I've been a regular visitor/contributor to iFixit for about 2 years now and I thought it was about time I updated this profile page.
In 2010 I bought an iPhone 3gs as a birthday treat and it was stolen 2 weeks later. Not covered by insurance I then frantically searched eBay for a replacement.... and thought why do all these people buy broken phones? I searched how to fix broken iPhones and came up with iFixit's site. Needless to say I bought a broken phone, fixed it and decided to fix some more to pay for holidays and bills.
After 2 years of fixing things on a small scale I've decided to sell off all my iphone stock and find something new to repair. The iPhone 3G is always going to be a favourite but I've become stale and need a new challenge. I'm actually interested in clocks and watches at the moment, maybe it's because I'm just a little bit cuckoo? I've also got a long-running project of a marconi radiogram to restore which was part of a junkfest challenge before christmas.
Since finding this site I have dug out all the things I have kept thinking one day I'd be able to fix them. My trusty kodak was one of them... I fixed the kodak, found another in the cellar, repaired that, fixed a broken nintendo ds, repaired it again and again and again. Since joining ifixit I have repaired all manner of things that I put away to sort out later... trouble is I put lots of things away to fix later....
Right now, New York has a chance to pass the first Fair Repair bill in
the nation. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics—like
smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help
the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop
repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.
The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their
right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured
residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted.
Now, it's time to do the same for electronics.
With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance
to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones,
computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help
the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner
mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by
The Digital Right to Repair Bill requires manufacturers to
provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair
access to service information, security updates, and
If you agree with us, find out who represents you in the
Massachusetts legislature. Tell them you support the
bipartisan Digital Right to Repair Bill. Tell them that you
believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible.
Stand up for the right to repair in Massachusetts.