September 27, 2023


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Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair

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Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair


Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair.

Recently, Apple launched the iPhone Self Repair Program service, which allows users to self-repair a faulty iPhone in their hands by renting tools.

This kit weighs 79 pounds (about 35.8 kg), and technology media Apple Insider took the lead in bringing these tools out of the box.


Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair


Currently, this toolkit can only repair relatively new iPhones such as the iPhone 12 series, iPhone 13 series and iPhone SE, but it may be extended to more devices in the future. With this toolkit, you can repair broken screens, replace batteries, and more.


To reserve such a kit, the rental fee is $49 and can be used for up to 7 days. But there will be a withholding fee of $1272 on the credit card. Technology media AppleInsider took battery replacement as an example.


The kit is shipped in 2 days and includes two large Pelican branded boxes. Together they weigh nearly 80 pounds.


The two boxes are one large and one small. First, the small box is opened, and Apple puts a return label so that the kit can be sent back to Apple after the repair is completed. Apple put two new zippered security labels in the box for the return trip.


Inside this case is the heater used to loosen the adhesive holding the display. Attached to the heated display removal unit are the necessary power cables and a thermal bag tray.


Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair


The thermal pouch tray holds your phone with a metal edge and slides the smartphone into the display removal unit. It will intelligently heat your iPhone to a specified temperature, precisely for a certain amount of time, allowing the adhesive to weaken.


Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair


A suction cup is attached to the display, and when you turn the knob on it, it slowly applies pressure, pulling the display panel out. Once separated, you can use the included tool to break through any remaining adhesive.

There are a lot more tools in the big box. It has its own return label and safety label inside, along with all of our tools next to it.


The case also has a guide showing where each tool is and what they are. This of course makes it easier for you to know what goes where and ensures you don’t forget anything when packing.

There are two small boxes filled with screwdrivers, display covers, suction cups and a plastic spatula. Then there are two large pieces of equipment — a monitor tablet press and a battery tablet press — and a tray to hold them.



During many repairs, the user uses the display press several times. Their phones will be placed in a tray dedicated to the device and slid under the press.

The first use will be to apply glue. During reassembly, glue is deposited on the phone and a metal plate is placed on top. Then insert the tray into the press and pull a lever.


Display Presses


As soon as the lever is pulled, the countdown starts at 30 before the screeching beep of zero. You have to pull out the knob on the left to release the lever.


After applying the glue, the user installs the display assembly. As long as it’s attached and positioned correctly, the iPhone will repress the display to hold it in place.


Without this tool, the adhesive may not be as strong and may cause the display assembly to dislodge or cause its water resistance to be compromised.


Battery tablet press


A battery press is a very niche device used when replacing batteries. First install a new battery with new adhesive underneath.


Then insert the phone into the battery press, pull down the upper lever, and place a rubber roller on top of the new battery. The user then swipes the phone back and forth a few times to hold the battery in place.


This tool applies constant, even pressure to the battery while ensuring that the battery is not damaged.


Apple could indeed buy the tools themselves, but with the price tag costing hundreds of dollars, the $50 rental fee is all the more compelling.

With these tools, many users will be able to make repairs themselves, rather than out of pocket in a genius bar.




Apple launched Self Repair Kit: Do-It-Yourself iPhone Repair.

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