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Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition teardown reveals new battery

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition teardown reveals new battery

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 was reborn, after undergoing major surgery, as the Galaxy Note 'Fan Edition.' Though this phone isn't being sold in all regions, it is still making its way into many hands, and it begs the question: what, exactly, did Samsung change? We know the faulty batteries were swapped out with safe batteries, and now that the model is out in the wild, we've gotten our first detailed look at its innards.

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Amazon Echo Show teardown shows glue, lots of glue

Amazon Echo Show teardown shows glue, lots of glue

Inside the Amazon Echo Show is a set of components that would likely be cheaper to replace entirely than to repair. That's what the folks at iFixit seem to have concluded from their initial teardown of Amazon's latest Alexa-infused smart device. This is the first Echo device from Amazon that utilizes a display - and it bares some striking resemblances to the insides of the Amazon Fire Tablet.

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Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

If you're tempted by Microsoft's beguilingly Alcantara-clad Surface Laptop, be warned: if you ever take it apart, don't expect it to go back together again. That's the cautionary tale shared by teardown specialists iFixit, which took various tools to the recently-released ultraportable. As you may have guessed, given the way the laptop industry is trending, the news isn't good for those who want to do their own DIY.

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iPad Pro 10.5 iFixit teardown unmasks an iPad Pro 12.9 Mini

iPad Pro 10.5 iFixit teardown unmasks an iPad Pro 12.9 Mini

Given their proximity in sizes, the new iPad Pro 10.5 is more often compared to last year’s iPad Pro 9.7. But, as they say, looks can be deceiving. In tearing down the new “Goldilocks” of iPad Pros, iFixit discovered that the 10.5-inch newcomer has, in fact, more in common with the larger 12.9-inch model from late 2015 when it comes to the internals. But rather than being a bad thing, in some ways it could be the start of a more standard, and only so slightly easier to repair, iPad Pro line.

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2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

2017 MacBook, MacBook Pro iFixit teardown: same old, same old

After being pleasantly surprised by the discoveries in the 2017 4K iMac, the teardown experts at iFixit braced themselves for another adventure. Imagine their disappointment when, upon opening the 2017 Retina MacBook and 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, they were, instead, hit hard with a major case of deja vu. If you were, like them, expecting at least some significant changes to these refreshed MacBooks, you would be, just like them, sorely disappointed.

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iFixit’s 21.5-inch iMac teardown finds a few pleasant surprises

iFixit’s 21.5-inch iMac teardown finds a few pleasant surprises

Well that didn't take very long: Apple just announced its refreshed line of iMacs on Monday and iFixit has already gotten its hands on the 21.5-inch Retina 4K model. iFixit has wasted no time in tearing this bad boy down and documenting the process. As it does with all of its teardowns, iFixit has assigned a repairability score to Apple's new iMac, and DIYers may not like the results.

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New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

New 9.7-inch iPad gets low repairability marks from iFixit

Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is barely a week old, but iFixit is already on the scene, tearing it down and figuring out just how easy it is for average consumers to repair. In the freshly posted teardown, iFixit notes that this new iPad is strikingly similar to the original iPad Air. So much so, in fact, that in a side-by-side shot of the internals, it's hard to tell the two apart.

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See inside Nintendo Switch with iFixit’s teardown

See inside Nintendo Switch with iFixit’s teardown

The new Nintendo Switch game console has officially been released, and if you were lucky enough to get your hands on one, you're probably enjoying the new Zelda right now. And as with the debut of any new tech device, the teardown experts at iFixit have already managed to pull one apart, offering us a look inside. So if you're curious about what's powering your new console-handheld hybrid, or want an update after that questionable "early prototype" teardown from a few weeks ago, here's the details you're looking for.

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AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

While most devices are at least a little bit DIY repairable according to iFixit, Apple's latest certainly isn't. The folks at iFixit responsible for tearing devices down to assess their repairability have found the Apple AirPods to rate a clean and simple zero - not good for the do-it-yourself hardware repair crowd at all whatsoever. It would seem that Apple did not have these folks in mind when they designed these very tiny sound-blasters and their charging case.

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Surface Studio iFixit teardown: ARM CPU, upgradable hard drive

Surface Studio iFixit teardown: ARM CPU, upgradable hard drive

Some of the very buyers of Microsoft's new Surface Studio all-in-one PC will be receiving their orders soon, and the teardown experts at iFixit were among the first to get their hands on one. They wasted little time in diving beyond that 28-inch touchscreen display in their effort to rate the device's repairability. Like most compact PCs and laptops these days, most components are locked in place, preventing any kind of repairs/modifications by users, but iFixit still came away with a few surprises.

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MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

MacBook Pro 2016 teardown shows fragile Touch Bar, low repairability

Just a couple of weeks after we got an up close and personal look at the 13-inch entry level MacBook Pro, the folks at iFixit are back with their teardown of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The teardown confirms a lot of things about the internals of the new MacBook Pro, and not all of them are good for those who'd like to handle repairs themselves.

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iFixit gives PS4 Pro high marks for repairability

iFixit gives PS4 Pro high marks for repairability

Sony may have offered its own teardown video of the new PlayStation 4 Pro console, but that didn't stop the experts at iFixit from pulling one apart and assessing its repairability. The PS4 Pro, of course, is a much more powerful version of the standard PS4, designed to produce the best graphics possible with support for 4K TVs. But the good news here is that all that extra horsepower doesn't put a hamper on opening up and repairing the console.

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