Ignore those ‘warranty-void-if-removed’ stickers because the FTC says they’re worthless
Warranty-void-if-removed stickers are one of the biggest barriers to fixing things yourself. You might want to go digging around inside your external hard drive to see why it just decided to die, but in doing so, you'll probably have to pierce a small piece of foil and give up any hope of ever getting a working gadget back.
Companies argue that warranty stickers are necessary to ensure that no one has tampered with the inside of a device, causing unseen damage that isn't the result of a product defect. But the result is an economy where items are far less likely to be repaired than just disposed, and a complete monopoly over the repair industry for the original manufacturer.
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