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Apple iPhone X detail

Hey, you know why it's called the iPhone X? When you see Apple's repair bill, your response will be X-rated

With its iPhone X about to figuratively hit the streets, Apple has today revealed what it will charge when the new handsets literally hit the streets. The Cupertino iGiant said it will cost $279 to repair a damaged screen for the new flashy handset if it is not covered by an Apple Care plan. Damage to any other part of the …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Oct 2017

Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired

Owners of Samsung smart TVs say their swish sets are basically unusable after a bungled firmware update. In fact, the update was so bad, it looks as though it will require people to send or bring their televisions back to base for repair to correct the cockup. Folks on Samsung UK's support forums report that an update …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Aug 2017
Repair man Shenzhen

Sat TV biz Dish: I'm not an authorized iPhone repairer ... but $20 is $20

Satellite TV service Dish has announced plans to moonlight as an unauthorized iPhone repair service. The US telly provider said it will be dispatching its technicians to offer on-site repairs or replacements for the screens and batteries in certain Apple phones ranging from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The service …
Shaun Nichols, 3 May 2016
Sad iPhone

Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

An iPhone owner says his handset bricked itself after it was repaired and updated to the latest version of iOS. Freelance journalist Antonio Olmos reports that after having his iPhone repaired by a shop in Macedonia, his handset was working fine until he recently attempted to update the iPhone's software. The update triggered …
Shaun Nichols, 5 Feb 2016
Robot spider

Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

If you're the future mother of a resistance leader who's destined to save the world from killer mechanoids then life just got a little tougher. Scientists have developed software that allows robots to work around injuries in minutes and carry on their assigned tasks. Youtube Video The research, published in the journal Nature …
Iain Thomson, 28 May 2015
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Brits' borked Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

British Samsung repair centre Samuel King Intelligent IT Solutions has gone under, leaving folks stranded without their serviceable Sammy equipment. The repair firm, which fixes mobiles, TVs, laptops and other Samsung tech, said on its website that it had gone into administration, without giving any further information other …
Sonic Screwdriver - Doctor Who

Scots team builds SONIC SCREWDRIVER to repair damaged nerves

A team of scientists and engineers at the University of Glasgow (who are presumably big fans of Dr. Who) are developing a "sonic screwdriver" to help build tissue samples for medicine with a tartan design. Cells that mimic Scotland's most famous designs Cells that mimic Scotland's most famous designs BBC references aside, …
Iain Thomson, 15 May 2014

Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice

Updated Attention iPhone 5 owners: your Cupertinian earslab may be defective. "Apple has determined that the sleep/wake button mechanism on a small percentage of iPhone 5 models may stop working or work intermittently," a notice posted on Apple's support website informed us iPhone 5 owners on Friday. "iPhone 5 models manufactured …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Apr 2014

Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad

Photos have surfaced that purport to show Apple's next iPad having a bonded LCD and front-panel glass display, allowing it to be even thinner than the current 7.5mm (0.29-inch) thick iPad Air – or perhaps the same thickness, but with a larger battery. Leaked photo of purported new iPad display, back Here's the back of the …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Apr 2014
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The healing hands of guru Dabbs

Something for the Weekend, Sir? A colleague strides purposefully across the open-plan office to the production desk. She has the wrinkled brow and wild eyes of someone who is simultaneously baffled and angry. She’s on deadline but her computer is “doing stupid things” and she doesn’t understand what or why or how to stop it. Oh no, I'll have to ask Dabbsy …
Personality glasses - Joe 90

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

Something for the Weekend, Sir? “My nephew bought me one of those iPad things for my birthday.” My heart sinks – I can already tell where this is going. I’m at a neighbour’s house party, the time is last summer, and one of the older partygoers is about to tell me that some new-fangled technology is too much for him to cope with now that he has reached the …
Alistair Dabbs, 29 Mar 2013
The Register breaking news

Apple's new 'Assembled in USA' iMac a bear to upgrade, repair

Photos Apple's 21.5-inch iMac, which went on sale in the US last Friday, has revealed two of its secrets: first, that it's a collosal pain to get inside should you want to upgrade its RAM or its hard drives; and second, that at least some of the units currently on store shelves are labeled as being "Assembled in USA". The new iMac – …
Rik Myslewski, 3 Dec 2012
The Register breaking news

Cosmonauts step out for six-hour space walk around ISS

Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko have stepped outside the International Space Station for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. The Russians spent the weekend preparing for the stroll; the pair will spend most of their time outside fixing up their cosmic home. The astronauts climbed into their Orlan spacesuits on …
The Register breaking news

Fixing Android mobes costs telcos millions

Keeping up with repairs and returns on Android mobes is costing operators up to £1.25bn ($2bn) a year, according to a new study. The very factor that's making the platform such a success - its openness - is also what's making its phones so expensive to support, wireless services firm WDS claims (PDF) in a report. "One thing …
The Register breaking news

HTC exposes customers' privates

HTC might be very slowly improving the quality of its repair service, but for the last week it has also been revealing customer details with a flick of a URL. The URL concerned is emailed out by an HTC subcontractor to customers waiting for the return of their handsets. It links to details of their repair as identified by a …
Bill Ray, 3 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Multi-touch iPod nano stripped bare

Photos Apple new sixth-generation iPod nano "is more like a Shuffle with a screen than a Nano with true multi-touch" says Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, the parts-and-repairs website that glories in dissecting electronic devices to discover what makes them tick. iFixit's teardown of the purportedly multi-touch iPod nano led Wiens to the …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

New iPod nano torn to pieces

Photos The fifth-generation iPod nano was released only yesterday, and already the deconstructionistas at repair-and-parts shop iFixit have vivisected one, yanking out its tiny, tightly engineered internal organs. You can find the entire 28-photo teardown, complete with running commentary, on iFixit's website - but here are some of …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Sep 2009

RadTech's iPhone lust revival kit

With the next-generation iPhone - the iPhone Video? - a near certainty to be revealed on Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, millions of iPhone 3G owners will stare longingly at their scuffed-up Apple smartphones and lust after a bright, shiny new model. To the rescue comes veteran accessorizer RadTech. With the …
Rik Myslewski, 7 Jun 2009

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