Google has unveiled a self-repair program that allows Pixel owners to fix their devices. Google stated that it worked with iFixit, an online repair community, to launch the Genuine Pixel Parts Program. It will offer a step-by-step guide to repairing your phone and authentic Pixel phone spare components. The spare parts will be offered to purchase on ifixit.com in the range of Pixel 2 through Pixel 6 Pro and the upcoming Pixel models, including all US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU countries from later this year.
According to the blog article published by Google in a blog post, the entire range of spare parts required for typical Pixel phone repairs, including display batteries, replacement displays cameras, and more, are available as a set or in iFixit Repair Kits. The kits will come with tools like screwdriver bits as well as spudgers. Google provides repairs through certified technical experts in the countries where Pixel phones are in use.
In addition, iFixit says that the complete collection of tools included available in the Pixel Repair Kits will comprise iOpener, the replacement of pre-cut adhesives, iFixit opening picks (set of six), iFixit opening tool suction handle precision bit driver that includes SIM tool for ejecting, and 4mm precision bits that are suitable to the particular Pixel phone. The website also mentions that guideline-by-step Google Pixel phone repair guides are available for all Pixels up to that of the Pixel 5 and that they are currently working on guides for the Pixel 5a, the Pixel 6, and the Pixel 6 Pro. Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.
Google has already formed partnerships with businesses like Acer as well as Lenovo to launch the Chromebook repair program, “helping schools find information about repairable Chromebooks and develop in-house repair programs.” The tech giant has also launched Chrome OS Flex, allowing education and business users to repurpose their older Mac and Windows machines in order to use a different version of Chrome OS along with their Chromebooks.