Fast Fix: Overview

In this project, you’ll work with your teammates to choose something you think people should know how to fix. Then, you’ll research and design a repair, and create and share that procedure with others.



When you finish this project you should have completed the following: 


Getting started

  • Signed up for an iFixit account using your school email address
  • Joined a student team
  • Made a profile
  • Chosen a fix for your project that is not already documented on iFixit
  • Checked out the Putting It Together: Building A Successful Project infographic
  • Emailed a PDF of your proposal to techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com
    • Included the four main requirements in your proposal
    • Included a correct header in the proposal


Guide Photos

  • Shot well-lit and correctly exposed photos
  • Shot images showing a person’s hands performing the actions being described without obstructing the view
  • Placed the main focus of each image in the center of the frame and zoomed in far enough
  • Shot images free of blur caused by camera shake or small image sizes
  • Set the white balance correctly for all pictures
  • Used a clean background free of distracting clutter for all photos


Guide Text

  • Written directions that are easy to understand and follow for an audience with an average to below-average technical background
  • Written guide steps that are free of verbose and muddled directions
  • Avoided vague language and outlined the procedure with adequate detail
  • Correctly identified the key tools and components being used in the procedure
  • Written guide text free of major errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Included a brief summary and a descriptive introduction outlining the procedure being performed
  • Noted the head types and lengths (in mm) of every screw in the guide
  • Given the guide an appropriate title


Guide details

  • Filled out all parts of the Details section, including the difficulty, time required, and tools
  • Correctly used colored markup in guide photos with bullet points appropriately colored to match them
  • Made proper use of the Note, Reminder, and Caution bullets when they are appropriate