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I've been fixing things for a while now. I've got some background here, and more over at kylewiens.com.

I started iFixit, the free repair manual. I think technology will make life on Earth dramatically better if we take the care to do it right. To that end, I write regularly on technology issues. I also end up in the media a fair amount.

I am lucky enough to get to travel around the world speaking on design for repair, service documentation, and the environmental impact of manufacturing. My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Popular Mechanics, and the Wall Street Journal.

My formal background is in Computer Science, with a Bachelor’s from Cal Poly—one of the best Computer Science schools in the country. But over the course of writing teardowns and researching e-waste for fifteen years, I’ve been able to work with and learn from experts and PhDs in metallurgy, electronics engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, mechanical design, and materials engineering.

I successfully helped re-legalize cell phone unlocking, my testimony before the US Copyright Office secured DMCA exemptions legalizing tractor repair and tablet jailbreaking.

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My writing:

Teardowns, an denen ich gearbeitet habe

Anleitungen, zu denen ich beigetragen habe

Anleitungen, bei deren Übersetzung ich geholfen habe

Meine Lieblings-Anleitungen

Absolvierte Anleitungen



  • Antwort auf „Gas spa heater ignition lockout when raining”
  • Antwort auf „How do I get a battery replacement for my Dreamtab”
  • Antwort auf „Mini split AC circuit board under water”
  • Antwort auf „Error : Card not Supported”
  • Antwort auf „Why does my 3DS screen glitch out every so offen?”
  • Antwort auf „Repairing Air Injection valve (Error Code P2440)”
  • Antwort auf „phone is not starting”
  • Antwort auf „Can a defective or shorted mouse cause my motherboard to burn?”
  • Antwort auf „USB connection not working”
  • Antwort auf „I want a back battery door for my blackberry passport”