I'm from Boulder, Colorado:
And currently live in San Luis Obispo, California:
The mountains have my heart. I love to hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, and be outside as much as possible.
I'm always trying to learn new things, and as a result I'm happily mediocre at many other hobbies, including: volleyball, badminton, yoga, swimming, running, biking, racquetball, and ultimate frisbee.
When I find myself stuck inside (or worse, stuck in traffic) I listen to a lot of podcasts in an attempt to learn even more new things. (If you've never listened to any I would suggest: TED Radio Hour, Invisibilia, Revisionist History, and Serial.)
When I'm not out enjoying nature, I'm working as a Technical Writer for iFixit and studying Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Bouldering in St. George, UT
Cave kayaking near Shell Beach, CA
Canyoneering in Death Valley NP, CA
Enjoying a scenic nap in Yosemite NP, CA
Teardowns I've Worked On
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Guides I've Contributed To
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Answer to: What's differences between note 5 and note 7 tear down?Hi Andrew, iFixit has performed teardowns of both of these phones. Samsung Galaxy Note7 Teardown Samsung Galaxy Note5 Teardown If you read through both of them you should get an idea of what the similarities and differences are. Good luck with your teardowns!
Answer to: Why does my turn signal oonly work on one side?Hi Dennis, A rapidly blinking turn signal often means that the light bulb is about to burn out. Try replacing the bulbs and see if that fixes your problem. This video might help with the replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Rk3kh2... Good luck, Paige
Answer to: keeps telling me that my password is wrong?Hi, If you have the tablet configured with your google account, you should see an option to reset your password using your google account information. The method is described at the top of this website: http://visihow.com/How_to_unlock_Samsung... If you do not have this option, you can do a factory reset on your tablet. However, be warned: this will erase all of the data on your tablet, so only use it as a last resort. 1. With the device off, press and hold Volume Up, Power and Home button. 2. Release the Power button when you see the Samsung logo, but continue to hold Volume Up until the recovery screen appears. 3. Use the Volume buttons to navigate the menu and select wipe data / factory reset. Press Power to choose the selection. 4. Press Volume Up continue. (Information found here) Good luck!
Answer to: How to fix leakHi there, The information on this website might be able to help you: http://homerepairgeek.com/bathtub-plumbing/shower-diverter-leak.html Good luck!
Answer to: cannot download footage from gopro to computerHi there, Without knowing any other details about your situation (type of computer/operating system, how you are attempting to upload the videos, etc) I think the first place you should start is by reviewing this help webpage from GoPro's website: https://gopro.com/support/articles/how-to-import-camera-files-to-a-computer-windows-7 They list four different methods you can use to get your footage off of your gopro. Good luck!
Answer to: iPhone 5 problem rebooting and freezingFirst I would suggest trying a hard reset on the phone. If that doesn't work, you could try doing a more in-depth restore, such as putting the phone in DFU mode. Here are a couple of articles that could provide guidance on how/when to perform such a restore: https://www.engadget.com/2011/05/25/ipho...-101-what-is-dfu-mode-and-whats-the-difference-from-rec/ http://www.payetteforward.com/how-to-put-iphone-dfu-mode/ Keep in mind that any type of restore on your phone will delete all contents that were not previously backed up on iTunes/iCloud. Good luck!
Answer to: iPhone showing black and white stripesHi there, This youtube video might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJCZJwrk... In which he opens the phone up, cleans all the sockets that attach the screen to the motherboard with a toothbrush, and then secures the cables back into their sockets. Note that he is working on a 5s, in order to open a 5 you can follow this guide, which is essentially the same but without the booby trapped cable connected to the home button that you will see in the video. iPhone 5 Screen Replacement Hope this helps!
Answer to: casee bracket Power connectorHi, I don't know exactly what you're looking for, but we have some pretty stellar guides for the iPad 4 located here: iPad 4 Repair And we sell many parts, located here: https://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPad/iPad-4th-Gen Hope this can at least help you get started.
Answer to: Data Recovery Broken iPhoneHi there, Tom Chai is right, in order to access your data/photos, the phone has to be semi-functional. Water damage can be pretty nasty; it causes corrosion on the boards and shorts your circuits. Your best bet is to read and follow the steps on these guides in order to bring your phone to life enough to recover the photos: Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage Electronics Water Damage Good luck!
Answer to: screen gone blank after reassembleHi Jose, It looks like we don't have your exact laptop on our website yet, but we do have lots of other Toshiba Satellites that could have some useful information, located here: Toshiba Satellite Repair For example, perhaps this Toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 LCD Display Replacement may be a good reference to see if you forgot to reattach any connectors. I wish I could help more. Good luck!
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