Having a broken phone is not a situation you want to be in for long but there’s always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you’ve no insurance or warranty coverage). This should be your guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs…
After Apple announced it would offer customers replacement batteries for the iPhone 6S batch that randomly shuts off, the company now knows why the problem occurred: air. Specifically, ambient air a crucial battery component was exposed to for too long.
If you have an iPhone 6S that randomly shuts down, you’re not the only one. Apple is aware of a problem that it says affects a small number of phones, and is offering customers replacement batteries for those units.
You’ve heard the story of how duct tape saved Apollo 13*, but that’s not the only time tape has come to the rescue in space. Here are some of the ridiculously cool ways tape makes life far, far better in low Earth orbit and beyond.
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.
Dust on your camera's sensor is a tormenting problem made worse by the fact that attempting to clean it is slightly risky. The Sensor Gel Stick could offer an easier and safer way to go about getting grime off the delicate surface.
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.
Car repairs can get ugly very fast. Some mechanics can be pretty sleazy. Lifehacker has five great tips that will save you some serious money—and avoid conflicts too.
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.