iFixit teams up with Microsoft on official repair tools

iFixit declared today it will unite with Microsoft to make and sell official repair tools for some Surface models. The organization will start off with a presentation debonder, a showcase rebonder, and a battery cover.

The models these Microsoft-authorized tools are intended for aren’t the most amicable to at-home dabbling. Many — like the Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro 7+ — have neither aides nor repairability scores from the iFixit. This may clarify why, essentially for the time being, these favorable to grade devices aren’t being proposed to buyers.

“iFixit Pro independent repairers, Microsoft Authorized Service Providers, Microsoft Experience Centers, and Microsoft Commercial customers,” will be the only entities allowed to use these new devices, according to iFixit. “While not necessary to complete a DIY repair, these new tools are designed to prevent damage and will help technicians performing a high volume of repairs, and assist in improving accuracy and matching factory-level adhesion.”

As indicated by The Verge, it was Microsoft that moved toward iFixit about uniting, notwithstanding (and in light of) iFixit’s vocal analysis of the Surface line’s helpless repairability. More extensive accessibility of official repair tools, and the improvement of new ones, could be not too far off on the off chance that the two organizations see positive outcomes.

Microsoft is the furthest down the line organization to cooperate with iFixit. Already the option to-repair advocate has worked with HTC and Motorola as an authority parts hotspot for Vive headsets and cell phones, separately.