Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

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Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

Product Overview

The essential tool for opening everything.

  • Use these soft plastic tools to safely pry open devices without scratching the case, glass, or internal components.
  • Sold in a pair of two different styles—a wide tool with a thin tip that's great for getting underneath glass and in thin cracks, and a smaller, stiffer tip that's good for prying tougher cases and enclosures.
  • NOTE: Because these tools are soft enough to not scratch or mar devices they will wear with each use. Expect each pair to last through 2-5 devices, depending on difficulty and experience.

Product Details

$2.95 Pair

 

Condition:

New

$9.95 10 Pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes 10 total Plastic Opening Tools. 5 of each style.

$14.95 15 Pairs

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes 30 total Plastic Opening Tools. 15 of each style.

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Product Details

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Plastic opening tools are made of a soft plastic, allowing them to dislodge casing clips without fear of scratching or chewing the case.

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Their size and material also make our plastic opening tools ideal for working inside the device—use them to pop up ZIF connector tabs, disconnect cable connectors, pry up batteries, and scrape off excess adhesive.

 

Stories

My Problem

The power button in the iPhone 4S wasn't working and the earpiece speaker when I stopped working

My Fix

both repairs failed. The button itself wasn't the issue it was the part that pushed up against it and the speaker didn't work out either. The button itself is just a hard piece of metal no issue with it and the speaker I don't know what's going on there.

My Advice

save your money and just invested in the new phone

My Problem

Dial turned freely as internal spring was forced

My Fix

Repair too difficult, your illustrations were perfect and I was able to remove all the parts but dealing with the spring proved too difficult.

My Advice

http://www.fatofthelan.com/photography/h...

This is also a useful link

My Problem

Replaced my dock connector because it became corroded and didn't function.

My Fix

Everything went well except the screws holding the dock connector in were a BEAR! I tried not to, but ended up stripping them completely. I used a small flat head and a hammer to make notches in the screws and with A LOT of elbow grease finally got them out. In that process, the home button ribbon became damaged. Now my physical home button doesn't work, but Apple thought of everything, and under "Accessability" there's an option for a virtual home button. My phone works great now and I was especially happy to be able to get my honeymoon pics off it. Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Buy the driver kit because the phillips they sent doesn't fit the screws perfectly. Also, be very gentle with the home button ribbon.

My Problem

The front panel digitizer was shattered. I bought a replacement on iFixit.

My Fix

It went well. The most difficult part was just getting the phone opened.

My Advice

I really recommend using the magnetic mat while you repair your phone. I was disappointed that I couldn't get the iSclacks to work as advertised. The suction cup on the iSclack refused to stay on the screen even with tape over the cracks.

My Problem

I take my iPod to bed - and on a certain day the headphone jack got twisted - and damaged my iPod internally. So: no more music. It was a very very sad day. The most economic way to fix this was to order the required spare parts and tools and do it myself. (If others can do it, I can do it too)

My Fix

Repair went fine but I took my time: about an hour. I Read the instructions thoroughly.

Removing the cover without damaging/bending it was the hardest part. I did not use the plastic opening tools - they were no real help.

My Advice

Take your time and concentrate. Remove tape over cables slow and gently. Watch carefully that the flat cables remain flat - I had a small problem with that. The new cable was bent next to the headphone jack and this resulted in a very distorted sound.

At that point I thought : "My GOD, what have I done!?".

Gently straightening the cable solved the issue and my iPod was as new. Then I taped the cables back on their original places.

Tip 1: order the required tools.

Tip 2: Test your iPod while it is still open, if anything went wrong - you can easily look for the problem without the need to reopen the thing.

Tip 3: keep cats, spouses and children away from the operation quarter.

Couldn't have done it without iFixit though, big thanks guys!

My Problem

I use my phone quite heavily and after more than a year the battery wasn't lasting even half way thru my shift and I'm constantly moving so i Can't just plug it in. Time to try and replace the battery.

My Fix

The replacement went easy. I was concerned with disconnecting and reconnecting of the ribbon cables but they weren't a problem.

My Advice

I really like what ifixit is doing, almost all consumer devices should be consumer repairable.

My Problem

Ps Vita wasnt charging at ALL

My Fix

Ps vita worked perfectly fine after replacing the battery

My Advice

Don't listen to anyone the problem is the battery if you're having charging issues with your 1st Generaton ps vita

My Problem

The hard drive in my iPod classic failed beyond repair, and I wanted to swap it with an old laptop hard drive.

My Fix

Flawlessly, thanks to the iFixit guide.

My Advice

It's better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, but you can probably do the same with just one plastic opening tool and one spudger.

My Problem

Phone could not be read and wasn't even powering up correctly with a shattered screen, instead of having to spend $600 on a new phone I was able to repair it for 70!

My Fix

The repair went flawless, very easy to do with the help of the video online.

My Advice

It might seem daunting to repair such a small device... but you can do it so give it a shot.

My Problem

This international version of the Galaxy S3 went bad with blank screen (white blank, fully lighted, not dark) and wasn't usable anymore

My Fix

I order the at&t board as I'm with that carrier now but when it arrive I realize it won't fit into the case (the processors and other circuits were in different places, the placing holes, for the CPU, didn't match) so I decided not to return it, but .....

remodify the case itself.

Gladly the samsung case, I mean the motherboard placeholder, is made of aluminium, and also gladly I have my faithful Victorinox Swiss Knife with me, whos sharp steel let me carved all the way, reducing the placeholder nerves to flat, so the board will fit and not bend.

After that process, about 1h, the board was fittin enough, so I interchanged the soft heat sink that the original board had to the new one, and that its how I got the phone to work.

Also had to introduce a padding below the power button area, otherwise the camera won't work.

My Advice

1. Try to get the board for your case

2. If you decide to "modify" the case like I did, be very careful not to leave any aluminium filings behind otherwise you could shortcircuit and mess up everything

3. Be sensitive about pressures applied to the equipment and sounds that it may do, if you suddenly hear a high pitch noise remove the battery, don't think it twice :)