Right to Repair

New York's "Right to Repair" is currently in effect, giving you new rights when it comes to repairing your electronic devices.

For repairs on devices bought on or after July 1, 2023 – cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc. – you can select local, independent repair shops, or have access to the information, tools, and parts necessary to repair electronics yourself rather than being forced to use the manufacturer’s costly repair service.

The US Public Interest Research Group estimates that New York families will save up to $330 a year just by repairing (rather than replacing) devices at independent repair shops, which can, for example, replace a battery or cracked cell phone screen. What's more, those repaired devices will stay out of the landfill, helping us all cut down on e-waste.

Use Your Right to Repair!

Electronics covered under New York’s Right to Repair law:


Consumer electronics (anything that contains a chip) such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktop computers

Small appliances that rely on digital electronics to function such as vacuums, blenders, and food processors


Electric bikes (e-bikes)

Medical devices

Farming equipment

Large appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves,air conditioners

Share your Experience

We want to know if this new law is working for you! Have you tried to repair an electronic device? Go out and repair and let us know how it goes by sharing your story.

If manufacturers are not complying with the law, such as withholding the information, tools, and parts necessary to repair your electronics, or creating financial barriers to accessing them, report them to the New York attorney general’s office.

Resources to Fix Your Electronics

If you’re looking for resources to fix your electronics, check out these repair guides from our partners at iFixit.