iFixit Says Apple’s Self Service Repair Program is Great Step, But Has a Catch

Apple’s newly-launched Self Service Repair program is a “great step” forward, but “not the unqualified win for repair enthusiasts that Apple’s marketers would have you believe,” according to do-it-yourself repair website iFixit. In a blog post today, iFixit’s Elizabeth Chamberlain said the biggest problem with Apple’s program is that parts must be paired with a […]

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Has Samsung set another trend? Google announces iFixit DIY repair program

Samsung has once again shown the path upon which other OEMs must walk. Last month, the company announced a unique collaboration with iFixit that will soon allow customers to DIY-repair their Galaxy devices using official Samsung parts, iFixit tools, and step-by-step guides. Samsung has seemingly set a new trend because Google has just detailed a […]

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iFixit will sell components to repair your Pixel phone, going back to the Pixel 2

Google has officially announced a partnership with iFixit to sell repair kits for its Pixel series of phones – from the Pixel 2 (2017) to the current Pixel 6 series. Genuine parts will be sold in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and EU countries (the ones where Pixels are officially available). We don’t know […]

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Google Announces DIY Repairs for Pixel Smartphones in Partnership With iFixit

Google today announced it is partnering with iFixit to make do-it-yourself repairs available for Pixel smartphones in select regions. Starting later this year, genuine Pixel parts will be available for purchase on iFixit’s website for the Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel models, in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, […]

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iPad Air 5 Features Pull Tabs for Easier Battery Replacements

Apple last month released the fifth-generation iPad Air, with key new features including an M1 chip, 5G support for cellular models, an upgraded front camera with Center Stage support, and up to a 2x faster USB-C port for data transfer. As it turns out, Apple also made an internal change to the device that repair […]

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Samsung and iFixit announce Galaxy self-repair program

Samsung US will soon offer a new self-repair program for its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Developed in collaboration with iFixit, the Galaxy self-repair program will give Samsung device owners access to spare parts, repair tools and guides on fixing their devices. The program will launch this summer covering the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series […]

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Samsung Now Offers Self-Repair Options for Galaxy Devices in Partnership With iFixit

Apple competitor Samsung today announced a new partnership with iFixit that will see Samsung providing authentic parts, repair tools, and repair guides to customers who want to repair their own Galaxy devices. Samsung’s new program mirrors a self-repair program that Apple introduced last year. The “Self Service Repair” program, which is supposed to be launching […]

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Top Stories: Apple Launches IDs in Wallet App, iFixit Tears Down Mac Studio, 15-Inch MacBook in 2023?

Reactions to the new Mac Studio and Studio Display are still coming in now that users have finally gotten the products into their hands, but we’re also seeing other news and rumors ramp up as we look toward what’s coming later this year and beyond. One big piece of news this week was the long-awaited […]

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iFixit Tears Down Mac Studio and Studio Display

iFixit today disassembled Apple’s new M1 Max Mac Studio, giving us a first glimpse at the components inside the machine. This is not iFixit’s traditional, more detailed teardown, which has not yet been published, but it does provide a few interesting details about the ‌Mac Studio‌. [embedded content] “If Apple squeezed a Mac Pro into […]

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iFixit will soon sell Steam Deck replacement parts

Source: Windows Central / Miles Dompier Repairing your own Steam Deck is about to get easier. iFixit’s Kevin Purdy shared with The Verge that the company will soon sell replacement parts for the Steam Deck. The parts should start shipping in summer 2022, allowing owners of the gaming device to swap out components. iFixit has […]

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iFixit tears down Steam Deck and will be an authorized supplier of replacement parts

Pre-order for Valve’s Steam Deck will begin arriving to backers’ doorsteps starting February 25. Back when Valve released a teardown video of the Steam Deck, it was promised that replacement parts would be made available as many of the replaceable components. A new update by Valve confirms that iFixit will be authorized to sell replacement […]

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iPhone 13 Screen Replacements Can Break Face ID, a Repair Restriction iFixit Calls ‘Completely Unprecedented’

An inability to replace the iPhone 13‘s display without breaking Face ID could have a major impact on companies that offer iPhone repairs, iFixit said today in an article advocating for Right to Repair laws. iFixit first pointed out this repair issue in its iPhone 13 Pro teardown, and has confirmed it with multiple tests. […]

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New MacBook Pros Have Battery Pull Tabs for Easier Do-it-Yourself Battery Replacements, Says iFixit

iFixit has shared a teaser of its 14-inch MacBook Pro teardown, and one noteworthy detail is the inclusion of pull tabs for the battery cells, which the repair website said will allow for easier do-it-yourself battery replacements. The four outer battery cells have easily-noticeable iPhone-like pull tabs, and once the trackpad is removed, there are […]

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iFixit Explains iPad Mini ‘Jelly Scroll’ Issue in Teardown Video

iFixit today tore apart one of Apple’s new iPad mini models, and in the process of the teardown, the repair site gave a detailed overview of why the new tablets are displaying an issue that has been dubbed “jelly scrolling.” Some new iPad mini 6 owners have noticed that text or images on one side […]

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iFixit’s Full iPhone 13 Pro Teardown Shows Merged Face ID Components and Highlights Display Replacement Issues

iFixit has started one of its traditional full device teardowns on the new iPhone 13 Pro, giving us a complete look at all of the components that are inside. Prior to taking a look inside the new iPhone, iFixit did X-rays to show off the L-shaped battery, the MagSafe magnet ring, and stabilizing magnets for […]

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Apple TV 4K Very Easy to Repair but Siri Remote Battery Difficult to Replace, Teardown Shows

iFixit has released its teardown of the second-generation Apple TV 4K, revealing an easy to repair, modular design, alongside a laborious process to dismantle the redesigned Siri Remote. As with previous ‌Apple TV‌ models, the entire plastic shell of the device is transparent to IR light, allowing the ‌Siri‌ Remote to be used from any […]

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Mi Watch 2021 Teardown by IFixit reveals what’s inside

Xiaomi ventures into different businesses. It’s already known as a lifestyle brand for its many products and smart devices. There are plenty of smartphones ready. Just recently, the company released a Mi Watch. Compared to last year’s version, this one now has a round face. It’s a total redesign of the Mi Watch but just […]

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AirPods Max Headband Removable With Just a SIM Ejector Tool, Hinting at Interchangeable Headbands

It is possible to remove the headband of AirPods Max with just a standard SIM card ejector tool, hinting at the possibility of interchanging headbands to achieve a different colorway. In December, MacRumors revealed the large variety of AirPods Max ear cushion color combinations when it became clear that they were magnetically attatched and available […]

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