Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn't get its shit together. It never works right. I've had enough. I'm sticking this sucker in the oven.
Billed as the world's first liquid plastic welder, Bondic might look like a tube of super glue, but it's far easier to apply and use—without those loopy fumes. It's actually a liquid plastic that remains fluid when applied until you hit it with a blast of UV light for about four seconds. That hardens it into a…
There comes a time in every phone's life when its screen cracks. The are three ways to deal with it: You could live with it, to teach yourself a lesson, you could get in line for a replacement at the Apple Store, or you could call the on-demand screen repair service iCracked. You should probably call iCracked.
It's joked that duct tape can be used to fix almost anything. But a new product called FiberFix might very well be the only tool you'll ever need for emergency repairs. And the secret is its special resin adhesive that hardens stronger than steel as it cures.
Look closely at the camera lens of your iPhone 5. See that build-up of dirt and grime behind the glass? Ew! It might seem like the gunk is going to build up forever, inaccessible and making your photos progressively worse. But there is hope.
When I was 14, my stereo broke. Opening it up, I found a small piece of metal had been disconnected from the circuit board at the base. I grabbed a lighter, and melted the piece back in place. I plugged the stereo back in, and turned it on. It worked. It was the first time I actually got something I tried to fix…
Repairing cracks in roadways is a costly and time-consuming job. So researchers have come up with an automated system to fill cracks in asphalt, which covers more ground in less time and could save money by extending the life of a road.
At almost 97 feet tall and 117 feet wide, the screen at the Darling Harbour IMAX Theater in Sydney is the largest in the world. And after 16 years of service, it needed to be replaced.
The industrious folks at iFixit have published extensive manuals for 24 popular game consoles, detailing over 200 repairs and modifications with step-by-step guides and photographs. You knew there was a reason you were keeping that broken Game Gear around.
Apple issued a support statement over the weekend regarding its Time Capsule data backup solution—some of them have been breaking well before they should. But it's OK, models from between Feb and June 2008 can be replaced, free.
There are few moments in life quite as sickening as realizing that you've spilled a beverage on one of your gadgets. Because of that, we've put together a simple disaster plan for dealing with beverage-soiled electronics.
I really like my Droid, but have had the same loose battery door problem as everybody else; it usually slides off while being removed from my pocket, which makes the otherwise-heavy-duty-feeling phone feel weak. Verizon's solution? Also weak.
It's bad enough going through the hassle of shipping your Xbox 360 off to customer support, but now Microsoft won't even give you the box to ship it in. Updated.
Texas has a new law that makes it mandatory for computer repair technicians in the state to have private investigator licenses. This is being contested by at least one advocacy group that's suing, as many techs don't know they're being criminals by doing their jobs. The strange new law comes about because sometimes…
A few weeks back, an unlucky Xbox owner shipped off his customized Bungie autographed console to Microsoft's repair center, and to his horrors they wiped it clean. Bungie resigned a console for him, but now, Microsoft is chiming in with a new console with Bill's signature on it and hundreds of dollars worth of new…
The recent Xbox 360 warranty extension to three years has really done a number on the repair queue. Everyone must be sending in their broken Xboxes, since the turnaround time has increased from two weeks to as much as six. Anecdotally, it so happens that three people I know sent in their 360s around this time, and it…
French Xbox 360 owners who've sent in their defective or broken Xboxes to Microsoft to fix are finding that the return console have a little extra "wooooosh" in them.
You know, there is something funny about electronics sometimes. If you are an Xbox 360 owner it is likely that you have heard of the blinking red lights of doom. This is where the lights around the power button illuminate red meaning the 360 is done busted. Someone managed to fix this problem by doing the…