Illini Gadget GarageComputer Repair Service in Champaign, Illinois
Need your tech repaired? Fill out our online diagnostic form and we'll email you back with possible solutions and next steps you can take in getting your device back to working order!
This Sunday, Feb. 18, is National Battery Day. It's a great time to remember you can responsibly recycle your single use and rechargeable batteries at the Illini Gadget Garage. Please be sure to tape the terminals or bag items, as instructed in the image below, before dropping them off. And if you'd like to support this convenient service, please consider making a small donation to the Sustainable Electronics Initiative support fund, which is used to fund this and other Illini Gadget Garage activities. You can make a donation online at http://www.sustainelectronics.illinois.edu/SEIdonation.html. Thank you!
'The survey also touched on the "right to repair" movement, which seeks to require OEMs to make available the information, tools and parts necessary for individuals and independent shops to fix electronics. It asked whether a manufacturer's proprietary source code, design and repair documents, and diagnostic software should be required by law to be publicly available: More than 45 percent said "yes," 21 percent said "no," and more than 33 percent weren't sure.'
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Just let us repair our stuff http://ht.ly/Z3uf30i7FBP
Whoa! That was quick. The Rumor is True, iPhone X Has Been X’ed http://ht.ly/mog030i7FQL via HOBI International
4 Malicious Extensions Found in Chrome Web Store http://ht.ly/6b2A30i74T8 via PCMag
Thanks to Urbana Public Television for coming in and taking the time to learn more about the Illini Gadget Garage!
New tool helps spot apps that collect data they don't need but can sell to advertisers http://ht.ly/JyUG30i422S
We're pleased to used Call2Recycle services for batteries collected from our community. Call2Recycle Recycled Nearly 14M Pounds of Used Batteries in 2017 http://ht.ly/aZt330i1edB
This semester we will be focusing on pop-ups in and around the community to bring collaborative repair to you. Keep an eye on our social media pages, like Facebook and Twitter, to find out where we’ll be next. Due to limited staff and funding we have decided to scale back a bit and will not be holding open hours at our main location, but we are still here to assist you! We will be setting up appointments for those who cannot make it to pop-ups, or who need additional time to continue repairs started during pop-up events. Feel free to contact us via email or Facebook if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with us. Also, if you like what we do, you can help support us by visiting http://wp.istc.illinois.edu/ilgadgetg…/donate/donation-form/ .
Developments in the iPhone throttling controversy. Lawsuit seeks to suspend iPhone battery recycling http://ht.ly/aCoG30i0unB
Groups aim to advance fair repair and unlocking laws http://ht.ly/1tUf30hP5kT
Reduce consumption & use repair to keep items in service, & out of the waste stream, for longer. The Hellish E-Waste Graveyards Where Computers Are Mined for Metal http://ht.ly/i4gz30hHijo
Dell and actress Nikki Reed want to turn your old laptop into gold jewelry http://ht.ly/JNzj30hHhiO