Samsung announced that it would expand its self-repair program that it launched last year. Now users can order the necessary spare parts, get instructions and independently repair five more “popular models“.
Originally, the program included the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 smartphones and the Galaxy Tab S7+ tablet, for which iFixit offered original spare parts, certified tools and repair manuals.
The list now includes the Galaxy Book Pro 15 and Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 laptops, as well as the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones.
As part of the program’s expansion, Samsung will continue to work with iFixIt to provide users with genuine parts along with repair manuals. Specifically, Galaxy Book owners can order and replace the front and back of the case, display, battery, touchpad, power button with fingerprint scanner, and rubber feet. And for Galaxy S22 series smartphone owners, the spare parts include the display assembly, back cover and charging port.
Mark Williams, vice president of customer service at Samsung Electronics America, said that the program’s popularity has exceeded all expectations and that users would like to cover even more devices, including computers. “People want to get more out of their devices and need durable products. Samsung strives to offer program options that meet their needs.” he said.
It should be noted that not all manufacturers support such programs and, moreover, actively oppose attempts to enshrine in law the right of users to self-repair. Late last year, New York became the first US state to pass a right-to-repair bill.