[ about ]
Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet on the iFixit page. My name is Sue-Lyn and I’m currently 26 years old. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and was adopted at birth. I’ve lived in California almost my entire life until I went off to college in the Chicago-area of Illinois before moving back to California. I attended Olivet Nazarene University where I then received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Art concentrating in Photography and a bit of graphic design. I’m a first generation graduate in my immediate family, and the last. I have five older siblings [ me being the youngest ].
At iFixit, I have been working here since November of 2017 in Customer Service and about a year later, the baton was passed to me to become the Staff Photographer and more recently, taking care of putting together our employee business cards. As almost like a side-hustle: I handletter the chalkboards for events such as our holiday party. In Customer Service Land, I primarily focus on listening + empathizing with our customers [ through our US / Australia / and Canadian website ] and I try my best to do so. In addition, I assist in interviewing possible candidates for our department with our lead, Augie, before we have the group interview with the rest of our team.
[ dreams + things ]
Abandoned Church in Gary, IN
One of my dreams is to own a two-story building where the floor level consists of a workshop where everyone + anyone can come and learn how to do just about anything [ sewing, music, gardening, film photography, lino-cut, car maintence, etc ] along with it having high ceilings to hang local artists work and have art shows for the community, and a tiny store in the corner. The second floor would be my apartment. I would prioritize employing those who have never had a job or life has been challenging for them and they want a fresh start. Another dream is simply to work with animals. I currently am in the process of becoming a volunteer at Pacific Wildlife Care, where I’ll assist in rescuing and taking care of [injured] animals from the wild. It’s going to be very soul-filling. Speaking of animals, here’s my post through Reddit of my two Siamese cats being crazy: *click here*. I truly believe that animals bring an unexplainable joy to humans.
In general, especially, after working here at iFixit – I hope to continue doing my part in helping our environment by planting flowers that help our bees, always carrying + using my reusable bottles for both my iced tea and water [thanks, hydroflask!] recycling [thank you, dad for doing that since day one], buying sustainable + fair trade things that I use on a daily basis, and simply just being a better human living on this Earth.
My turntable, but music is life—seriously.
Big Sur, CA
I always have a strong desire to travel [to get out + explore], even if it’s a day trip. Driving is my therapy along with listening to music [especially on an LP] and I bring this up because it correlates with my experience in repair: I remember driving down a busy highway in Illinois until I realized that my accelerator pedal extender was about to give out [Note: I am a little person hence why I have pedal extenders] and thankfully, I have the necessary tools to do the fixing once I found a safe place on the side of the road. I do enjoy tinkering and fixing things, I just don’t think I’ve had as many opportunities to do so as I would like. I’m hoping that will change though for the better.
My friend’s music wall because mine isn’t as cool yet.
[ etc ]
If you are curious, you can view more of my work here: https://www.pixseoul.art/ [shameless plug, I know]. All in all, I enjoy watching foreign films, being a homebody, I love being the cool auntie of , I can’t wait to finish my right sleeve [I have four tattoos so far], playing video games, going on walks [just not on the beach because I hate sand], learning + exploring, writing, and being present.
we are given the privilege + responsibility of forging our own way, choosing our own story. sylvia plath speaks of choosing our destiny like plucking figs from a tree—endless in options and opportunity, waiting, and ready for the taking. weighted with the knowledge that choosing one fig may mean losing the rest—it’s a dilemma that can both be tantalizing and paralyzing.
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“it was important and beautiful and NOT OURS. it was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. there’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” - cheryl strayed
Answer to "forgotten password how to reset this"Hi there! After doing some a light Google search, I was able to locate on Kurio’s Support page on how to complete a hard reset for the Kurio 7s. I’ve gone ahead and copied & pasted what they mention '''here''' on their support page on the Hard Reset. In order to reset to factory settings, please follow these instructions : "- Power off machine. - Hold down + first and then POWER for about 10 seconds, release both buttons once Kurio screen loads . - When you get the open Android picture, press + to enter menu, use - to move down to "wipe data / factory reset" and press POWER again to choose. - Next press - to choose "YES" and press POWER to start reset. - Check for yellow text Formatting /data, formatting cache, Data wipe complete. - Choose reboot system now and press POWER to complete process. NOTE: This will erase data from your Kurio's internal storage such as Accounts, System settings and Downloaded apps. But music, pictures, and other user data won't be erased. Check "Erase SD card" if you want to...
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Answer to "Weird grey lines on starting screen, in system blue lines."Hi there! I would suggest the following: (1) Disconnect/remove the display. (2) Inspect the display ribbon cables for any pinches or tears and inspect the connections and contacts on the logic board for any damaged pins. (3) Use a Q-tip dipped in Isopropyl/Rubbing Alcohol to clear out any debris in the connections and contacts. (4) Re-secure the display connections and reseat the display. (5) With the new screen installed, power off the device and let it sit untouched for at least 6 hours. If this doesn’t help, it is possible that some sort of damage did happen during the repair or pins on the connections on the display or it could simply be a bad display. Hope you are able to figure it out though!
Answer to "Why my front camera icon disappeared?"Hi Alby, I was able to do a little research and it appears that you are not the only person with this problem! According to a question asked on the Google Forum, one of their experts suggest two things: 1) "Try to clear the cache and data of the Camera app. Some have reported this solved some issues they had with the Camera app." 2) For those of you who haven't requested a new device could you boot in safe mode to see if the problem persists. Ensure your device's screen is on, then press & hold the Power button. Touch & hold the Power off option in the dialog box. Touch OK in the following dialog to start safe mode. I hope this helps!
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