Right To Repair

82 repair shops sign letter in support of Right to Repair

A coalition of independent repair business from across California have rallied behind Senate Bill 244, a CALPIRG-backed measure to make devices easier to fix and to reduce waste.

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Independent repair businesses are limited in the services they can provide due to a lack of access to repair parts and tools. As a result, repair businesses are rallying behind a new bill that will help them stay in business and continue to serve their communities. You can read their letter below:

Dear Chair Portantino,

As businesses that work in electronics repair we face manufacture-imposed barriers to fix many products — barriers that can put our businesses at risk.

Independent repair businesses like ours are often able to fix devices that manufacturers are unable to fix, and at a cheaper price. By blocking access to diagnostics, schematics, tools and replacement parts, manufacturers undercut or even block independent repair. As a result, we are forced to turn away business that we could easily handle otherwise. These anti-competitive practices make it harder for businesses like ours to thrive and serve our communities. In fact, a CALPIRG and iFixit survey found that 59% of independent repair shops surveyed indicated that they might have to close their doors if Right to Repair does not become law and manufacturers continue to restrict access to repair materials.

When you open a laptop or cell phone to replace a broken part, you need to know what is broken (which the diagnostics tell you), where it is situated (which the schematics indicate), and replace the broken part. Increasingly, manufacturers require special software to pair a replacement part with a device, software that some of them won’t sell to independent shops like ours. Even without parts pairing, at the end of a repair, you often need to be able to reset the software. None of this encroaches on privacy or trade secrets, as manufacturers sometimes try to claim.

As more and more manufacturers show that repair access is reasonable and doable, it’s clear that it’s time to give every Californian the Right to Repair so they can fix all their products.
We urge the CA legislature to support The Right to Repair Act, which would give consumers and businesses access to parts, tools, software and service manuals necessary for repair.

Jin Myung
Ez Wireless Repair
323 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Ulises Parra
Mac EZPC Corporation
1243 S Alvarado St STE C-3, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Shawn Pak
1009 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Peter Montesano
Peter’s PC Repair
5478 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 212, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Alexander Lopez
7333 Atlantic Ave Ste. E, Cudahy, CA 90201

Lorne Chang
custom iphones and repairs
614 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

John Hernandes
Custom iPhones and Repairs Long Beach
252 Elm Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Neal McAuley
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach CA 90810

Thomas Kim
465 N El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Harry Kachoyan
Rapid Computer and Phone Repair
1837 Casa Grande St, Pasadena, CA 91104

Vartan Nadjaryan
iFone Repair Service
225 E Broadway Ste 102D, Glendale, CA 91205

James Cohen
Electronics Beyond | iPhone Repair iPad Samsung & MacBook Screen Repair
3448 Foothill Blvd, Glendale, CA 91214

Bryzz Tortello
Tortello repair services
24888 Apple St, Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Richie Suarez
Mac or PC Repair Inc
8055 Chastain Ave, Reseda, CA 91335

Oscar Gonzalez
iG Repairs
1419 San Fernando Rd Unit F, San Fernando, CA 91340

Kevin Jalali
LA Tech
6034 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

Adam Jarateina
CPR Cell Phone Repair Thousand Oaks
3178 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

David Petrosiants
Smart Stop Wireless
13701 Burbank Blvd, Valley Glen, CA 91401

Ali Danesh
Phone Clinic
8401 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402

Hayk Shahinyan
Tech Boys Cellphone & Computer Repair
5630 Lankershim Blvd Unit 1/2, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Arturo A Arteaga
The Case Factory
12375 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710

Nathaniel P Miller
Heroes Deserve Help
446 W Arrow Hwy Unit 5, San Dimas, CA 91773

Gerardo Medina
iDevicePROS – Camp Pendleton – Oceanside
2010 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058

Jose Morales
CPR Cell Phone Repair Poway
13448 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

Katrina Gottas
iFixed Ramona
1668 Main St Suite E, Ramona, CA 92065

Tony Heupel
iTech iPhone & MacBook Repair
5933 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111

Allen Mati
The Phone Repair Depot
11385 Poway Rd #111, San Diego, CA 92128

James Porath
Digital Paragon
6480 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Paul Rodriguez
Phone Medics
11927 Moss Creek Court, Adelanto, CA 92301

Luis Celis
14423 Main St #4, Hesperia, CA 92345

Robert Gammill
414 E Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373

Tim Herrman
TCRS Circuit
26844 Adams Ave STE 100, Murrieta, CA 92562

James Bell
Phone Techs
30628 Benton Rd Suite B203, Winchester, CA 92596

Alex Yen
Compu Management Technologies
14252 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604

Mototech Cycles
9781 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Steve Cornelius
16787 Beach Blvd #602, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Oscar Romero
423 S Brookhurst St Ste P, Anaheim, CA 92804

Yusuf Motiwalla
L.A. Computer Company
2993 E White Star Ave. Anaheim CA 92806

L. Carroll
Mac Repair House
3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

Kenneth Richter
Home Tech Plus
6700 Saddleback Drive, Bakersfield CA 93309

Jimmie Starr
6008 Amber Ridge Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93313

Michael Woo
AllTech Computers
917 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Vincent DePass
MacDoc LLC
525 Grande Ave. Unit H Nipomo, CA 93444

Nile Halol
Niles Phone Repair
1428 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Jacob Castillo
ScreenWorks – Smartphone, Tablet, & PC Repair
1057 N Willow Ave #111, Clovis, CA 93611

Kenneth Preston
The Repair Guy
1625 Purvis Ave. Clovis, CA. 93611

Luis Pimentel
U-tec Madera
106 N GATEWAY DR #102, Madera, CA 93637

George Navoyan
Supreme Iphone Repair
2225 W Shaw Ave #100, Fresno, CA 93711

Matthew York
Monterey Computer & Smartphone Repair
1105 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Neil Prasad
Bay Area Computer Repairs
824 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

Dell Jaljaa
San Francisco Computer Repair
151 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Hugo Gonzalez
2433 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Mustafah Walai
Fasthuma IT Consulting & MSP
42307 Osgood Rd b, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

Herman Limos
IPhone Repair Services
31683 Hayman Street Hayward CA 94544

Jorge Zetina
Computer Engineering Group
305 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559

Herb Schreib
Pleasanton Computer Repair
400 Main St #205, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Robert Goodenough
Upgrade Repair
Services Alamo, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Lafayette,
Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, & Walnut Creek

Phillip Roseloe
My Emergency Guy, Inc.
6019 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Lynda Truosg
Bigfoot Repair
3722 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

Wai Lee
M.A.C. Berkeley
2010 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

Aashish Shrestha
iResurrect Repairs LLC
2387 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Ryan Porter
Ryan Porter Computer Services
370 Band Rd, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Marco Escobar
Robot Shark
7454 Monterey Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

Chris Vasilev
Computer Zone
314 laurel street, 1330 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Daisy Hernandez
771 Freedom Blvd Unit B, Watsonville, CA 95076

Eduardo Franco
Clever Tech LLC
1150 Murphy Ave #205, San Jose, CA 95131

James Hoffman
Jim’s Computers
712 W Swain Rd, Stockton, CA 95207

Matthew Williams
176 Rye St, Merced, CA 95341

Derek Nunes
27 S Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370

Bruce Fournier
IRepair Guy
42569 County Road 409, Mendocino, CA 95460

Bodhi Nadler
Mac Daddy Repairs
301 N Main St Suite C, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Kyle Fossum
M&M Computers
7613 Greenback Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Juan Diaz
Davis Cell Phone Repair
140 B St suite 4, Davis, CA 95616

James Schumacher
Shoebox Electronix
2980 Calido Court, Cameron Park CA 95682

Grace Barnes
Sac City Computer Hub
2612 J Street #8, Sacramento, CA 95816

Sergui Pukovski
Get It Fixed
6505 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819

Dariy Bek
Hot Tech Repair
2933 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Umit Sahin
Fast Repair
4424 Freeport Blvd., Suite 4, Sacramento, CA 95822

Brian Eberly
eByte Computers
2511 Cantara Way, Sacramento, CA 95835

Julio Arrue
Lake Tahoe Computers, LLC
1169 Ski Run Blvd #1, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Timothy Transue
CeeTee Repairs

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