Google and iFixit will sell repair kits and parts for Google Pixel smartphones. Starting later this year, Pixel 2 or later owners will be able to purchase parts to repair the devices themselves.
The iFixit repair platform will sell both official individual parts and larger repair kits. This way users can by company Purchase the parts specifically needed, whether or not that includes the tools to take apart Pixel smartphones in a controlled manner. Pricing for affected Google Pixel components has not been revealed. Companies will only sell parts in markets where Pixel devices are officially available. At the moment, Pixel smartphones are not officially available in Benelux.
iFixit has already provided repair manuals for all Pixel devices including the Pixel 5. Similar manuals for the Pixel 5a, 6 and 6 Pro will also be released soon, which, along with parts and tools, should make it possible to do a DIY repair relatively easily. . Google smartphone repair.
The repair kit includes iOpener to be able to release glued parts such as housing in a targeted and controlled manner. iFixit also provides pre-cut stickers to reassemble your Pixel after repair. One can even get the device waterproof again.
Google isn’t the first manufacturer to partner with iFixit. Companies like Microsoft, Valve, Samsung, and Motorola have been offering specialized repair kits in collaboration with the repair platform for some time.
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