Tech writer and Photographer at iFixit
I’m Adriana–a working student on the iFixit Europe content team since late 2019. Around here, I’m mostly taking devices apart and writing guides for you and everyone who wants to enjoy the repair revolution.
I graduated in 2020 from Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart with a bachelor’s degree in Media Publishing. Currently, I’m doing my master's degree in Cross-media Publishing & Management. My studies focus on supporting digital conversion processes in publishing houses, in-depth knowledge of publishing processes, the legal framework of the media industry, and an understanding of changing media usage.
Before I started to work at iFixit, I hardly repaired any electronic devices. Especially not smartphones. I was a complete novice. Since then, I have earned the confidence to do almost any repair and believe that anyone can do it. The experience I gained at iFixit helps me especially when something breaks at home or my friends need help with a repair.
My favorite repair was fixing my personal MacBook that I bought for my studies. A giant picture (depicting the actual size of Michael Jordan's arm span) fell off the wall directly onto my laptop and ruined my display. Obviously, the world was crashing down on me (because my last backup was way too long ago, shame on me). After replacing the display, the busy bee works just as reliably as before, and now I make regular backups.
For me, every successful repair is a win, no matter how complicated or simple it is. The feeling of getting a broken device running again is fantastic.
More About Me
In my spare time, I love to go hiking, play table tennis, do DIY-Projects, ride my bike, and hang around with my two cats Kalle and Gilli.
I love to visit flea markets and secondhand stores. I'm happy to find small treasures and give them a new home. In 2019 I made a self-experiment buying exclusively secondhand clothes for the entire year.
Where Else to Find Me
Ensuring Quality Repair Information on iFixit
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Respuesta a "Can the Backbone One be modded for an iPad mini?"Hi @clatekeen, after removing the spiral springs and the screws which connect both controller sides, the Backbone One can be extended by a maximum of 19cm. (7,5 inches).
Respuesta a "I inserted the opening tool into bottom mic, did I damage anything?"Hi Ayush, don’t worry, your Nord is fine. The way the smartphone is built, you can't damage anything with the opening tool. Inside the phone the microphone is oriented upwards at a 90° angle so you can’t reach anything with the sim opening tool. Here is an interesting article about the topic for you, check it out: Why You Can’t Really Damage Your Microphone Port with a SIM Eject Tool.
Respuesta a "What is the ribbon cable pin count?"Hi Jacob, I disassembled the Kishi again and counted. There are 14 pins and the pitch is 0.5 mm. Here is closeup for you.
Respuesta a "How thick is the back plastic for this phone?"Hi Kadem, I just measured the back cover. It is about 1 mm thick. The battery is placed behind the logo as you can see here.