Born in a tiny village called San Diego, Taylor has big dreams of space pirates, warring elf factions, beating aliens with a crowbar, and cake.
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
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My Favorite Guides
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Answer to: New iPad 2 OEM battery causes continuous reboots?You might try iFixit's OEM iPad 2 battery. Ours comes with a 6 month warranty as well.
Answer to: Which iMac did I getYou can use our ID-your-Mac tool to find out which Mac you have.
Answer to: Damaged battery after lcd replacement?The first thing I would try is opening the phone and making sure that all of the connections are solid. If all the connections inside the phone are still good, and you continue to have the same problem with the battery, then I'd recommend trying a new battery to see if that solves the problem. Good luck!
Answer to: My disc drive isn't ejectingiFixit sells Optical drives for that model of MacBook. Depending on which exact model you have (Use our ID-Your-Mac tool to find out!) you can use one of these three guides: (1) MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Optical Drive Replacement (2) Installing MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Optical Drive Replacement (3) MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Optical Drive Replacement
Answer to: PC fans always runningTurn your computer off, and put on an Anti-static wrist strap to make sure you don't accidentally damage your computer. Look for some screws near the back of your case (possibly thumb screws). Unscrew them, and take the side panel(s) off of your computer case. Use some compressed air and possibly a pair of tweezers to remove as much dust as possible from the inside of your computer case. Be careful to not touch or scrape any of the components inside with the tweezers. Removing as much dirt and dust as possible will likely not make the computer any faster, but it should make it quieter.
Answer to: Can you put the new iPad 3 battery in the iPad 2?In the words of Miro, our main man in charge of teardowns, "Probably not." He points out that you could theoretically hook an iPad up to a car battery with enough tinkering and fiddling, but the feasibility of it working is very low. We believe roughly it's the same story for connecting batteries between different iPads. While you may be able to get it to work, they just weren't designed to interface with one another.
Answer to: Metallic taste when using track padI don't think it's normal to experience tasting flavors from simply touching an object. That said, if you are touching an aluminum case and you lick your fingers afterwards, it's possible that you could be licking up some aluminum dust. Either way, I wouldn't recommend licking your fingers or your laptop.
Answer to: replacement glass for the iPhone 4We are now stocking replacement rear glass panels for the iPhone 4, and as described in my answer to Where to order a back panel for my iPhone 4?, they can be found in black or white in our parts store at this link. As rab777hp said, you can use this guide to help you perform the repair. Happy fixing!
Answer to: MacBook Air 11.6" Screw SizeThe bit you are referring to is not the same as the "star" shape screwdriver in our 54 Piece Bit Driver kit. iFixit is currently not a vendor for the 5 point security torx screws seen in the 2010 MB Air teardown. To clarify the other answers here, vendors for that bit are required to do have customers do the following: "In order to purchase these bits you will need to sign a letter stating that you are an authorized serviceperson for the equipment where TORX Plus® tamper-resistant screws are used." From a rough search, it seems that many vendors within the US (such as the one mayer linked) do not actually enforce this rule, which would make the bit easier to acquire, and somewhat nullify the intended security aspects. Sources: http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php... http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/inde...-754913.html
Answer to: DSi Replacement Housing Service?iFixit actually does not perform any in-house repair services. We maintain our answers forum for users to exchange knowledge about how to increase the service life of their devices, as well as creating teardowns and guides for popular devices. It looks like a user created this guide that might help you though.
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