The iFixit Warranty
iFixit Australia — Warranties
Claims can be made by contacting iFixit Customer Support by click here. Include your order number and a brief description of the issue.
Here are the warranties iFixit offers to cover products sold from iFixit Australia:
- iFixit Lifetime Guarantee (Full Warranty)
- This iFixit product is guaranteed to function as long as you have it.
- The majority of our products fall under the iFixit Lifetime Guarantee, with a notable few exceptions, such as batteries and consumable tools, whose warranties are noted below.
- 1 Year Warranty (Limited Warranty)
- This product is guaranteed to function for one year. The warranty period begins on the order date, not the date the product was installed or used.
- All batteries sold by iFixit come backed by our 1 Year Warranty.
- 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.
- As-is items include screen protectors, TESA tape, the Prying and Opening Tools Assortment, and other consumable tools such as Spudgers, Opening Tools, Opening Picks, and Plastic Cards. These are products designed to be "consumed" with use. You can find out more about consumable items below.
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
A “ Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty” may have different terms than iFixit’s Lifetime Guarantee. Please contact the manufacturer for any 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.
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
In some cases, we may require you
We’ll match your expedited shipping
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.
We can’t cover user error. If you break
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 any faults or failures of the item for one calendar year. The warranty period begins on the date the order was placed, not the date the original item was received or installed.
If your item fails to function in that year, we will offer a replacement at no cost to you, and that replacement will be covered for the remainder of the original item’s warranty period. A replacement does not refresh or extend the warranty period.
Our “Lifetime Guarantee” is forever, given your and iFixit’s continued existence.
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 15% restocking fee or $5 ADN, 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 refund.
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