Repairability Engineer at iFixit
Hey! I’m Carsten Frauenheim, and I started at iFixit in 2020 as a Tech Writer, then on to a Senior Tech Writer, and now a Repairability Engineer! Modern personal technology is constantly changing—and I’m so stoked to be on the forefront of its investigation! I write helpful repair guides and contribute to iFixit’s online ecosystem, making the tech world a better place one word/picture/sarcastic comment at a time.
More recently, I’ve been working with companies to assess their devices and products in terms of repairability, problem-solving every step of the way!
Education & Experience
I graduated in 2019 from
the best school in the entire world Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During my stint there I gained an incredibly satisfyingly deep understanding of the way the world works, and how to explain it to others with thorough documentation and simplicity. I enjoyed this aspect (enter tech writing) and now I get to do it all day long! Near the end, I helped design and build the world’s fasted solar-powered train! I currently hold my EIT certification.
I’ve always loved fixing my own gadgets and the casual deep-dive into problem-solving rabbit holes, so I’m truly excited to have an outlet.
More About Me
When I’m not working (checking Craig’s How To Unclog A Toilet guide for spelling mistakes), I love to do a lot of things!
These are, but are not limited to: exploring the beautiful central coast, petting my cat, taking photos, playing board games, playing poker, drinking wine, camping, looking at cars I can’t afford on Craigslist, watching Vince Gilligan’s TV shows, building way too many computers, and traveling the world with my wife!
I loved writing the Xbox Series X repair guides, the guide on how to fix bent CPU pins, and contributing to the curation of the largest medical repair database in the entire world. Bam!
Techy things I enjoy:
- Manual transmissions
- Quite literally anything that’s not FaceID
- iPhone minis
- RC cars
- My MazdaSpeed3
Ensuring Quality Repair Information on iFixit
Thanks for sticking around, and happy fixing!
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"Possible to replace just the rear glass cover/lens over the camera?"에 답변CC, it can be independently replaced, but it’s a part of the back cover. In the 4a 5G, in order to access the back cover, you need to remove the screen, as seen in our guide here. Once you have the rear cover removed, the flash, mic, and sensor need to be removed. You can see that assembly in this step. The lens cover is then adhered to the back cover. If you source a replacement cover, you may want to find one with pre-applied adhesive, otherwise water resistance will almost certainly be lost.
"User upgradable ram in the McBook Pro 14" 2021?"에 답변The MacBooks with Apple Silicon utilize a “unified” memory design, leaving the RAM modules soldered to the board. They are not user-replaceable, and buyers will need to spec out their desired capacity at time of purchase.