Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

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Spudger

$2.95

Product code: IF145-002
Apple Part #: 922-5065

Product Overview

Safely poke and pry just about anything.

A spudger is a tough antistatic tool that can be used for a variety of purposes when repairing electronic devices. The 5" tool is made of nylon and has one flat end and one pointed end. The pliable and antistatic properties make it ideal for working around sensitive electronic components without fear of shocking or scratching them.

The pointed flat side can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from a heat sink, pry off components, aid in soldering, or just to unscrew a MacBook's battery. The pointed end of the spudger can be used to connect/disconnect components, hold objects for soldering, or poke something that requires poking. The tool also includes a notch for hooking wires.

We find this spudger to be the perfect size for most repairs. However, when you need a tougher prying/poking tool, we also carry our Heavy Duty Spudger, a more robust version of this tool. This product is included in a lot of our toolkits, but it's especially helpful in the Classic Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

Compatible with Apple's "Black Stick", Apple part number 922-5065

How does one go about pronouncing 'Spudger' anyhow?

Product Details

$2.95 Single

 

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New

$149.95 100-pack

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Repair Shops, Schools, Manufacturers, or anyone else who uses lots of spudgers, save with our 100 pack.

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Stories

Yuriy Yakimenko's Story Photo #870775

My Problem

Yes.

My Fix

OK.

My Advice

Yes. I had to de-assemble and re-assemble mac case twice, since first time I could not close the case completely (not all screws on step 31 - the trickiest of all) aligned initially.

My Problem

Cooked logic board.

My Fix

So far so good.

My Advice

Use an egg carton to hold the screws from each step, number each partition and keep a list of what's in each partition as you go.

My Problem

As soon as I tried to boot up my Mac, I would get this flashing folder with a question mark in the middle of it, and the computer would never boot no matter how much I tried. Turns out the hard drive was never being read because the cable was shot, so I just bought a replacement cable and it all worked out.

My Fix

Very straightforward! As someone who knows his way around the computer but not around the parts of the computer, I was worried that this would end up a disaster or I was ordering the wrong part, but sure enough it was the right one and everything went smoothly. I was very happy with the cable I bought, it arrived on time and everything.

My Advice

Just put all your screws somewhere you won't lose them and they won't go flying! I had an incident involving a 4-year-old, a balloon, and about 10 minutes of searching for a tiny screw, so I would use something to store them that can't be knocked over

mhomscheidt's Story Photo #869408
mhomscheidt's Story Photo #869412

My Problem

The reason to follow this guide was to install a SSD as boot or main volume

My Fix

The guide was was easy to follow. I also found the comments very helpful and installed the original HD in the upper bay with the ribbon cable from iFixit and the SSD with the original ribbon cable in the lower bay.

My Advice

Follow the guide exactly as written with the exception of the SSD installation bay. Here it is safer to follow the comments.

I use some additional tools which proved to be helpful:

(1) A pair of cross locking tweezers to grab screws

(2) An organizer with 9 compartments to hold the screws, sorted by step number; additionally I used some pieces of paper with the step number which went also in the compartment

My Problem

Display broken

My Fix

Went perfectly

My Advice

Nope

Justin Fritz's Story Photo #864135

My Problem

The lower top shell broke at the right hinge and the screen was flopping around unsafely. I did NOT need to replace the display. I used this tutorial because it matched the model I was repairing and gave me enough info to make the needed repair.

My Fix

Things went very well. The last time I did something like this there was a lot of soldering involved, so having everything plug-and-play was WONDERFUL!

My Advice

In all of the photos that show the IR Board, the board shown is actually installed upside down. The lower shell won't go back on unless you reinstall it correctly, otherwise I might have damaged the 3DS when I powered it up.

Don't forget to collect ALL OF THE BUTTONS from the old shell! I missed the WIFI slider the first time and had to pull it apart again to install it.

DO NOT FORCE THE SHELL COMPONENTS. If it doesn't come apart, or reassembly, smoothly then you're doing something wrong! Slow down and double check everything is in the right spot.

Make sure you use a guide for the correct model. If what you're seeing in the photos doesn't match what's in front of you, STOP, and look for a different guide.

My Problem

MacBook had gradually started to slow down and I was getting the pinwheel often. I thought it was a software issue, so I erased the drive and reinstalled OS X. Eventually, during the reinstall, the computer stopped reading the hard drive all together.

My Fix

I purchased a new hard drive and a hard drive cable. I tried the cable first. It was extremely easy to install. Computer runs like I just pulled it from the box.

My Advice

Instructions are easy to follow. They are designed to help the masses. Feel confident in giving it a shot.

My Problem

The screen would flicker black once and a while-- there was liquid damage, I think it was coffee.

My Fix

I have the tools and have repaired several models of phones so i found the tear down not too difficult and the put together very easy -- I never did an isopropyl alcohol soak before and as it was 91% I left the board on silica gel bags for a week while i was on vacation to let it thoroughly dry.

The laptop's screen currently doesn't show any signs of flickering BUT after the battery hit 100% charge, while the MBA (macbook air) was on the battery will not charge (after getting the charge lower by using the laptop) and when I plug in the AC adapter the screen goes black.

I'm guessing the I/O board needs replacement as it looks pretty bad; I might try and soak the I/O board by itself in rubbing alcohol -- This is a new battery.

My Advice

As far as advice -- I ALWAYS read the instructions FIRST and then read them again before I get to work. I ALWAYS use clean sheets of paper and scotch tape to draw simple diagrams and label the screws and where they go, for example, I'll draw a patter of circles and their position on the device and name it something simple like "motherboard" -- I don't get artistic, I just work clean and organized. Additionally, I ALWAYS use a very well lit area to work, I often pop out my phone or ask someone to hold a light over me if I need to. I ALWAYS take my time and not force anything -- especially on a project like this that I never attempted. I refer to the photos in the guide, over and over, to make sure I'm not ripping up tabs from the wrong end and I do look at other guides, photos and videos to make sure I know exactly what I'm doing before proceeding.

My Problem

My keyboard wasn't working or the mouse pad, because i had spilled water on my mac air, bought these tools to take it apart and clean with alcohol, these work the exact ones I needed and they have magnetic tips so it helps out alot

My Fix

Perfect

My Advice

Don't lose the screws

My Problem

Customers phone stopped charging unless cable was wiggled in port.

My Fix

I followed the guide and it took a little over 30 minutes from start to finish to complete. I did not remove the battery or sim card, as it wasn't needed for this repair. I did disconnect the battery and follow the rest of the steps though. New part worked great.

My Advice

Skip the battery removal and save yourself a few minutes there.