What do I do at iFixit?
I'm our video host and coordinate our YouTube sponsorship efforts. I also help wrangle creative assets for different departments. Need a photo or video clip? I know where to find them. Looking for a toolkit donation? I’m the toolkit fairy! You’ll typically see me running around the office working on all kinds of projects. I like to think of myself as the Outreach linchpin.
What Hogwarts house do I belong to?
"You might belong in Hufflepuff
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil"
—The Sorting Hat
Hufflepuffs also fair well in Herbology. Which is probably why my plant rehab center is doing so well. I rescue/repair succulents and bring them back to life. See my amateur plant photography on instagram @thekelseaweber
What makes me smile?
Teaching People Stuff
I was born to be a teacher! Prior to working at iFixit I worked in public schools as a teaching assistant for Math and Physics. I refuse to let the teacher in me die. I'm so lucky to be able to make teardown videos and videos like Gadget Guts! My hope is that when your favorite things break, you’ll understand enough about how they work to be confident enough to try and fix them yourself.
Behold my fur baby, Pebbles!
My mother was an amazing vocal coach and got me involved with theater, music, and dance starting when I was two. It's been a while since I've been on stage, but I take every opportunity to sing and enjoy live music. If you're eavesdropping on my convos in the office you'll probably hear me talking about what concert or music festival I'm going to next.
Why do you and Marina act like sisters?
Because we are sisters! Yes, we know we don't look alike, but we act like conjoined twins. I'm so fortunate to be fed by @Marina and @Jen every week. I seriously don't know how to cook for myself anymore because I never have to. (I'm very okay with this.)
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
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My Favorite Guides
Recent Apps & Back Key not appearing after screen replacementI helped someone replace the display on her Galaxy S7 at a repair cafe the weekend. The repair went well, everything was...
Answer to "My cell isnt work , the batttery is full at the begining but..."Hi Maio, Have you tried replacing the battery? You can buy a replacement battery here: Blu Studio 5.0 C HD Battery Unfortunately, we don't have a guide for your specific phone, but when you replace your battery you should make one at iFixit.com/new ! Here are some a similar repair guides that will help you get an idea of what your repair might require: BLU Phone Repair Guides
Answer to "My music button wont work"Hi Victoria! Have you tried playing music from both the baby unit and the parent unit? Tell us what you've already tried. It looks like there are a few options for playing music on this device. You'll find the methods outlined in the user manual here.
Answer to "Is the process of repairing the circle pad the same as the old 3ds XL?"Hey Archie! Comparing these two guides I found that the some of the screws are the same size and head type Phillips #00. Although the two devices have some similar components, the layout is a bit different once you get inside. Check out the guides for the older 3DS and let us know if you have any questions. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for here: Older 3DS XL: Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Replacement 2015 3DS XL: Nintendo 3DS XL 2015 Directional Pad Replacement
Answer to "My camera won't turn on"Hey Lizzie, It looks like you're not the only one having problems with this camera turning on. How did you clean the battery contacts after your battery melted? Are the contacts damaged at all? Are you getting any red lights or blinking lights along the base of the lens? Things to try: 1.) Make sure you're using two of the same using alkaline batteries (not heavy buty) and they're inserted into the camera correctly. Even if you think you have 'em in there correctly, check again. 2.) Everything I've read says to use Energizer batteries, but it looks like these people had luck with Panasonic. Not that it should really matter. 3.) Make sure the batteries are fitting tight between the contacts. Many people are having the same problem you are, so let us know what you try next! Good luck!
Answer to "iRulu tablet blinks on and off"Hi Thiccnezz05, Can you give us some more detail about your problem? For example... What make and model tablet do you own? When does the blinking occur? ect. In the mean time, you might find the answer to your problem on the Troubleshooting page for iRulu AX106 . Good luck!
Answer to "Where can I go to replace my screen?"Hi Will! You can replace the screen/display yourself! All you have to do is remove a few screws and disconnect a few ribbon cables. Here's a link to the replacement guide created by one of our community members. You can find the replacement part for your phone's display here.
Answer to "How to replace cracked glass on a Canon 50d"Hi Bruce ! If you complete this repair yourself, you should upload a guide and share your fix! I did some digging and found a few resources for your repair... It looks like the replacement glass is fairly inexpensive. Check out the ones I found here. You can also follow this guide or the technique this person used to replace the glass. Looks like all you'll need is a suction cup, prying tool, and possibly some heat from something like an iOpener or heat gun to help soften the adhesive on the cracked glass. But don't use too much heat! You wouldn't want to damage the LCD beneath the glass. Hope this helps! -Kelsea
Answer to "FireTV Stick seems broken when I turn it on for first time"Hi Mitchel, Before reaching out to Amazon support, check out the troubleshooting page here for al list of possible causes and solutions. Happy Fixing! -Kelsea
Answer to "Why won't my fire stick remote work?"Hi babygizmo361, Sorry to hear your remote isn't working. Like David mentioned in the comments, we'll need a little more information about your problem to give you a specific solution. In the mean time, check out the troubleshooting page here for a list of possible causes and solutions. Happy fixing! -Kelsea
Answer to "How do I replace the LCD on my Samsung NX3000?"Hi Kristen, Follow the guide at this link to replace your LCD screen. Good Luck!
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