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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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iFixit iPhone 11 teardown reveals a mystery among the familiar

iFixit iPhone 11 teardown reveals a mystery among the familiar

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max might be getting a lot of attention, but today, iFixit turned its focus to the standard iPhone 11. As it does with every flagship, iFixit cracked the iPhone 11 open to take a look inside, while at the same time figuring out how easy it is for end-users to repair the device. While we've come to expect a certain level of difficulty when it comes to repairing iPhones and iPads, the verdict on this iPhone 11 teardown might surprise you.

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iFixit iPhone 11 Pro teardown developing: Battery answers and new questions

iFixit iPhone 11 Pro teardown developing: Battery answers and new questions

Today the folks at iFixit picked up an iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green and took it took the teardown bench. Inside this piece of hardware we'll be interested to see how Apple's decided to handle the various new technologies - and re-arrangements of technologies - for the next generation of iPhone hardware. We're particularly keen on figuring out if there are any bits of tech that lie dormant in this smartphone, since we've heard a couple rumors about not-yet-activated pieces of tech already.

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iFixit Fairphone 3 teardown is a rare treat for DIYers

iFixit Fairphone 3 teardown is a rare treat for DIYers

While modern-day smartphones look nice, getting into them to fix something is usually an exercise in frustration. From components that are held in place by a ton of glue to non-standard screws, a lot of manufacturers out there seem to be making it as difficult as possible to repair their phones. Fairphone is not one of those companies, and iFixit's teardown of its latest phone, the Fairphone 3, is proof of that.

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iFixit Note 10+ 5G teardown has more surprises than you’d expect

iFixit Note 10+ 5G teardown has more surprises than you’d expect

With Samsung announcing a new batch of Galaxy Notes earlier in the month, it's time for iFixit to do what it does best and tear one down to figure out how repair friendly it is. iFixit went all out this time, deciding to teardown Samsung's big kahuna, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. With many modern flagships being a complete pain to repair on your own, can Samsung shift the tide?

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