Me after a photo shoot.
I am a software developer. I worked for iFixit from 2009 to 2011.
I like web development and Linux. I also have an affinity for backpacking, music, and urban exploration. My online personality exists at http://natwelch.com.
I am a huge believer in open source software and the sharing of information, so if you have any interest in things like that hit me up.
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My Jeep chilling in the snow.
In my free time, I love to go up to the mountains. I don't do nearly enough backpacking or camping these days, but I still go snowboarding a lot in the winter and hike in the summer when I can.
How do I quiet a squeaky car door?I drive a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, and recently I noticed my passenger doors are very squeaky when opening an closing. What is...
Broken Connector HingeThe little hinge that holds contains the three external ports on my laptop has snapped off. How can I replace this? Update...
Repair an old book spine?I like to read, and I also like really old books. Lately I've been visiting garage sales and buying old books to read....
Tips on replacing a 60W lightbulb?I have a really old lamp, and I want to put an energy efficient bulb in it. I can't seem to find 60W compact fluorescent...
"How do I upgrade the standard 64GB SSD"に関する回答No one is selling them yet, but iFixit has pledged to sell them when they are available. https://twitter.com/iFixit/status/153501...
"water damage, now working, but dim display, need help with cleaning"に関する回答As far as I know if the backlight is not working, either the screen or the logic board is hosed.
"swapping charging devices in phone"に関する回答As long as you mean the cable and power brick, then yes. I've use a first gen iPod charger to charge an iPhone 3GS with no problems. If the charger doesn't work with your phone, the phone will tell you, which is what happens when you plug an iPhone into my iPod car dock.
"3G on AT&T"に関する回答As of a few weeks ago you can now buy a Nexus one that works on AT&T straight from Google.
"I live in Zimbabwe! I want some iPhone parts!"に関する回答Hi Victor, As far as I know iFixit does not ship to Zimbabwe. You can try ordering though the iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Parts-Store), but if that does not work you can always try eBay.
"Which 12" PB Parts are Compatable"に関する回答I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure that models A1010 and A1104 are the same machine with just different chips. iFixit's device page (PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Repair) gives instructions on how to replace most parts, and uses the same info for both devices, which in my mind would imply that they have the same body. Hope that helps.
"upgrade to the highest level."に関する回答On the right hand side of this page, you can see links to 16 step-by-step guides, and 36 parts for sale. This probably won't upgrade every part in your laptop, but it is a start.
"Ejects itself from iTunes library."に関する回答It sounds like there is a bug in the firmware you have on your iPod. I've had something similar happen to me, and to fix it I've just restarted the iPod (turn on hold, count to five, turn off hold, press and hold the center button and the menu button till it reboots). If you reboot both your computer and your iPod and it still doesn't come out of the do not disconnect state, then you should make sure all of your music is backed up off of your iPod onto your computer and use the factory reset button in itunes to reinstall the software to your iPod. I hope that helps.
"How do I fix or replace a broken ring/silent switch?"に関する回答There are a few questions on this, but I couldn't quickly find any, so I don't blame you for asking ;). iFixit though, has a guide for fixing this switch. The part you need to replace is the headphone jack assembly.
"no wi-fi... slight water damage"に関する回答Sadly, it looks like the wi-fi is connected to the main board and probably not repairable. At the very least, iFixit does not sell a part that could fix this. Sorry.