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$0.95 Economy

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Great quality driver. Gets the job done just fine for the average Joe and semi-pros.

$8.95 Pro / ESD / USA

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

$5.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Excellent quality driver that doesn't screw around (except when it comes to driving screws). Rubber hand with swivel top and steel shaft. A staff favorite.

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Stories

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

iMac Intel 24" Hard Drive Replacement. Hard drive went TU while I was using the computer.

My Fix

Repair was complicated with a lot of steps but not difficult, tools recommended and replacement drive were exactly right. Were in our 60's and got bored after supper the day the parts arrived. It took about 2 hours but I'm old, recovering from a stroke and kinda slow.

My Advice

Do it. Just take your time and follow the excellent instructions on line. While you have it on its back and helpless upgrade the RAM too. This saved me a bunch in repair bill or a new computer.

My Problem

After 7 years of trusty service my iMac's hard drive flat-lined. I considered going to a repair service but after some web searching I found the ifixit web site and decided to try my chances at replacing the drive myself. (For $150 less why not right?)

My Fix

Bottom line: iMac 2210 had a Western Digital 320GB drive that I replaced with a new WD 1TB drive. I ordered the ifixit repair kit and watched the easy to follow instructional video. These guys know what they are doing because I was able to replace the drive with no real hiccups. Great job with your how to videos and narratives guys. Keep it up!

My Advice

Get yourself the main kit from ifixit's site and follow the video / guides patiently. It will all work out in the end.

My Problem

too expensive to send to Toshiba. Decided it would be a simple procedure to do it myself - with the right tools

My Fix

Very well. researched procedure on internet and replaced battery very easily

My Advice

Do lots of research before attempting repair. Most hardware issues then become easy to fix.

My Problem

My buddy sold me his PS3 cheep because his kids jammed stuff into the Bluray player and it wouldn't work.

My Fix

The repair was much more simple than I thought it would be. But I just followed the instructions and used the tools I bought from IFIXIT and it was not to bad. Getting to and removing the player took me about 20 minutes. I had to look on the internet to find out how to get into the Bluray player though. I didn't see instructions for that. I took the top off of the bluray player and found a PSP disc and 2 puzzle pieces inside. I removed the objects, put everything back together and now I have a working PS3 slim, 2 controllers, 1 wand and camera that cost me 80 bucks.

My Advice

Offer instructions on how to open PS3 bluray players.

My Problem

The hard drive in my Early 2008 iMac 20" (EMC 2210) was throwing all kinds of S.M.A.R.T. errors about and was, in general, acting very strange. Ultimately, I knew what had to be done: follow the iFixit Repair guide, gather the necessary parts / tools and set to work.

My Fix

All-in-all, the repair took about an hour... and that's because I was going SUPER slow as to be meticulous: using Styrofoam coffee cups (labeled with a Sharpie as to what type of screws they were and which step from the guide they came from) to hold screws as I removed them. I followed the guide to the dot... and it was super helpful.

My Advice

The only thing that threw me was Step 1... I purchased the recommended Phillips #1 screwdriver, but it definitely did not fit the Phillips screw on the access door. Had to bust out the Phillips bit on my Leatherman to loosen the Phillips screw. Not a horrible thing... I now have a handy-dandy Phillips #1 screwdriver... just not sure why it didn't fit the screw it was outlined for? Perhaps my access door is weird... thanks Apple!

Also, the repair guide (in Step 14) suggests that releasing the hard drive bracket "requires a substantial amount of force". Again, perhaps my iMac is special... but it did not require a ton of force. Just saying... take it easy and hopefully you won't Hulk-smash your iMac in the process.

TAKE EXTREME CARE in handling the glass panel and display panel. The repair guide was not kidding that any kind of dust / finger prints / crud you don't remove will show up in-between the glass panel and display panel once everything is back together. I used a lint-free cloth and a can of air to make sure everything was neat and clean before reassembly. While performing the repair, make EXTRA sure you don't touch the under-side of the glass panel or the front of the display panel... this will make for less cleaning and a speedy reassembly.

My Problem

My computer wasn't working anymore, a bug well known from the macbook pro late 2011.

My Fix

The repair went fine. It was easy to follow the instructions on ifixit to take out the motherboard. Then 7m30 at 190 degres on the oven, and my computer was like now when i turned it on again.

My Advice

If you hqve the same problem, and you no more have guarantee, then just open your macbook pro, it will be much less expensive than sending it to repair, and it works very well.

My Problem

plays for a short period cuts out informed power supply was cause not enough in bank to cover cost of replacement

My Fix

have not started yet TR10 screw wont fit to0 screws in CD slot on sony cech model ps3 too big

My Advice

Not yet too busy fixing front steps on house

My Problem

I was in the process of upgrading my 2007 iMac, my second Apple purchase and what really got me into the Apple ecosystem, to Mavericks when I ran into an error. After a lot of turning off and on, and stalled boots and system checked, I learned that my hard drive was about to and did indeed fail. Fortunately nothing of any significance was on the computer as I had transferred everything to another computer a few months ago. But, I felt like, as it was the top of the line in 2007 and had a perfectly good 24 inch monitor, that it had at least a few more years of life in it.

My Fix

The repair went swimmingly, thought I avoided a step or two in the guide to make it easier on myself. I dragged my brother into the process and had him hold the monitor up so I didn't have to unplug it ( one of the trickiest steps, to unplug and plug it back in, according to the guides ), and that worked quite well. I wasn't expecting the force with which I would have to use to get the HDD out of its dock, but once it was gone, I put in the bay adaptor and a SSD and now it seems just as fast as my new rMBP. It's like a whole new machine!

My Advice

If you can, avoid unplugging the monitor so you don't have to plug it back in. Get a friend to help, or use a stick or box or prop to keep it up. Also, make sure when re assembling to have the bottom of the outermost frame on the computer properly, otherwise your screws won't line up and you'll have to redo that process again.

My Problem

My 8-year-old iMac is having major problems and can no longer be repaired apparently, so I purchased a new iMac to replace it. However, I want to pull the hard drive out of the old machine both for security reasons and because it is still working fine.

My Fix

Haven't done it yet.

My Advice

Not yet, but I like the tools.