T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95

Product code: IF145-039

Product Overview

Crucial driver for fixing the original iPad.

  • Common specialty size used in all sorts of electronics: laptops, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Sturdy precision driver with a solid metal shaft, rubberized plastic handle, and spinning top.
  • Fixed drivers for commonly used screw sizes make a great complement to a 54 Bit Driver Kit for the frequent fixer.

Also available as part of the Pro Tech Screwdriver Set

Product Details

$5.95 iFixit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Excellent quality driver that just won't quit. Rubberized handle with swivel top and steel shaft. A staff favorite!

$9.95 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.

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Stories

My Problem

Battery had about 540 cycle counts on it, and suddenly couldn't hold a charge for more than 40 minutes or so.

My Fix

Ridiculously easy. Printed out the guide. Followed the steps. I recommend having some canned air to clear out any dust etc. Wiped down the bottom panel with a rag so that probably added to the repair time.

My Advice

This is one of the easiest repairs you could do yourself. You've got nothing to worry about

My Problem

El iPad no recarga ni es reconocido por iTunes.

My Fix

Son muy importantes las herramientas para abrir correctamente el dispositivo. Las pestañas interiores son metálicas y alguna de las esquinas ofrecen resistencia. Hay que imprimir cierta fuerza pero sin pasarse para que se liberen. El resto no presenta dificultad. Empleé 45 minutos para ir haciendo los pasos con seguridad.

My Advice

Emplea las herramientas recomendadas para abrir el iPad. La esquina inferior derecha es la que ofrece más resistencia. Sigue los pasos de ifixit.

My Problem

Ran outta space on my old SSD, so bought a bigger one on ebay and upgraded it using the tools provided by iFixit.

My Fix

Went without a hitch thanks to the great guide.

My Advice

Take it slow. Once you've disconnected the battery plug slide a thin piece of card between it and the logic board to avoid shorting anything. Saves you have to mess around with holding it back.

My Problem

SSD problems since one month, fixed by Disk warrior but coming back each 3 day… Low disk, errors, files corrupted

My Fix

Fine, easy.

My Advice

Have daily a clone of your ssd is to be wise

My Problem

la batería de mi MacBook Air 2011 está a punto de morir

My Fix

With the tools that come to been easier surprising how easy it has been the tutorials are wonderful to make it easier highly recommended however the price to Spain have grown much product customs duties have been too high.

My Advice

fundamental las herramientas que se venden en el kit para que todo sea de sencillo y bien colocado

My Problem

I dropped my Macbook Pro Mid 2014 during what I assume to be a drunken rampage, since I don't recall how the damage came to be. I assume either my foolish self (or dirty hippie friends) threw my then 4 month-old gorgeous aluminum baby onto the floor and/or wall in a fit of disgust, leaving the bottom righthand corner slightly bent. When I awoke the next day, the colours popping out of my Retina display were slightly brighter from that corner. On a black background, it was apparent that the aluminum casing was pressing on the back of the LCD display. Being the smart man I am, I decided to try and bend it back. I thought it worked until I turned on MBP and saw that the LCD display had cracked into some absolutely lovely lines of dead pixels running up and across from the corner.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well overall. Took around an hour and a half for me, but the display assembly repair probably would have taken 30 minutes if it wasn't for two issues:

1) The T8 screwdriver iFixit sent me didn't work. The metal screwdriver tip was not securely glued into the plastic handle, so I was lucky I had a backup set of Torx drivers.

2) One of the display hinges on the replacement display assembly was slightly bent. I didn't notice it at first when I first installed it, but after closing the lid, it was apparent that the new display did not sit flush with the body of the MBP, having being skewed off a couple of millimetres to one side. My fix for this was having pliers and applying slight pressure onto the hinge to straighten it out. After a couple of rounds of bending the hinge straight, the new display fit on flush and snug, just like new.

My Advice

1. Please check that all your tools are working, and you have access to pliers in case you get a bent display hinge.

2. To check to see if the hinge is bent, look down the length of the metal display hinge rod and see if it is flush & parallel with the outer edge of the display assembly. Compare with your existing display hinge for help. The one I received was slightly off center by a couple of degrees, meaning I had to use pliers to slightly bend it back straight in line with the edge. Be gentle and double check constantly!

3. Don't allow your dirty hippie friends near your MBP whilst drinking. Don't try to be a hero and bend an aluminum display back yourself. And get a case I guess.

My Problem

I closed my screen on a usb cap and had cracked the screen making it pretty unusable.

My Fix

The repair went great, 45 minutes in and out. All is right in the world again.

My Advice

Go to ifixit.com EVERYTIME! They're great!

My Problem

Battery life had disappeared.

My Fix

So easy, took less than ten minutes. Never opened the Air up before, but completed without trouble.

My Advice

Don't question yourself. This is worth it.

My Problem

The battery was going bad when I bought the macbook air from eBay a year or so ago. Finally wouldn't hold a charge at all.

My Fix

Replaced the battery with a new one from ifixit.com. The repair went like a charm. I had a set of Pentalobe screwdrivers and so bought a T5 Torx along with the battery. No problems at all.

My Advice

Be sure to get the correct screwdrivers. Buy your new battery from a reputable source. Lots of junk out there, even through Amazon (read the reviews).

My Problem

The battery in my five-year-old Macbook Air was faltering, so I read the reviews and ordered an ifixit replacement.

My Fix

The repair was easier than I could have imagined, the only trick being handling the tiny screws, but the magnetic screwdrivers took care of that. After that, the battery started strong but has been losing capacity a little each day (my Coconut Battery app tracks it), but ifixit tells me battery charge with fluctuate the first 30 days before settling, and promised to replace it if it doesn't, so I'm willing to see how it goes. Customer service has been fast and helpful, and I have the impression that this is a company that stands by its products.

My Advice

After you've unscrewed everything and carefully laid your screws where you can access them to replace them, and then you remove the bottom laptop plate and see how dusty the inside of the laptop is, don't blow into the plate to remove the dust if the screws are behind the plate in the same path where you're blowing. Those little suckers go flying!

Beyond that, based on my experience, if anyone else's is like mine, I'd say give these folks the benefit of the doubt and give the battery time to settle in. Support has been fast and responsive.