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iFixit PlayStation 1 teardown is a blast from the past

iFixit PlayStation 1 teardown is a blast from the past

It isn't too often that we see iFixit tearing down legacy hardware, but today is a special occasion. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation's release, which launched in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. In honor of that milestone, iFixit has decided to teardown an original console and take a look inside.

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16-inch MacBook Pro still extremely difficult to repair reveals iFixit

16-inch MacBook Pro still extremely difficult to repair reveals iFixit

Apple's mythical 16-inch MacBook Pro almost remained just that, late and elusive. But when it did finally debut, it checked almost every item on the rumor list, including the new-old scissor switch "Magic Keyboard". But we all know that looks can be deceiving and what lies beneath is just as important, especially when it comes to repairs. That's why iFixit experts dug deeper beyond the new MacBook Pro's keyboard to see what makes it tick and, most importantly, how to put it back together again.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro repair is moderately easy as shown by iFixit teardown

Huawei Mate 30 Pro repair is moderately easy as shown by iFixit teardown

If you strip away the uncertainty around it, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is arguably one of this year's top Android smartphones. For those in China that never had official access to Google apps and services anyway, that may already be the case. Presuming it ever this prolonged nightmare soon, it could still make up for lost time thanks to its standout features. But being a top smartphone doesn't exactly make the Mate 30 Pro easy to repair. Fortunately, as self-repair experts iFixit found out, it's not that hard to repair either.

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Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Microsoft unveiled quite a number of notable Surface devices last month but there is always an odd one out. The Surface Pro 7 seems to have gotten the short end of the stick this year, being seen as an almost forgettable upgrade. But more than just the meager step up in specs and features, the device is criticized for sporting an already very outdated design. It turns out, that's true inside as well.

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Surface Pro X iFixit teardown brings unexpectedly good news

Surface Pro X iFixit teardown brings unexpectedly good news

Historically speaking, the Surface Pro line has not been kind to the DIYers of the world. It seems that every time a new Surface Pro device comes out, iFixit tears it down only to discover that it isn't user-repairable in any real sense. Encouragingly, the Surface Pro X appears to buck that particular trend, and though it's far from perfect, it's still much more repairable than the other devices in its family.

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AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

With Apple's new AirPods Pro on the market, it's time to see if they can be easily repaired by end-users. For that we turn to iFixit, which didn't have very many encouraging things to say about the original AirPods. In fact, iFixit gave the AirPods a dismal repairability score of 0/10, indicating that they were in no way repairable by the DIYers of the world.

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Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals we can’t blame Soli for battery size

Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals we can’t blame Soli for battery size

With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL now officially on sale, it's time for none other than iFixit to tear them down. Today, the company published its teardown of the Pixel 4 XL, and like a lot of modern flagships these days, it didn't fare to well on the DIY repair front. There were some high points during iFixit's teardown, but those were unfortunately diminished by a phone that's difficult to get into and components that are hard to access.

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Surface Laptop 3 iFixit teardown tests the promise of easy repairs

Surface Laptop 3 iFixit teardown tests the promise of easy repairs

At its Surface event, Microsoft's Panos Panay made a huge claim that it would be easy to open up the third-gen Surface Laptop. While that may be non-news for most laptops, the Surface Laptop actually scored a miserable zero on iFixit's rating because it was impossible to open up without destroying the thing. With the Surface Laptop 3 finally in the market, the DIY repair experts are putting both the 13.5-inch and the 15-inch laptops on the hot seat to call out Microsoft if necessary.

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Galaxy Fold teardown picks apart Samsung’s redesign

Galaxy Fold teardown picks apart Samsung’s redesign

It's fair to say the Galaxy Fold hasn't had the most consistent track record when it comes to reassuring build quality, but with a redesigned version now coaxing $2k out of early-adopters' pockets, Samsung's second attempt is getting the teardown treatment. Years in development, it took only days for reviewers to discover glaring flaws in the foldable phone's design. A few months on, it seems most of those have been patched.

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iFixit iPad 7 teardown is a blast from the past

iFixit iPad 7 teardown is a blast from the past

It's been a big week for iFixit teardowns. First, we saw the company teardown the iPhone 11 after last week's look inside the iPhone 11 Pro. That was followed by a teardown of the Nintendo Switch Lite, but today we're back to looking at Apple devices. iFixit has delivered a new teardown of the iPad 7, and it's probably going to be very familiar to those who own a 6th generation iPad.

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Apple Watch 5 teardown is a very familiar affair

Apple Watch 5 teardown is a very familiar affair

The smaller electronic devices get, the more sophisticated their components become. The more sophisticated components are, the harder they are to repair or replace. Those statements apply all too well even to Apple's latest smartwatch, the Watch Series 5. The good news is that most of the knowledge that was gained in tearing down the Apple Watch 4 exactly applies to the Apple Watch 5. The bad news is that none of the parts can be reused.

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iFixit Switch Lite teardown shows little hope for Joy-Con drift

iFixit Switch Lite teardown shows little hope for Joy-Con drift

Most major device launches are followed by an iFixit teardown, and things are no different in the case of the Switch Lite. As iFixit puts a new batch of iPhone teardowns behind it, the company has torn down a Switch Lite to figure out just how repairable it is by DIY end-users and third party shops. Its findings are kind of all over the place, so depending on what needs replacing, you'll either have a relatively easy time or a hard one.

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