Teardowns I've Worked On
Guides I've Contributed To
My Favorite Guides
- My new MacBook Pro has given me the Grey Screen of Death almost once a day during evening work hours. I'm not doing anything ...
- This doesn't sound like your problem but I'll mention it because it's not always known. The PS3 has to toggle between standard A/V and HDMI. If you switch between them it may not output the correct format. If you hold the power for like 5-6 seconds it will beep a second time. This resets the default output and should choose the correct format.
- Some people don't have googling skills but they are able to answer simple questions. You have to know keywords before you can get worthwhile results. Googling "MacBook doesn't turn on" isn't going to help you much if you have no technical knowledge but posting that here probably will. On the note of repeat questions we have tried to implement tools to address this issues but it is up to you the community to use them.
- I replaced my RAM with a known good set and haven't had a crash in a week.
- This is a common problem.
- This is a common problem. Make sure it is TOTALLY DRY before you power it on.
- We end up with a lot of broken electronics and have found a few uses for them: * If you want to practice soldering it's nice to have a real board to play with. * We've used many of our broken parts for art projects. Kids love to play with the electronics. Just make sure they're old enough to know not to eat them & not to throw it in the garbage. * Some patient people have scavenged through our "broken" parts and created working franken-iPods at Maker Faire. Many broken items have functional parts if you break them up more. In general tho I would never pay for any non-functional electronics, they're usually a hassle to get rid of safely.
- I'm pretty sure that no bluetooth connection will work with 3 devices at the same time. Bluetooth connections work on the concept of "pairing" which involves only 2 devices. In theory it would be possible through some fancy hardware but I've never seen it.
Thanks! I have no idea what I put in there, glad you do ;)
Quote from robbinstony:
Isn't your reply contradictory to goal of iFix?
To make less e-waste by fixing what we have and not trashing it.
I see that at some point iFix will have to decide to either give detailed 'teardowns' or forget doing them.
I too tried to follow these steps to try and dry out a Nano that I found in the rain. I tore the connectors. Now I am wondering whether there are replacement parts for this or if I just made a bunch of 'e-waste'.
Creating a guide for anyone to use to take fix a device is difficult and time consuming. It will take us weeks to figure out the best way to take apart a device so that we don't destroy it in the process. However, people are often interested in what is inside a device. We use the "Teardown" section for this. We do not have a safe way of taking apart the device yet but we want to show people what is inside. We warn people not to follow these steps because we were interested in what was inside and did not know how to do it safely. We will create guides for the iPod Nano 4th Generation in the future but are busy with other things. We try very hard to tell people the difference between a "Guide" and a "Teardown." We have many detailed guides for fixing things but the teardowns are meant to "provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions."
Quote from Madhatta87:
I found another website that explains the process of taking the Nano 4th gen apart much better than here. Perhaps ifixit can refer to it and make it more clearer to other people how to take them apart much easier than described above.
Sorry ifixit, but your description wasn't as clear here and i ended up breaking the click wheel cable. don't want others like me to do the same thing here cos your website does have great guides, just this one wasn't as great.
The teardown is not meant as a take apart guide. In the introduction there is a warning "Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions" and on step 8 "We'll be working on finding a better way to get into this iPod, but for now we'd recommend keeping your new Nano in one piece."