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DIY repairs for your Pixel 6 received a whole lot easier

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You can now order “genuine” Pixel components from iFixit along with the tools you need to repair your phone’s screen, camera, or battery.

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What you must understand

  • IFixit sells genuine Pixel parts for in-home repairs.
  • For the Pixel 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 series, it features “genuine” parts.
  • There are several parts available, including displays, batteries, back camera modules, adhesives, and more.

For their own shops, independent repairers will be able to purchase parts in quantity.
Google and iFixit announced a repair collaboration in April, under which the tech giant would give the DIY repair business authorized Pixel phone repair components. As of this Wednesday, you can finally purchase individual Pixel parts or a Fix Kit for any Pixel phone that has been available in the past five years thanks to this cooperation.

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The revelation was announced by iFixit, which claimed to have “authentic” components for the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, and 6, as well as any XL or Pro variations. Additionally, it offers parts for the original Google Pixel, however they are reproductions rather than genuine parts.

Owners of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may now buy a replacement screen, battery, or rear camera, and iFixit will provide all the tools required to disassemble the phone, attach and adhere the new part, and assemble it again.

The same is true for Pixel 6a owners as well: according to iFixit, the company will “have a full variety of Pixel 6a parts and a comprehensive set of repair guidelines” by the fall, a little bit later than the phone’s late-July release date. And even though the Pixel 7 was left out, we may presume it will follow suit.

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The price is determined by the phone and the component. For the Pixel 5a, 6, and 6 Pro, a replacement screen would set you back $100, $125, and $200, however a battery Fix Kit will set you back $50 for all three. The price to replace your camera could range from $23 (Pixel 2) to $177. (Pixel 6 Pro).

If you purchase these parts on your own, you’ll also have to deal with the stress of disassembling your phone. However, iFixit did state that it will work with independent repair shops to supply them these components and equipment, so you can use your local choice rather than mailing your phone in. In either scenario, you’ll want to be certain that sending your phone in for repair is secure to prevent unauthorized access to your Pixel’s data.

Although we haven’t yet seen any “authentic” components on the website, Samsung and iFixit also teamed up in March for repairs for the S21, S20, and Tab S7 phones and tablets. We can only hope that more at-home repair parts will soon start to become more widely available, both for Samsung phones and other Android brands.

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Recently, the state of New York established a “right to repair” law obliging OEMs to provide consumers with repair parts. While Google cannot compete with Fairphone in terms of repairability, this information does indicate that the firm is ahead of other brands in delivering on that promise.

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