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

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

Notes:

Top of the line professional made in USA driver with swivel top ESD safe ergonomic handle.

Lifetime Warranty.

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Stories

bexoro's Story Photo #617586
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My Problem

After lounging around one day, the incredibly comfortable arm of the chair I was napping in proved not to be a reliable place to rest my open MacBook. There was the initial shock of some jarbled pixel lines on the screen, but it only seemed to go downhill from there as the rest of the screen slowly disintigrated to a pink and then finally a black. School was about to start again in fall and I knew it was time to replace the screen now or have to suffer through a semester without it.

My Fix

The repair gave me some really good footage for a time-lapse, which looks incredibly interesting and detailed at 2 minutes instead of the 1.5+ hours it took in reality. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but the combination of the easy to follow picture guide and the power of editing made the overall experience quick and seamless You can watch the youtube video here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHhpoG-0...)

My Advice

I know very little about the proper etiquette of how to handle computer parts or which tools to buy/use, so I try to stick to the guide as closely as I can to avoid any blunders for the computer in the future. I try to stick with the tools they provide in the list as they're color coordinated and I can follow along a little bit easier. I also wish I knew what some of the terms used to describe the steps were. For example, "walking" the iSight connection out of its dock seemed simple enough, but I had no clue how to "walk" a connection or which way it came out. I stayed patient and gently nudged it with my spudgers a few ways until something started to give, which smoothed everything out. Patience. Patience. Patience. In reality, I think this project took me 2-2 1/2 hours.

My Problem

MacBook not charging

My Fix

The repair went pretty smoothly. The trickiest part was removing the keyboard ribbon cable. The instructions were not clear to show the actual location of the section that you have to flip up. With patience it wasn't too difficult to figure out. The project tray came in very handy to place parts and screws in order of disassembly making reassembly simple.

My Advice

Use the project tray to sort and keep parts in order and carefully make note of which screws go where particularly with the fans and the logic board. Also when re-installing the logic board make sure none of the ribbon connectors are trapped underneath it before you screw it down.

My Problem

MacBook Air battery only lasting 1-2 hours

My Fix

Changing the battery was super easy. I had gone to the Apple store twice and both times they wanted to keep it for at least 48 hours. I run a business and cannot be without it for that long. I wanted an OEM battery and found it on iFixit. Saved the 'repair' fee Apple was going to charge and had it done in about 15 minutes!

My Advice

Skip the Apple store to save you A LOT of time and some money! Just backup your computer first, print the instructions available right on this site and anyone can do this quick battery exchange.

My Problem

My cat knocked over my MacBook Pro 13", completely destroying the display.

My Fix

Repair was simple and easy with the use of the ifixit guide. Total time to remove and install displays 35 minutes. I have a moderate understanding of fixing pc's and have replace screens before. How ever I was nervous with my first Mac replacement, I found the guide to be easily read and understood for any skill set.

My Advice

Read guide a couple times first, patience is a virtue. Also helps to have proper tools for the job. I had a refrigerator photo magnet that I turned over and used to store all screws.

My Problem

Battery died in a mid-2011 MacBook Air 11"

My Fix

The repair was easier than expected. I bought the (inexpensive) tools recommended by iFixit. All Good.

Alas, there is another problem w the laptop not having to do with the integrity of the new battery itself. Battery won't charge. It will boot with the AC power. I repeatedly reset both PRAM and SMC. Nothing. I'm taking it to a local reliable Mac repair shop for diagnosis.

Again: the iFixit stuff worked fine. My problem though was more than just replacing the old battery.

My Advice

Bottom line: I am happy with iFixit, the instructions, and the gear I purchased from iFixit.

kcamp295's Story Photo #607528

My Problem

Studying hard. Left macbook pro on arm of couch (knowing I shouldn't, but did it anyway) in order to grab my 50lb textbook which was a few feet out of arms reach. Falling macbook pro (~1 year old). Cracked screen. Rainbow coloured wonders with horizontal lines.

My Fix

Excellent. ifixit screens were out of stock when I needed mine, but I ordered the handy screwdrivers from here and bought a screen elsewhere. The guide for the replacement was perfect. Straightforward, great pictures. Successful repair. Macbook is like new! Thanks, ifixit.

My Advice

Follow ifixit guides and you should be good to go! Hardest parts were reconnecting three cables to airport board and reseating the display connector tab. But a little patience and steady hands did the trick.

My Problem

Well, the first problem was that my battery had been screaming for a replacement for months. Unplugged, I could get an hour out of it. So I ordered a battery and tools from iFixIt. But when it rains, it pours, so as I waited for my delivery, my hard drive crashed. I bought a new hard drive from elsewhere. Thankfully, the hard drive repair used the same tools as the battery and there was a Guide ready to go.

My Fix

The repair went great! I was really proud of myself by the end. It took maybe 30 minutes in total. The slowest part was unscrewing the teeny tiny laptop screws. But after that was done and the screws were safely secured, the rest was really easy and straight forward.

My Advice

This may not have been the most complicated of technical feats, but it's nice to know that things like fixing a computer aren't as difficult as they seem.

My Problem

Battery failing in mid 2012 MacBook Air

My Fix

Very easy repair. Lots of screws but the repair guide is easy to follow. I decided to use this 2013 battery in my mid-2012 MacBook Air so I'd get a bit more time out of the battery. Seems to work just fine and fits like the original. Was a real Apple part so you don't have to worry about compatibility or performance issues.

My Advice

The P5 and T5 screwdrivers are easy to damage/strip out. That's better than stripping out the screws themselves though. I had one extra P5 screwdriver from a prior SSD upgrade. Good thing because I stripped out the iFixIt screwdriver and I've performed many of these types of repairs/upgrades. I hesitate to say the quality of the screwdriver is bad but be careful.

Apply good pressure against screws to keep the screwdriver from striping.

My Problem

Disk Failure

My Fix

Quick and easy

My Advice

Wish you had larger sized disks available.

My Problem

My MacBook Air Battery started losing charge and the warning on the battery monitor said to replace the battery. I considered taking it to the apple store and go through all the inconvenience. I looked up iFixit web site and found that they had detailed instructions on the replacement and a genuine replacement battery.

I ordered the battery and tools to open the MBA. The order arrived at the promised date.

My Fix

The whole replacement took less than half an hour. Very simple, hassle free process.

My Advice

The tools ordered worked for the battery replacement. But, it did not help with opening the bottom cover. Luckily I had another set of tools for the bottom cover screws. Perhaps Apple changed the screws (I have a later model 2011 MBA). Please check to make sure you have the right tools.