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This argument is simply misleading and made by design. Few consumers want to tear down their own electronics, themselves. What this is really about is Apple's refusal to sell replacement parts for ANY of its electronic products. Be they iPhones, Macs, iPads or any other consumer products. This is about greed, period. While I did replace the battery in my iPhone 6, myself will no issues and just a few days ago I decided to disassemble my now non=working, 2 years old 12" MacBook after they told me that the repairs would be nearly $1,000. I bought are a slightly newer model for $849. They claimed that the trackpad sustained liquid damage, as well as the logic board being unrepairable. I've never torn down a laptop in my life. I wanted to send it to an outspoken repair tech in N.Y. for repairs, or at least for diagnosis. When I called them regarding my issue, they told me it was likely the GPU. They can't buy the parts to repair it, though. As far as the trackpad goes, I did find a bit of dried Coke residue on the case AROUND on the lower case, but NOT on the trackpad. The liquid indicators were not triggered. I do recall a small splash several months ago that had no impact at all back then or since.
The only reason that I tore down my Mac is that I could only use it as an oversized paperweight. Now I would simply like to have the logic board tested and, if the replacement GPU was available, repaired. And that's the reason that iFixit and other computer repair companies want replacement parts made available to them.