I will just say it once more and for the last time ever on this thread, seeing that I am still being mentioned here even though the moderator reopened the thread on good faith that people would move on.
Right to Repair is illegal and should be shut up, end period.
Nobody should have a say on how companies decide to build their computers, other than their creators and their shareholders. Any customer not happy with that should go buy some other brand instead. Or build your own. You are free to do that, because you have choice.
Only official and authorized repair shops with certified technicians should be doing that job and access the official documentation and parts. This is the same for cars or whatever. This is important to ensure legal protection to customers. And protect them against malicious unauthorized third party repair shops that promises you to fix it with the same quality as official ones and cheaper. This is a crime.
YES, I NEVER took all my previous and current car to third party repair shops. I did it just to exhibit my money? No, I did it because it is the right thing to do. I’m not rich, but I do not have an urge to go out and slap on your face “hey, this is my Ferrari!”. I just chose not to work with criminals.
3rd party repairs would just create more problems with the car and decrease its values because of no official annual revisions made on it. Nobody will buy your car if you tell them that only 3rd party repair shops worked on it, but if I say that Ford worked on mine, the buyer will pay exactly what I am asking for it. That buyer is doing a conscious and safe thing. When a car with unofficial repairs is offered to me, I refuse it because these repairs are untrustworthy. What if any of these repairs did not follow the right procedures as stated by official documentation of the manufacturer? What if this exact repair causes an accident with me when I drive it? Who will refund me for it?
If you want to repair it yourself (I don’t), you also have that choice. No law forbids you to do that. But you have to be fully responsible for this choice and for the loss of warranty. The manufacturer has no legal obligation to give you the “gold mine map” to fix it, because you want to void the warranty, break the contract you acknowledged when you bought it. Unless you are a certified technician by that manufacturer, of course, then you are trained to so.
Unauthorized repair shops not doing authorized repairs should be prosecuted by the law, because it is illegal. 3rd party repair shops are not trustworthy.
Right to Repair is illegal. End of story.
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Right to Repair sucks and is illegal!