FixYa.com is an interesting new site with a decidedly EcoGeeky mission: to help people extend the life of their gadgets. FixYa is full of clever gadget hounds and tinkerers who just want to help and show off their smarts. Just post a description of the problem you're having with your digital camera / washing machine / power drill, and FixYa's community goes after it.
Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll get the help you need, nor that the solution will be exactly what you want to hear. However, if you're willing to pay a little extra, you can get at least the first thing guaranteed. FixYa has begun to build a database of experts who actually get paid to provide live support, and guaranteed question answering for users who are particularly stuck.
It's like an open source repair shop, where anyone can walk in with a problem, or certain knowledge, and alternatively be in front of or behind the counter.
In a world where consumer electronics support is notoriously horrible, and it's often far easier to throw away a poorly functioning device than track down someone who knows anything about fixing it, FixYa could become a powerfully useful resource. There's already a good community growing there, I hope to see it flourish.
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written by reham, February 26, 2008
Looks like a useful site...
written by Fan of Acer Repair Parts, March 13, 2012
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