Fixing What's Broken

Fixing What's Broken

Amber Byfield
Jul 24, 2009

Thankfully, we haven't had to deal with a cracked display on our beloved iPhone (yet). But years ago, our brand-new iPod Mini (remember those!?) went for a ride, flying off the clip during a leisurely bike ride...and it was never the same. Despite the shot screen, we used it until it no longer played music, and then packed it away into oblivion. So this week's piece on NPR about a small electronics doctor in one neighborhood really hit home...

Think of this guy as a mobile doctor for your small electronics. According to NPR, Demetri Leontaris, known as "the iPod Doctor" on the street, uses parts from broken electronics (mP3 players, cell phones, laptops, and the like) to offer a lower price on fixing other broken items than can be offered by the parent companies.

We love that he's not just fixing what's broken; he's reusing to refurbish. Have you seen a traveling repair person in your neighborhood? Remember them next time you let your mP3 player hit the ground...

(Image: StockXchg member abbyyy.)

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