What Is Right To Repair?

Do you really own what you buy? And why is it so damn hard to repair your phone?

The new Waveform channel: seslow.info

0:00 Right To Repair Intro
3:27 They Want Control
8:08 Anti-Right To Repair
12:45 What's Happening in Tech
18:03 Conclusion

The Right to Repair Movement: www.repair.org/stand-up
Farmers hacking their John Deere tractors: seslow.info/u/d4SK3sPLboGzoas/video
Louis Rossmann: seslow.info
Simone Giertz Truckla: seslow.info/u/nH-nxLKUf3eMZqM/video

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Intro Track: Jordyn Edmonds smarturl.it/jordynedmonds​
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  • the one part i dont get is, if this is such a concern, why not start a competing business that makes products and repair accessible? surely if this is the way to go, people will stop buying iphones and teslas in favor of the cool new brand that makes their products easy to fix. what if we just get everyone who supports RTR to fund a new electric car company that encourages modifications and lets anyone replace on board software with open source alternatives.

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  • Wow never thought about modding a Tesla and then Tesla punishing you for that, that alone makes a Tesla suck ass, Apple same. ✊🏽

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  • The biggest part of right to repair is batteries in phones and they make it super hard. There is no need for this than wanting you to upgrade and off that it creates more e waste

    BreakfastBreakfastDag sedan
  • In my opinion you should be able to repair something yourself but the manufacturer should be able to say "if you repair it, we take no liability for any damage done", like dev mode on chromebooks - it's fine but voids your warranty

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  • EU just making laws for companies that all things must be repairable.

    KULT VítkaKULT Vítka2 dagar sedan
  • I'm from the auto repair business. My family has owned/operated a shop for 30 years. When Toyota Prius' were new we couldn't replace the battery because it was too complicated. Then a training class and tools were made for independent shops and Toyota suddenly allowed us to fix Prius batteries. When we started we learned that it was easy because we've been fixing things for a long time. When things get more complicated it may be harder for someone without the skills, but that's literally how shops stay in business: Knowing how to fix the stuff you don't. Right to repair needs to learn from the Auto industry! We're proof that even "Dumb mechanics" can do really complicated repairs... When we're allowed to... Looking at you TESLA!

    Mitch TheBeastMitch TheBeast2 dagar sedan
  • Your 💯 right when we owned something we have the right to repair it i think some companies just fix the problem for future technology

    Daveed WellsDaveed Wells2 dagar sedan
  • Yes sometimes it's hard to repair things now then it was back in the day

    Daveed WellsDaveed Wells2 dagar sedan
  • Went you prepared and reused the things do you think it a engineer job

    Daveed WellsDaveed Wells2 dagar sedan
  • Yes understandable

    Daveed WellsDaveed Wells2 dagar sedan
  • In the UK, a new “right to repair” law is expected to be introduced this summer. Details are sketchy on which appliances are covered. However, it is proposed that manufacturers will be legally obliged to make spare parts for products available to consumers for the first time. A legal right to repairs in order to extend a product’s lifespan to 10 years.

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  • This just one of the reasons I would never buy an Apple product

    PUB WIEPUB WIE3 dagar sedan
    • yep, try to stay away from those as well.

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    • apple isnt the only tech or smartphone company that does this. google and many others does this.

      Colin TanColin TanDag sedan
  • Does marquess have the right to repair max?

    AirPodUser223AirPodUser2233 dagar sedan
  • Who in the heck is giving this a thumbs down? Lol

    The EndThe End3 dagar sedan
  • Useless video

    Mohsen RashidiMohsen Rashidi3 dagar sedan
  • It’s the right to repair stuff of course. Saved y’all 20 mins

    lilmoris1lilmoris14 dagar sedan
  • k safety is not the issue nor has it ever been fucking safety stop falling into this trap. Its a phone its a fucking car if you want to fix it the risk is on you. They do not have a right to lock you out of the process.

    CursedFoxCursedFox4 dagar sedan
  • I know I'm super late here but I once went to an iStore/Apple store to find out how much it would be to replace a cracked screen on my iPad and he quoted me what it'd cost to buy a new iPad. I told him that and his response was "yeah, you'd have to buy a new one" I asked for a repair cost and I was quoted a new device. Imagine.

    Maxx “Max” KoggenMaxx “Max” Koggen4 dagar sedan
    • @Maxx “Max” Koggen Yeah, I've always been to my local Apple Store if I ever have any issues.

      Tom StevensTom Stevens2 dagar sedan
    • @Tom Stevens at an Apple store?

      Maxx “Max” KoggenMaxx “Max” Koggen2 dagar sedan
    • Not sure which iPad you have, but I only had to pay 50 bucks for the screen repair of my Air 4.

      Tom StevensTom Stevens3 dagar sedan
  • Yeah Apple just made me replace the keyboard with a battery swap

    flameout12345flameout123454 dagar sedan
  • Bandwagon topic. Pointless to discuss. Big corpo will never allow this type of legislation to pass... The system is broken. Big corpo wants it broken....

    Toggle ComputersToggle Computers5 dagar sedan
  • I watched a video and replaced my ipad air 2 screen for 15 dollars. You can not stop idiots being stupid. Fixing simple things are simple. Replacing plug and play parts such as wifi antennas are easy. Body work on any car at a reputable body shop is going to be perfect. I took my Kia to Chevy and they gave lifetime coverage on that repair. Someone need to challenge Tesla in court over charging blocks. They will win.

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  • People always want to play God. I mean consumers

    Malusi SokoMalusi Soko5 dagar sedan
  • I've always wanted to create a tech company, and if I succeed I promise to be pro-repair/upgrade I mean I'm going to make it easy to repair, with labels/ instructions in the box

    Cool KidzCool Kidz5 dagar sedan
  • "once you buy something, do you own it?" communism: no you dont. capitalism: no you dont.

    o_Oo_O5 dagar sedan
  • Apple is good for one thing. Throwing away. I'd rather be able to build my own computer, and have it do what I want. Not be some Apple garbage.

    Doom YodaDoom Yoda6 dagar sedan
  • 10yrs ago my phone had a removable battery lol, which was easily replaced at the end of its life cycle. Now people just buy the same phone as last year for $100+ more then last years price.

    [Chwyyy][Chwyyy]6 dagar sedan
  • 4r

    Siam HossainSiam Hossain6 dagar sedan
  • Stop buying new shit. This is why I bought a 1999 Lexus. The same Toyota bulletproof V8 they use in the Tacoma, power everything, all leather. Got the original Lexus factory service manuals and an old version of the Toyota software to program the car. Plenty of em in the junkyards too.

    Philip CaddickPhilip Caddick6 dagar sedan
  • You forget they aren't interested in leafy green they are interested in papery green.

    Derpy PotatoDerpy Potato6 dagar sedan
  • It's been a minute since the tube pulled up one of your vids & this one was definitely worth the watch . Thanks

    KAE OfficialKAE Official6 dagar sedan
  • The worst thing about apples repair shop is that you will take your MacBook for a battery replacement and they’ll tell you that you need £1000 worth of replacements because of “issues” but all you asked for was a battery replacement.. AND THEN you say that you don’t want to fix it afterwards that can charge you anything from £100 to £500 for a “professional diagnostic” which is stupid

    Shinobi JaydenShinobi Jayden6 dagar sedan
  • Can we just stop supporting these types of companies? It doesn't seem to hard to fix.

    Alexander WindhAlexander Windh6 dagar sedan
  • You missed a massive point on the car ownership. We can’t do anything we want with it. You mentioned driving on the road. Driving on public roads is a privilege. Not a right. And because of that, there are rules or laws to follow, to make lots and lots and lots of money, while doing almost nothing.

    Andrew HigdonAndrew Higdon7 dagar sedan
  • I just discovered this channel and I am IN LOVE with the format. Really interesting, in-depth, and articulate. Wish I found you sooner!

    Fox MindFox Mind7 dagar sedan
  • Very interesting conversation MKBHD. Thanks man!

    jtandyjtandy7 dagar sedan
  • Not about repair, but about corporate control: Remember when Ferrari sued Deadmou5 for wrapping HIS Ferrari?

    renraggedrenragged8 dagar sedan
    • Ferrari has always been full of purists that hate car wraps and car modding in general, you can see it in NFS Heat, Ferraris don't have a lot of body mods because Ferrari by contract didn't allow them in the game. They could rebadge a Trabant with their logos and say that "it's not bad because it's a Ferrari". This childish behaviour in fact created Lamborghini that absolutely smoked them with the Miura.

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  • Switch to the dark side apple users "ANDRIOD" Rocks !

    Adnan ShafiqAdnan Shafiq8 dagar sedan
  • A simple thing, if it doesn't have apple or tesla parts then it can't have their brand on that product, because if the phone or the car blasts off someday, it's doubtful that the owner even knows if it's because of the replaced item by some random industrial technician! Of course u "own" the product but u "don't own" the brand and if there is a performance issue then u'll complain about the brand and not a single item which u can't even be sure!!!!!

    Erin SoloErin Solo8 dagar sedan
  • My brain needs repair 😂😂😂

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  • Yeah they try to control all action to touch their product, because it can increase the income for the product but kill the actual ecosystem

    Panji AkbarulPanji Akbarul8 dagar sedan
  • Support right to repair. Support Louis Rossman 💙❤

    Souvik MukherjeeSouvik Mukherjee8 dagar sedan
  • The car and printer examples are not really relevant, bc we’re talking about repairing something broken that I own, not speeding…or copying mOney…but I get what he’s saying

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  • marques sounds normal on 1.25 speed

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  • Logic

    Max McCannMax McCann8 dagar sedan
  • TechGiants seeing the thumbnail: Stop tiny phone repairmen from stealing your data with this 1 weird trick!

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  • The Right to Repair! we will fix these international laws

    lucas remlucas rem9 dagar sedan
  • Did Louis Rossman have a Hatsune Miku figure in the background at 6:22? Bold move.

    junk bobjunk bob9 dagar sedan
  • Everything's getting smaller and lighter and yet we can do less with our devices than we could 5 years ago. 5 years ago I could have a spare battery and a spare battery charger and carry it with me and replace in seconds when needed. Now I'd need a bunch of tools to replace a dying battery. Not okay. I'm okay with a slightly bulkier and heavier phone if I can do more with it.

    KMichelle ArgusKMichelle Argus10 dagar sedan
  • Ok, I usually don't comment on SEslow videos, but this is an awesome topic. Regarding the safety argument, I honestly think it could be used in the company's disadvantage (considering Brazilian law, and I believe laws from many other countries, from what I studied). I can honestly see a court ruling that if a company goes that far to protect the product from the owner, if the owner succesfully makes a change to the product and there is an accident or something similar, the company should also be held liable, since they took it as their responsibility to "babysit" the owner. A simple analogy would be a website where you can leave comments. If the company evaluates the comments before they are published, if any comment generates a problem (such as being racist), the company could also be held liable, since it analyzed the comment and decided it was okay. That is one of the reasons companies try to not intervene that much in some aspects, even if technically the could, since this would help avoid liability.

    Aristides Tranquillini NetoAristides Tranquillini Neto10 dagar sedan
  • The argument for the Tesla is stupid as hell - you can get into problems with the regular engine cars. Fire, explosions, death. But we just know how to work with it, so we hurt ourselves less.

    Kray ZeeKray Zee10 dagar sedan
  • It Let me photo copy money

    Pat The Logo GuyPat The Logo Guy10 dagar sedan
  • Finally MKBHD has started criticizing Apple.

    Aditya RanaAditya Rana10 dagar sedan
    • I swear to god, in every single apple review he has ever has done, he has said at least one negative thing, why do people keep saying this?

      EmbisEmbis2 dagar sedan
  • Elon musk is so greedy, he cant see past his own hypocrisy. How you gonna say you don't want people to hurt themselves and yet want people to volunteer to die just to say you are the emperor of mars? Seems to me, down the road he is gonna start uploading car crashes into his vehicles just to make more money at the cost of his own fanboys lives. Anonymous, shut this clown down.

    Jimmy D. PorterJimmy D. Porter10 dagar sedan
  • Speaking about Right to repair you should do a fairphone review.

    NicolasNicolas10 dagar sedan
  • I understand that we want the ability to fix our own stuff but think about it, those tractors, tractors back in the 70s weren't as smart and efficient and probably much reliable as today, you can basically work in a farm and not get dirty with todays technology. Same deal with phones. I remember I could take my nokia apart, keyboard battery front case... you name it, but these phones were meant to be used for calls, text, use a calculator and play snake, todays phones requires lots of tech and software development which requires a complex set of components that lest be clear, not many people are familiar with.

    Oscar DíazOscar Díaz11 dagar sedan
  • Does the king reply

    Metlha RabodietsoMetlha Rabodietso11 dagar sedan
  • U forgot to say that the companies block u from repair for money like selling 300 dollar glass to make u think to buy a new phone as its more worth it

    pro2gopro2go11 dagar sedan
  • I am sitting here waiting for the WWDC to beginn because I am interested in buying a MacBook. And I really want one, it is a nice piece of tech. However, the way Apple deals with customers behind their back and also with the repair-shops makes them so unsympathetic to me, that it actually would affect my user experience with one of their products while using it...

    noplan724noplan72411 dagar sedan
  • As right to repair gets harder , right to costumize is also taking a toll. Shout out to the Tesla pickup girl.

    Phantom BlackPhantom Black11 dagar sedan
  • RTR, is a fundamental to the foundation of tech growing. Here's an example, when old computers suck, they took them apart and try to build it better eventually created a much better computer.

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  • Its all about greed. Take away their money and they will turn against each other and some worst cases they will kill each other. That's good for the planet, less more scumbags breathing our air and the climate will heal itself.

    Rami LejonhjärtaRami Lejonhjärta11 dagar sedan
  • WRONG. Tech isn't getting harder to repair. It's the software that the manufacturer adds to the individual chips that serial them to limited components and the bullishness to not release schematic information that is destroying right to repair. "Things are getting smaller and tighter specks in design." So what? Nobody is completely wrong to assume this is a valid reason on the surface, however it's not a reason at all. This is why people like Louis Rossman exist on the internet, to show this as fact. Given the right parts, tools and knowledge that's available all over the internet in videos and written documents anyone can do the job correctly. There should be no need to have to trace an entire board to fix a simple USB port, for example. With the strategy being implemented like it has we will be screwed out of having any rights at all when it comes to tech. Lobby Now, Right to repair.

    theIllitistPROtheIllitistPRO11 dagar sedan
  • When I use the word "Proprietary" and every Apple and Tesla enthusiast just cant comprehend that this word exists so they replace it with the words "premium device". I cringe so fucken much when I engage with these morons!

    CyberVirtualCyberVirtual11 dagar sedan
  • My computer screen broke and I can confirm that this is true, especially with Apple!! Great video, very informative

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  • We deserve the right to repair but all piece of tech also deserve to be well treated🥺 do you believe my 5 years old Jet black iPhone 7 Plus does not have a single scratch on it? It’s true...

    火の鳥火の鳥12 dagar sedan
  • I repair my own things that are not worth to be repaired by a pro. For example, VHS, Betamax and DVD-Recorders, the repair is more a hobby to me, like playing golf for others. Last week I replaced a battery of my iPhone 6s using an iFixit kit. Before that I replaced screens of my kids Neffos phones, got the screen from China via eBay. One reason why I can understand Apple is the following: Reputation! This might sound a little strange from a right to repair point of view, but what Apple's reputation destroys more are news like "iPhone explodes", "girl killed by iPhone in the bath". This is what the tabloids write in the headline. In the text you might find information of an unqualified repair, poor quality accessories or in the case of the girl that she was trying to remove the charger from the outlet, this stupid type A, and electrocuted herself by touching the contacts… But in the news, she was killed by an iPhone. Ok this has nothing to do with a faulty repair, it is an example. Sellers that offer used iPhone that are repaired with low quality parts, like LCD display, batteries without temperature sensor. Lookalike Apple chargers and so on do also no good to Apple’s reputation.

    Andreas BartelAndreas Bartel12 dagar sedan
  • Well said! Thanks for putting this in a way that my parents can understand. I have to disagree with the bit about Tesla and safety though, this is all about control. People have been modifying cars since there were cars, and it's never been the manufacturer's responsibility to stop them.

    Matt BlankMatt Blank12 dagar sedan
  • "im Rob Jobs, it's an apple product your still gonna buy it"

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  • I hit the like button for the John Deere joke.

    Adventures in ADHDAdventures in ADHD12 dagar sedan
  • Every time i hear "But is for your safety" i cringe. Safety is NOT more important than freedom. There are places were you can be safe from the outside world. You know what we call them? Prisons.

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  • YES

    Wiktor MarcinkowskiWiktor Marcinkowski13 dagar sedan
  • What is not right to repair??

    parçala behçetparçala behçet13 dagar sedan
  • Is it true with the money copying not working? I’ll have to try it on my printer

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    • 📸

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  • Good information to make know to as many poeple as possible. BTW lookign at the future chalanges concering our environment there will need to be change. Europe is allready preparing legislation which will fore at least a decent minimum of repairability to guarantie a longer lifespan for elektronics and recycleability. as all the big company will like to do bussines in europe also min the coming year i deeply hope that will bring some positiv changes in the right direction.

    Martin SchmidtMartin Schmidt13 dagar sedan
  • Try implementing that in China or India.

    shrey sanwariashrey sanwaria13 dagar sedan
  • Fight for your Right To Repair - Beastie Boys should release that.

    Steven GoacherSteven Goacher13 dagar sedan
  • I will always repair my own stuff if I own it!

    abaneyoneabaneyone13 dagar sedan
  • And apple talks about environment when they ditched the charger in box

    Rajil JainRajil Jain13 dagar sedan
    • @Julien Kauer Ah okay. Perhaps there was some incidental environmental benefit that resulted from not including the plug. Nothing wrong with wanting profit. Everyone does.

      MonaleenianMonaleenian7 dagar sedan
    • @Monaleenian their excuse was the environment for this change but it doesn’t really make any sense they just want profit

      Julien KauerJulien Kauer7 dagar sedan
    • What's wrong with that? It just allows them to sell the same products in different countries throughout the world. They don't have to worry about including a UK or US or European pinned charger. What does it have to do with the environment?

      MonaleenianMonaleenian12 dagar sedan
  • Yes software update is the new control. I had decided a long time back not to buy an apple or a Tesla product ever.. well will stick to their stocks!

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  • One of the best videos I've seen in a long time. Thank you MKBHD.

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  • *Probably one of the best videos this channel as EVER put out.* Thank you!!

    Josue166Josue16613 dagar sedan
  • The argument that most people need to be protected from themselves sounds valid until you realize that almost no one wants to fix or modify their own car. And the people who do want to fix or modify their own cars are the ones who learn to do it safely. I am one of the very few people that still fixes everything I can find enough info on. And when I do modify or repair something, I go bone deep to learn as much as possible about the thing I'm working on. I have $40k plus invested in tools and safety equipment. I just want companies to stay out of my way.

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  • Wouldn’t right to repair also be environmentally sound?

    Bob RossBob Ross14 dagar sedan
  • yea apple might be able to repair an iphone better than some independent shops. i dont care. i just want the right to make the choice who i get my stuff repaired by

    Jon BJon B14 dagar sedan
  • Dam apple is deadly wow🤯

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  • Of course if you have money you’ll most likely always pick to repair from the company you bought it from but some people don’t have money so cheap 3rd party parts is their only option

    John SmithJohn Smith14 dagar sedan
    • Is not that. Even if you have money it doesn't mean you can't get pissed for being taken advantage or have them throw away my data. If i take an iphone and ask them to fix it and despite them having the ability to change that small chip they don't let anyone else buy, they still change the whole motherboard etc and charge me almost as much as if i bought a new one and delete all my data. No matter how rich i am i will be pissed of being made a fool at when i know that my repair guy could have changed the chip for a 10th of the price and save my data if only they allowed him to buy it. Just because i have money it doesn't mean i will be pleased with wasting them and be taken advantage.

      Anon ymousAnon ymous12 dagar sedan
  • Wait what? You can't print fake money? Wtf?

    Vladyslav KarasovVladyslav Karasov14 dagar sedan
    • @ ͨ̂ͫ͂҉̶̸̤̳̰̣͉̥͘͜ I mean the thing where your printer just won't let you. Printing real money involves a little more than your home printer and a sheet of paper, so why would that even be a thing?

      Vladyslav KarasovVladyslav Karasov13 dagar sedan
  • Excellent

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  • Thanks for talking about this. The truth is that we don't live in a world with real care about affortability, the environment and general reason. It is all about greed (growth) and control. Well, acutally just control cloaked as other aspects of this world. People are starting to slowly get it on the eve of way overdue. Again, thanks for addressing this.

    superviewersuperviewer14 dagar sedan
  • I had an iPhone 6 the screen broke and I went to a non authorised service centre to get is fixed cause an authorised one is expensive. Two months later my phone stops working and I ended buying another phone.

    Karthikeyan OjashKarthikeyan Ojash14 dagar sedan
  • "She is all I got" is how most of the people think of their tech. Tech is a personal reflection of who we are today.

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