Hey! My name is Blake /Ba-la-kay/ and I'm a strong independent redhead that don't need no soul.
At iFixit I am known as "The Car Guy" but was actually hired on as the Repair Researcher. What that means is that I do research, all day, every day. And with 7 years experience as an automotive mechanic I am currently looking into bringing more automotive repair content to iFixit!
Outside of work I am an avid audiophile, festival goer, mineral climber, noise maker, electronics tinkerer, fixer/breaker/builder, and a parent to a cat (Zinfandel) and dog (Kaffee).
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
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Answer to "HP Elite Pad 900: Touch screen woes after battery replacement"@pappyk it looks like the display gets disconnected in Step 3. I would open the device back up and make sure that the ZIF connectors and ribbon cables are properly seated.
Answer to "Old opening tools for sale?"@ajcooke01 Meta is for discussing our mission, brainstorming improvements to our software procedures, and documenting community consensus. We have the Answers forum and Support team for all things outside of that :)
Answer to "The iPhone x front camera I bought here not working"@francisco_tatad Here’s a great thread that talks about the issue you’re facing (no pun intended). Is it possible replace Face ID parts?
Answer to "Replacing battery in Bose QC35"Hi Georgey, The Bose QC35 are not user serviceable and will require some electrical knowledge to take it apart to replace something such as the battery. I am unsure if iFixit will do a teardown but if these headphones are a pair that you are dead set on feel free to do a teardown and put it up to help others out who might be in the same spot you are.
Answer to "Leapfrog Epic Tablet Repair"@don There doesn't seem to be any Epic guides yet, however, we have lots of other content that might help you get started.
Answer to "1978 f100 front caliper frozen. Retaining Pin will nor release"Hi Chincoteaguer, I would use a lot of penetrating oil on the pin that will not come out then use the pin that you removed from the other side as a punch to get the stuck pin out. Replacing the pins will be necessary and a good idea so they do not get stuck again. Also here is a video that could help https://youtu.be/VkLyaMjL_wo?t=1m55s
Answer to "Where can I get a repair manual for model 917276030"Hi Chuck, here is a link to the owners manual. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdi...-manuals/917276030-craftsman-parts-manual?manualIndex=0
Answer to "2012 Jeep Liberty vents smell"Hi Lee, that usually is a sign that the heater core is leaking and requires a replacement. In order to do that the dash needs to be pulled and is a pretty labor intensive job.
Answer to "heating issue mini cooper 2005"Hi Juan, if the thermostat is operating normally then there could be air stuck in the system which is what's causing the overheating. I would have the system bled.
Answer to "Where is the fuel gauge sender located in 4x4 hilux"Hi Steven, The fuel gauge sending unit is located in the fuel tank which is underneath the vehicle.
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