Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How To Fix Those Gadgets

We toss toxic gadgets left and right, often thinking they'll be recycled, but many times our e-waste is shipped off to other countries. The EPA does little to ensure the safe recycling of materials. Or, only a fraction of the device can actually be recycled and the rest ends up in a landfill.

It's still ultimately up to us to keep a gadget for as long as it is possibly useful. And that means repairing it when needed. Thankfully, repair tips are endless and free advice is everywhere.

Here's a site with videos on gadget repair. Not the end-all of instructions, but maybe it will inspire you to search online for more info on what you need to fix. A huge sense of accomplishment and confidence comes with fixing something you thought was over your head. Turns out - you can do it! So - save money, be green, fix it yourself. Here’s how.

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