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Right to Repair: What Biden's Order Means for Your Broken Tech

edited July 2021 in Off-Topic
Interesting development if you're handy and can repair things yourself:
Biden's executive order comes after years of debate by advocates calling for "right to repair," a series of rules that in theory would force phone developers, manufacturers of cars and washing machines, and even the makers of pricey farm equipment and medical devices to publicly post the diagnostic tools and documentation they use to fix products when they break. This would allow everyday people to either fix the product themselves or go to a third-party repair shop, rather than rely on "official" authorized repair centers, which are almost always the most expensive option.


  • We have turned into a disposal society instead of repair and reuse broken items. Many of us are not skillful enough to do these repairs. Don't forget electronic devices are considerably more complex and often the repair requires sending them back to the company's service center.

    Broken screen on iPhones can be replaced at Apple stores (but not cheap). The booths set up outside Apple stores can do more with replacing front screen, worn out battery, protective screen, and few other parts on smartphones and tablets.
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