Samsung Doing an About Face on Right to Repair?
Over the past year, there’s been some indications that consumer electronics companies have given into consumer and regional government demands to support the Right-to-Repair movement in electronics.
However, recent events show these companies are not quite fully aboard with Right to Repair, yet.
In a recent video posted by You Tuber Louis Rossman, Rossman noted Samsung is filing a lawsuit against several third-party mobile phone repair companies, which supply screens for Samsung and other mobile phone vendors.
According to the video, Samsung is apparently using the suit to block these vendors from importing aftermarket parts to repair phones.
Screens commonly crack on mobile phones, and many customers have opted to use third-party repair shops to replace the screens instead of paying higher prices to have Samsung replace them.
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Foreign Doing an about face on right to repair Over the past year there's been some Indications that consumer electronics Companies have given into consumer and Regional government demands to support The right to repair movement in Electronics however recent events show These companies are not quite fully Aboard with right to repair yet in a Recent video posted by YouTuber Lewis Rossman Rossman noted Samsung is filing A lawsuit against several third-party Mobile phone repair companies which Supply screens for Samsung and other Mobile phone vendors according to the Video Samsung is apparently using the Suit to block these vendors from Importing aftermarket parts to repair Phones screens commonly crack on mobile Phones and many customers have opted to Use third-party repair shops to replace The screens instead of paying higher Prices to have Samsung replace them to Stay up to date with latest top stories Make sure to subscribe to this YouTube Channel by clicking the button above This video Rossman pointed out that such A regulation would be harmful to do it Yourself self-repairers and third-party Repair shops and force customers to Either replace their phones altogether Or anti up more money for OEM Replacement parts Rossman takes umbrage
At Samsung's contention over the fact Designed much of the patented display Technology the company designed for These phones would be infringed upon by Allowing third-party vendors to operate In the market the Samsung action is odd Considering that the Consumer Electronics giant previously indicated It is supporting the right to repair Movement according to a TechCrunch Article Samsung reportedly launched a Self-service repair program last March For its Galaxy devices the article said Samsung would partner with a Fix-It on The program while Rossman makes strong Assertions in his video two other recent YouTube videos hints that Samsung's Design practices are also putting a Crimp on self-repair in the first video By YouTube user Ricky Baker found that Replacing the screen on the Samsung's A51 phone disables the fingerprint Sensor altogether Baker asserted that Unless one has access to proprietary Samsung calibration tools and new screen Would not work with the fingerprint Sensor noted YouTube teardown expert Hugh Jeffries also performed a teardown On Samsung's A51 Jeffries noted that the Fingerprint sensor in Samsung's A51 Phone stops working altogether due to a Recent OS security patch Jeffrey said Reverting that while reverting back to An older OS solves the issue he said it
Is unlikely phone users would risk Avoiding security patches and make their Phones more vulnerable to security Breaches in his tear down Jeffries also Found that trying a factory reset and Attempting a recalibration does not get The fingerprint sensor working with the Security patch the problem occurs Whether a Samsung or aftermarket display Is used Jeffries confirms Baker's Assertion that Samsung is now Serializing parts so that swapping out One part would disable the fingerprint Sensor he also noted that only Authorized repair channels or Samsung Can properly calibrate the sensor to get It working properly again Samsung's Rival Apple has also touted right to Repair programs but their experience in Promoting easy repairability has so far Been mixed such as with the Apple iPhone 14 Spencer Chen is a senior editor for Design news covering the electronic Speed he has many years of experience Covering developments and components Semiconductors subsystems power and Other facets of electronics from both a Business supply chain and Technology Perspective he can be reached at email Protected Foreign