Types of Warranties Offered ¶
iFixit and Manufacturer Warranties cover parts and tools sold from ifixit.com—not eustore.ifixit.com. Check the EU Store Policies for more.
iFixit Warranties ¶
These are the various level of warranty iFixit offers to cover products sold from iFixit.com and authorized resellers. Claims can be made by contacting iFixit Support.
- Lifetime Guarantee (Full Warranty)
- This iFixit product is guaranteed to function as long as you have it.
- 1 Year Warranty (Limited Warranty)
- This product is guaranteed to function for one year.
- This product is guaranteed to be as described on the product page on arrival. If it is defective, let us know and we’ll make it right.
Manufacturer Warranties ¶
These warranties are backed by a specific product's manufacturer for a stated amount of time. To claim a warranty replacement, you as the purchaser must contact the manufacturer.
A “Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty” may have different terms from iFixit’s Lifetime Guarantee. Please contact the manufacturer for any details.
You must contact the manufacturer directly for a warranty replacement.
iFixit Warranty Details ¶
Our policy is to honor warranty claims within the warranty period, unless the defect is caused by owner/user abuse or negligence or if the product was not used as intended. We may require you to return a product for analysis prior to issuance of a credit or replacement.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IFIXIT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF OUR PRODUCTS.
Some products, like batteries, are designed to be consumed during use. Product pages (and common sense) will tell you what items are designed to be consumed during use. Items like the Pro Tech Toolkit have consumable products that are covered under their own “as-is” warranty. Those consumables won’t get lifetime warranty replacement, but the other tools and parts will be covered.
Example: If your iPhone 5 battery replacement fails entirely after a couple months, we’ll replace it. If it loses potency after dozens and dozens of cycles, we won’t.
Another example: If one of the Plastic Opening Tools in your Pro Tech Toolkit breaks in half the first time you use it to pry a connector loose, we’ll replace it. If it loses the ability to pry as precisely as it did the first time after hundreds of uses, we won’t.
Legacy Products ¶
We’re always trying to sell better products. That means, from time to time, we upgrade or alter the items in our store. We can’t always provide an exact replacement for a legacy product if we don’t have any more! But we still honor our guarantee and will send an equivalent item as a replacement.
Example: The Pro Tech Toolkit now has much better tweezers than it did in 2011. If your 2011 tweezers fail, we’ll send the current version. Unfortunately, we can’t let you choose which version of the product we send.
In most cases, we will cross-ship warranty replacements for defective parts and tools. This simply means that we will send you a replacement item and we expect to receive the defective item back.
In some cases, we may require you to ship the failed item back to us before we send your replacement. See below for how we handle return shipping costs.
To cross-ship, we must have a valid credit card number on file to cover any incidentals. If we do not receive the defective product back after 30 days from the date you receive the replacement, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the retail price of the non-returned product.
We’ll match your expedited shipping method within 7 days of your receipt of purchase. Afterward, we reserve the right to choose the shipping method we use to send the replacement item.
If you are in the United States, we will send a prepaid shipping label to you along with the replacement product so you can send the defective product back to us.
Outside the United States, unless otherwise stated, to claim a warranty replacement you will need to ship the defective part back to us using a non-expedited shipping method that is able to be tracked and does not exceed a cost of $25 USD.
Include a receipt for the shipping charges in the package or in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reimburse you for the shipping charges once we receive and process the return.
We guarantee the function of our products, not the appearance.
Example: If the sticker on the back of your 54 Bit Driver Kit comes off, we won’t send a replacement. But if the bits inside fail, we will.
User Error ¶
We can’t cover user error. If you break a part during installation, we can’t replace it. If you accidentally damage the part after installation, we cannot replace it. If you damage one component while replacing another in your device, we are not responsible for replacing that damaged component for you. Additionally, if you destroy a tool or tool roll due to misuse, we can’t replace it.
iFixit is not responsible for any damage to your device due to improper installation or accidental damage. This includes data loss.
Example: If you use a Pro Tech Screwdriver to punch holes in a wall, we won’t replace the driver. If you use a Pro Tech Screwdriver to turn screws and the tip fails, we’ll send a replacement.
Another example: If your replacement iPhone screen stops working a year after you installed it, we'll send a replacement. If you drop your iPhone and the screen shatters, we won't replace the screen.
Our “One Year Warranty” covers the item for one calendar year after you receive the item.
Our “Lifetime Guarantee” is forever, given your and iFixit’s continued existence.
In the event that a warranty replacement is sent, the warranty will continue to be valid until the warranty expires or for an additional 30 days from date of receipt, whichever provides longer coverage for you.
Proof of Purchase ¶
We reserve the right to require proof of purchase to provide support for products under warranty.
Before making a claim for a defective part, please test it thoroughly. If a fully-functional item is returned, it is subject to a restocking fee of 15% or $5, whichever is greater. iFixit will replace any defective or malfunctioning part at no charge; if the part is no longer available, we will provide a return label to send back the defective part for a full refund.
Make a Claim ¶
To exercise your iFixit warranty, please contact us and our customer service team will be glad to help you. These warranties give you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Claim processing may require further documentation, and we reserve the right to request photos or photos in order to process you for a replacement under the warranty. We'll let you know after the claim is submitted.
Quality Parts ¶
Not all parts or sellers are created equal. And sometimes it’s hard to tell apart the good, the bad, and the inconsistent. We’ve spent more than a decade vetting sources and suppliers.
Our parts quality consistently leads the industry because we have the most robust processes: all parts are rigorously tested, iFixit certified, and backed by our Lifetime Warranty.
Learn more here: iFixit Quality Parts