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iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

iFixit Surface Duo teardown finds some unsurprising bad news

The Surface Duo is here and that can only mean one thing: iFixit has completed a teardown of it. Foldable devices like the Surface Duo have generally received pretty lousy repairability scores from the folks at iFixit, so can the Surface Duo be the device that finally turns it around? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is "no, it cannot."

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Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

Pixel 4a iFixit teardown reveals a trap-laden puzzle

The Pixel 4a's less than premium body normally implies a less than rugged phone. On the upside, that usually means a phone that's also easy to open up and repair. If the Pixel 3a was anything to go by, iFixit's silent, or should we say ASMR-inspired, teardown should be straightforward and uneventful. Unfortunately, they do say looks can be deceiving and the Pixel 4a definitely falls into that category, lulling technicians into a sense of security before springing its cable traps to snare their tools.

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Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Galaxy Note 20’s different cooling systems is not a problem, says iFixit

Some Samsung fans are still reeling over the processor gap between the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S20 so it isn't surprising when people immediately jumped on the news about the Galaxy Note 20's cooling systems. When iFixit confirmed that a number of models are using graphene instead of the much-touted copper vapor cooling chamber, people immediately got worried about overheating problems and discrepancies in Samsung's latest flagship. iFixit is now setting the record straight to calm everyone, explaining that there shouldn't be any need to worry, at least without further scientific evidence.

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Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Galaxy Watch 3 iFixit teardown is a bit reassuring

Next to our smartphones, no other mobile device may be in more danger of damage or wear and tear than the one that's always exposed to the elements. Smartwatches often come with some IP dust and water resistance rating and some even boast of a MIL-STD certification for extra ruggedness. Sooner or later, however, these wearables will eventually need to be repaired and, fortunately, the new Galaxy Watch 3 won't be much of a chore even for third-party technicians.

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Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Galaxy Buds Live teardown is revealing and almost painless

Given their size, it's almost too easy to take Truly Wireless Stereo or TWS earbuds for granted, that is until you remember how much a pair cost you. Still, considering how relatively cheaper these tiny accessories are compared to the smartphones they're paired with, some people probably see all but the most expensive buds almost like disposable products. Of course, that doesn't mean they can't be repaired and Galaxy Buds Live, a.k.a. "Galaxy Beans", owners will be happy to know theirs is one of the easiest to repair in the market.

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OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

OnePlus Nord iFixit teardown has no surprises and that’s a good thing

The OnePlus Nord is probably one of the most affordable 5G phones in the market today, that was until Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 5G in the US where the Nord has yet to set foot in. The latest from the flagship killer still has some appeal to it, especially for those who have no love for Samsung's One UI experience and relatively slower updates. That said, OnePlus did cut some corners when it came to the phone's durability but that may have ironically made the OnePlus Nord easier to repair.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI's latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to revisit that process. Suffice it to say, they really wish smartphones were this easy to repair.

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iFixit just published a massive medical device repair database

iFixit just published a massive medical device repair database

At the moment, medical device repair is something that it's high demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, medical repair isn't always easy - much like device manufacturers who make our phones and laptops, the corporations that produce medical devices can sometimes make their repair information difficult to access, if that's something that's at all possible.

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Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Surface Go 2 is a little bit more repairable says iFixit

Depending on who you ask, the latest iteration of the Surface Go might be a disappointment or a perfect upgrade. The base model, while retaining the affordable price tag, remains underwhelming while the configuration you'll probably want is slightly beyond reach and retains enough bezels to make it still look outdated. For iFixit, though, the Surface Go 2 is a rather significant and totally surprising improvement, making it slightly easier to repair even if it still remains low in the grand scheme of things.

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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

Apple's new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro is a curious thing in more ways than one. While many will naturally focus on the message that Apple is trying to send in making the iPad Pro a veritable MacBook competitor, others like iFixit are more entranced by what goes inside. Going beyond X-Rays, the teardown experts make their first entry into the mobile Magic Keyboard and already discovered a few treasures along the way.

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iPhone SE 2020 full iFixit teardown reveals a moderately repairable phone

iPhone SE 2020 full iFixit teardown reveals a moderately repairable phone

iFixit earlier took a quick peek into the insides of the new iPhone SE. To its delight, it found that some parts are compatible and even replaceable with iPhone 8 spare parts. It wasn't the full story yet though and now iFixit has bared all, including how easy or difficult it is to fix the iPhone SE 2020 if it ever does break. Fortunately or unfortunately, the same things that make it difficult to take apart also make it harder to break as well.

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iPhone SE 2020 iFixit teardown reveals iPhone 8 interchangeable parts

iPhone SE 2020 iFixit teardown reveals iPhone 8 interchangeable parts

Apple once struck gold with the iPhone SE which did more than just offer a throwback to a design long gone. It gave smartphone users an affordable iPhone that mixed old design with new components. Apple is seemingly striking gold a second time with the iPhone SE 2020 for the very same reason but iFixit's preliminary teardown reveals there is more to the iPhone 8 look-alike that makes it even more unique and more desirable for iPhone fans.

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