iFixit has made repairing broken iPhones as simple as setting up Ikea furniture thanks to the site’s easy-to-follow guides and excellent repair tools Apple doesn’t really want you to use. Now the company is about make it easier to fix even more broken gadgets by partnering with Electronic Recyclers International.
Finding parts to fix broken Kindles, GoPros, and Nexus devices can be practically impossible, but now that iFixit and ERI are teaming up, consumers will have a way to keep more of their busted gizmos alive, instead of tossing them in the wood chipper.
iFixit announced its partnership with ERI today, promising to offer consumers rigorously tested replacement parts sourced from ERI that are backed by a lifetime warranty. By teaming up with ERI, iFixit can now harvest repair parts straight from the company’s 8 recycling facilities in the U.S. that process over 250 million pounds of electronic waste every year.
“The hardest part of repair can be finding good parts. Many manufacturers just don’t make them available,” says iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens. “Now, by partnering with ERI, we can make parts available for hundreds of gadgets that were previously unfixable. With step-by-step guides and quality parts, you can fix anything.”
iFixit has already rolled out parts and repair guides for Kindles and GoPros. More are expected to come soon, so head over to the new stores to find repair parts, instead of sending your old electronics to the landfill.