What it Means for The Future of Device Repair
In recent years, right-to-repair legislation has received much attention, not just in the mobile phone industry but also in other industries where products go through everyday wear and tear. Among these industries are those that deal with mobile phones, home electronics, farm equipment, and other industrial gear. In a recent appearance with RepairTalk TV, our CEO, Jordan Notenbaum, went into great detail about the importance of this law for neighbourhood independent repair businesses.
What is Right to Repair?
The Right to Repair Act is a proposed law that, in a nutshell, would give customers access to replacement parts, tools, and schematics so they can properly repair or modify property they have purchased. Users can choose to self-service fix their phones themselves or to have technicians of their choice do repairs on their behalf.
The Digital Fair Repair Act was passed by the New York State Senate on June 3, 2022, which is a significant victory for the Right to Repair movement. The bill must now be signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul to become effective in New York.
How Will This Affect My Repair Store?
The Digital Fair Repair Act will likely encourage manufacturers to make spare parts, tools, and schematics available to residents of states other than New York and make OEMs more willing to work with suppliers like MPD Mobile Parts and Devices. In truth, we have connections with Motorola, LG, and OnePlus and are in talks with several other OEMs to increase our clients' access to Genuine OEM parts.
After this legislation becomes law, consumers and repair facilities will have choices regarding repairing broken parts in their electronic devices. While replacing the screen, they can select between a high-performing aftermarket display and an authentic OEM display. This provides options based on the diverse needs that each person has.
Although we can't forecast the future and the environment is changing almost every day, we are optimistic that we will be able to provide you with a more comprehensive range of OEM parts. To make it a reality, MPD Mobile Parts and Devices is working hard, and we'll keep you updated as things develop. If you're interested, you can look here to see the status of the right to repair laws in your state.