Politics of Repair

The Politics of repair requires a “Bill of Rights” for repair, with all products giving out “Circuit Diagrams” and “Repair Manuals” as available to repair shops.
We must/need to have a more broad brush to include other items.
I am thinking of items such as complete/partial kitchen units/worktops that can be reused.
This will require more and better storage.
BUT there is so much usefull stuff thrown away that can be repurposed and we could start to use more of the wasted labour that abounds in society and help to keep some of our society in better health, both mentally and physically. Regards.

Hi Gordon - a ‘bill of rights’ is a great idea and one a lot of us have been thinking about. Back in 2018, we came up with a very broad document calling for a UK Right to Repair the first Fixfest UK:

The European Right to Repair campaign we co-founded also has a few, more specific demands:

Are these the kinds of thing you mean?

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Hi there folks,
I would like to get my Motherboard repaired !.
This is a high end item or was by ASUS, now ASUS tell me they cannot repair this item or have circuit diagrams for item !!!.
NOW for all of us OR for many of us this will raise a problem.
These motherboards have many components and the failure of any single component relegates these items to the dustbin ! NOT RIGHT !!!.
These items can be repaired by some BUT requires specialised knowledge and kit and is difficult without circuit diagrams.
SO !, I believe all these products should come with a circuit diagram or be designed in a more modular fashion, so as to facilitate easier repair.
Thanks Gordon.