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Every two weeks, iFixit staff writers and DIYers Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon discuss the latest in the world of repair. They also talk about the stuff they're fixing and answer your burning repair questions.

Every two weeks, iFixit staff writers and DIYers Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon discuss the latest in the world of repair. They also talk about the stuff they're fixing and answer your burning repair questions.
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Every two weeks, iFixit staff writers and DIYers Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon discuss the latest in the world of repair. They also talk about the stuff they're fixing and answer your burning repair questions.

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English


Episodes

AirPods Pro, Restorations Gone Wrong, and Our Favorite Screw Heads | Episode 17

11/13/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we discuss our Surface Pro X and AirPods Pro teardowns. We also chat about the stuff we’ve been fixing this week and answer some frequently asked questions. Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Special Guest: Taylor Dixon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics Microsoft Surface Pro X TeardownAirPods Pro TeardownThe AirPods Pro Could Be Repairable, But Apple Doesn’t CareListener Questions This week, we’re taking things old school and...

Duration:00:58:00

Our Scariest Repair Moments, Surface Laptop 3 and Pixel 4 Teardowns | Episode 16

10/30/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we tell our scariest repair stories in celebration of Halloween, and iFixit teardown engineer Taylor Dixon makes another appearance to talk about our Surface Laptop 3 and Pixel 4 XL teardowns. Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Special Guest: Taylor Dixon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop), Biz Baz Studio News Topics The Battle of Boston: Manufacturers War With Fixers at Repair Bill HearingHere’s the Secret Repair Tool Apple Won’t Let You...

Duration:00:50:39

Galaxy Fold, Apple’s U1 Chip, and Making Louvers | Episode 15

10/16/2019
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Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Special Guest: Taylor Dixon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics Microsoft Announces a Repairable Surface Laptop, and Boy Are We Excited: Confirmed: Apple Developed Exclusive Tech for the U1 Ultra Wideband Radio: Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown: Listener Questions Since Taylor joined us to talk about our Galaxy Fold teardown, we decided it would be a good time to answer some questions specifically about the device. Have a Question...

Duration:00:50:44

Coffee Grinders, Bulging Batteries, and Lots of Teardown Discoveries | Episode 14

10/2/2019
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Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics iPhone 11 Pro Max TeardowniPhone 11 TeardownApple Watch Series 5 TeardownHow Apple’s Newest Watch Achieves an Always-On Display (Probably)The 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 Has a Radical New Battery DesigniPad 7 TeardownNintendo Switch Lite TeardownListener Questions Breezy_folarinn on Instagram asked: Have a Question You Want Answered on Repair Radio? repairradio@ifixit.comtag us on TwitterOther...

Duration:00:43:53

Raspberry Pi, Chains and Sprockets, and Sliding Into Tim Cook’s Emails | Episode 13

9/18/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we talked about Apple’s new iPhones, how to turn chains and sprockets into unlikely weapons, and Congress wants to slide into Tim Cook’s emails. Plus, we answered some of your burning questions. Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics What to Do If Your iPhone’s Home Button Stops WorkinCongress Is Investigating Apple’s Stranglehold on Repair, and They Want Tim Cook’s EmailsFairphone 3 TeardownListener...

Duration:00:40:47

Apple Making Nice with Repair Shops, Galaxy Note10+ Teardown, and Lots of Hair Spray | Episode 12

9/5/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we discussed Apple’s expansion into the independent repair market and why that’s still not good enough. We also talked about our Samsung Galaxy Note10+ teardown and answered some of your questions about the device. Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Special Guest: Taylor Dixon Music: Gypsy (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics Apple Now Offers Genuine Parts and Tools to Independent Repair Shops, But We Have QuestionsSamsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G...

Duration:00:43:32

Apple's Latest Battery Fiasco, Ugly HDTV Antennas, & Old-School Lawn Mowers | Episode 11

8/21/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we’re discussing Apple’s latest attempt to discourage repair, how to build a cheap and ugly, but effective HDTV antenna, and we’re kickin’ it old-school with lawn mowers. We’re also answering some of your burning questions. Hosts: Craig Lloyd, Kevin Purdy, and Whitson Gordon Music: Gypsy and DeeJae Dutch (@ArchaicsHipHop) News Topics: We Tore Down the New Nintendo Switch. What’s Different?Apple Is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage RepairHow to Fix...

Duration:00:45:10

Repair Radio Is Back! | Episode 10

8/5/2019
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After taking a brief hiatus a couple months back, Repair Radio is back with an all-new, audio-only format! Every two weeks we'll be discussing the latest tech news, repair stories, and answering your questions about fixing your stuff. If you're a fan of the old YouTube live streams, don't worry—we'll still do those every now and then, and they'll show up in the Repair Radio feed in your favorite podcast app. But for most regular episodes, we'll be using this format. Hosts: Craig Lloyd,...

Duration:00:38:39

Repair Radio #9: Zack from JerryRigEverything + Mysterious Materials in the New MacBook Pro!

5/31/2019
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This week on Repair Radio we welcome our long time friend Zack from JerryRigEverything! We’ll also talk about the mysterious new materials in the 2019 MacBook Pro and speculate about what Apple has up its sleeve for WWDC 2019. Support Right To Repair in your state! https://twitter.com/RepairCoalition https://repair.org/stand-up Special thanks to our guests. Let’s all be friends on twitter! https://twitter.com/kevinpurdy https://twitter.com/kwiens https://twitter.com/ZacksJerryRig We...

Duration:01:03:50

Repair Radio 8: Right to Repair Update

5/10/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we'll be talking to @uspirg's Nathan Proctor (@nProctor) about the latest #RightToRepair news. Support Right To Repair in your state! https://twitter.com/RepairCoalition https://repair.org/stand-up Special thanks to our guests. Let’s all be friends on twitter! https://twitter.com/kevinpurdy https://twitter.com/kwiens https://twitter.com/nProctor

Duration:00:52:59

Repair Radio Episode 7: Samsung Galaxy Fold Q&A with iFixit and Dieter Bohn

4/25/2019
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Kyle Wiens and Kevin Purdy chat with Executive Editor of The Verge, Dieter Bohn, about his experience reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Got any questions or theories to share about the Fold? Tune in and ask! Support Right To Repair in your state! https://twitter.com/RepairCoalition https://repair.org/stand-up Special thanks to our guests. Let’s all be friends on twitter! https://twitter.com/backlon https://twitter.com/kevinpurdy https://twitter.com/kwiens Subscribe to our channel...

Duration:01:01:21

Repair Radio Episode 6: Right to Repair chat with Rep. Jeff Morris and Kevin Purdy

4/15/2019
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This week we welcome former Wirecutter Senior Writer Kevin Purdy to our editorial team and talk to Rep. Jeff Morris about the Right To Repair bill in Washington! Support Right To Repair in your state! https://twitter.com/RepairCoalition https://repair.org/stand-up Special thanks to our guests. Let’s all be friends on twitter! https://twitter.com/TheRostrum https://twitter.com/kevinpurdy https://twitter.com/kwiens

Duration:00:58:43

Repair Radio Episode 5: Right to Repair Update with Jason Koebler

4/1/2019
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On this episode of Repair Radio, we welcome Jason Koebler from Motherboard and discuss Elizabeth Warren's national Right to Repair Policy. We'll also dive into the recently leaked internal documents that show Apple is capable of complying with Right to Repair. AND review the recent Asus security breach. Learn more about Right to Repair: https://repair.org/ Senator Warren talks supports Right to Repair on MSNBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc2S7CVc8Vs&feature=youtu.be&t=581 Senator...

Duration:00:53:39

Repair Radio Episode 4: Interview with David Pogue and Amanda LaGrange

3/15/2019
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This week we're interviewing New York Times Columnist David Pogue and we'll get an update on Right to Repair in Minnesota from Tech dump CEO Amanda LaGrange.

Duration:00:57:10

Repair Radio Episode 3: The Next Generation of Right to Repair

2/28/2019
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Surya Raghavendran and Moses Buckwalter are two young repair techs that inspire others to try DIY repair. We’ll hear their repair stories and advice they have for the next generation of fixers. Surya Raghavendran : https://ifixit.org/blog/11149/right-to-repair-michigan/ Moses Buckwalter: https://mosesbuckwalter.com/

Duration:00:54:58

Repair Radio Episode 2: Live Right to Repair Discussion with Louis Rossman

2/14/2019
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Louis Rossmann, Michael Oberdick, and Nathan Proctor join us as we talk about recent Right to Repair hearings, schematics and how to respond to those opposing Right to Repair.

Duration:01:03:22

Episode 1 - Right to Repair 2019 Kickoff

1/31/2019
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Join iFixit’s Kyle Wiens and Kelsea Weber to talk about what's happening in the world of Right to Repair this campaign season. In this first episode, we'll be discussing the history of Right to Repair legislation in the U.S. with iPad Rehab’s Jessa Jones, Nathan Proctor of U.S. PIRG, and Gay Gordon-Byrne of repair.org. We'll be hosting more of these calls bi-weekly on iFixit's YouTube channel, so make sure you're subscribed to catch the next one live! Follow Kyle and Kelsea on...

Duration:00:57:56