Looking for a laptop you can fix yourself? Apple to expand its Self Service Repair program


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Fix your MacBook yourself from the comfort of your home

For anyone who’s needed to repair an electronic device, running out to a store to get assistance can feel like a big waste of time. However, Apple is expanding its Self-Service Repair Program so MacBook owners can repair their laptops themselves.

The service is still relatively new, and many users have questions about it. With the recent expansion introducing MacBook support, now is a great time to consider getting one if you want the option of fixing your laptop yourself if one day something isn’t working right. In this article: MacBook Air 13.3-inch, MacBook Pro 14.2-inch and MacBook Pro 16.2 inch.

What to know about the Self-Service Repair program

It started with the iPhone

The Apple Self-Service Repair program launched in April 2022 and lets iPhone owners repair their phones themselves. The program supports the most recent models in the iPhone 12 and 13 series and is intended to help tech-savvy iPhone owners avoid going to the Apple Store for repair services.

Introducing MacBook repairs

Apple expanded the program on August 23 to allow MacBook owners to use the service to repair their laptops. However, not all MacBooks are supported, but those with one of the following four models can look into fixing their notebook themselves should anything go awry:

  • 2020 MacBook Air M1
  • 2020 MacBook Pro 13-inch M1
  • 2021 MacBook Pro 14-inch
  • 2021 MacBook Pro 16-inch

Can you fix a laptop yourself?

Before looking into the Apple Self-Service Program, it’s best to ask yourself if you have the skills, knowledge and time to fix a laptop, as the program is intended for those with experience repairing electronic devices.

Although it may not seem overly complicated based on the instructions, it can be overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. Also, while you’ll save yourself a trip to the Apple Store, you may spend more time investigating your laptop’s issue, and it may take longer than you’d like to fix it yourself.

How the Apple Self-Service Program Works

Find the correct repair manual

If you’ve decided you want to fix your MacBook yourself, you first need to get the correct manual for your laptop, which you can find on…