Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back
The idea of planned obsolescence is nothing new. But the use of “repair prevention” as a method of making products obsolete is growing
Related to all this is the growing problem of e-waste. The inability to repair a product shortens its lifespan and adds to the number of electronics winding up in landfills.
Right to repair advocates blame the manufacturers. Apple, for example, was found to have funded lobbying efforts to kill the Fair Repair bill in New York.
Source: The Fight for the “Right to Repair” | Innovation | Smithsonian