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How Valve is Changing Game Console Design

Valve is as good as their word—we can now offer you parts and repair guides for the Steam Deck, and also parts for the Index VR headset. Update 5/23/2022: Many Steam Deck parts listings are live, and we’ll have more coming online in the next few weeks. Demand has been very high, and we’ve already sold out of our initial stock of some components—rest...

Don’t Read Your EULAs? Don’t Worry, Neither Do Companies: Repair Roundup, Week of May 16

TV company Vizio is being sued for breaking its open-source software license, a possible win for consumers in a world increasingly reliant on software-embedded devices. Each week, we will bring you the top repair news from around the world, curated for iFixit by the folks over at the Fight to Repair blog. Smart television maker Vizio was dealt a blow...

The Best Tools for Gaming Repair

It’s all fun and games ’til your game won’t boot, or your character keeps walking off a cliff. No matter how many power-ups you’ve got or how upgraded your rig is, you’re not immune to entropy. But that doesn’t mean it’s Game Over! Whether you’re a hardcore console gamer or are just tired of Minecraft draining your entire phone battery in one sitting,...

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads, Plus Gamer Grads

What’s better than fixing things with Dad? Fixing things and gaming with Dad. ‘Tis the season to be gaming. Whether you’re a dad, grad, or somewhere in between, summer is the best time to beat the heat by beating up some goombas. Summer is also a great time to refresh your consoles. Get that overheating under control and finally fix that annoying joystick...

Could We Lose The Right to Repair Our Cars? Repair Roundup, Week of May 9

Each week, we will bring you the top repair news from around the world, curated for iFixit by the folks over at the Fight to Repair blog. Sign up here. One bright spot in the years-long struggle to win a right to repair in the U.S. has been automobile repair. That’s because voters in Massachusetts, in 2012, became the first in the United States to create...

Apple Self Service Repair: Is This the End of iFixit?

When Apple announced their self service repair program, we expected to see pigs flying. When they went quiet for months afterward we thought we might be witnessing another AirPower—the wireless charger Apple announced but never released. When they announced not only tool sales but tool rentals, we knew we had to get our hands on these things. We still...

Microsoft Finds Repair Reduces Carbon Emissions: Repair Roundup, Week of May 2

Each week, we will bring you the top repair news from around the world, curated for iFixit by the folks over at the Fight to Repair blog. Microsoft has come a long way since its Surface Pro 7 received a 1/10 repairability score from iFixit in 2019—eventually partnering up to offer repair tools for its Surface devices. It hasn’t had a perfect track record,...

Apple can upgrade individual iPhone SE parts, can you?

Apple is upgrading specs without wasting money on a whole new phone, why should you? Cameras get better, batteries get more efficient, and processors get speedier, and the only way to get those upgrades has been to buy a new phone. Remember Project Ara, and Puzzlephone? The dream of a build-your-own PC brought to the smartphone market? The concept was...

Advocates Sour On Apple’s Repair Program: Repair Roundup Week of April 25

Each week, we will bring you the top repair news from around the world, curated for iFixit by the folks over at the Fight to Repair blog. After announcing that it would help iPhone owners repair their own devices in November, Apple finally pulled the covers off its self-service repair program this week. The announcement was big news—and follows the...

Apple’s Self-Repair Vision Is Here, and It’s Got a Catch

Update April 28, 2022: This article originally misquoted the price for an in-store iPhone 12 display repair. This repair currently costs $279, not $365 as initially stated. Apple is finally rolling out self-service repair, the DIY repair parts program they promised last November. Starting today, US fixers can buy iPhone 12, 13, and SE 3 parts and tools...

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