As a result of Apple’s decision to extend its Self Service Repair program to cover some of the company’s laptops, you will soon be able to do certain repairs on your own.
On Tuesday, August 23, customers who own MacBooks with M1 processors (which includes the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro) will be able to buy certified parts, view repair manuals, and rent or purchase tools to fix their machines.
Apple’s MacBook series has been famed for its difficulty of repairability, especially in recent times. So, the „Right to Repair” movement has criticized the tech company on this basis. With Apple’s Self Service Repair Program for Mac, however, things are looking up.
With the help of Repair Program, customers (and independent repair companies) can fix their own Apple products with OEM components. You could only get Apple-approved replacement components from an Apple service center before this program was implemented.
To sum up, the program gives you full access to everything you need for maintenance and repairs, even if they occur outside of the warranty period. Self Repair is compatible with the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone SE, and it debuted in early 2022.
Apple offers a rental program where customers can try out their desired gadget for a week for $49 plus shipping. Returning a repaired item for recycling may also earn a client a refund.
In spite of the fact that the program is now available, Apple stated in a blog post that the “safest and most reliable way to get a repair” for the large majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic devices” is to visit an Apple-authorized service center and have the device repaired by a certified technician using original Apple parts.
Apple will begin making its Self Service Repair program available for select MacBook models on August 23, 2022. More than a dozen other kinds of fixes, including as repairing the display, the top case (which houses the battery), and the trackpad, are all within the scope of the program’s capabilities.
The Self Service Repair Program is compatible with the Apple MacBook models listed below:
- MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)
It’s fantastic that Apple has decided to add MacBooks to the Self Service Repair Program. If your M1 MacBook is no longer under warranty but still meets the requirements, you may be eligible for this program. You must be well-versed in electronic repairs, and you must adhere closely to the instructions provided in the manuals.