My name is Walter Galan. I am currently employed as a Technical Writer and Photographer for iFixit. During my tenure at iFixit, I've written and co-written over 2000 repair guides for devices ranging from mobile phones to automobiles.
I began writing guides primarily for PowerBooks. Since then, I've developed step-by-step repair documentation for iPods, MacBooks, iPhones, etc and a variety of other devices.
I'm a simple man. I enjoy a fine whiskey, I like breakfast foods, and sleeping. And Nic Cage movies. But when I'm not sipping on whiskey, eating breakfast, sleeping, or watching a Nic Cage film, I like to travel.
List of countries I've visited:
- El Salvador (this is my favorite)
List of countries I want to visit:
- The World (I'm assuming that the world counts as one country)
I enjoy playing video games. I don't consider myself a hardcore gamer. I game occasionally. I have a preference to Sony PlayStation consoles.
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
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Guides I've Helped Translate
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My Favorite Guides
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Remount the ceiling fan light kit on Hampton Bay 48-TP ceiling fan?Dear iFixit Answers community, I beseech your help in remounting the ceiling fan light kit (at least I assume it is a...
Why does my camera/camcorder application force close?I have rooted G1 running the latest Cyanogen 188.8.131.52. Unfortunately, my camera/camcorder app force closes and refuses to...
Why was my bluetooth card not recognized?I turned on my MacBook and my Bluetooth was not recognized by the OS. I had to shutdown and restart until it was finally...
Answer to "Why won't my tablet recognize the micro SD card"Hi there. Welcome to iFixit Answers. Have you attempted to test the microSD card in another device? Perhaps the microSD card is defective? Or perhaps the microSD card slot in your tablet is defective? Hope that helps.
Answer to "My OPO cant read anymore the micro sim"Hi mourad. Looking at the OnePlus One Teardown, it seems the SIM board is soldered to the motherboard. Desoldering the SIM board might be extremely difficult, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. However, that being said, you might just want to consider replacing the motherboard. Best of luck.
Answer to "PC won't start up 1st time"Hi lapo. First thing I would suggest is that you remove and reseat the CMOS battery on your motherboard. If that doesn't work, try booting your system with just the essentials (no video card, one RAM module, etc). Let us know if that helps.
Answer to "Is there a part number or spec sheet for the IR Emitter?"HI Alexander. Based on this image of the two cameras and the IR Emitter, the IR Emitter is labeled as 0G12 0956 D306. Here's the link to the full Xbox 360 Kinect teardown as well. Hope this helps.
Answer to "nesecito las fotos del grupo de engranajes de la canon mf4350"Hola jose. Has revisado las guías de reparación de la impresora Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d? Es posible que las posiciones de los engranajes sean visible en una de las guías.
Answer to "Erase BIOS password from a single board computer"Hi aloma. I could be wrong here, but to my knowledge BIOS passwords are erased when you remove the CMOS battery. Try removing the CMOS battery and see if that helps.
Answer to "How to replace sim card"Hi Marina. I found this info in the Samsung Galaxy R User Manual: To remove the SIM 1) If the device is on, press and hold the Power key and select Power off → OK to turn it off. 2) Remove the back cover. 3 Remove the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. Hope it helps.
Answer to "My 1999 Isuzu Rodeo suddenly died and won't run."Hi there. Check the timing belt. You usually have to replace the timing belt every 120,000 miles. If the timing belt has snapped, the engine will not turn over. Hope this helps.
Answer to "Won't Connect to Internet"From XDA Developers: "try unticking auto network switch option in wifi settings" source.
Answer to "Can it install windows 7 x32 bit on iMac"Hi Joy. It seems to me that you have a few options here. The first option would require replacing the internal optical drive. If that's the route you desire to take, we would first need to identify your iMac so that we may provide you with the appropriate replacement guide. Your second option is to purchase an external USB optical drive, such as the Apple USB SuperDrive. This would allow you to boot the Windows 7 install disc. The third option is to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I hope these options are of some help.
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