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2013 MacBook Air gets low repair score from iFixit teardown

With proprietary parts and RAM soldered to the logic board, the new 13-inch MacBook Air scored only 4 out of 10 on the iFixit repairability scale.

By June 12, 2013


New iPod Nano not so easy to fix, finds iFixit

A teardown of the 7th-generation iPod Nano by iFixit finds the battery and other components soldered to the logic board, making them difficult to replace.

By October 17, 2012


Raspberry Pi micro PC delayed by manufacturing problems

The super-budget micro PC has been delayed, due to the wrong jack being soldered to the circuit boards. Doh!

By March 10, 2012


With USB soldering iron, who needs a lightsaber?

The gadget gods at Thanko have come out with a USB soldering iron. It heats up to nearly 930 Fahrenheit if used with a 9V battery, and 390-570 F when used with USB.

By October 6, 2009


How to solder like a man

On this week's Mailbag, we address your condom concerns, international complaints, and find out how to strip a wire like Chuck Norris.

By June 9, 2009


SanDisk offers super-tiny flash drives

Why bother flash drives as big as a hard drive with rotating platters? SanDisk's iSSD is 2cm long and can be soldered straight to a motherboard.

By August 18, 2010


iPhone 3G innards revealed; battery not soldered in

The folks at iFixit take the iPhone 3G apart piece by piece, layer by layer, right down to the logic board.

By July 10, 2008


Digg our soldering skills

We made a Digg button. We like it. Make one of your own.

By May 10, 2007