Don’t apologize—we love these kinds of questions! Allow me to direct you to the Device Nomenclature wiki, which states: "We strive to be as readable and consistent as possible, and we have been debating capitalization conventions for some time. After much thought and deliberation, we have finally decided that:" "1. All device and manufacturer names will begin with either the first or second letter capitalized, depending on the manufacturer’s naming convention. An iPod remains iPod, but an iPod touch becomes iPod Touch. Similarly, the chumby one becomes Chumby One. 2. Device and manufacturer names that are all-caps, such as DROID and NVIDIA, will instead have only the first letter capitalized, and the rest lower-case. Hence, we call it the Droid. And NVIDIA becomes Nvidia. 3. We will respect camel case—with a name like iFixit, who are we to judge? BlackBerry stays BlackBerry, and iFixit stays iFixit." "These three simple rules will unify the look of our repair database while still preserving the...
We have a whole bunch of resources set up for you ;) https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Pro_Tech_N... https://pro.ifixit.com/ In terms of tools, we offer a repair business toolkit—and there’s an option to save some money by leaving out the Pro Tech, since you already have one. In addition I would recommend: (1) Heat gun (2) Heat mat (3) USB ammeter (4) iPhone screen programmer Those are the items I’d want to have on day one, but there’s a lot more to add as you increase your skillset and broaden the range of repairs you offer. A microscope can be really helpful for finding board damage; an ultrasonic cleaner is invaluable for water damage repairs. If you plan to do any soldering or microsoldering, that’s a whole other bag of jacks. There are lots of specialty tools for various categories of repairs, like the opening wheel and service wedge for iMac repairs. Read lots of guides and watch how-to videos for the repairs you plan to do, note what tools people are using, and go from there. Good luck!
Hi Brett. The Y00 bit is definitely supposed to be included in your kit. Check the entire package carefully—sometimes specialty bits get packed into a different part of the kit. If it doesn’t turn up, please contact iFixit’s customer service team so they can ship you the missing driver ASAP. Sorry for the trouble!
Products that are associated with a guide on iFixit usually have the guide embedded somewhere on the product page (for example, see the iPhone 6 battery page). If you click the title in the embed, it’ll take you straight through to the full version of the guide: That said, I fully agree with you that the link is too hard to find. I’ve passed your feedback along to our e-commerce team. Thanks for speaking up!
Google turns up a few possible sources. I think our tool development team might be interested to know where and in what device you found a T5 security screw? They’re not very common, but if they start turning up more often, we can always add it to our driver kits.
Seems like a decent suggestion! I updated the text on that guide accordingly. The photo set will stay as-is for now—this is a pretty old device and there’s no convenient way for us to shoot new images. I’ve never broken one of these sockets, so I’m honestly not sure how critical this is. On the relatively small number of internal Apple service manuals that I’ve seen, they never specified which edge of the connector to attack. Often, but not always, they show their techs prying up at the corners rather than along the edge.
The short answer is no, it’s not the same—Apple doesn’t replace keyboards. Instead they replace the entire top case, including the frame, keyboard, battery, and speakers. All those parts are glued in place, designed not to be serviced. Replacing the keyboard by itself is do-able if you’re skilled and determined, but there are a lot of ways that it can go wrong, and we don’t have a guide for it on iFixit. Hope this helps!