The United States has almost as many gadgets and devices as it has people who use them. These devices can be finicky, and when they become non working, it is a hassle to find a place to get them repaired. Sometimes a trip back to the manufacturer is the only solution. So now you play the waiting game. It could be weeks before you get your device returned to you. Imagine having the capability of repairing your device yourself. Well, in some states this is possible. California has jsut become the eighteenth state to introduce the right to repair bill.
This bill would mean that manufacturers would have to provide consumers with the instructions and the parts for them to repair their devices on their own. Your text to link… The bill has not been passed as yet, and it had some strong opposition. Companies like Microsoft and Apple feel that this would pose a security risk for customers. To many people the bill would mean that they lose their warranty on the products. Companies will not accept the responsibility for products if consumers are allowed to tamper with them.
Imagine yourself trying to repair such delicate devices. You run the risk of getting everything all wrong, then you can not send it back to the company. Although with this bill, the manufacturer will send all instructions and parts, but sometimes special equipment is needed for this that you may not have. The question then becomes, where to get the special tools that may be needed. You will have to invest in tools that you may use only once. After doing your home repair on your device, it still may not work.
Some novelists may want to just have the opportunity to see the inner workings of these devices, so they will gamble at trying to be an at home electronics repair person. If the truth be told, there are more people who are unwilling to try these repairs than those who will actually do it. This bill is going to be a difficult one to get past the legislation. There are too many obstacles to consider. Every person is not technologically inclined. Many can not sew on a button, and this would be just as tedious.