Explore the FACTS Around Counterfeit Hardware & Parts – The OEMs are Building Only Half the Picture

Do you believe everything the OEM says about the independent market for data center hardware and parts? Critical thinking and reviewing the facts can save millions from IT budgets!

Right to Repair is already hurling into action in 2019


Just three weeks into the new year, Right to Repair laws are being proposed across the country. These laws would restore our ability to fix the things we own by making parts, manuals, and diagnostic software available to consumers and independent repair shops. The fight is being waged coast-to-coast, with small mom-and-pop shops up against some of the most
profitable corporations in the history of the world.

Over the last few years, the rag-tag Right to Repair coalition has scored a number of victories: legalizing cell phone unlocking in Congress, getting the FTC to rule “warranty void if removed” stickers null and void, and convincing the US Copyright office to grant a number of repair exemptions to federal copyright law. And in 2018 alone, Right to Repair made groundbreaking headway on the state level: 19 states introduced Right to Repair legislation—a big uptick from 12 repair-friendly states in 2017.

E-Waste: A Big Problem Needing Bigger Solutions

  In 1982, a family in the US bought a microwave oven. In 2012, thirty years later, the microwave was still working. In 2017, a young lady purchased an iPhone upgrade and a protective case. Four months later, with a splintered screen from a few bounces on the floor, the same young lady must purchase a new phone.

Survey finds 45 of 50 companies void warranties for independent repair (Despite consumer protection laws)

Six months after the FTC warned six companies their “void warranty if removed” labels are forbidden under warranty laws, a survey by the consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that the vast majority of appliance manufacturers continue to oppose independent repair. Of the 50 appliance manufacturers surveyed, 45 automatically void the warranties if the device had “unauthorized” repair.

Nation's largest electronics recycling company support Right to Repair!

Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair our Electronics

Pending U.S. legislation could force manufacturers to make repair parts and information available at fair prices.

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