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Google self-repair program launched for Pixel smartphones


Google has launched a self-repair program that allows Pixel owners to repair their phones themselves. Google says it has partnered with iFixit, an online repair community, for the Genuine Pixel Parts Program. It will provide step-by-step phone repair instructions as well as genuine Pixel smartphone spare parts. These parts will be available for purchase at ifixit.com for Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro, as well as future Pixel models, in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU countries starting late. this year.

According to a blog post via Google, a full range of replacement parts for regular Pixel phone repairs including batteries, replacement screens, cameras, among others, will be offered individually or in iFixit Fix Kits. These kits will include tools like screwdrivers and cutters. Google has provided repair services by authorized technicians in countries where Pixel phones are available.

Meanwhile, iFixit speak that the full toolkit in our Pixel repair kit will include iOpener, replacement pre-cut glue, iFixit opening tongs (set of six), iFixit opening tool, suction handle, angle tweezers, driver Precise bit control with built-in SIM eject tool and 4mm precision bits suitable for specific Pixel phones. It also says that the step-by-step Google Pixel phone repair guide is available for every Pixel through Pixel 5and they are currently writing instructions for Pixel 5a, Pixel 6and Pixel 6 Pro.

Google has partnered with companies like Cherry and Lenovo for the Chromebook repair program, “helps schools find information on repairable Chromebooks and develop home repair programs.” The tech giant also introduced Chrome OS Flex that allows education and business users to reuse old Mac or Windows machines to run a version of Chrome OS alongside their Chromebooks.


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Sourabh Kulesh is the Associate Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked in a national daily newspaper, a news agency, a magazine and currently writes online technology news. He is knowledgeable on a variety of topics related to cybersecurity, enterprise and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or reach out on Twitter via his handle @KuleshSourabh.
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