repair

  • Help Build The World's Largest Repository Of Laptop Repair Manuals

    Help Build The World's Largest Repository Of Laptop Repair Manuals

    Looking for a repair manual for your laptop? Odds are, you can find it on Tim's website. Apparently for about the last year, Tim has been compiling ever single laptop repair manual he can find. And now he needs your help. Read More

  • What I did today: Nintendo DS case replacement

    What I did today: Nintendo DS case replacement

    Not a big deal but I just wanted to write a bit about replacing parts on your valuable and delicate electronics. Friends, I’m here to tell you that while it’s hard, it’s not impossible to fix things yourself. Read More

  • Review: DirectFix's iPhone LCD Repair Kit

    Review: DirectFix's iPhone LCD Repair Kit

    By Brian Bray John Biggs graciously gave his sister, my wife, an unlocked 3G iPhone for Christmas. My son, just over a year at the time, quickly realized this new piece of tech was competition for his Mom’s attention, so he sent it sailing off of our kitchen countertops onto a hard tile floor. The result was a short hairline fracture that turned into a long hairline fracture which then… Read More

  • You should fix your broken gadgets

    [photopress:toolman.jpg,full,left] Got a broken gadget? Don’t do like I do and throw it out and swear off using technology ever again—pay a man to fix it. The Times has a small piece on the growing high-tech repair business. Not that the business itself is high-tech—companies like Partsearch Technologies compile a database of spare parts and orders your parts as needed—but… Read More

  • Dave Winer wants to be treated special by Apple, as do we all

    Dave Winer goes into into an Apple store and asked them to replace his hard drive out of warranty. They sold him 80 GB for $160 and then told you that he couldn’t have his old drive back. And he’s upset. Let it be said that while I don’t agree that Apple stores should “treat you different,” it is a pretty shitty policy. When you go to a mechanic they give you the… Read More

  • Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    I link to this article because A) I go to NYU (don’t go there; go to a real college instead) and B) it has to do with technology. Some kid’s computer crashed, right, and took it to the campus computer store. Right there I’d call him a dope because anyone who’s spent more than five seconds in there knows how outrageously overpriced it is. (I’m pretty sure blank CDs are… Read More

  • Fixya: Fixya Junk

    Fixya: Fixya Junk

    How do we get tech support? Well, you can RTFM or call the help-line. That usually results in a 25% chance of fixing the problem. Then you can do a search, find a forum mentioning your problem, post (“HEY GUYZ MY IPOD BROKED SCREEN WHATTF? HELP!!!!”) or pay a fee at Experts Exchange, a site that seems to have an answer to every question but is so hard to navigate that you eventually… Read More

  • Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Five Ways Best Buy Ruined Geek Squad

    Over at The Consumerist, a former Geek Squad employee has written in with a detailed explanation on why Geek Squad, well, sucks. After working at an Arizona-based location for nearly two years, this geek quit in hope of finding a less-stressful job. The reasons behind Geek Squad’s suckage include hiring practices that don’t go for brains but personality, a lack of staff available to… Read More