repair

Samsung partners with uBreakiFix for same-day repairs

Apple’s retail footprint gives the company all sorts of advantages when it comes to consumer outreach. As frustrating as the Genius Bar experience can be, quick repairs are pretty high on that list.

Fairphone ends support for first repairable-by-design smartphone

Fairphone, the European mobile phone maker and social enterprise that has made it its mission is to build and sell fairer smartphone hardware, has announced it is ending support for its first handset,

iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing

What does the trailer to Inception, a re-mastered Rolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common? They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the back

iCracked Technicians Have Made $6M This Year

You'd think that competing directly with Apple for its own customers would be a losing game, but iCracked's iOS repair service continues to grow as Apple approaches 1 billion mobile devices sold — a

Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. &#

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

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/tims-laptop-manual.png" />Looking for a repair manual for your laptop? Odds are, you can find it on Tim's website. Apparently for about t

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 impossib

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

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 th

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

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 cam

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 (

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 g