Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

 

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95

Product code: IF145-000

Product Overview

The essential tool for opening everything.

  • Use these soft plastic tools to safely pry open devices without scratching the case, glass, or internal components.
  • Sold in a pair of two different styles—a wide tool with a thin tip that's great for getting underneath glass and in thin cracks, and a smaller, stiffer tip that's good for prying tougher cases and enclosures.
  • NOTE: Because these tools are soft enough to not scratch or mar devices they will wear with each use. Expect each pair to last through 2-5 devices, depending on difficulty and experience.

Product Details

$2.95 Pair

 

Condition:

New

$9.95 5 Pairs

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes 10 total Plastic Opening Tools. 5 of each style.

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Product Details

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Plastic opening tools are made of a soft plastic, allowing them to dislodge casing clips without fear of scratching or chewing the case.

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Their size and material also make our plastic opening tools ideal for working inside the device—use them to pop up ZIF connector tabs, disconnect cable connectors, pry up batteries, and scrape off excess adhesive.

 

Stories

My Problem

The charging port was not worked when plugging in a cable. Replacement from Amazon was defective, causing Android Kernel Wake-Locks battery drain. iFixit replacement was OEM refurbished. Phone works like new now.

My Fix

The repair went okay. It was tricky to open the phone, even with the right tools, but once it was open all went well.

My Advice

Nope

My Problem

My iPhone 4 battery would not hold a charge.

My Fix

The iFixit online guide and video was easy to understand, accurate, and friendly. The parts recommended, were just what I needed..

My Advice

Just follow the online procedure, purchase the suggested parts, and your electronics can be repaired!

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My Problem

I removed the bluetooth chip to see if it was bad, it was so I am upgrading to bluetooth 4.0 so I can use airdrop and airplay. So far it is working well. I highly recommend doing this so you can use Apple TV or file sharing between computers.

My Fix

Using the step-by-step guide it went smooth without any problems

My Advice

For the screws I use old medicine containers with lids, number them before hand, and go step-by-step removing screws and small items. Then reverse the order to assemble.

My Problem

Battery was draining more rapidly after 1.5 years of use and taking longer to charge.

My Fix

Easily, one thing to note is I bought a cheap OPO battery replacement online and the pins on the ribbon connector were bent. Beware buying batteries from sketchy sites, I was able to bend the pins into their proper place but it easily could have been a dud if the pins had broken when I tried to bend them back.

My Advice

It would be a good idea to inspect your replacement battery to make sure all the pins are straight, etc. before beginning the repair. Also, I took off 4 more screws than necessary because I removed all the visible screws. I would include a pic highlighting just the screws on the top plate that need to be removed.

My Problem

The screen was broken

My Fix

It went well, online instructions and videos covered all the basics, easy job.

My Advice

Don't be afraid of trying to fix something that's already broken.

My Problem

I wanted faster access to boot up and storage

My Fix

all went very well had it upgraded within 30 minutes or so. Thanks Ifixit

My Advice

Dont be afraid it really is well described in the pictures and videos

My Problem

I used to use a tablet to play white noise for my infant son all night. After doing this for a few weeks the speaker blew out one night.

My Fix

I bought the things that ifixit recommended and I used their repair guide and the repair couldn't have gone any better. My wife was impressed by my ability to repair the issue so quickly.

My Advice

Stick to the guide and you will be alright.

My Problem

Screen was broke, not enough to really need a repair. Just a few small cracks.

But a friend of mine had a 5s with the screen in perfect condition and was willing to sell it for $35.

My Fix

Repair went good, it was all pretty easy, following the guide and the only time I was a little frustrated was when I had to reconnect the LCD and the two other cables at the top. The first cable went back in place fine but the other two would not sit in place or click down, after about 10 minutes I got it and continued with the rest of the install. The only other thing that frustrated me ever so slightly was trying to get the metal bracket that goes over the home button cable connector to go into place, it just kept sliding but I got in there with tweezers and pushed it down when i thought it was in the correct spot and worked fine. Finished the screen and snapped it down, turned on my iPhone and everything works perfect. Camera is more clear too (other screens camera was pretty blurry).

My Advice

I have a pills separator container with morning and nights of every day of the week. So I have 14 little spots to store the screws I removed (as I do with every other phone).

I have each day labeled a different screw so I could keep track.

I would recommend doing something along these lines or keeping track of your screws because before I started doing this, there was a few times I actually screwed a bigger screw into the logic board which rendered the phone useless.

My Problem

Battery died

My Fix

Thanks to the tools and the video by hi tech dad, it was relatively easy. Great bonding moment for my 11-year-old, benefited when he was able to find the video and figure out how to get a new battery in my old iPhone so he could use it

My Advice

Watch hi tech dad video that is 15 minutes long with the steps and Pay particular attention to that little black piece that he missed.

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My Problem

The camera glass on my Nexus 5 cracked.

My Fix

I found the part I needed on the iFixit store. I did the repair in less than 5 minutes. Very easy (with the right tools). Note, used part, you can see cosmetic damage (white bezel) on photos.

My Advice

Open the back cover carefully (better with an opening pick) and later replace the plate. My screws were Philips #00.