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How to Fix Anything

  1. How to Fix Anything, Define the Problem: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Try to describe what your device is doing and what instead you expect it to do.

    • If it is not obvious, check if the behaviour is actually a problem or not.

    • Pro tip: even if this is the intended behaviour, you are entitled to modify it, if you like. Just it's not "fixing" anymore: that's hacking!

    • Did you forget to put the plug in the socket? Did you check the battery? Is the light bulb burn out?

    • In Europe, everything has two years of warranty by law. Do not give up your rights!

    • There is a very good chance that you will find something useful with a little search online.

  2. How to Fix Anything, Talk to your Community: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Speak with friends, family or collegues. Even if they don't know anything, speaking helps a lot the reasoning.

    • Speak to a rubber duck

  3. How to Fix Anything, Mind the safety.: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Take a minute to think if there is anything that could be a safety hazard.

    • Check the user manual and the package, if available, and the device itself for any danger label.


You are now ready to repair your stuff!

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