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How to replace a broken iPhone 5S screen

Bill Detwiler shows you how to replace a cracked screen on your Apple iPhone 5S.

By August 11, 2014


Surface Pro 3 teardown reveals fragile glass, redesigned interior

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a solid step up from the original Pro, but this sleek laptop replacement is still very difficult to repair.

By June 30, 2014


Most annoying Cracking Open teardowns of 2013

Some gadgets are easy to fix. Others are real repair nightmares. Bill Detwiler counts down his top five most annoying teardowns of 2013.

By December 20, 2013


Transparent rear panel puts iPhone 4's guts on display

Ever wonder what your handset looks like on the inside? This $30 replacement panel gives you a permanent peek at your iPhone's underbelly.

By April 27, 2011


MacBook Pro Retina 2013 teardown: Tough fix, good parts

The new 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina models have a lot going for them, but repairability isn't one of them.

By October 24, 2013


Can an ordinary Joe replace a busted iPhone screen?

The DIY route costs significantly less than hiring a pro. But how hard is it really? And was this intrepid reporter successful?

By May 14, 2014


Five ways manufacturers make smartphones and tablets hard to repair

Bill Detwiler shows you five ways manufacturers are making our gadgets harder to fix ourselves, and gives hints on how to leap these hurdles.

By August 17, 2012


iFixit throws an iFit over iPhone screws

Gadget-tinkering site blasts Apple's "diabolical" policy of adding tamper-resistant screws to yet another product, the iPhone 4. But it has a financial stake in pointing the change out.

By January 20, 2011


DIY: Give your iPhone a mirrored rear panel

Replace your iPhone's backplate with a mirror, or any rear panel of your choosing with this quick and easy mod.

By May 22, 2012


Retina MacBook Pro is the least repairable to date

While Apple has introduced some amazing advancements, some of its design decisions might frustrate some users down the road.

By June 13, 2012