Repairing Apple devices
This page summarises hints shared on the Mac-Ministry List for when you need to repair a Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad etc.
The advice on websites is of course useful worldwide. We acknowledge that the other services recommended on this page are centred on the United States. For local help elsewhere in the world, if it's not cost-effective to send your kit to the US, join the List and ask by email.
DIY repair manuals
iFixit.com is a website with extensive do-it-yourself repair manuals, disassembly diagrams, etc. You can also buy replacement parts on the site.
Jim Warholic's website covers all the iMac models in detail.
See also CATUG member Drew Janssen's page here on disassembling Apple laptops.
Hard disk recovery
For general repairs e.g. broken screens, our members recommend the service from the following. Except where noted, they all repair both Mac computers and Apple iOS devices.
- Fix-iPhones.com - iOS devices
Ed Erickson, Sam Powell, David Burke, David Larson and Chris Howard recommended the above in 2010–2012.