Plastic Cards

$2.95

Product code: IF145-101-1

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Plastic Cards

$2.95

Product code: IF145-101-1

Product Overview

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  • Two credit card-size plastic opening cards.
  • These smooth cards slide between parts and help undo clips and pry devices open.
  • Can be used for spreading thermal paste and delicate scraping tasks.
  • Better and cheaper than Apple Tool # 922-7172!

Product Details

  • Height: 3.375", 85.725 mm
  • Width: 2.175", 55.245 mm
  • Thickness: 0.030", 0.762 mm
  • Material: PVC

  $2.95 Pair

 

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Sold as-is; no refunds or returns

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Stories

My Problem

Failed hard drive in an iMac. Apple doesn't make it exceptionally easy to replace it, but it was worth doing.

My Fix

The ifixit kit had everything I needed plus clear step-by-step guidance on performing the replacement. Worked a treat!

My Advice

For putting the screen back on, it is better to have an extra pair of hands to help position it.

My Problem

Die HDD war zu langsam, also musste die SSD rein

My Fix

mit den richtigen Werkzeugen und der genauen Anleitung und dem passenden Neuteilen von iFixit, kein Problem. 30 Minuten war es erledigt.

My Advice

Unbedingt die Displayarretierung aus Schaumstoff kaufen, hab mich geärgert diese nicht mitgekauftt zu haben. Das macht es nochmal einfacher.

My Problem

My new $420 refurbished 2015 Mac Mini has security torx, so i couldn't replace the lazy HDD by an Intel 520 SSD... until i fixit !!

What is strange is that my friend Mac Mini, exactly the same, has no security torx but standard

My Fix

not so difficult, i think less time than 2012 mac mini.

My Advice

Very easy to upgrade to Full 2,5" SSD a 2015 Mac Mini, that become enough speedy for regular productivity work.

My Problem

The whole top of my screen was broken off, and after a while the cable controlling touch snapped. so after months of disuse i decided to fix it myself after going to a apple technical and them telling me it would be $200

My Fix

It was difficult but after an hour i had fixed it, i could not be more happy.

My Advice

make sure to repair any dented corners before placing the screen, or it will not fit in the housing

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.

My Problem

The LCD display on my 2.2 GHz MacBook Core 2 Duo (late 2007) worked fine when it was part way open but went dark when fully open. I used it for several months while the problem got progressively worse. A little online research convinced me that I had a bad inverter cable. I discovered iFixit had the instructions for replacing the cable so I decided to give it a go. Why buy a new laptop if you can fix the old one for a few dollars?

My Fix

I got a few tools from iFixit and just followed the instructions. There were a couple of spots where I had to look closely and prod gently to figure out how things came apart. I worked slowly and carefully. It was fun. When I was done, the laptop worked perfectly.

My Advice

I put the parts I removed at each step in separate, labeled zip-loc bags. A desk lamp with a built-in magnifying glass was an invaluable tool. I took the opportunity to clean out years of accumulated dust and dirt. I even cleaned the exterior surfaces to make them white again.

The laptop worked so well that I replaced the hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD) and was amazed at the increase in speed. I am enjoying it more now than when it was new.

My Problem

I went cheap and did not choose the built in SSD when I purchased the iMac. Bad choice. The computer was really, really slow with the 1TB internal HD.

My Fix

Could not have gone smoother. Removing the old and applying the new adhesive strips was a bit time consuming, but not difficult.

My Advice

Machine is now lightning fast. Used a Samsung EVO 850 SSD. Also using Trim Enabler from cindori.org. This was money well spent and the guides were fantastic.

My Problem

Wanted to put an SSD in my new Apple Refurb 2013 iMac 27"

My Fix

Went off without a hitch (except that I scratched the !&&* out of my dinner table, oops!)

My Advice

If you're working on a surface you value put down a towel :)

My Problem

Bezel was cracked in assorted places.

The right and left arrow keys quit working.

The trackpad and select (long key below the trackpad) had issues.

My Fix

I followed the guides and used the plastic bag method to keep track of the screws, at each step I numbered the bag to the step in the instructions. I found that some of the screws were in the wrong place and that one of the screws was missing.

I had a little trouble getting the screws out of the battery case area.

I modified a phillips screwdriver to 60mm in length and did not have any more issues. The screwdriver you sold me was a bit toooooooo long. The Spudger worked great to get the plug out.

I had a three profanity moment getting it back in.

Took three tries to get the Bezel on correctly .

My Advice

Go buy a can of compressed air first.

I used "Q" tips and dish soap to clean out the gunk.

I used a scotchbrite pad to polish the contacts

I had to file the little square inserts at the lower edge of the Bezel to get it in and have it fit.

Get a short screwdriver.

I had to use a "C"clamp and two wood blocks to compress the case together. I could not align the screws in the center of the case.

My Problem

I was fixing it for a student that wanted his/her IPad fix.

My Fix

The repair went ok, it took around Three hours to repair. I really have to take time to heat the glass to remove. So I don't break the glass, if you do break the grass. you just might scratch the surface of the LCD screen.

My Advice

you will need the definitely tools to remove the glass. Plastic Opening Tools, which you will need a lot of them. one isn't just enough, get extra just in case. Heavy duty Spudger works great, when removing connectors. didn't really need the metal spudger set, but I got it anyway. maybe use it on something else. you will definitely need a precision tweezers set, because the screws are so small. you will need plastic cards and opening picks. don't forget to get a screw driver small enough for those small screws, there are tiny. oh yeah, be careful lifting the screen. the screen is in perfect condition when it arrive. I will buy I fix again, if you are ordering from Canada, you will pay duty fee. my cost around 49.99 duty fee, plus the shipping I have to pay about 30.00 bucks. plus I didn't really need a suction cup. you can use a heat gun, or that iopener thing. I have use a heat gun which was dewalt.