Why repair? What would change if:
Everyone in the world could know how to fix anything?
We want to make that possible. Our mission is to make repair accessible and easy for as many people around the world as possible. We want to show the world how to fix every thing. The easier it is to fix something, the more people will do it.
You knew how to replace the battery in your iPod?
Quote from Robbie:
Saved me from going and buying a whole new iPod.
A college student could replace her laptop screen herself?
Quote from Stacy:
I was so excited to find this site! Not only was I able to take apart my laptop with ease, a feat in itself considering I have zero computer repair experience, but I am confident I will be able to replace the part easily and confidently. To find the part and do it myself is a great feeling, not to mention the HUNDREDS of dollars I am saving by doing it myself! Thanks so much!!
You could take control of your hardware and fix things without having to buy anything?
Quote from Shale:
I used your guide to swap my working original Airport card into my daughter's MacBook -- it was essential to being able to do it and it saved us $200 dollars. Plus the instructions were VERY GOOD and made the swap almost trivial to do. Considering all the screws involved, I was very impressed.
Quote from Dhasan:
Great work with the guides! My wife dropped her iPhone in a restaurant toilet, where it sat for 20 minutes until she realized it was missing. We fished it out, I took it apart, let it sit in the sun couple days, and it's working.
Other people could help you maintain older devices that manufacturers have abandoned?
Quote from John:
Thanks for supporting my efforts to keep old Macs going -- the people at Apple are not much help and are not interested. I guess it doesn't make them much money.
You could keep electronics out of landfills by fixing them?
Quote from Patricia:
My brother-in-law fixed my iPod over the weekend, using the instructions and parts I ordered at your site. Now it works perfectly! Thank you so much for providing these parts and services! In this economy where we can't afford to be buying replacement iPods every two years, it was wonderful that you guys helped me fix my iPod for less than $70!!! Plus, helped me avoid the hassle of doing all the transfer of music if I had bought a new iPod. Plus, you helped me fulfill my environmental commitment by delaying me having to toss out another piece of electronic equipment.