Imagine a snowy, perfect winter day in the countryside. You’re hanging out with your family around the fireplace, enjoying the good life. Suddenly, disaster strikes: the grandkid’s hide-and-seek game takes a violent turn, knocking the winning entrant in your annual tallest-gingerbread-house contest over onto your Captain Morgan Eggnog. Your desperate attempt to catch it does more harm than good, spraying the frothy mixture all over your daughter’s MacBook. Like any good iFixit member, you immediately kill the power. Step two is clear: you need to disassemble the machine right away and clean everything off before the sugar crystallizes. But you’re a hundred miles from the nearest internet connection!
Boy, do we have a solution for you—assuming you’re the type that thinks ahead. Which you are, because you are awesome.
You can now have all iFixit repair manuals, in PDF format, on any computer — whether you’re connected to the internet or not.
We’ve made DVD ISOs of our entire database of over 3,500 guides! They’re distributed across three DVD ISOs.
We’ve seeded them as torrent files, so you’ll be able to download and either burn them onto DVDs, or just mount the ISOs directly to a virtual drive, like you would with any disk images. The choices are almost endless.
Gadget gurus and repair techs can now have a portable reference anywhere they go. About to embark on a journey to Nicaragua for a peace-keeping, repair-oriented mission? Just download the ISOs the day before and have a safe flight. Think that the world is coming to an end in 2012 and want to print out the manuals before the internet shuts off? This is the best way to do it, although we don’t recommend killing that many trees just because you’re crazy. But it’s a free country, and you can do as you please.
We used to sell DVDs of our PDF manuals, and they were quite popular back in the day. We can still provide that service if there’s enough demand. Just let us know in the comments section if you’d like to see the DVDs pop up in our store. For now, you can just download the ISOs! If you don’t already have a BitTorrent client, check out Transmission (for Mac and Linux) and uTorrent (for Mac, Windows, and Linux).
The repair guide ISOs
- Disc 1 (4.1 GB)
- Disc 2 (2.5 GB)
- Disc 3 (3.5 GB)
The community is constantly adding and improving guides, so we’ll be posting new ISOs once a quarter (four times a year). I’ll put up a new post here every quarter when updated ISOs are available.