Pushing for the right to repair your electronics

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
Published on April 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:54s

Pushing for the right to repair your electronics

From Contact 13: There's a push to give us the right to repair our own broken electronics.

It would mean you get to choose who fixes that broken screen.

Reporter Annie Taylor found out there are some things that just can't be fixed.

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Pushing for the right to repair your electronics

OUR OWN BROKEN ELECTRONICS.IT WOULD MEAN.....YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHOFIXES.....THAT BROKEN SCREEN.REPORTER ANNIE TAYLOR FOUNDOUT....THERE ARE SOME THINGS....THAT JUST CAN'T....BE FIXED.'I JUST DROPPED IT- AND I HITTHE CORNERS JUST RIGHT AND ITSHATTERED." JACK'S NOT THE ONLYONE TAKING THEIR PHONE IN TOGET REPAIRED.'ON AVERAGE 10 TO 20 IT CANVARY A LITTLE BIT THERE'S NORYME OR REASON WHEN PEOPLEBREAK THEIR PHONE.'

ROBERTVIATOR WITH UBREAKIFIX SAYS, ACRACKED PHONE SCREEN IS AN EASYFIX, NATS BUT ,THERE ARESOMETHINGS THEY CAN'T REPAIR.'THE MAIN THINGS WE CAN'T FIXTYPICALLY REVOLVE AROUNDI-PHONES THE FEATURES THEY CALLARE RELATED TO YOUR SECURITYLIKE FINGER PRINT SCANNERS ANDFACIAL RECOGNITION.'

ITSCREATING A MONOPOLY 'APPLE HASFULL CONTROL OVER SOME OF THOSEASPECTS THERE'S NO COMPETITIONYOU CAN'T COMPETE WITH THAT.'IF CUSTOMER'S LIKE JACK WERE TOBREAK SAFETY FEATURES ON THEIRPHONE- THEY COULD ONLY GO TOONE PLACE TO GET THEIR PHONEFIXED POTENTIALLY COSTING THEMWAY MORE.'EVEN THOUGH IT'S THIS ONEDOLLAR PART THAT DOESN'T COSTREALLY ANYTHING THEY ARE GOINGTO CHARGE YOU A LOT MORE THANWHAT THE SERVICE IS REALLYWORTH.'

CURRENTLY 19 STATESARE WORKING TO PASS A 'RIGHT TOREPAIR' LAW FOR THINGS LIKESMARTPHONES TO TRACTORS .WHICH WOULD CHANGE THE GAME FORINDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOPS FROMGIVING THEM MORE ACCESS.'ULTIMATELY IT WOULD JUST ALLOWUS TO TAKE CARE OUR CUSTOMERSAND ESSENTIALLY THEIR CUSTOMERSBETTER AND QUICKER MORECONVENIENTLY.'

'REPAIRS AREEXPENSIVE SOMETIMES PEOPLEDON'T REALIZE IT WILL BE THATEXPENSIVE.'

ONE OF THE REASONSJACK WENT TO UBREAKIFIXINSTEAD OF THE APPLE STORE WASTO SAVE TIME AND MONEY.'IF I WENT THERE THEY WOULDPROBABLY TELL ME TO REPLACE IT- THEY WOULD SAY IT CAN'T BETORNADOES AND FLASH FLOODINGTHROUGH

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