Apple also revealed that its Self Service Repair program will expand to additional countries, beginning in Europe, as well as addition Mac models later this year.
Self Service Repair for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro offers more than a dozen different repair types for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad, with more to come. Customers who are experienced with the complexities of repairing electronic devices will be able to complete repairs on these Mac notebooks, with access to many of the same parts and tools available to Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Service Providers.
To start the Self Service Repair process, a customer will first review the repair manual for the product they want to repair by visiting support.apple.com/self-service-repair. Then, they can visit the Apple Self Service Repair Store and order the necessary parts and tools.
Customers can send replaced parts back to Apple for refurbishment and recycling, and in many cases receive credit of their purchase by doing so. Apple will offer tool rental kits for $49, so that customers who do not want to purchase tools for a single repair still have access to its professional repair tools. Customers will have access to the tool kit for one week and it will be shipped free of charge.
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