I'm Nick Galardi and I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but I grew up in the Bay Area. I am currently studying Materials Engineering at Cal Poly! Here at iFixit, I test a variety of parts, including iPhone displays, everyday to make sure they are up to iFixit's standards. Other than testing parts, I also repair in-house laptops and phones. I have been at iFixit for over 2 years now and it has been quite a growing experience for me.
In the future, my goal is to be a Materials Scientist, where on a daily basis I am testing a component’s properties. My dream job would be working for NASA/JPL designing and manipulating material to be used for the next Mars mission. I hope to someday create a new material that replaces environment destroying material such as polystyrene (styrofoam) and soft plastics.
- AutoDesk Inventor
- Computer Repair
- Phone Repair
- Wood working
- Beer Flight Tray
- Two-Tiered Vinyl Holding System w/ Hidden Door Panels for 7” records
- Non- Hydraulic Press
- Planter Box
Vinyl! Vinyl! Vinyl!
One of my favorite (and sadly expensive) hobby is record collecting! Currently, my records are spinning on a Sony PS-LX5. Some of my favorite records include:
99.9% by KAYTRANADA
The Joshua Tree by U2
Salad Days by Mac DeMarco
Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
Mechanical Bull by Kings Of Leon
Hot Fuzz by The Killers
and many more!
Here's a link to my whole collection!
Another hobby I enjoy is paintballing! As of right now I own:
Dangerous Power G5
Planet Eclipse Ego 9
This was taken on my GoPro that was setup on my barrel
Back in high school I loved making and editing videos and sometimes still do if I remember to bring GoPro with me for footage. Here's a link to my vimeo account with the few videos I do have. Feel free to check it out!
I also love to compete in food challenges! So far I have only completed the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Wing Challenge.
My mouth was on fire!
My Favorite Guides
Answer to "Touch screen not responding"I would suggest opening your iPad back up again and disconnecting the display and the battery. You do not have to fully take the battery out, just disconnect it from the connection port. Allow these to be disconnected for 10 seconds then reconnect. When you connect the display, be sure that the cables 'click' into place. Turn the iPad back on and test how the touch works. If problems still occur I would try this a few more times. Best of luck!
Answer to "New controller Won't connect to Xbox 360!"This is very tricky since it would be hard to connect your controller before the "System Update" screen pops up. One suggestion would be trying to simultaneously turn on your Xbox while pressing the buttons that would connect your controller to the console. If all else fails, you can always purchase a cable that connects your controller to your Xbox.