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I'm Samantha Goldheart, I mostly go by Sam, and I have the honor of being the lead teardown engineer here at iFixit. Most of the time my writings will teach you valuable things about technology. This time they will be used to gab aimlessly about myself.


I got my degree from Cal Poly, SLO (the ''real'' Cal Poly) in Graphic Communication, which deals primarily with printing. I concentrated in the design end of things, got a minor in packaging, and was a student manager of the on-campus printshop. I also took way too many art, literature, typography, sociology and history courses. This bit was meant to explain that I really like learning, about everything. And I guess I was going to work in a warning about how much I love run-on sentences. And well-placed fragments. But maybe it has become a stream-of-conscious ramble that we should try to escape from.

What I do

My interests include MOVIES, BOOKS, ARTS, and GRATUITOUS POP CULTURE REFERENCES. I split my time between working, watching things, drawing things, and making things. And as you may have guessed, I'm on tumblr quite a bit.

Currently watching:

  • The X Flies
  • The Get Down

Currently reading:

  • Solaris
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes
  • East of Eden

Currently making:

  • Tattoo designs

Teardowns I've Worked On

My Guides

Guides I've Contributed To

Guides I've Helped Translate

My Favorite Guides

Completed Guides


  • Answer to "Where are the zif latches."
  • Answer to "side by side samsung water dispenser will not stop shooting water"
  • Answer to "Why is my power button not working?"
  • Answer to "Unable to boot, stuck in power cycle"
  • Answer to "2005 furby not moving but still talking. How can I fix this?"
  • Answer to "Help me identify this part"
  • Answer to "How do I get the settings icon back on my iPhone 6"
  • Answer to "Is the Latitude E7470 as repairable as the Latitude E5270?"
  • Answer to "My iPhone 1st generation does not charge"
  • Answer to "telechargement du site ifixit"

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