Apple Expands Its DIY Repair Program including MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops equipped with the M1 chip. Once the program officially launches tomorrow, you will be able to purchase genuine parts for the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the 2021 14- and 16-inch M1 MacBook Pros. Apple’s Self Service Repair Store.
This builds on the repair program Apple launched earlier this year, which initially included parts for the iPhone 12 and 13, such as the display, battery and camera. While the program is currently only available in the US, Apple plans to bring it to Europe next.
Apple makes a number of MacBook parts available to start, including the display, top case with battery, Touch ID and trackpad. According to TechCrunchparts prices vary widely – it can cost $5 for screws, $29 for speakers, and about $580 for a full logic board.
But Apple says it plans to expand repair types in the future and will also expand the program to more Mac models “later this year,” such as the M2 MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Studio Display. If you don’t want to buy the tools needed to do the repair, Apple says you can rent a kit for $49, and according to TechCrunchthe set should be much smaller than the 79-pound unit that Apple sends to people to fix their iPhones.
Apple’s press release didn’t go into detail about the actual process, but the ability to swap out a Touch ID module or logic board at home means that, like authorized repair personnel, it must be serialized, either with a tool or by Apple before the parts are shipped.