It happened again! Your pesky printer seems to break down more than it does anything else. Taking it to a repair shop would cost more than you want to pay to fix it. So what do you do?

iFixit is a popular publisher of free online repair guides that can fix anything from an iPad to your kid’s broken toys. The iFixit repair manual app can be downloaded and thousands of repair manuals can be accessed from any device such as a smart phone or tablet. The easy to follow step-by-step guidelines and detailed images makes repairs seem effortless. Another cool feature is that the guides link to relevant tools and parts you might need to get the job done. Did I mention it’s free? Well, it is!

A prominent sustainability blog, TreeHugger, says iFixit, “Empowers you to fix things yourself. From troubleshooting to parts and tools, to repair guides, they have your back.”

So the next time you are tempted to toss that pesky printer out, check out iFixit first!