Repair Stories

These are stories, written by people just like yourself, all about repair. Some end well; some end poorly, but all are fascinating tales of repair adventures. Read through some of the stories below, and perhaps you will be inspired to fix some of your own things — even the ones that aren't broken... yet.

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Easy, Easy, Easy Dang

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Broken Screen

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iPhone 4 Screen Replacement

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One of the managers at work has a daughter who had unfortunately shattered her iPhone 4. I had already repaired his iPhone 5's screen within the past year, so he knew I was reliable. His daughter is young so I wanted to try to get the part as quickly as I could. That's one of my favorite parts about iFixit.

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Good recharge cycles, easy to replace

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Original battery died pretty fast so I took my iPhone to several service centers where they would replace battery but every time battery came with over 200 recharging cycles.

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Bruh. It worked like a charm.

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I've been putting off replacing my iPhone 4 because I hear the new iPhone 6SuperExtra will be made of a ridiculously-durable aluminum/unobtainium alloy that they use on spaceships and stuff. But the battery has gotten so worn out that it shuts off more often than Rufio, my narcoleptic cat.

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Clean as a whistle

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I dropped my iPhone 6 on a boulder during our honeymoon in Antigua, face down and it shattered to pieces. Had to use packing tape to hold the glass together and prevent my finger from getting sliced by the shattered glass.

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Replacing WiFi Adapter in Lenovo Notebook Computer

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The original LAN module for single-band. I wanted a dual-band adapter.

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Creatively Inspired Via Display Assembly Repair

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After lounging around one day, the incredibly comfortable arm of the chair I was napping in proved not to be a reliable place to rest my open MacBook. There was the initial shock of some jarbled pixel lines on the screen, but it only seemed to go downhill from there as the rest of the screen slowly disintigrated to a pink and then finally a black. School was about to start again in fall and I knew it was time to replace the screen now or have to suffer through a semester without it.

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Piece of cake (until the very last step)

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Lightning connector developed a short which made charging difficult.

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Yessssss! iPod Touch 5 battery changed

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The battery was very weak (<1hour autonomy)

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Power Supply Installed, Thks IFIXIT

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My computer didn't turn on. I took it to an Apple Store. They told me that this Machine is a Dinosaur. they didn't have the part and didn't gave me warranty if the part is not original.

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