My wife thinks I’m a genius. Well, not all the time, but particularly because I’m always figuring out how to fix things.
Some things are easy to figure out how to fix. And some things simply cannot be fixed. You can often tell if something is unrepairable by looking at the list of features on the box. “Never needs maintenance” or “permanently sealed” are dead giveaways.
But back to the genius thing. How do I know how to fix all those broken things? Well, the truth is, I don’t. At least not right away. But an online search often reveals a written tutorial, a series of photos or video showing how it’s done.
So, swallow your pride and Google it.