After almost 6 months, Samsung’s self-repair technology is now available. The Samsung and iFixit collaboration enables you to repair your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, or Galaxy Tab S7+ by buying legally authorised parts and tools, along with instructions to help you through the repair procedure. With prices ranging from $67 (for a charging port on any model) to $227 (for a Tab S7+ display), the initial selection is restricted to screens, batteries, charging ports, and back glass.
To make it easier for you to send the broken parts to Samsung for recycling, the kits come with a free return label. Currently only available in the US, the self-repair programme will eventually cover more nations, devices, and part repairs.
A few months pass after Apple’s launch before Samsung’s. It’s simultaneously worse and better. Although Apple doesn’t now offer self-repair kits for devices other than smartphones, it covers a wider range of parts (such cameras and SIM trays) and is more detailed (you can even order screws by themselves). To finish the repair process, Samsung doesn’t call for a phone call or demand you to rent or purchase a separate toolkit. To put it another way, all you need to do is purchase a part.
The Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 families are not currently covered by the self-repair option, and Samsung is keen to direct its less DIY-inclined users toward standard service providers. You should point out that this isn’t solely a charitable act because right to repair laws are being proposed or implemented by state and federal politicians, who are putting pressure on companies like Samsung, Apple, and others. Vendors may not have much of a choice but to allow you to repair devices as you see fit.
However, this could be a crucial step. This gives you a means to extend the useful life of a Samsung device if you’re at least somewhat confident using screwdrivers and spudgers without worrying about turnaround times or potentially high out-of-warranty repair expenses. As a result, you might have greater discretion over when you upgrade your mobile equipment and less e-waste.
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