Как мы оцениваем устройства:

Отремонтировать устройство с наивысшим баллом можно относительно недорого — оно легко разбирается и продаётся в комплекте с инструкцией по ремонту. Количество присуждаемых баллов зависит от того, насколько сложно вскрыть устройство и заменить основные детали, а также от типа крепежа. Дополнительные баллы начисляются за возможность модернизации, за отсутствие необходимости в специальных инструментах и за модульность компонентов.

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iPad 6
  • As in all iPads, a solid barrier of very strong adhesive bars the way to any repairs, and makes rework a sticky proposition.
  • More adhesive holds nearly everything else in place. Battery replacement is particularly challenging.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing risk of damage during disassembly.

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Acer Iconia One 7
  • LCD and front glass are not fused and can be replaced individually.
  • Battery is easy to replace.
  • High wear components soldered in place, which increases replacement costs.

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Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation
  • The battery was very easy to remove.
  • All screws were Phillips #00 screws.
  • Thin layer of adhesive that needed to broken in order to remove the bezel and access the internal components.

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Huawei MediaPad M2
  • The display is easily removed from the simple clips holding it to the body, simplifying repairs.
  • Most components are modular and not overly complex.
  • The battery is extremely difficult to remove, even with heat and prying.

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Amazon Fire 5th Generation
  • The plastic case assembly is held together by clips and no adhesive, and opening only requires prying with an iFixit opening tool.
  • The digitizer and LCD panel are not fused together.
  • Removing the digitizer and LCD panel requires fighting through some very resilient adhesive.

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Teardown
  • Display is easy to remove and has no adhesive.
  • Most commonly-failing components, including all the ports and buttons and are modular and can be replaced quickly.
  • RAM and SSD are soldered to the motherboard and non-upgradable.

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Huawei MediaPad T2
  • Rear case is secured by clips, not glue, and is flexible enough to remove fairly easily.
  • Non-proprietary Phillips screws used throughout.
  • Battery is held in place with excessive adhesive. A hole in the midframe means prying the battery out may risk damaging the back of the display.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes, and must be completed to access any other component.
  • The display assembly consists of a thin fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace.
  • Many parts are modular and can be replaced independently.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • In order to repair or replace anything, both the front and rear panel need to be removed.
  • The front and rear panel are secured in place with a lot of adhesive, and are extremely hard to remove.
  • Many components (including the headphone jack, speakers, and micro SD slot) are modular and can be replaced.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5
  • Adhesive holds many components in place, including the display and battery.
  • Replacement of any part requires removal of the display assembly, an easy part to damage.
  • The SSD is no longer replaceable.

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iPad Pro 10.5"
  • The fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair, and the risk of damaging the LCD when opening.
  • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place, making all repairs more difficult.
  • While not soldered in place, the battery is very solidly adhered—no more pull tabs like we saw in the iPad Pro 12.9".

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LG G Pad 7.0
  • Very modular design allows independent replacement of several wear-prone components—like the headphone jack and speakers.
  • Only very mild adhesive holds the battery in place, making it fairly easy to safely remove and replace.
  • Display assembly is a single fused component, that requires disassembling the entire phone to replace.

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iPad 5 Wi-Fi
  • Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair.
  • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place. As with its Air 1 predecessor, this ranks among the most difficult battery removal procedures we've seen in an iPad.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly.

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HP Pro x2 612 G2
  • Manufacturer-provided repair documentation.
  • Процедура открытия проста.
  • Intricate construction allows for modularity but makes repair more complex than necessary.

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Google Pixel C
  • The motherboard is glued tightly to the rear case.
  • Crazy strong adhesive holds the battery to the rear case, complicating the inevitable replacement.
  • Many parts, including the USB-C port, are modular and can be replaced independently.

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HP Elite x2
  • Процедура открытия проста.
  • Simple, modular, glue-free design.
  • Manufacturer-provided repair documentation.

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iPad Pro 9.7"
  • The fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair, and the risk of damaging the LCD when opening.
  • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.
  • While not soldered in place, the battery is very solidly adhered—no more pull tabs like we saw in the larger iPad Pro 12.9"

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iPad Pro
  • С другой стороны, любые совмещённые детали повышают стоимость ремонта. Кроме того, при открытии вы рискуете повредить экран.
  • Детали скреплены большим количеством клея. Из-за этого любой ремонт усложняется.
  • Разъём Smart Connector практически невозможно заменить. Впрочем, он не содержит движущихся частей и едва ли сломается.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is difficult to remove and replace.
  • Adhesive holds many components in place, including the display and battery.
  • The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, but very strong adhesive makes removal and replacement a hazardous chore.

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iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi
  • The fused front panel also increases the cost of repairing a cracked screen, and increases risk of damage to the LCD when opening.
  • The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.
  • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.

Kindle Voyage
  • Several modular components can be replaced individually.
  • Screws secure a slide-off rear case, simplifying opening procedure compared to other Kindles.
  • The front glass and e-ink display are fused together, increasing the cost of repairs.

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Nexus 9
  • The interior is a maze of tape and thin, delicate cables, making disassembly and reassembly difficult and perilous.
  • The LCD is fused to the front glass, so you'll need to replace both components in the event of a cracked screen.
  • The rear case is secured with clips, so it can be easily removed without heat or tools (just don't lose your rear-facing camera).

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iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi
  • Copious amounts of adhesive hold many components in place—front glass, battery, front camera, back camera, ribbon cables—making repair extremely difficult.
  • The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.
  • Removing the home button is now a much more difficult job. If you want to keep Touch ID functionality after a screen replacement, you'll have to transfer the home button to the new front panel.

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iPad Air 2
  • The fused front panel also increases the cost of repairing a cracked screen, and increases risk of damage to the LCD when opening.
  • Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair.
  • Gobs of adhesive hold everything in place making all repairs more difficult.

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Kindle 7th Generation
  • Simple, modular design with few, distinct components that can be replaced independently.
  • Easy opening procedure—clips supplemented by mild adhesive are all that hold the front bezel in place.
  • Battery adhesive is much stronger than necessary, making its replacement hazardous.

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Kindle Fire HD 6
  • The rear case is very easy to open, granting trouble-free access to the internals.
  • All the fasteners found inside are T5 Torx screws—one non-proprietary screwdriver is all you need.
  • The glass panel is fused to the front plastic frame, meaning a heat gun is required for replacing cracked glass (or you have to replace both components together).

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace.
  • Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.
  • The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll be out a screen.

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iPad Mini 2
  • Copious amounts of adhesive hold many components in place—front glass, battery, front camera, back camera, ribbon cables—making repair extremely difficult.
  • The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.
  • Hidden screws mean you'll need to be very diligent when trying to remove internal components.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
  • Передняя панель удерживается на месте при помощи зажимов.
  • Модульная конструкция позволяет производить замену нескольких компонентов.
  • Аккумулятор приклеен и его трудно снять.

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iPad Air LTE
  • Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair.
  • Gobs, gobs, and goblins of adhesive hold everything in place. This is the most difficult battery removal procedure we've seen in an iPad.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace.
  • Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.
  • The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display.

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Kindle Fire HDX 7"
  • The battery is glued in place with strong adhesive and requires motherboard removal to replace.
  • The motherboard is very difficult to replace—the midframe must be separated from the display assembly in order to reinstall it.
  • Several modular components can be replaced individually.

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Kindle Fire HD 2013
  • Simple, modular design means the few components that might fail can be easily, inexpensively replaced.
  • All the fasteners found inside are Torx T5 screws—one non-proprietary screwdriver is all you need.
  • A decent amount of adhesive is used on the battery, meaning some prying and gentle working is required for disassembly.

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Dell XPS 10
  • Легко открыть. Легко снять аккумулятор.
  • Внутри винты с цветовой маркировкой и помеченные кабели.
  • LCD слит со стеклом.

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Microsoft Surface Pro
  • The display assembly (comprising of a fused glass and LCD) is extremely difficult to remove/replace.
  • Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.
  • Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you'll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
  • Всего несколько зажимов и устройство легко открывается.
  • Фен необходим для LCD слитого с передним стеклом.
  • Аккумулятор и кабели приклеены к корпусу.

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Google Nexus 10
  • Батарею легко снять. LCD не слит со стеклом.
  • Процедура открытия - очень сложный процесс.
  • Некоторые компоненты крепятся и винтами и клеем.

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iPad Mini Wi-Fi
  • Copious amounts of adhesive hold many components in place -- front glass, logic board, battery, front camera, back camera, ribbon cables -- making repair extremely difficult.
  • The Lightning connector is soldered to the logic board, so don't bend its pins.
  • Hidden screws mean you'll need to be very diligent when trying to remove internal components.

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iPad 4 Wi-Fi
  • Just like in the iPad 2 & 3, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.
  • Gobs, gobs, and gobs of adhesive hold everything in place, including the prone-to-start-a-fire-if-punctured battery.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly.

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Microsoft Surface RT
  • It's pretty difficult to remove the rear panel and gain access to the device.
  • It is impossible to remove the keyboard connector without first removing the display from the frame.
  • Several components are modular and replaceable without requiring desoldering.

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Kindle Fire HD
  • The rear case is very easy to open, granting trouble-free access to the internals.
  • The battery is held in with absolutely no adhesive.
  • Copper tape over the processor is somewhat difficult to remove and to readhere correctly.

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Nexus 7
  • The rear case is very easy to open, and requires minimal prying effort with a plastic opening tool to remove.
  • All fasteners inside are Phillips #00 screws—no security or proprietary screws here.
  • The LCD does not separate from the display glass, increasing repair costs.

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Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
  • The opening procedure was very simple, and aside from the massive amounts of adhesive, every part came free rather easily.
  • There were a total of only 12 screws (all T5 Torx), 11 of which were the same length.
  • The front glass, GlowLight LEDs, and digitizer are fused together, so breaking any of these parts will require replacement of the entire display assembly.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
  • Модульная конструкция и легкие в снятии компоненты.
  • Переднее стекло не слито с LCD.
  • Для замены LCD необходим фен.

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iPad 3 4G
  • Just like the iPad 2, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.
  • Gobs, gobs, and gobs of adhesive hold down everything in place, including the prone-to-start-a-fire-if-punctured battery.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of the front panel being shattered during disassembly

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Nook Tablet
  • The LCD is not fused to the front panel assembly, making replacement easy, if necessary.
  • Hidden screws prevent removal of rear panel.
  • Excessive amount of adhesive and adhesive strips make disassembly a painfully tedious process.

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Kindle Fire
  • The rear case is very easy to open, granting trouble-free access to the internals.
  • All the fasteners found inside are Phillips #0 screws—one non-proprietary screwdriver is all you need.
  • The glass panel is fused to the front plastic frame, meaning a heat gun is required for replacing cracked glass (or you have to replace both components together).

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iPad 2 Wi-Fi EMC 2415
  • The front panel is now glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass when trying to remove it.
  • The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly.
  • The battery is very securely stuck down to rear case, and you have to remove the logic board to remove it.

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Motorola Xoom
  • There's no proprietary screws or fasteners in the machine -- everything comes out with a spudger and a couple of Torx screwdrivers.
  • LCD and front panel glass are not fused together. That's great news for folks unfortunate enough to drop their Xooms and crack their glass.
  • Everything is accessible but somewhat inconvenient to repair -- there's just a lot of labor involved with removing that many screws.

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Dell Streak
  • Good: Replacing the battery is super easy and takes less than one minute.
  • Good: Opening the device requires prying the bezels and removing five screws.
  • Bad: The LCD is bonded to the Gorilla Glass, increasing the cost of fixing the device if you break just the glass.

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iPad Wi-Fi
  • Front panel is held in place with clips.
  • LCD is not fused to the display glass.
  • Battery is difficult to remove and replace.

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