The Mac that swallowed a bobby pin
My daughter went away to college this year. When I saw her at Thanksgiving, she said her Macbook wouldn't take CD's or DVD's anymore. I took it apart a little to investigate, and found a bobby pin in the drive. When she came home for Christmas, I googled apple parts, and was delighted to find ifixit, and I ordered a new drive. I also ordered more RAM since I thought it would extend the useful life of the machine.
I used the online guide in slide show mode, and it was great. I didn't know what a spudger was, but the pictures showed me what I had to do. I swapped out the drives and installed the new RAM, and looked like Super Dad to my daughter.
I have learned the hard way that a laptop bag should not also be used to store personal appearance accessories. But if you should happen to make that mistake, the people at ifixit have your part, and have the guides to make the repair a snap. Kudos to ifixit, and thank you for being there when I needed you.