Every Day We’re Hustlin’

August 8, 2011 Site News, Video — Melissa

MJ Repairing a MacMiniThough it has been an absolutely gorgeous and mild summer here at iFixit headquarters, we’ve been working diligently in the studio, producing tons of new repair and teardown videos. What can we say? We love what we do. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve released recently:

Macbook Pro 13” Unibody Hard Drive
Macbook Pro 13” Unibody Upper Case
Mac Mini (Core Duo) Hard Drive
Macbook Air 2011 Teardown

There are dozens of more videos on our YouTube channel, ranging from game console repairs, to a Q&A segment called Ask iFixit, to a particularly informative video on ESD. If you think our time spent hunkered down in the studio is worth the effort, stay up-to-date with all of our teardown and repair videos is by subscribing–for free–to our YouTube channel!

Lastly, we love to answer questions. For example, maybe you want us to show you how to repair a jetski? Or maybe your boat is on the fritz? Or perhaps you have some other project in mind that would require us to go to the lake and enjoy the fabulous weather? If you’ve got a question that you’d like to have answered, email it to askifixit at ifixit.com, and we might feature it on an upcoming episode of Ask iFixit.

We’ll be back periodically to share our latest video offerings. Until then: Happy Fixing!


Introducing: Ask MJ

March 21, 2011 Site News, Video — Melissa

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve delved into the wonderful world of online video in a big way. Our primary focus has been producing high-quality repair videos as a supplement to our existing repair guides. We know that sometimes it’s helpful to see someone perform a specific step in a repair (using a suction cup to lift the display off of an iPhone 3GS for example), and our repair videos are designed for just that. If you haven’t caught one yet, might we suggest you start with our iPhone 4 Display Assembly video? And of course, we’re also filming select product teardowns. If you’ve got three-and-a-half minutes, check out our iPad 2 teardown video and tell us what you think.

iFixit.com is made more and more valuable by contributions from you, the community, and we expect that our foray into video can be improved the same way. (Aside: Congratulations to you, the iFixit community for winning “Best Community Website” at SXSW 2011!) So, to up the ante a bit, we’re launching a new video segment based entirely on your questions; the segment is called “Ask MJ,” as it will be curated by yours truly. Some questions that might pique your interest:

  1. Which repairs do you want to see performed? Is there a specific step in a repair that you’d benefit from seeing on video?
  2. Have you “repaired” something, but for some reason it still doesn’t work?
  3. What questions do you have about self-repair or iFixit in general?

Email your questions and repair requests to askmj-at-ifixit.com, and if we shoot a video in response to your question/request, I’ll send you some shwag. (Because who doesn’t love free stuff?)

The segment will be ongoing, and the frequency will depend entirely upon the number of requests we receive. To stay up to date with all of the latest teardowns, repair videos and future episodes of Ask MJ, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

I look forward to your questions and requests!