Google has launched a self-repair program that will allow Pixel owners to repair their phone themselves. Google said it worked with iFixit, an online repair community, for its Genuine Pixel Parts program. It will provide step-by-step phone repair guides as well as genuine Pixel smartphone spare parts. Parts will be available for purchase at ifixit.com for Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel models, in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and EU countries from the end of the year.
According to a Google blog post, the full range of spare parts for common Pixel phone repairs, including batteries, replacement screens, cameras, and more, will be available individually or in iFixit Repair Kits. . These kits will include tools such as screwdriver bits and spudgers. Google already offers repairs by certified technical experts in countries where Pixel phones are available.
Meanwhile, iFixit says the full set of tools in our Pixel Repair Kits will include iOpener, replacement pre-cut adhesive, iFixit Opening Picks (set of six), iFixit Opening Tool, Handle suction cup, angled tweezers, precision screwdriver with integrated SIM card. ejector tool and 4mm precision bits suitable for the specific Pixel phone. He also says step-by-step Google Pixel phone repair guides are live for every Pixel through the Pixel 5, and they’re currently writing guides for the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.
Google has already partnered with companies like Acer and Lenovo for the Chromebook Repair Program, “helping schools find information about repairable Chromebooks and develop in-house repair programs.” The tech giant also introduced Chrome OS Flex allowing education and enterprise users to reuse old Mac or Windows machines to run a version of Chrome OS with their Chromebooks.
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