Here is why: Manufacturers in general do not design products to be reused, repaired, or culled for valuable parts at their end of life. This isn’t nefarious – it is the result of decades of business models focused on selling new products in a highly competitive market.  Manufacturers and their executives are rewarded for new sales both in terms of profits and increases in stock value. They don’t earn any additional money when you fix your own stuff. In fact – every item repaired is one less sold. Apple admitted to this problem in their latest guidance to investors – and promptly lost stock value. Repair is not a good thing for manufacturers.  Nor are electronic products designed to be easy to disassemble, repair or reuse. Manufacturers plan for in-warranty repair part...