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  • Answer to: Broken menorah screws stripped

    Hi Morry, I'm sure it can be fixed! There are a lot of things you can do to deal with stripped screws. Take a look at our guide for some options. If you can share a photo of the screws, we can provide some more specific tips. Once you get the screws out, you'll probably want to replace them with new ones—if you bring one to your local hardware store as a sample, they can probably help you find something.
  • Answer to: What model do I have?

    You have an iPod Touch 4th Generation. I looked into it, and while the first two revisions of the 4th gen Touch only came in 8, 32, or 64 GB, the final end-of-product version, released in 2012, was available in 16 or 32 GB sizes. All four sizes will have the same guides and procedures, so you can follow the link to the device page on the top right. We'll get the identification tool updated, thanks for finding that issue!
  • Answer to: Is the hard drive easily replaceable?

    Exactly the same as the Late 2013 model! Check out our hot-off-the-press teardown to see for yourself, but as we already have a full set of guides for the Late 2013 model, here's the procedure.
  • Answer to: How do I change the battery

    Do you have the Aluminum unibody MacBook? If you do, follow this guide to replace the battery. Or if you meant the MacBook Pro with a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, we have a guide for that as well.
  • Answer to: Can I change the memory card of my computer?

    Sorry to say it, but the RAM in your MacBook Air is soldered onto the logic board, and cannot be upgraded. You can upgrade the SSD; any of these will be compatible with your model, and you can follow the guide here: MacBook Air 11" Late 2010 Solid-State Drive Replacement. Good luck!
  • Answer to: Special driver required to open a Bosch Dishwasher?

    Based on the repair manuals over here at Sears, it looks like you'll need a 1/4" nutdriver to get in, and either a T10 or T15 Torx driver to open a few things farther in. The best way to get all of your bases covered for this repair would be our Macro Bit Set, to include all of the Torx bits you might need, and our 6-in-1 Screwdriver to hold the bits and drive the 1/4" screws.
  • Answer to: Do you repair the screens for Ipad?

    iFixit doesn't offer any repair services—instea<wbr />d, we provide free repair manuals, and sell the parts and tools you need to fix things yourself. Navigate through our iPad repair section to find your device, and you'll find a screen replacement guide that will show you everything you need to know. Good luck!
  • Answer to: How do I cgange sim card?

    We have a guide for that! iPhone 3GS SIM Card Replacement
  • Answer to: Can Nexus 5 use battery from LG G2?

    Hi Sergey, thanks for the tip! I looked into it a bit, and it looks like the batteries have incompatible connections. From xda-developers forum, the LG G2's battery has its connection on the top left of the battery: From our teardown, the Nexus 5 battery connection is on the top right:
  • Answer to: iPhone 4S Water Damage/Teardown Help Requested

    Hi jason5, thanks for your question! Following our iPhone 4S Display Assembly Guide should get your iPhone nearly completely disassembled. Once you have everything opened up, you'll want to follow the cleaning steps outlined in our Electronics Water Damage page. Good luck!

Notes

  • Retina Macbook 2015 Teardown

    Not a lot. A pretty light flick with a thing plastic tool like our opening pick works well enough, once you get it jammed in the gap between the key and the aluminum frame.

  • Retina Macbook 2015 Teardown

    It's about 4.5" x 1.5", not including the battery contact protrusion.

  • Dell XPS 13 Teardown

    I don't have that SSD on-hand to test for sure, but it looks like the XPS has a totally standard M.2 port—with enough of a gap between the SSD and the mother board for chips on both sides of the SSD.

  • Nexus 6 Teardown

    The camera cable slides down into a ZIF connector. It isn't too difficult to get to, and you might get somewhere by cleaning the cable with isopropyl alcohol and reseating it in the connector, but it sounds unlikely that it would just come loose in there. A poor solder joint securing the connector to the motherboard might explain why pushing down helps, but that'll be a much more difficult problem to deal with.

  • Mac Pro Late 2013 Teardown

    Teardowns are intended to provide a look inside a device, and are not to be followed as disassembly directions. We simplify the procedure down to a general overview, without including every screw or clip, so that we can focus the bigger picture of the device.

    Since the teardown, we've made a complete set of guides for the Mac Pro, including a Fan Replacement Guide.

    And to answer the question, there are several screws holding the fan in place.

  • Amazon Echo Teardown

    Andrew Powell's answer is our best guess. We found an identical-looking sticker in the Amazon Fire TV. We're betting that these are passive RFID tags used for inventory/packing handling.

  • Nexus 6 Teardown

    It's still pretty sticky, so it ought to go back on and stay without any additional adhesive.

  • Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown

    The SATA cable is not present in an SSD-only configuration, but the cable in our Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Kit is exactly what you need. We're not listing it as completely compatible yet, because of the addition of the TR6 Torx Security screws. Other than that, it's everything you need to do what you want.

  • Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown

    Yep, the cable is compatible. The kit as a whole is not, because you'll need a TR6 Torx Security screwdriver to get in. We're working on a complete solution now, but in the mean time you can use the kit with your own TR6 to get in.

  • Mac Mini Late 2014 Teardown

    Tested, and yes, they use the same, compatible SATA cable (for the lower drive bay only).