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Is it legal to fix an iPhone with a non original battery in California?

To answer the question in the headline, yes, it is legal to install a non-original battery in an iPhone. In a 2016 Supreme Court case regarding another consumer electronics product (in that case, ...
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Can "Right to Repair" laws (or other laws) require a company to open source their proprietary firmware?

The Right to Repair generally talks about hardware, not firmware or software, and only to the point of restoring "original" functionality. For example, RTR would make it prohibited to have ...
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Is it legal to fix an iPhone with a non original battery in California?

What Apple did is an unfortunately common practice that in most cases is indeed illegal. In recent years, with the rise in support for "right to repair" movements, the FTC has been more ...
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Can "Right to Repair" laws (or other laws) require a company to open source their proprietary firmware?

No The right to repair proposals are not for a right to fix design choices or design defects.
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Can "Right to Repair" laws (or other laws) require a company to open source their proprietary firmware?

First, it may be that it is indeed not possible to fix it. E.g. if the affected firmware was stored in ROM (or fused so it cannot be updated). ‎ Second, I don't think this is that bad. This is an old ...
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Is a repair technician responsible for the issues he created?

Was the technician negligent? Just because he broke the oven, doesn't mean that he negligently broke the oven. In breaking the oven, he would have to have done something that a reasonable technician ...
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Does replacing the operating system on my laptop void my warranty?

It depends on the warranty itself. Here is one warranty, which only protects against manufacturing defects and excludes any software issues (whether pre-installed or user-installed). I'm a little ...
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Does replacing the operating system on my laptop void my warranty?

Consumer Guarantees australia Irrespective of the existence of any warranty, there is a statutory guarantee that goods sold to a consumer are, among other things, of acceptable quality and durability. ...
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