Samsung previously revealed a self-repair service for Galaxy devices in the US. The program, which was created in association with iFixit, went live this week. The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S20 series smartphones and the Galaxy Tab S7 flagship tablet are covered initially.
This program for self-repair is self-explanatory. It makes it easier for users to self-repair their damaged or broken Galaxy devices. Samsung will offer free access to useful and educational online repair manuals that include written step-by-step instructions and visual illustrations. Genuine device components and repair equipment will also be easily accessible to the general public at the same cost as its connected repair providers.
To find out what supplies and equipment you’ll need to fix your Galaxy device, consult the guides. The Samsung 837 flagship store in New York City, as well as other retail and service locations across the country, will have all components and tools. Additionally, you can obtain those from iFixit, a well-known online repair community and the company’s program partner. Users can seek assistance from iFixit professionals in their DIY repair projects.
Advertisement Only the aforementioned Galaxy products are currently eligible for the repair equipment, spare parts, and manuals. Additionally, the self-repair program presently only pays for the replacement of the charging port, rear glass, and screen. In the future, Samsung intends to broaden the program’s scope to include a greater variety of devices and repair locations.
The availability of replacement parts is a crucial sustainability tactic. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Samsung and their clients directly to increase the lifespan of their phones, said Co-founder and CEO of iFixit, Kyle Wiens
A NEW MAJOR STEP IN SAMSUNG’S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY IS THIS SELF-REPAIR PROGRAM. The sustainability initiatives of Samsung are not unusual. At several of its factories, the corporation has reached 100% renewable energy sources. Additionally, it has decreased the usage of plastic while concurrently increasing the use of recycled materials in its goods. Another significant step towards a better world has been taken by the Korean behemoth with this self-repair program.
Advertisement Samsung claims that this program will encourage a circular economy and reduce e-waste. The company will provide a return label with the new components to encourage clients to send the broken parts they replaced to the business for recycling. Customers won’t be responsible for any shipping fees as a result. Samsung already offers more than 1,700 drop-off facilities in the US where people may dispose of their outdated technology.