Smartphones and computer owners are having a hard time of getting their gadgets fixed and repaired all by themselves or by a gadget technician. Well, you should not have to wonder as they are manufactured that way. But, worry no more as the legal administration had mandated the “Right to Repair” legislation just around the corner. With this law, tinkering those electronic gadget and letting your iPhone repair is really hassle-free.
What is “Right to Repair” Law?
The Right to Repair legislation requires all the manufacturers of any electronic gadgets to sell the genuine replacement parts and prepare the documentation for such repair easily available for all. But, remember, manufacturers still have the right to produce hard to repair devices as much as they want as this law wouldn’t prevent them for doing such. However, this law would basically permit anyone to have an access to necessary document needed for doing it.
Introduction of the “Right to Repair” Law
As of to date, there are already 17 states which introduced the said legislation that permits those independent repair shops to have similar access with that of the manufacturers. This access pertains to the utilization of genuine tools, gadget parts, and necessary details that would assist in the repair process.
For the consumer electronics sector, there is still no law that is officially passed yet. However, the Right to Repair Law for Automotive was passed in the year 2012 in Massachusetts. This automotive law has the same template with that of the new legislation.
On the brighter side, this new legislation is gathering more strength. This became more powerful during the issue regarding the whole iPhone battery that was uncovered not long ago.
The Real-Deal with Warranty-Voiding Stickers
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 stipulates that it is an illegal act for the company to void the warranty of the iPhone or smartphone when it is repaired or modified by someone. This act also tells that the company have to prove that the gadget modification is the cause of the device malfunction. Thus, making the warranty stickers meaningless, most likely for a legal point of view.
However, repair technician may have an intention to scare you with regards to those warranty stickers from modifying or repairing your gadget. Unfortunately, the Right to Repair law do not cover this issue as of the moment. So, just go with the flow of this warranty stickers.