Botwell Sports and Leisure Centre, Hayes

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestarters West London

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Don’t throw away your slow or broken electrical or electronic devices. Instead bring them to us and we’ll try to help you fix them for free.

Our volunteers will help you pinpoint the problem, show you how to fix it, provide repair advice and give helpful tips to help you Restart your gadget.

This event is hosted by Hillingdon Friends of the Earth as part of Hillingdon Recycle Week.

We will also be able to do simple sewing repairs and offer sewing advice.

Please book a slot here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-london-repairrestart-party-hayes-tickets-381048525397

All Attendees

Please have your ticket (mobile or printout) ready upon arrival if applicable. Please don’t attend if you have any symptoms or are required to self-isolate – just cancel and let us know. We prefer that all attendees wear face coverings during the event. We will offer hand sanitiser on arrival and sanitise tools and equipment before each session. Please keep to your allocated fixing table.

One item per person only.

Please note that your booking slot is to regulate the number of visitors to this event for Covid safety. You may wait a little while before being seen.

More info: [email protected] and https://therestartproject.org/

Location – Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, East Ave, Hayes Town, Hayes UB3 2HW

Transport: Buses 278, 195, 350, 90, U4, H98 – 2 minutes walk. Elizabeth Line – 8 minutes walk or bus 90.

Large public car park (chargeable) nearby off Central Avenue.

Location

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East Avenue, Hayes Town, Hayes UB3 2HW, England, UK

About the group

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Restarters West London

This group started with the enthusiasm of Rubbish Diet West London, in the Harrow and Uxbridge area, and is now powered by Friends of the Earth Hillingdon. 

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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.