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Samsung is going to allow owners of some Galaxy phones to do small repairs around the house, like changing a broken screen wave charger port replacement.
This is a measure similar to the one that companies like Manzana either microsoft implemented in recent years and that represent a 180-degree turn in an industry accustomed to designing phones that are increasingly more compact and lighter, but also less accessible and without the possibility of expansion.
Samsung will rely on the repair company iFixit to sell the necessary tools and offer video tutorials that guide the user through the different steps to repair a device and the program is offered in addition to the usual technical service of the company, to remain active. At first, however, your repair options will be limited. Parts will only be sold for Galaxy S20 and S21 and the tablet Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Newer phones and those with more complex designs, such as Galaxy Fold folding screen, do not allow repairs. In the parts catalog available for the telephones, screens, chargers, and back coversbut not batteries, which is one of the components that tends to lose efficiency over time and should be changed after a few years.
The prices are similar to those that would be paid in an official technical service. In the US, for example, a new screen for an S21 Ultra will cost $232. The company has confirmed that in the future it will expand the components and models that will be able to benefit from the home repair program.
In addition to this new service, Samsung has begun testing a new functionality for phones in South Korea that will be called “repair mode“. This is a locking system that will allow you to send your phone to a repair center without having to worry about removing personal information from the device. With the mode activated, technicians will not have access to messages, photos and other information. sensitive.