13 November 2018
In one of its kind of a move, Motorola has collaborated with iFixit to sell official DIY repair kits for the Motorola branded smartphones. Under this agreement, Motorola will provide OEM repair kits to iFixit for the customers to be able to repair their damaged devices on their own.
iFixit, as you might know, is the company that has rips apart almost all the gadgets to test their reparability. When they are not opening up newly launched devices, they are busy selling individual parts or repair kits for smartphones and also upload detailed how-to guides for the users to help them repair their devices on their own.
These iFixitMotorola kits include swappable displays and batteries which are the most common repair causes. In addition to the required official Motorola replacement part, each kit also has a screwdriver with relevant bits, spudgers, picks, tweezers, and a heating pad, in case required.
As of now, iFixit is selling repair kits for Moto X, Moto X Pure, Moto G4, G4 Plus, Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Z Force Droid, Moto G5 Plus and Droid Turbo 2 with kits for more devices may come soon. The pricing of these display kits start from $75 and go all the way up to $200 while the battery kits are priced around $40.
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