Today, we’re excited to announce that the iFixit app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch! Access all of our guides in a stunning native view wherever you go. You can search by device to find all related guides quickly and easily, and even download them for offline browsing.
If you read the title of this post and thought that we spelled “soldier” wrong, then you’re in the right place. We’ll teach you the basics of soldering and provide you with an alternative to practicing on your iPhone — a nifty little “Simon” game! Along the way, you’ll learn what a capacitor does, how to interpret those enigmatic, colorful bands on resistors, as well as which way a diode goes on a circuit. Not sure what a diode is? You’ll learn that too.
We wanted to wait until WebOS started to catch on before we released the big news. So now that it is at the height of its popularity, it’s time to release our app and repair guides. Without further ado, here’s a full set of repair guides and an iFixit WebOS app for the HP TouchPad!
One day I came into our office and there were three AirPort Express Base Stations sitting on my desk, all labeled “Non-working.” Word spread regarding my new-found treasure, and one of our mechanically-inclined enginerds, Andrew, took it upon himself to fix a unit or two. After all, our site is called iFixit, not iThrowItAway.
iFixit is methodically changing one industry at a time: we started with Apple repair guides, replacement parts, and tools, and now we’re empowering game console owners in the same way. We now have repair manuals for every major game console: http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/Game_Console
We have also launched a comprehensive store with over a hundred repair parts and tools for modern game consoles: http://www.ifixit.com/Game-Console-Parts
You no longer have to replace your non-Unibody MacBook Pro display assembly in order to fix a faulty/cracked display. We’ve released a set of guides that show you how to remove the LCD display from the rest of the assembly, and switch it out with a new one.
We open and disassemble plenty of iPods and Macs on a daily basis, and we’re always on the lookout for easier ways to work on them. We use what we learn to continuously improve our existing guides as much as we can. We bring you revised case opening guides for the iPod nano 1st Generation, iPod 3rd Generation, and iPod 4th Generation/Photo devices.
We’ve been working on an all-purpose soldering guide for our iFixit user base. Over time the electronics that have come through our doors have increasingly been devoid of connectors, instead using batteries and components that are soldered directly to the logic board. Some newer generations of Apple products fall into this category, and we felt a general soldering guide would come in handy.
Replacing parts on the 3rd Gen nano can be quite difficult. We’ve found that removing the rear panel is the hardest step, and chances are slim that you will open the nano without destroying the panel. Unfortunately, you must first remove the rear panel to access any of the device’s internals, so customers are advised to purchase a rear panel if they plan on replacing any of the internals.