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Repair your devices and save money

The reasons someone may want a device repaired can be from nostalgia to selling it on eBay. If 2020 has taught us anything is that we should save money whenever possible. The biggest problem most people face on attempting a self repair project is having the self confidence to start. In an age of technology, the answers are right at your fingertips. There are hundreds if not thousands of tutorials on YouTube that show you step by step instruction on how to perform a repair. It does not matter if you are trying to fix a cellphone or a car, there is a video showing you how to do it.

The other reason that most people do not try to do repairs on their own is the fact that they do not have the right tool or tools for the job. If you have ever taken a cellphone to be repaired, you may have observed an assortment of tools, some of which look very expensive. What you have to remember is that these are in most cases professional grade equipment. In other cases, they can be substituted with something else or left out entirely.

Battery comes with tools

One thing you should also consider as well is that if you purchase a replacement battery for your cellphone, the battery in most cases arrives with all the tools that you would need to place it. In very few instances, this is not the case. An example of this would be the replacement of a charging port. You will not get a free soldering iron with the new charging port.

If you should need to change your charging port, it is advised that you order your spare parts. Surprisingly, this is relatively cheap. You should take it to a technician that you trust, so that all you would pay for is labour. Of course, you should speak to the technician before showing up with a broken phone, replacement parts and a suggested labour cost.

IFIXIT can help you repair almost anything

iFixit is a website that teaches anyone how to fix almost anything. Just like Wikipedia the website is user created, anyone can create a repair manual, and other users can then improve them. iFixit’s site is used by thousands of people from around the world from all walks of life from engineers to average tinkerers. iFixit is home to 68,877 free manuals, 171,938 solutions, for 31,858 devices.

iFixit is one of the more known entities in the “Right to repair” community. It has been known for a long time that certain manufacturers intentionally either through design or through software updates render older models of their products obsolete or less productive. This was covered in Apple apologises for slowing iPhone, offers $29 battery. There was also the notorious legal battle between Apple and a cellphone repair in Norway. Fortunately for us, Apple lost. You can read more about that here Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost.

Repair Manuals for Every Thing – iFixit

Thousands of repair manuals, tutorials, and how-to guides for DIY fixes. From electronics to cars, learn how to repair your own stuff and save yourself some money.

iFixit does not only supply you with the knowledge to try your hand at repairing your old stuff. They also stock all the tools that you would need. They have tool kits that range from aspiring DIYer to professional. All high quality kits, the pieces vary.

iFixit has also partnered with certain manufacturers. Motorola and HTC are partners and there are dedicated kits for their devices on the site. Something you may need to consider when buying your next smartphone, these manufacturers believe in a consumer’s right to repair. Motorola is even going as far as allowing you to send in your device to have it repaired with genuine Motorola parts.

Save your pocket and the environment

One added benefit to adding new life to an old product is the benefit it would have on the environment. Most tech devices including cars are loaded with toxic chemicals and compounds. The longer we can keep them out of a landfill the better for the environment.

Locally we import all of our tech products and with the current economic situation anything that could be done to free up access to foreign exchange is a good thing.

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10 best phones on Amazon

Here is a list of 20 of the best phones on Amazon.com for 2020. Check with your service provider for further details. 2020 is the year of the digital device. It moved from being just for making calls and the occasional selfie to a true pocket computer.

20 best selling laptops on AMAZON 2020

Laptops are the #1 sought after item for 2020. With social distancing in effect all around the world, laptops give us the opportunity to keep in touch and conduct almost every aspect of our daily lives from the comfort of our own home.

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