Brickworks Community Centre

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarIslington Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Islington Fixers’ fifth Restart Party takes place Saturday March 16, between 11am and 3pm at new venue Brickworks Community Centre, 42 Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park, London N4 4BY

We’re looking for volunteers fixers to help visitors to the centre fix their broken electricals and electronics.

Fixers RSVP here! x

Location

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42 Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park, London N4 4BY, UK

About the group

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Islington Fixers

Islington Fixers is here to empower people to take action against e-waste in their local areas. Our aims are: to help people get their things fixed; upskill the community in repair and create a repair group for the community, run by the community. We will be a hosting a minimum of 6 events a year, either at the Islington Climate Centre or elsewhere in the borough. Are you a fixer? Please join us! Local resident who would like to get help fixing - or would like to learn how to fix? Get in touch! Please also join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RecyclingIslington

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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.