Right To Repair & The Repair Association

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Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Jim_Fogle » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:06 pm

You may or may not be aware of the Right To Repair Act or The Repair Association. The Right To Repair Act is a political bill template that legislators use to support the consumer's right to have access to the same parts and documentation repair depots have. The Repair Association is the leading advocate to obtain this right. I'm posting a link to The Repair Association to increase awareness of this effort.

https://repair.org/
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Re: Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Zoetrope » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:50 am

I hear some spouses are proposing a "Right to Prevent that Old Sod from Trying to Repair things Himself" bill. ;)
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Re: Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Jim_Fogle » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:21 pm

I'm getting to that stage. I break more than I fix now days.

I normally wouldn't post a message with political connotations but right to fix and lack of Zoom service information or parts are bookend subjects. It seems there are more forum posts concerning repair than anything else.

A thought unrelated to the topic:

I miss having the capability to post in the Time Bomb Cafe. It was nice having a spot in the forum where one could rant, muse, ramble or otherwise post a message that went "poof" after thirty days.
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Re: Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Zoetrope » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 am

We just don't have the volume of off topic/time bomby posts to justify it. I'd say 99% of the new sign ups on the forum go straight to the Zoom gear sub forum that applies and seek tech help. Which is fine, that was always the intent of the forum.

As for random repairs, thank god for YouTube. :)
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Re: Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Jim_Fogle » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:12 pm

True. YouTube is great!
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Re: Right To Repair & The Repair Association

Post by Jim_Fogle » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:58 pm

Quick update to this topic. A local recycle center caught fire. 17 fire departments were needed to put the fire out. The facility damage estimate is $5,000,000 US. Security video shows the fire started in the electronic part of the recycle center. Some additional links are below.

Washington Post newspaper article and video: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... 86b51e38d6

iFixit repair Bill of Rights: https://ifixit.org/right
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