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Microsoft Surface Book proves painful to repair

A tour through the innards of Microsoft's new laptop is a challenging journey for the folks at iFixit, who found a lot of glue and a motherboard "resembling some kind of nightmarish Tetris piece."

By November 4, 2015


iPhone 6S offers relatively carefree fixes, repair site says

The latest teardown treatment from gadget-repair site iFixit shows that both of the new iPhones aren't that difficult to repair, though the average user would leave that job up to the experts.

By September 25, 2015


This 'smart' wheelchair knows to send repair notices, health alerts

A prototype wheelchair with a cellular radio illustrates the benefits of connected devices.

By September 16, 2015


Injured toucan gets beak repair courtesy of 3D printing

A custom prosthetic beak-piece helps a toucan rescued from animal smugglers eat and groom normally once again.

By August 25, 2015


Some iPhone 6 Plus devices have faulty cameras, says Apple, as it offers free repair

"A small percentage" of the phones sold between September and January have iSight cameras that take blurry shots. But if you got stuck, you can get a fix at no charge.

By August 22, 2015


OnePlus 2 earns high marks for repairability in teardown

The device earned a score of 7 out of 10 from iFixit, thanks to several of its key components being easy to replace.

By August 14, 2015


Lasers cool liquid for the first time

The technique, which was able to drop a liquid's temperature by 20 degrees Celsius, could eventually be used for everyday tasks like refrigerating water.

By November 18, 2015


Apple MacBook (2015) teardown: Revamped design makes DIY repairs very difficult

Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare.

By April 25, 2015


Fix a common router problem with a can of compressed air

Don't call for repairs just yet. You can give your router a longer life with a quick clean.

By November 18, 2015


2015 MacBook earns lowest score for repairability

Apple's 12-inch Retina Display MacBook proves to be a challenge for the iFixit team in a new teardown.

By April 15, 2015