You will be able to do certain repairs yourself thanks to Apple’s expansion of the Self Service Repair programme to some of its laptops.
Starting on Tuesday, August 23, owners of MacBook models with M1 CPUs, which include both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, will be able to order certified parts, view repair manuals, and rent or buy the equipment necessary to restore those machines.
More than a dozen repairs, including those to the trackpad, top casing with battery, display, and more, will be available for users to make on their own, according to Apple. Later, further repair choices will be added.
Apple introduced the Self Service Repair Program for the iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 13 devices earlier this year. The business intends to extend Self Service Repair to all of its devices, including some MacBooks.
Later this year, Apple said the initiative will be extended to additional nations, beginning in Europe. It would also include other MacBook models.
The “right to repair” movement has put pressure on American regulators to give consumers greater control over their goods, which is why Apple decided to enable customers to fix their own iPhones.
If customers would rather not purchase tools entirely, Apple offers one-week rentals for $49 with free shipping. Customers could occasionally receive compensation for returning a repaired item for recycling.
The great majority of consumers who do not have expertise fixing electronic devices still find that going to a qualified technician with authentic Apple components is the “safest and most dependable method to obtain a repair,” according to Apple, despite the program’s openness.