Dodoid wrote:I like iFixit. Very useful for smartphone repair guides, etc. I used your Onyx guide when I took apart mine for transport. Very helpful!
They have a lot of good content in terms of repair information, but a lot of the extracurricular BS I find plain misguided. Rather than explain how to do something they will spend more time bellyaching about having to do it in the first place. Anything slightly inconvenient like having to acquire special tools. Which they then sell cheap copies of.
Like glued in batteries or the apple screwdrivers (I have a Wiha set, they work fine and no bitching necessary) I’m sorry, it got in there, it can come out again!
I’ve almost always found better luck with the manufacturer’s repair manual or just random vids on youtube (they do have their time and place!). If you want to see what’s inside the latest gadget that will be obsolete in 6 months anyways, I think that’s their bread and butter.
Ifixit remind me of the worst kind of auto mechanic, who thinks he is an engineering PhD and spends more time chatting than working. Tends to have a lot of useless snap on swag, like socks and hats. They don’t last long in my shop.