We need Action – Right to Repair Explained

We need Action – Right to Repair Explained

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Right to repair is a frequently misunderstood issue, and we’re here to set the record straight.

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  1. Christian
    Christian 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Apples making independent repair look like a crime

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  2. DEXXO
    DEXXO 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    They found now otherways to let your phone be useless , they shotting down 2g 3g singnals from Carriers so only phones with Volte 4g and 5G will Work!! you guys should make videos about this Miillons of Phone will be wasted n trash !!!!

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  3. ^_idk wether i exist or not_^
    ^_idk wether i exist or not_^ 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    I support right to repair: i used to repair iPads and i hate anti repair tactics which companies have been racing up each year.

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  4. Austria-Hungaryball
    Austria-Hungaryball 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Great video. These things really has to be said. It’s crazy how many people don’t support it

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  5. Michael Skelton
    Michael Skelton 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    At work we use zebra TC70's… They released a new update that bricked all the first generation devices, it said on the screen that the device has been decommissioned and to send the device back to them for disposal. The TC70's (now TC70x and TC71) cost about £1500 each. I'm expecting the same thing to happen at the end of this year with the TC70x devices. They claimed it was no longer supported despite the software working on any smartphone.

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  6. EasterlyArt
    EasterlyArt 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    It's 2022 and I'm sure most of us are watching this video because of Apple… again.

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  7. Admiral Tymothy's Loot Chest
    Admiral Tymothy's Loot Chest 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    I'm a little late to this video, but here's my repair conundrum. I have a Galaxy S10+ that is suffering from screen digitizer failure: either it will detect non-existent touches or it won't respond to actual touches. I wanted to have it repaired, but you can't just replace the digitizer without replacing the screen and the ultrasonic thumbprint scanner (and maybe the front cameras?). The screen costed nearly $400 (at the time, now $300). At this point, I was going to just trade it in on a new phone. However, AT&T wouldn't take the trade with its current malfunctions, so I had to get it repaired in order to get any kind of trade credit to make the new phone affordable, so I was basically just going to pay full price out-of-pocket, anyways. I just ended up keeping the thing and it is so unbelievably irritating to use. Using any app is basically impossible. Besides the FUBAR digitizer, it's a perfectly functioning phone, though. Might get around fixing it, one day.

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  8. Josh Payne
    Josh Payne 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    That phone plan sounded so expensive

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  9. JohnyCakes
    JohnyCakes 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    You know, if you live in the rural parts of the United States at the very least you have a fairly hood chance of seeing a John Deere that was made in the 60s 70s or 80s and still runs today (with maintenance). Buying brand new implements is expensive while repairing those older pieces of equipment is relatively easy. Weve got a JD 450 that were replacing an oil pump on. Finding original spec parts can be difficult but on equipment like that without a computer or something ridiculous, you can get away with the proper flow volume and pressure. Also a perfect example of how right to repair is being threatened in the states is with firearms. Lawmakers want to ensure you cant buy parts to your firearms without doing individual background checks, like my trigger or bolt.

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  10. Rezonance Eternal
    Rezonance Eternal 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    This shit right here needs to be… REPAIRED

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  11. TechFixers Repair
    TechFixers Repair 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    You should have had iFixit as a sponsor

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  12. royandescartes
    royandescartes 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    i know its 2022, but guess what, Apple is trash. lemme tell you why. ANY phone that has Touch ID, if you decide you wanna change the battery yourself, the moment you OPEN the phone, the TOUCH ID stops working completely and the ONLY WAY to fix it, is to take it to APPLE. This is not right. i had 3 iPhones: 5s, 6s & 7. Opened all three carefully like i always do. TOUCH ID stopped working on all 3. I absolutely HATE APLE and have since then switched to Android. NEVER had any issues with Android. EVER. A new touch ID from Apple cost well over 100 dollars. screw these people.

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  13. Yaniv B
    Yaniv B 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    I don't get it. If right to repair is so important, why do you need legislation? Wouldn't competition make stuff easier to repair and everyone buy that instead? Reality is most people care about performance and initial price and not many care about R2R. You just have too much pride to face this fact and say it like it is.

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  14. Bernie L
    Bernie L 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Hey I might even go as far as buying a hoodie off you OK if you put your money where your mouth is an actually become the poster child for this movement well you know what I mean

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  15. Bernie L
    Bernie L 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    OK so I watch the entire video and again Linus you and Linus tech group need to get directly involved your hands dirty and put your money where your mouth is. Linus tech group should be working directly with the government and formulating the rules. Yes Linus get off your ass and put your money where your mouth is

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  16. Bernie L
    Bernie L 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    You know it just occurred to me that you Linus should be part of the process for Right to repair. All the ins and outs in the ugliness you could put forward and find ways to be fair to both parties. Linus tech group should be involved in the right to repair legislation right up. To be fair to everyone of course

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  17. Jim S
    Jim S 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    I appreciate Linus ironically flipping the argument of personal freedom against his predominantly american audience, however it can easily be shot down as virtue signaling. Thankfully he sort of addresses this.

    The matter of the fact is that corporations are against the right to repair in some shape or form, mostly because otherwise they lose a big source of revenue (when you repair you do not buy new duh!).

    Consumers who are against it are simply the kind of people that are having wet dreams about Elon Musk saving the world and Bezos supposedly being the embodiment of entrepreneurial glory that they also seek.

    So the argument that I can back is that we consumers can no longer be put into a position where everything we own becomes obsolete much faster nowadays in many ways and at the end we are forced to buy more and more and more. At the same time in most parts of the world, incomes has been stagnant for decades. And guess who many many people work for… big corporations.

    If that means sacrifice to the speed of advancement (which will never stop anyway), so be it – although at the rate companies call their product simple features "technologies" I doubt most people understand what advancement looks like. If it means more dumb people will try to repair at an unauthorized service center risking malfunction, that is on them. Lets not pretend that this is a valid argument in favor of corporations being afraid of bad press. Corporations like Apple do it just fine on their own, when they try to patent silly things like the general shape of a smartphone or when they are caught purposefully slowing down older models with new iOS upgrades to force them to buy new.

    And yeah the eco friendly stuff sound so boring and cliche, but if there are still people out there that think any sort of recycling procedure/program etc is actually making a noticeable difference, bad news guys, they dont. Not just regarding electronics.

    Lastly there will be people that will obnoxiously spout stuff like "but bro, why do you have an issue with companies making more money huuuhhh???". I dont, dingus. If the average person was actually being paid decently and no one was even close to any definition of poverty no one would either. "But if you cant afford it dont buy it!!!!". Not how it works, shirt for brains. Corporations themselves made technology an inescapable part of our lives. Especially during (and unavoidably after) the pandemic.

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  18. Justin Hamby
    Justin Hamby 2 May, 2022, 02:19


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  19. Aaron Rothholz
    Aaron Rothholz 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    You have the right to not buy Apple produkts and buy produkts you can repair.

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  20. Radek Zielinski
    Radek Zielinski 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    honestly lets just stop buying them I wonder what they'll do then when people will start buying things that can be repaired.

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  21. OnlyRobertAman
    OnlyRobertAman 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    While when i first heard this debate i was completely in support of the idea, I think the there is an argument to be made against it that wasn't mentioned, as phones get more and more complex repairs will become more and more difficult and if it becomes so difficult to repair a device, it wont be worth the price and the hassle for these small shops to repair your iPhone or iMac Pro. I think the real solution is for them to make longer lasting devices and more durable in the case of screens and possibly delicate parts.

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  22. jb888888888
    jb888888888 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Correction, there weren't any "97 Datuns." Datsun as a brand name was retired in 1986, not brought back until 2013.

    Yeah, I'm jackaling Linus.

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  23. Sazil8PF
    Sazil8PF 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Riley is chad verison of that awkward nerd dude

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  24. M Dharmaraj
    M Dharmaraj 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    when this tech industry has its wish .. earth will become like mars a toxic shit hole and we would be either forced to live in space or dig underground ..

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  25. M Dharmaraj
    M Dharmaraj 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    stop making ppl pay for junk hardware and software ..

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  26. M Dharmaraj
    M Dharmaraj 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    i wont to be able to use my phone for atleast 15 years and still be ok with it ..

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  27. M Dharmaraj
    M Dharmaraj 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    make repair easier .. no bloat ware which bogs down old phones user replaceable batterie .. screens etc .. technology and hardware industry is destroying the planet .. unless there is some breakthrough tech its no use upgrading phones and other tech gadgets these days

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  28. Robert Pearson
    Robert Pearson 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    How low are Apple repair standards? Is it “the check cleared”?

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  29. Robert Pearson
    Robert Pearson 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    As a “processor design scientist” I ask, what innovation. They are using CMOS circuit designs created decades ago. The CPUs are still the original von Newmann architecture. I would love to see innovation (like RTD Threshold Gate stack-based direct-execution processors) but I do not believe that managers are willing to hire designers with imagination, vision, or creativity. Executives are still not able to see that Ridiculous Instruction Set Computers (RISC) are a scam.

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  30. BlackOreoCookie
    BlackOreoCookie 2 May, 2022, 02:19

    Louis actually brought me to your channel! Through watching you I've gotten very interested in upgrading my laptop, and even the idea that I can buy parts and do it myself make me so happy, this bill needs to be passed absolutely ASAP.

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