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Apple extends its DIY repair program to MacBooks

(Reuters) – Apple said on Monday it plans to make tools, parts and a repair manual available to users of its MacBook laptops, modeled after its existing iPhone program.

Buyers of the brand will be able to either buy or rent a repair kit from Tuesday for $49.

Apple has said that only Macbook Air and Macbook Pro models equipped with M1 chips will be able to take advantage of this repair service, while consumer associations have pressured the group for years to make such a service widely available.

In April, Apple launched a self-repair service for select iPhone models in the US and plans to expand to Europe later this year.

Last month, a US group agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving butterfly keyboards found on some of its MacBook models.

(Report of Yuvraj Malik in Bangalore, French version by Claude Shenju, edited by Bertrand Busy)

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