Bedpop Repair Shop

Bedford, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Show a little love to the broken stuff you have languishing in the garage or loft. Worn through your fave jeans or got a table-lamp on the blink, and not sure how to fix it? Our awesome volunteer fixers can help.
We can help with:
– clothes, textiles: worn holes, replace broken zip, dropped hems
– toys: teddies and dollies can visit our toy doctor to repair rips, weak joints
– electrical items: small kitchen appliances, hair dryers, gardening equipment, radios, lamps
– general repairs: small furniture items, tinkering with bikes
– jewellery: restring beads, tighten up loose links
– help and tips: We can show you how to set up your sewing machine or maintain your bike, even if you don’t have a repair.

Booking is essential: bprs16.eventbrite.co.uk 

Location

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Tavistock Community Centre, Bedford MK40 2SX, UK

About the group

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Bedpop Repair Shop

The Bedpop Repair Shop pops up sometimes in Bedford. We want to teach you how to fix your stuff and be kinder to our world.
Run completely by the kindness of volunteers and our sponsors. We have been running events since 2016.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.