I fix laptops and phones a lot (component level), and I have to say, at least with Apple most of their gear is still at least able to be serviced once you get a hold of the "not permitted" schematics and boardview files ( and watching a lot of Louis Rossmann helps too ).
PC laptops and worse, desktop motherboards, are like hens teeth at the best of times for locating usable schematics / boardviews. Now the market is starting to spit out "Repair guides" which are 75dpi screen shots squashed to a new aspect ratio and barely legible fonts writing over the top of pixelated chunks that include 3 or 4 pins many times. It can *seem* like there's a lot of available schems/boardviews for PC gear, but it's proportionally far lacking compared to what you can source for the Apple gear.
Truly, if you're despising Apple over this, you're going to really want to in to overdrive over the PC side of things.
Hoping that Louis Rossmann and iPadRehab give it a good shot, and if nothing else get an opening to negotiate with manufacturers to make it legal to purchase/acquire schems/boardviews. Likely won't happen, for every laptop saved today that's one less being purchased tomorrow.