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iFixit and Motorola team up on official repair kits for its smartphones

iFixit and Motorola have partnered on official repair kits. (Source: iFixit)
iFixit and Motorola have partnered on official repair kits. (Source: iFixit)
iFixit has announced that it has partnered with Motorola to supply users with official DIY repair kits for its recent smartphones. The kits include either a battery replacement or a screen digitizer assembly replacement and give users the ability to extend the life of their device considerably.
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In a first in recent times, iFixit has announced that it has teamed up with Motorola to supply customers with official DIY repair kits for most of Motorola’s recent smartphones. While users can still opt to send their device to Motorola for repairs, they can now also opt to buy an iFixit battery or screen replacement kit that includes the tools required to undertake the task themselves. At a time when most smartphone repairs like this are off limits to end users, the announcement is both surprising and welcome.

As iFixit notes on its website, e-waste from disposed consumer electronics good like smartphones has contributed to a 50 million ton global garbage problem. Programs like this will certainly help to put a dent in this problem, particularly if other manufacturers also decide to partner with iFixit as well. Of course, as iFixit itself has noted with its teardowns, many modern smartphones are all but off limits to this type of repair option as they haven’t been designed with either user upgradeability or repairability in mind.

iFixit is currently offering battery and screen replacement kits for a number of Motorola smartphones. These include the: Moto Z; Moto Z Play; Droid Turbo 2; Moto G5/G5 Plus; Moto Z Force; Moto X Pure Edition, and the Moto G4/G4 Plus. Prices for the battery kits are typically around the US$40 mark, while the screen digitizer assemblies are retailing for between US$75 and US$200 depending on device. All are available for purchase now.

A selection of tools included in the iFixit repair kits. (Source: iFixit)
A selection of tools included in the iFixit repair kits. (Source: iFixit)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1254 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-10-24 (Update: 2018-10-24)