Interesting question from @Rosalie_Heens about providing more information when a device has been marked as end of life in the Fixometer:
For the obstacles to repair: If you don’t find what causes the problem, is that the same as “No repair info available”? If not, could you add this as an obstacle? It often happens in our Repair Café’s that repairs don’t find what exactly is causing the problem.
For reference, the options currently on the list of barriers to repair are:
- Spare parts not available
- Spare parts too expensive
- No way to open the product
- Repair information not available
- Lack of equipment
^ These (‘select all that apply’) options help us identify structural barriers to repair (such as anti-repair practices by manufacturers).
But while being unable to diagnose the problem with a device may not be a structural issue, would it be a useful thing to record?
Or if a repairer is unable to find the source of the problem, should the device be marked as ‘repairable’ until proven otherwise?