The 20 Best Instagram Repair Photos From 2016

Instagram is my favorite little repair bubble on iFixit. It’s also our fastest growing social community. In the last year, more than 10,000 people joined iFixit on Instagram. Lots of those people shared their best repair pictures with us, so we could share them with everyone else.

Sharing their work is one of the best parts of my job. I’ve “met” all different types of people this year on Instagram, from professionals to hobbyists to first-timers. Every image they share with us is a story. A victory. You can tell people are proud of the work they’ve done in the pictures people share with us—and I hope those moments can inspire other people to pick up a screwdriver and fix their coffee machine. Or their phone. Or their skateboard.

I’ve shared almost 300 pictures this year on Instagram. Many of them were reposts from other accounts. Some of them were my own. Here’s a few of my favorite images of the year. I hope you find them half as inspiring as I do:

A photo posted by Gunsht (@rizik0) on Jan 18, 2016 at 3:12am PST

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @rizik0

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on Feb 19, 2016 at 7:56am PST

A battery and hard drive replacement in an iPod by Instagram user: @ddphotography13

A photo posted by Brad Kleinhans (@booradleydj) on Mar 23, 2016 at 3:27pm PDT

iPhone 5c repair by Instagram user: @booradleydj

PC repair by Instagram user: @vizualjockey

A photo posted by OhFer Creative (@ohfercreative) on May 13, 2016 at 10:25am PDT

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @ohfercreative

iPhone 6 repair by Instagram user: @miquelge

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:15am PDT

Xbox controller repair by Instagram user: @george_cm

Apple Watch repair by Instagram user: @maciamllc

A photo posted by NëøŃYfę (@joerubeo) on Jul 10, 2016 at 9:59am PDT

Game cartridge repair by Instagram user: @joerubeo

An “iFixit Top Expert” glass by Instagram user: @isadoravontrier

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on Sep 16, 2016 at 6:42am PDT

An image from our Apple Watch Series 2 teardown

A photo posted by @daniellobster on Sep 7, 2016 at 7:44am PDT

iMac repair by Instagram user: @daniellobster

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on Sep 22, 2016 at 5:19am PDT

An image I took of the iPhone 7

A photo posted by Python Media (@stevemehh) on Aug 26, 2016 at 12:16pm PDT

Drone repair by Instagram user: @stevemehh

A photo posted by Jenni Hansma (@jennilee30) on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:59pm PDT

MacBook Pro repair by Instagram user: @jennilee30

A photo posted by iFixit (@ifixit) on Oct 6, 2016 at 6:24am PDT

The motherboard we pulled out of the PS4 Slim

iPhone 5c water damage by Instagram user: @corrosion_explosion

iPhone 7 repair by Instagram user: @dannyiphoneguy

A photo posted by Isaac Perez (@xinchice) on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:00pm PST

iMac G5 repair by Instagram user @xinchice

And my favorite non-repair image of the year:

A photo posted by Shaina O. (@o_shaina) on Apr 15, 2016 at 7:52am PDT

Duck in cup by Instagram user: @o_shaina

These were some of my favorite, but there were thousands more images I saw from our community members on Instagram that made the year great. As always, tag us in your posts and use the hashtag #ifixit to show me what you’ve been up to! You could even wind up on this list next year.

Happy Fixing! (And picture taking).

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