Samsung’s Self-Repair Service Now Expands to Galaxy S22 Lineup

Samsung has now expanded its self-repair service with partner iFixit which will now include Galaxy S22 components and manuals. Genuine replacement parts for the S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, as well as the Galaxy Book Pro (15-inch) and Pro 360 notebooks, are now available to consumers just as we’re getting ready for the Unpacked event that will introduce the Galaxy S23

Customers had limited access to OEM components when Samsung first introduced the self-repair service in August, such as replacement screens, USB-C charge connectors, and back covers for older Galaxy S20 and S21 devices as well as the Tab S7. Not much has changed in terms of what consumers can officially fix, even with the inclusion of S22 devices.

Repairing Samsung Smartphones is a Hefty Task to Perform and Requires Significant Research

Samsung’s insistence on providing authentic Galaxy S screens and batteries as single assemblies is annoying when considering the possibilities because you must pay for a display even if only your battery has failed. But since the company decided to employ non-removable adhesives for the battery, they are joined together for safety reasons, making it difficult to separate them without destroying them unless you have special chemicals and/or delicate prying techniques.

Image: iFixit

It won’t be simple to repair, though, unless Samsung redesigns the internals of its phones. It takes 39 steps to remove the charging board from an S22 Ultra display before the display and battery assembly can be released, according to the OEM guide created by iFixit. 

Prices are at least reasonable even with the combo screen and battery. The price of an S22 Ultra screen and battery, including tools, is $166.99. Comparatively, Apple charges $194 for an iPhone 13 small display, $69 for the battery, and $49.00 for the cost of tool rental. The table below provides an overview of the costs for the remaining new Samsung components: 

Image: The Verge

Although it was an apparent oversight, Samsung has at least now made the S22 components accessible. They were not initially included in the repair program’s introduction. Additionally, being able to swap either the battery or the top casing and keyboard by yourself is a huge plus for owners of Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 laptops.

In the meanwhile, Apple’s self-repair software still does not provide a DIY repair option for its newest iPhone 14 smartphones. Self-repairs of MacBook Pros are now possible, however, they may be quite pricey when compared to mending Samsung laptops.

For its popular Fold smartphones, though, Samsung still doesn’t provide self-repair alternatives, so you need certainly to sign up for Samsung’s Care Plus subscription. We can only speculate as to how long it will take until the first new owners can stock up on components, particularly for those considering going case-less with their next phone, given the impending release of new phones.

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