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Can Framework’s Repairable Laptop Succeed? It Already Has.

I really like the Framework laptop, on which I’m typing this post. The keyboard feels good, the screen looks crisp, and the easy-swap side ports are clever. The webcam is a big upgrade over the typical smudgy, dim lens. Oh, yes, it’s also a forerunner for the Right to Repair movement and a landmark 10/10 on iFixit’s repairability index. That, too. Most...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Display Replacement!

This transcript comes from a pre-written script; it may not perfectly represent the finished video. For detailed repair instructions, consult our Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Display Replacement guide. If your Galaxy S20 Ultra’s screen is cracked, or starting to turn green, replacing it yourself is an option and we can show you how! This video will guide...

New Guides: OnePlus 8T Screen and Battery

Framework Laptop Teardown: 10/10, But is it Perfect?

The transcript below comes from a pre-written script; it may not perfectly represent the finished video. You might not remember earlier this year when a small new company called Framework announced a 13” laptop that was designed from the ground up with repair and modularity in mind. You might not remember, but we’ve been anxiously waiting 4 long months...

Becky Stern: What’s In Your Toolbox?

This is What’s In Your Toolbox?, an occasional post series where we showcase tools and tips from our favorite fixers. Today’s post features Becky Stern, an all-around, multi-purpose maker, explainer, tinkerer, instructor. She’ll show you how to make an Arduino-powered Slack status update wheel or an eyeball webcam with an auto-robo cover, do device...

Don’t bother with Joy-Con drift “hacks”, just fix it

You might have heard of the “one simple trick” to fix Joy-Con drift going around. Turns out, it’s almost as clickbait-ish as it sounds. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there’s rarely one simple solution to a complex electro-mechanical issue. The good news is for just a smidge more effort than the kinda-fix requires, you really can fix Joy-Con...

FTC Unanimously Approves Policy of Fighting Repair Restrictions

Earlier this year, iFixit, U.S. PIRG, and the Repair Association delivered over 15,000 signatures to the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the agency to take action to protect our right to fix our devices. Today the FTC took an important step towards protecting your Right to Repair, issuing a policy statement committing the Commission to aggressive...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Battery Replacement!

This transcript comes from a pre-written script; it may not perfectly represent the finished video. For detailed repair instructions, consult our Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery replacement guide. If the battery in your Galaxy S20 Ultra has gone bad, but you’re not ready to part with the phone yet, you’re in the right place! This video will show you...

Homeboy Electronics Turns Junk into Jobs. Right to Repair Could Help.

A worker at Homeboy Industries prepares an iPad for repair. (Images in this post via Homeboy Industries) Most electronics recyclers just put devices through a shredder, but at Homeboy Electronics Recyclers in Los Angeles, recycling isn’t enough: They’re on track to fix and refurbish more than 15,000 devices this year. Their team of repair gurus, mostly...

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