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, Minnesota 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.
We've been working with local repair companies, non-profit refurbishers, and tech-savvy politicians to come up with a solution. And they've done just that — Minnesota is the first state to consider a Fair Repair Bill.
If you agree with us, find out who represents you in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Tell them you support the bipartisan Fair Repair Bill, HF 1048. Tell them that you believe repair
should be fair, affordable, and accessible.