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 Pro Tech Toolkit and Soldering Workstation.

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

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

My Problem

Controller was dropped on left bumper button. After that had to press very hard to get button to work.

My Fix

repair went well. with the new driver kit and spudger. I was able to open the controller very easily with the help of the guide I found on the Ifixit site. Also found a tip on youtube on how to fix the problem.

My Advice

Found out this is a problem on older controllers where the button gets compressed from all the mashing. by adding a small piece of plastic(in my case I used a small piece cut from an old credit card) between the bumper and the button using double stick tape or glue it to the analog stick inside cover is all you need to get a good connection again.

My Problem

Shatter kindle Fire I, screen.

My Fix

Struggled with the phillips screw driver #00 that was with the kit. it was not the right size, i should get my money back but not worth the hassle to get it refunded. fortunately i had a screw driver that worked.

My Advice

had to look for a video that didn't include melting the glue off the screen, since my purchase had the screen already glued to the outer shell. This is very good option.

My Problem

1/3rd the price of visiting the Apple store.

My Fix

Your online videos show how to fix a 'perfect' screen that has no cracks at all. In reality, it's MUCH more difficult than what is demonstrated in your guides. My iPad was shattered into a million tiny shards. Those little guitar picks were helpful, but not strong enough to pry up the tiny little silvers of glass around the edges. I ended up using a small flat bladed screwdriver around the edge and a utility knife to scrape the edges free of all the glue and glass. I did use the iOpener magic tube of heat application to soften the glue which helped.

I did manage to get all of the glass and glue removed, then followed the procedure for removing the cables, cleaning the LCD, and then reassembling the replacement screen.

It works great now! Much better than looking through thousands of cracks in the screen.

My Advice

Yes, wear eye protection!! When you're bent over trying to pry off shattered, slivered glass, it will pop/fly up and get in your eyes. Protect them!!

My Problem

One day my MacBook Pro started rattling very loudly whenever the fans came on. It was very annoying and got in the way of my work.

My Fix

It took me about a half hour to complete the repair, except that I had to run out to get a new screwdriver in the middle of the repair. The repair described in the manuals said I would need a phillips screwdriver. But the screws that held down the fans in my MacBook Pro were actually a very small Torx screw (a star hole in the head). I had to get one since it was a very unusual screwdriver to have. Once I had that, the repair went very smoothly after that.

My Advice

Check to make sure which screws are actually holding down the fans - Torx or Phillips and get the right screwdriver.

My Problem

2011 MacBook with screen of death

My Fix

I've never even opened a computer before, but now I think I'm Steve Jobs. My Mac has been passed down, so I don't qualify for the logic board replacement & didn't have a grand to fix it. So followed the directions on how to take it apart & reaplied thermal glue. (Also reflowed) Working now! Yay!

My Advice

I'm awesome

My Problem

I wanted to install an SSD in my iMac.

My Fix

I printed off the step-by-step guides, took my time, and it went beautifully!

My Advice

When you need to disconnect the 2 cables from the display, having a 2nd person makes all the difference. Have one person hold the screen up while the 2nd person disconnects those 2 cables. It'll help them to have a spudger and a headlamp, to see as clearly as possible.

The old adhesive comes off really easily. It sticks together and generally pulls off in one strip once you get it going.

Just use common sense with the display and don't over-strain it by bending it too much. If it won't release, just keep cutting away at the old adhesive with the cutting tools and cards.

Take your time and this repair will be much, much easier than you think at first.

My Problem

Super long start up attempt resulted in slashed circle. Internet search suggested the drive cable as a problem. Ifixit had the parts, they were inexpensive, order and shipping prompt and simple, cool ifixit app gave precise instructions and ,voilà!, I'm back in business in 4 days!

My Fix

As noted above: fast, well documented = success!

My Advice

Go to ifixit first!

My Problem

My battery has been on "replace soon" for over a year and I figured it was time to replace. I was at the point where the computer was lasting twenty minutes at 100% - move it or lose it time!

My Fix

I watched the repair video once and was just fine. Very straight-forward.

My Advice

I definitely recommend the spudger - really good call on that one - otherwise I probably would have used a pen and broken something. Also, once I opened the comptuer, it was obviously dusty as all !&&* after 4 years of never being opened - luckily I had a technician on hand who could show me how to clean it without screwing anything up, but I think a guide on how to clean the inside once you pop it open would be helpful. There was all kinds of stuff in there!

My Problem

Battery status changed to service needed and I didn't want to send away my computer for days to someone that can't receive it without an disclaimer that I need to backup the Hard drive before.

My Fix

Easy fix, had already replaced the hard drive before so was not that big difference to change the battery.

Found some small round plastic pieces flying around inside the case and after a while of investigation I realised that it was from the plastic feets from the casing that had fallen off.

My Advice

Make sure to use the correct tools for the job.

My Problem

I know it was the fan because laptop was running a lot warmer than before and was making loud squealling noise.

My Fix

The repair was so easy and fixed the issue.

My Advice

I recommend getting the Spudger. If your not sure about the screw drivers order the two they recommend. Be careful about the case screws they are real tiny and two different sizes and I'm not sure where to get them. The fan screws are just as tiny. The case screws appear to have lock tight on them from the factory and I also recommend using some when reinstalling. My other Macbook pro was repaired by Apple and three screws have backed out and are lost. They didn't use lock tight when reinstalling.

Take the opportunity to clean the computer of dust including the vent holes on the case. While in the computer notice how easy the hard drive and battery are to replace. The track pad is right under the battery.

The instructions on this sight are right on. Taking your time twenty minutes is enough time to complete the replacement and cleaning.

Good luck!