Repair Your Own Apple Products, Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, and More With These Tool Kits
By Elaine Selna
One of the worst feelings is when your expensive smartphone, tablet, or computer suddenly stops working. Finding the spare parts necessary to repair them is hard enough, but actually fixing the tech on your own can seem impossible. And third-party repair prices can be almost as much as just buying a new unit. Thankfully, the company iFixit is well known for its easy-to-use tool kits specifically designed for whatever tech you need to repair. And now, they have a store on Amazon to make ordering the right one even easier.
The digital storefront provides users with kits for Apple and Android products, as well as a range of fixes for video game consoles and controllers. There are sets dedicated to replacing an iPhone screen or the feet on your MacBook. And if you have a lagging iPad battery, you can swap it out for a fresh one. The kits contain everything you need for that specific job, and the iFixit site even has step-by-step guides for each repair. If you just want a general electronics tool kit for miscellaneous repairs, there's this 4.9-star-rated set to purchase.
On the video game front, you'll find power supply replacements for the PlayStation 4 and new fans for an Xbox One. There's also a whole section dedicated to the Nintendo Switch, including all the parts necessary to fix the infamous Joy-Con "drift" issue and new screens to replace any malfunctioning ones. Many of these kits cost less than $50 and have garnered positive reviews from users.
The jobs range in difficulty, though, so you'll want to read the instructions carefully first to judge whether or not you need a professional to lend a hand. If you still can't find what you need, head to the iFixit site for their full selection.
Sign Up Today: Get exclusive deals, product news, reviews, and more with the Mental Floss Smart Shopping newsletter!