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Repair your own digital camera ..... 'iFixit'
Old 03-06-2017   #1
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Thumbs up Repair your own digital camera ..... 'iFixit'

I was listening to the radio this morning and heard the guy who started this do it yourself electronic repair web site being interviewed ... and explaining how and why he did it.

Did you know that Apple has a team of lawyers whose job is to track down DIY repair information for Apple products on the internet in forums etc and get the posters to remove the information by threatening them with legal action!

And when you're having look at the web site check out the electronics tool kit they sell for about seventy dollars ... I'll definitely be getting one of those! I also tried typing in a few various digital cameras and was surprised at how many have extensive repair information in the data base. iFixit

And no .... I didn't type in 'Leica M' anything! lol
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Equivalent tool kits for half that price Keith.
Ebay 112252587158.
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Equivalent tool kits for half that price Keith.
Ebay 112252587158.


I'd be a little concerned about the quality fireblade. Being a mechanic I've discovered over the years you get what you pay for with tools ... I have several eBay specials laying around, screwdrivers with the ends twisted off them etc. I eventually bought some screwdrivers off micro tools and they have been absolutely bullet proof.
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.....Did you know that Apple has a team of lawyers whose job is to track down DIY repair information for Apple products on the internet in forums etc and get the posters to remove the information by threatening them with legal action!......
You sure about that? Iíve used the DIY videos on the iFixit website to help me repair several of my Apple products.

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You sure about that? I’ve used the DIY videos on the iFixit website to help me repair several of my Apple products.

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It was the originator of the iFixit web site, Kyle Wiens, who made that statement ... but he didn't explain how he side steps them.
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Nothing like good tools: period. Also, Apple: they are like the NSA.
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