O Canada, we heard your cries and now, we’re delivering. Literally. Why is the iFixit Canada store so great? We can ship locally! Now you’ll get your orders faster and with a lot less hassle. No more foreign transaction fees. No more dealing with Customs. Just the iFixit parts and tools you want, at prices more attractive than the prime minister.
Before we go crashing into January (and the future!), we decided to take some time to look back at all iFixit and our amazing community got up to in 2015. It was a great year full of tools, fun, and the occasional repair. Thank you so much for being a part of it! We wouldn’t be anything without all the people that have made iFixit possible. Stay tuned for 2016!
There’s a reason why MacGyver never goes out of style. It’s because he’s awesome. This year, iFixit is asking everyone to be awesome, too. Awesome like MacGyver. Sign up for the Repair Resolution on our blog and exercise your right to repair. Accept the pledge, and we personally guarantee that you’ll save money, level up your tinkering skills, and impress all the hotties (That’s how it worked for MacGyver). Let’s fix the world together.
We’re trying hard to keep devices out of landfills by creating awesome repair manuals for them. And we’ve even enlisted the help from college students throughout the country to create a manual for every device we can get our hands on. But we’re encountering a new problem: lack of devices! We’ll welcome any cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, or tablets you’d be willing to part with. Just send us your old electronic device, and we’ll have a team of students create repair guides for it.
iFixit has been helping people fix their stuff since 2003, with free, easy-to-use, step-by-step repair guides for all sorts of hardware—from electronics to automobiles. We believe in taking control of the devices you own by opening them up and tinkering with their insides. Our vision? A world where everyone has free access to repair manuals for everything. We make it easy, with our guide-creation software, for people to share their repair knowledge with the world.
On this new site, we, the iFixit team, will share the philosophy behind our work, some of the repair stories that we’ve historically been posting on iFixit.com, as well as posts from guests on similar sustainability issues.
Several thousand user-contributed repair guides have been published on our site since we released our repair guide creator to the world. And that’s no coincidence. We’ve been working with the English department at Cal Poly since September 2009 to develop a technical writing curriculum centered around a device repair manual. In fact, students from across the nation are responsible for the majority of user-created content on our site; a total of eight universities now peruse the iFixit project.
Instructional manuals haven’t really changed in the last 100 years. Well, today Dozuki is starting a revolution: manuals that always have the most-relevant information, are available on whatever platform you want them, and are amazingly visually-rich. Try the Dozuki Beta out today: Go to Dozuki.com.
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.
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!