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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Stripy screen

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The phone had no apparent damage, but the screen had vertical stripes moving like northern lights. Sometimes it was possible to read the screen after a 5-10 min.

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Hey Bro ! my imac won't switch on !

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few weeks ago, my brother told me his imac 24" would not switch on.

First thing i did was calling the nearest apple repairshop and the told me pieces for this computer wasn't enable anymore as it was vintage. My brtother was ready to buy a new one when i thougt of Ifixit and searched for a power supply (who was obviously the problem).

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Galaxy S4 Display Repair

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Cracked outer glass on a Galaxy S4.

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Nephew schedule too busy to want a fixed phone

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Nephew came over on working with a broken screen on his 5S as if it were no big deal. I told him it needed fixing! After a couple months he finally came over to have the display replaced. I had the new display on hand.

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The Inflated Battery of the Macbook Pro

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As the title said, the battery inflated itself on the inside. Don't ask me how it happened, it just happened. It almost damaged the trackpad, but I quickly removed it before it can do anymore damage.

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Hard Drive & Ram Replacement for MacBook Pro 13"

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I've had my Macbook Pro for a few years now and whilst nothing was wrong with it apart from being sluggish over the years, I decided to refurbish it over purchasing a new one. Finding the right replacement RAM and Hard Drive to suit my Macbook was relatively easy on the iFixit website and they have the right tools, which makes repairs or upgrades so much more efficient.

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Replace battery

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battery stopped holding a charge

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Replaced Noisy Fan

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The right fan began to "whine" after a 1 inch drop onto a desk. The noise was annoying especially in a quiet room.

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Ipod touch fix

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I had some oil that leaked out of my bowl and ended up in my ipod which ruined the screen and I did not want the expense of having to replace it.

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Hairline Screen Crack Fixed!

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My laptop developed a hairline screen crack. The glass needed to be replaced to ensure that the monitor wouldn't get damaged.

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