In April this year, Appl’s new Self Service Repair program launched in the United States to provide DYI enthusiasts with the required repair manuals and genuine parts and tools for iPhones 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (3rd generation) models.
Starting from August 23, Apple’s Self Service Repair program will be available for MacBooks powered by M1 series chips
Starting from August 23, 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 14-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Apple Silicon users will be able to order the same parts and tools for different repair types for each model including, the top case with battery, display, trackpad, and others as available to Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Service Providers through the Self Service Repair Store.
Customers who are willing to self-repair a complex electronic device like an M1 MacBook will have to review the repair manual at support.apple.com/self-service-repair, and then purchase the necessary parts and tools from Apple Self Service Repair Store.
The company offers rental kits for $49 with free shipping for customers who do not want to buy tools for a single repair. Furthermore, customers can also send the replaced parts back to the company for refurbishment, recycling, or receive a credit for their purchase.
As per the announcement, the Self Service Repair program will expand to more countries starting from Europe and additional Mac models in late 2022. The tech giant still runs its authorized repair service for users who want an expert to repair their devices.
Self Service Repair is part of Apple’s efforts to further expand access to repairs. For the vast majority of customers who do not have experience repairing electronic devices, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.