Scary Repair Contest

Calling all fixing ghosts and goblins! We’re in the mood for a good fright this Halloween season—so we’re offering up a chance to win a free Pro Tech Toolkit in exchange for your scariest repair stories. From creepy crawlies in your console to a phantom phone flickering in the night, we want to hear about the fixes that have spooked you the most.

iFixit scary repair pumpkin carvingHere’s a little something to get us started: Once we salvaged an old Keurig coffee machine from the scrapheap. Keurigs break, a lot—and we planned to make some repair guides from the one we saved. It’s no secret that Keurigs aren’t my favorite thing to take apart and I can’t say this made me enjoy the process any more: When we pried off the side panel to clean the lines—out popped dozens of dried up cockroaches. Gross.

Tell us about your grossest, scariest, most hair-raising repairs—and you might just get a really nice Halloween treat: a Pro-Tech Treat.

How to enter:

Post as many scary repair stories as you want on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #ScaryRepair. You can also comment with your story in the comments below (when you register to comment, be sure to use an actual email—so we can get in touch with you if you win). The last day to submit will be at midnight on Monday, October 30.

We’ll pick our favorite three stories from the submissions and announce the contest winners on our blog on Tuesday, October 31st at 10 am PST.