Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

Mike2220 t1_j27jy3j wrote

>The problem is that mfgs will default to saying it heightens injury allowing them to only sell assemblies, which often cost ~75% of the hardware, making repair by 3rd party companies unprofitable

This might swing the other way if they want to be pedantic enough

Rather than selling laptop fans as the subassembly they'll sell the fan blades separate from the shaft, separate from the housing separate from the bearings, and the motor and cables etc

To make it as annoying as fucking possible for anyone to repair