The DIY gadget repair movement is growing, thanks to some help from President Biden.
Last week, the White House issued an executive order aimed at anti-competitive practices. It includes a provision that would give you the right to repair your own cell phones and other devices. Many manufacturers make repairing devices difficult. Experts say that such measures are unfair to users.
“When you buy a product, you own it, so this means you should be able to do with it what you want,” Lauren Benton, the managing director of Back Market, a marketplace for refurbished electronics, told Lifewire in an email interview. “But, this isn’t always the case with our expensive cell phones and laptops and other electronic devices today.”