Apple expands Self Service Repair to Mac laptops.
Apple is expanding its self-service repair program to include some of its laptops, meaning you’ll be able to perform some repairs yourself.
Users with MacBook models that have M1 chips, which include both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, will be able to order certified parts, access repair guides, and rent or purchase the tools needed to fix those devices. effective Tuesday, Aug. 23, the company said in a statement Monday.
Apple said customers will be able to do more than a dozen repairs themselves, including repairs to the trackpad, the top battery case, the display and more. Will add more repair options later.
Earlier this year, Apple launched the Self Service Repair program for iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 13 models. The addition of certain MacBooks to the program is part of the company’s plan to expand Self Service Repair to all of its products.
Apple said the program will expand to other countries, starting in Europe, and include other MacBook models later this year.
Apple’s decision to allow customers to repair their own devices comes as the “right to repair” movement pressures US regulators to give consumers more control over their products.
Customers can rent tools from Apple for a week for $49 with free shipping if they prefer not to buy them outright. In some cases, customers may also receive a credit for returning a replaced part for recycling.
Despite opening up the program, Apple said in its blog post that a visit to a certified technician with genuine Apple parts is still “the safest and most reliable way to get a repair” for “the vast majority of customers who don’t have experience in the repair of electronic devices.”