iFixit Opening Picks set of 6

$4.95

Product code: IF145-123-2

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iFixit Opening Picks set of 6

$4.95

Product code: IF145-123-2

Product Overview

Pick your way to repair!

  • 6 very thin opening picks
  • Can be used for prying, sliding, separating, and air guitaring.
  • These picks are especially useful for prying open iPads and other glue-laden devices.

Product Details

  • Material: Delrin
  • Dimensions: 38 x 36 x 0.5 mm

  $4.95

 

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My Problem

I needed more ram than my original 8 gb and wanted to stick in two 8 gb ram sticks

My Fix

The repair went great except for the fact that I didn't thoroughly plug in my screen and speaker connections.

My Advice

Check your connections before you tape the screen or it might go wrong and you'll have to reopen the screen

My Problem

My phone slipped from my hand and landed face-first on some pointy cobblestone street. Needless to say, the digitizer became useless, and I think some of the circuitry got damaged too, because the image was distorted

My Fix

Peeling out the back was more difficult than expected, and the tab that is supposed to help removing the battery connector was a tad too flimsy (it broke!, but you can take out the cable being a bit patient and not too forceful).

Also, I'm still trying to replace the speaker/microphone grills. They're rather difficult to insert!

My Advice

Yeah, don't let your phone drop! The replacement screen is rather expensive.

My Problem

Cracked LCD

My Fix

Success: About 3.5 hours.

Followed 2 iFixit repair guides:

1) Steps 1 - 16 for 17 inch Gloss LCD replacement:

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody LCD Replacement

2) Steps 21+ for 15 inch Matte LCD replacement, for the grey bezel:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte LCD Replacement

Remember, the 15 screen internals are different from the 17 when it comes to the other screen parts, so refer back to the 17 guide (or video below) once the bezel is off.

My Advice

Use this extra YouTube video for reference, as it's got instructions on putting back together again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLwO1YV5...

However, use this video as a supplemental (e.g. on iPad). Generally follow the iFixit method for disassembly (NB. remove the battery connector, remove the black rubber gasket around the bezel, etc, no need to remove hinges as in video).

Video is more useful for when putting things back together.

Notes:

- I put the black rubber gasket back on first, and then the bezel.

- Putting back the Clutch Cover (step 17, guide 1) can be quite tricky; see on the video it says to put the cable on top of the hinge (of the left), so that the bottom can sit in the body. Have a look at the groves in it to see how they slide left into the screen body.

- My bezel reassembly needs more glue/work; it's not as flush as original.

My Problem

iPad was discharging quickly. Then it would not charge at all. Would not turn on or charge (dead). Determined the battery needed replaced.

My Fix

Used the iFixit guide and was able to successfully repair. I used a hair dryer to soften the adhesive and was very patient (heat, cautiously pry, heat and pry, heat and pry). Once the glass was off the rest was fairly easy.

My Advice

The pictures of the retaining clips could be more clear, took a while to figure out the clips. Maybe an exploded view of the clips 'locked' and 'unlocked' would have helped. Other than that the guide was pretty thorough and accurate.

My Problem

se rompio el touch

My Fix

dificil ya que tuve que quitar los pedasitos de cristal

My Advice

usar herramientas ifixit para que sea mas sencillo la reparacion

My Problem

Kindle wouldn't turn on, but I still heard sound when I would turn it on, so I suspected it was the screen

My Fix

I was able to pull it apart using the guide, I replaced the screen and it turned on fine.

My Advice

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

My Problem

A friend of mine has young children that were playing on their friends iPad and, after some elevated excitement, managed to drop the iPad. The bottom corner hit the ground and the digitizer shattered.

My Fix

The repair was initially difficult with the standard tools recommended. The plastic tools bend too easily with the shattered glass. After reading some tips from other users, I decided to give an exacto knife (slightly blunted) a go instead and thankfully it made a world of difference.

The iOpener worked well for me and the childrens friends are happy with the high quality product that iFixit provided.

My Advice

If the glass is severely shattered, use an exacto knife to pry out the glass, the blade helps cut through stubborn adhesive too. The glass pieces shoot off everywhere so I highly recommend taping up the glass first and using eye protection. Make sure there is no glass residue or chips on the LCD or surrounding the LCD as it will scratch and possibly burst the LCD if it gets trapped under the new digitizer.

My Problem

My sister had a fire in her apartment building, and her apartment was damaged by all the water that was used to put out the fire. Many things were lost, but thankfully her iPad still showed some signs of life. However, it did't seem like it was able to hold a charge, it was power-cycling on it's own, and the touch screen was not responding to touch. In addition, it was not recently backed up to iCloud or her Macbook. So I took it upon myself to attempt to see if anything could be done by opening it up and inspect if anything could be done to get her data off.

My Fix

Going slow, doing the research, ordering the parts, and taking it one step at a time using the online tutorial from iFixIt.com, the iPad 3 was able to be opened up, exactly how it was described. Detached the touch-screen interface and it appeared a piece of dust/corrosion was released, too. Continued to take the iPad apart and found some corrosion in/around the Logic board where the docking connector attaches which was cleaned with a damp q-tip and rubbing alcohol. Then when the alcohol was dry, took scotch tap wrapped around the finger, dabbed the components with the sticky side to collect any loose q-tip cotton strands. Verified all was removed, by holding it against a light, before re-seating the logic board back in the iPad. Re-assembled the rest of the iPad, and attempted charging and powering up. It didn't seem like it was able to hold a charge, but the touch screen functionality returned. It occasionally still produced a Kernel Panic, but with patience and persistence, I thankfully was able to not only get a local backup to her new Macbook, but I was able to verify that I successfully had a complete backup to iCloud. She now is able to acquire a new iPad, and should be able to continue working once restored from the backups. In addition, I will have an iPad to fix up on my own - should I find I have the time to tinker around.

My Advice

Take your time, follow the instructions, trust in the tutorial and the equipment, and acquire the proper tools from here, They came in less time than they initially had for the delivery day, and it was very helpful to have all the necessary tools at hand.

My Problem

Battery on my Nexus 5 was getting old. Replacement was needed to give it a second life.

My Fix

Replacement was very easy thanks to the iFixit tools. I followed the guide and the right tools made all the difference. Not a scratch on my device.

My Advice

It's possible to do most repairs without the iFixit tools, I've done it in the past. But now that I've tried them, there's no going back.

Thank's iFixit.

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!!

 

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