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Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt

DropBear Silver badge

Circuit boards are really not something that one repairs* for quite a few decades now. You take the whole part, encased or not, chuck it in the bin, and install the new one - the idea is you should be able to do that without the rest of the machine rejecting the "unauthorized transplant", not that you should absolutely be able to replace a single transistor....

* well I might try, nonetheless, and it's nice to be able to do that; but realistically, that's not how tech is repaired these days - a lot of it isn't repaired in any way at all, full stop.

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