iFixit and Samsung now sell spare parts for some Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Fixit have launched their repair program which allows Galaxy S20, S21 and Tab S7 Plus owners to buy spare parts for their devices and access guides on how to fix it yourself. The program still has most of the caveats my colleague Umar Shakir pointed out when he announced it in March – it doesn’t launch with parts for Samsung’s latest flagship devices and there’s a limited amount of repairs you can do – but it’s good to see that at least some Galaxy owners will now be able to do their own repairs at home. Samsung also says it plans to expand the devices and types of repairs covered in the future.

You will be able to purchase the parts and tools to replace the display, rear glass and charging port through iFixit as well as Samsung sales and service outlets, according to Samsung’s informational message released on Tuesday. If you purchase a screen replacement kit, you will also receive a return shipping label to send the old parts back for recycling.

As for pricing, Samsung says consumers will pay the same price for parts as its “affiliated repair providers.” Jordan Guthmann, a public relations representative for the company, shared a chart with the prices, noting that they were subject to change. You can check out the full table below, but here are a few examples to give you a general idea; an S20 display assembly will cost $199.99; the rear glass will cost $69.99; and the charging port assembly costs $59.99. For the S21 Ultra, the rear glass and charger cost the same as the S20, while the display assembly costs $232.99.

Samsung still isn’t saying if you’ll be able to purchase a battery replacement on its own, and the company didn’t immediately respond to The edgerequest for comment on the issue. Its press release mentions that the replacement display assembly will include a battery, but that won’t do you much if your phone no longer holds a charge but has a perfectly intact screen. It’s worth noting that iFixit has parts and instructions for the (apparently rather tricky) S20 and S21 battery replacement process, but you won’t get an official Samsung part.

Unfortunately, iFixit does not appear to sell batteries for Samsung’s current line of phones, the S22 series. That doesn’t change today, as its partnership with Samsung does not yet include these phones despite the fact that they were released in February.

Samsung is just the latest big tech company to roll out a program that lets you fix your devices at home with official parts and instructions. Google and Valve have also partnered with iFixit for their own repair programs, with the latter pretty much setting the bar by allowing you to replace almost every part of your Steam Deck. (Although there have been some issues keeping parts in stock.) Apple has also launched its own DIY repair program and will send you professional-grade parts to replace the battery, lower speaker, camera, screen or Taptic Engine of your iPhone 12 or 13. vibrating motor.

iFixit/Samsung Repair Program Pricing

Model rooms Price
Model rooms Price
S20 display assembly $199.99
Fourth cover $69.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
S20Plus display assembly $216.99
Fourth cover $69.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
S20 Ultra display assembly $224.99
Fourth cover $69.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
S21 display assembly $160.99
Fourth cover $59.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
S21Plus display assembly $182.99
Fourth cover $69.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
S21 Ultra display assembly $232.99
Fourth cover $69.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
Tab S7 Plus Rear kit (rear and battery) $79.99
Display $219.99
Charging Port Assembly $59.99
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