Samsung is significantly expanding its self-repair program, making it easier for owners to fix their Galaxy devices. The program launched last year in partnership with iFixit and will now offer parts and repair manuals for more phones and tablets in more countries.
New Devices Covered
Foldables: For the first time, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip5 and Z Fold5 will be repairable through the program. This is a significant development, as foldable phones are notoriously expensive to repair.
Flagship Phones: The current S23 flagship line is also being added to the program, along with the Galaxy A05s, the first mid-range phone to be included.
Tablets: All Galaxy S9 and A9 tablets, as is the Galaxy Book 2 Pro laptop, are now repairable.
The number of countries where you can buy parts for your Galaxy device is also increasing.
The program is currently active in 13 countries. Samsung is adding 30 more, including Albania, Andorra, Austria, Herzegovina, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
What Parts Can You Repair?
Once a device is added to the program, you can purchase parts for the screen, back glass, charging port, speaker, SIM tray, side key, and volume key.
Galaxy Book laptops will also have parts available for the front and rear case, display, battery, touchpad, power key with fingerprint reader, rubber feet, fan, and speakers.
Partnership with iFixit
It is unclear if iFixit will be involved in this program expansion. Samsung does not mention iFixit in the press release, and the fine print notes that “Samsung collaborates with various distributors” and that “self-repair program details may vary by market and distributor.
iFixit only ships to some of the countries being added to the program.
This significant expansion of Samsung’s self-repair program makes it easier for Galaxy device owners to fix their devices.
This is a positive development for consumers and the environment, as it reduces the need for electronic waste.