I've been a regular visitor/contributor to iFixit for about 2 years now and I thought it was about time I updated this profile page.
In 2010 I bought an iPhone 3gs as a birthday treat and it was stolen 2 weeks later. Not covered by insurance I then frantically searched eBay for a replacement.... and thought why do all these people buy broken phones? I searched how to fix broken iPhones and came up with iFixit's site. Needless to say I bought a broken phone, fixed it and decided to fix some more to pay for holidays and bills.
After 2 years of fixing things on a small scale I've decided to sell off all my iphone stock and find something new to repair. The iPhone 3G is always going to be a favourite but I've become stale and need a new challenge. I'm actually interested in clocks and watches at the moment, maybe it's because I'm just a little bit cuckoo? I've also got a long-running project of a marconi radiogram to restore which was part of a junkfest challenge before christmas.
Since finding this site I have dug out all the things I have kept thinking one day I'd be able to fix them. My trusty kodak was one of them... I fixed the kodak, found another in the cellar, repaired that, fixed a broken nintendo ds, repaired it again and again and again. Since joining ifixit I have repaired all manner of things that I put away to sort out later... trouble is I put lots of things away to fix later....
*update October 2018... still have a cupboard or 3 full of things needing fixing. Now have a garage with a 1960 beetle and a 1974 Kombi *sigh* some people never learn!!
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