I managed to completely jam my paper shredder during a bout of document disposal last summer. An old credit report managed to wrap itself around the blade drum and would not back out, so I had to either buy a new shredder or tear this one apart and fix it!
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Looks like we already have some legal precedent for the inevitable fight for the right to repair looming ahead. Know your rights! Own your tech!
It’s illegal for Sony, Apple, Microsoft, and others to void a warranty just because you repaired your electronics yourself.
Source: How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law | Motherboard
My friend John moved back to South Africa last year, and he sorta “bequeathed” me his old JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker. It’s got great sound, but a slight problem when charging: the USB port is extremely loose, and you have to wrap the cord around the speaker in a jury-rigged fashion to keep it held in place. After a few weeks, I finally decided to take the thing apart and see if I could fix it.
After a little exploratory surgery, I found that the source of the problem was that the USB connector had essentially come unsoldered from the PCB it was attached to. A little bit of solder and the prodigious use of E6000 later, the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth speaker is back to operating like new!
Atari shows you how to replace a Nexus 5 battery. The technique is simple and can be applied to any phone from a Moto X to an iPhone 6!