Apple expands its self service repair

Apple has expanded its Self Service Repair program again. The service is now available to owners of the company’s M1 desktop range of Macs.

What is Self Service Repair?

Self Service Repair gives you what you need to repair common issues with your Apple products. Through the program, you can buy repair manuals along with genuine Apple parts and tools via the Apple Self Service Repair Store. In addition, you can be confident that you are using the same manuals, parts, and tools as Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

What products are now covered?

You can now use Apple’s Self Service Repair program if you want to buy parts for the M1 iMac, M1 Mac mini and Mac Studio desktop computers. The Studio Display 27-inch 5K Retina screen monitor is also now covered by the repair scheme. The Self Service Repair program is already available for the M1 MacBook Air and all three M1 MacBook Pro models. It also covers Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 smartphone line-ups.

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How much do the parts cost?

You need to enter your computer’s serial number to find out what parts are available and how much they cost. As you might expect with Apple, they aren’t cheap! For example, the nano-texture display for the Studio Display costs  $967.12 to replace. Apple will reduce the price if you send them your broken equipment, however. For the Studio Display, you can save yourself $97 by returning your faulty screen. In addition, it will set you back $49 to rent the Apple tool kit for your repair.

What we think

The expansion of Apple’s Self Service Repair program can only be seen as a good thing. It’s a cheaper option for owners who feel confident about repairing their electronic devices. It also means that independent repair services can now assure customers that they are using genuine Apple parts and tools.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.