Here is the safe way to disassemble the Dewalt 36V A123 battery pack -- WITHOUT BLOWING THE BMS (metal covered circuit on top of cells) to use the cells with an electric bike or whatever.
Well, Apple may not want you to do it but you just can't help yourself, you want to get inside that beautiful iPhone 4 and see what's inside. This clear, detailed guide shows how to remove the back panel, safely get inside your iPhone and remove your battery as well.
This video will show you how to install a battery in a 4th generation iPod, after disassembling the iPod. If the Apple warranty no longer covers your iPod, it may be more inexpensive to do this simple repair yourself, instead of purchasing a new iPod. Watch this video iPod tut ...more
Need those battery cells from your power tools? See here how to extract the cells from your cordless tools like Dewalt and Makita. Use the cells for whatever your little heart desires.
If your iPad's battery is malfunctioning or not performing properly for any reason, check out this clip. In this tutorial, you will learn how to very carefully disassemble and remove the battery from the back of your device so that you can replace it with a new one. Perform su ...more
Well, you've opened up your iPhone 4 and taken the battery out. Now, you want to remove the LCD display and the logic board and the phone's proximity sensor. Apple doesn't like you doing it, but this great, step-by-step guide shows you clearly just how to do it.
This video tutorial will show you how to take apart your iPod Touch (iTouch) for repair and screen removal. Why? Because it's probably broken, that's why. Disassemble Apple's iPod Touch to replace the touchscreen, replace the battery, or do other minor repairs. Be warned that ...more
The Kinect is sure to swarm the homes of Xbox 360 gamers this holiday season. Even though some of us are amazed at the hands-free gaming capabilities it offers, others feel it to be frustratingly limited. Adafruit Industries is one of them. They recently held a competition wi ...more
In order to make a retro wireless handset, you will need the following: vintage handset, a momentary switch, a resister, a Blue tooth headset, wires, a drill, and a blue LED and mount. Disassemble the blue tooth head set. Then, disassemble the handset. Remove all of the wires ...more
So, you've just got yourself an Apple iPad, but it already needs fixed, or you want to check the innards out for yourself, you're going to have to know how to open that sucker up. This video tutorial will show you how to do just that. Learn the whole teardown procedure for th ...more
This detailed video series shows you everything you need to do to install an LED lighting gauge cluster in your Volkswagen MK4 (Jetta, Gulf, or GTI). Part 1 starts with disconnecting the battery, Part 2 has you remove the interior cluster, Part 3 you disassemble the instrument ...more
Are you looking for a way to increase the storage space and the battery life on your Photo Storage Viewer? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to upgrade the hard drive and battery life on the Epson P-2000. The tutorial goes through the disassembling and upgr ...more
It's no secret that water and electronics don't mix well, but somehow, people always manage to combine the two. I've had my fair share of water-damaged electronics, everything from cheap headphones to a desktop computer. My devices are getting dunked in water so much, it's lik ...more
This video shows you how to disassemble a first generation iPod nano so you can replace the battery. You will need a soldering iron and need to do some electronic soldering so make sure you're comfortable with soldering or have practiced a bit beforehand. Be careful or you'll ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to disassemble a wireless Xbox 360 controller. This will be useful if you need to make any repairs. First, remove the batteries. Next, remove the screws on the back of the controller with a screwdriver. Once this is done, remove the pla ...more
This video describes how to take apart a first generation iPod. To open the iPod, the video recommends using a putty knife or similar flat tool to gently ply open the casing. The presenter recommends being especially careful if this is the first time opening the casing. Once y ...more
In this video we learn how to disassemble a T-Mobile G1 HTC phone for repair. First you want to make sure to wear an ESD wrist strap and make sure it's secure around your wrist. Then remove the battery from the device. Next unfasten the screws from the back of the housing on t ...more
Turn a 'toy' radar gun into the real thing! Cops don't even have one like this! While this is a completely new and different design, the inspiration for this video is from an article by Ken Delahoussaye in MAKE Magazine. Just watch this video tutorial on how to hack a toy rada ...more
It's one of the most popular queries on the web, meaning the wet electronic disaster is likely a common mishap. There are many answers out there, but if you're lucky enough to have never googled it, pay attention now. You never know when you may drop your cell phone or iPod in ...more
The days of trundling hoops, hopscotch and painted wooden rocking horses are long since past. The latest trend in toys? Biofeedback. Electroencephalography. A decade into the 21st century, the toy market is awash in products that incorporate functional neural sensors. One suc ...more
If your battery in your Apple iPhone is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your Apple iPhone. This cell phone is a great asset, an ...more
If your battery in your Microsoft Zune MP3 Player is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your Microsoft Zune digital music player. ...more
Need a quick repair job for your HP iPAQ Classic Handheld Pocket PC 110, 111, 112, 114, or 116? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to disassemble the phone after it's been damaged. You'll see exactly how to take it apart, then simply reverse the instructions to put th ...more
If your battery or your LCD screen in your Microsoft Zune MP3 Player is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your Microsoft Zune dig ...more
In this online video series learn how to change the alternator on your car from certified mechanic Nathan McCullough. Watch these videos and learn alternator diagnosis as well as how to disconnect the battery on your car; and how to locate the alternator; how to remove the alt ...more
You might want to take apart your Xbox for a variety of reasons. This video will walk you through the process of opening up your controller from unscrewing to the trick of lifting of the cover. You can see the different part where you might need to replace or upgrade things. S ...more
Need a quick repair job for your HP iPAQ Pocket PC RX3100, 3115, 3400, 3415, 3417, 3700, or 3715? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to disassemble the phone after it's been damaged. You'll see exactly how to take it apart, then simply reverse the instructions to put ...more
Need a quick repair job for your HP iPAQ Pocket PC H4150 or H4155? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to disassemble the phone after it's been damaged. You'll see exactly how to take it apart, then simply reverse the instructions to put the HP iPAQ H4150 or H4155 back ...more
Clumsiness is the great equalizer when it comes to smartphones — it makes no distinction between the most expensive flagship handset and cheaper mid-range models. A hard drop onto pavement will usually result in a shattered screen, regardless of how pricey your device is. And ...more
Usually, when the public gets to see and hear Microsoft's Alex Kipman expound on the future of immersive computing, it's because the company has a new product to show off. But on Tuesday, April 24, Kipman was in the spotlight for an entirely different reason: an award nominati ...more
Since most devices these days are mobile and wireless, a lot of people have a bunch of old hardware from a decade or two ago sitting around unused, just wasting away in dusty boxes. Look familiar? If you have an old mouse (or several) lying around, you can turn it into a wire ...more
It's 2017—new year, same us. We vow to keep scouring the net for the best how-tos and feature the makers and doers who create mind-blowing projects. And what a great year it's been so far because boy did we find an amazing tutorial. Inspire to Make is a YouTube channel run by ...more
Your smartphone stays with you everywhere you go, so it's only a matter of time before you spill coffee all over it or drop it on the ground. For some of you, it has already happened, perhaps even multiple times. That's why we thought it was important to find out which flagshi ...more