Samsung wants you to hang onto whichever of its devices you might have, but it’s okay, they probably have a self-repair option for whatever it is.
One way to save yourself some money and ensure another gadget doesn’t end up in the landfill is to repair it yourself, and Samsung has expanded its self-repair program to help you with that.
The company announced on Tuesday that a “significant expansion” is coming to its self-repair program. That expansion includes 14 new Galaxy devices, including smartphones like the Galaxy S23 series and the Z Fold5 and Z Flip5; new tablets, including the Galaxy Tab S9 series; and the Galaxy Book2 series 2-in-1 laptops. More interesting, however, is that Samsung said it is adding “20 visual display products, including the Freestyle 2nd Gen projector,” but which also includes TVs, soundbars, monitors, and other products.
The addition of these new products brings Samsung’s self-repair program to “nearly 50 models” of Samsung products. The parts needed to perform these repairs yourself are provided through a partnership with Encompass Supply Chain Solutions.
Samsung’s self-repair program was first launched in 2022, with iFixIt, and iFixIt is still the provider for some of the self-repair guidance you’ll find through Samsung’s self-repair program, though it appears that partnership may be limited to Samsung’s Galaxy phones.
Among the smartphone issues you’ll be able to fix yourself are things like speakers, charging ports, displays (front and back), and inoperable keys. On Galaxy Book laptops, you’ll be able to replace speakers and fans, fix the display, fix fingerprint readers and touchpads, and more.
In the home entertainment category, you’ll be able to repair issues related to “power, sound, and wireless communications.”
It appears all the newly supported devices are already listed on Samsung’s Self Repair Services website, and you can begin ordering parts through Encompass immediately. You can view/purchase repair guides on the Self Repair Services site, or you can download them when you purchase the parts.
Jessica Irvine is a tech enthusiast specializing in gadgets. From smart home devices to cutting-edge electronics, Jessica explores the world of consumer tech, offering readers comprehensive reviews, hands-on experiences, and expert insights into the coolest and most innovative gadgets on the market.