iFixit is a leader in the campaign to educate people on how to repair their own devices. Most major companies do not provide users with the resources to fix their products. iFixit is challenging this norm by supplying users with all the tools, instructions, and new equipment they will need to repair their devices.
Partnering with Motorola, iFixit now holds the right to repair Motorola smartphones. Official kits are available to fix the screen and the battery. Unfortunately, with the wide variety of android devices, the availability of finding one with every part needed may be a little tougher. iFixit does offer detailed guides for a large majority of android devices and sells many different android parts.
Apple, on the other hand, does not allow third party companies to repair their iPhones. Attempting to repair an Apple device will void the warranty and may cause it to no longer function, Apple requires these devices to be fixed by an official Apple store.
With the help from iFixit, cracked screens and dead batteries will no longer be a reason for having to purchase a new phone or over paying for simple fixes. But, if you are uncomfortable with repairing your phone, reputable dealers are available to make such repairs.
Author: Emily Cieslewicz, IT Tech Assistant
Duino, Justin. “IFixit Partners with Motorola on OEM Fix Kits so You Can Replace Your Phone’s Battery or Display.” Android Authority, Android Authority, 24 Oct. 2018, www.androidauthority.com/ifixit-motorola-partnership-fix-kits-917415/.
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