Canons house & grounds, Mitcham

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarThe Wheel Merton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Whether you would like to help repair or get something repaired, feel free to join us at the next Merton repair cafe!

We can repair textiles, furniture, small electrical and mechanical items and bikes. Please make sure any clothes brought in are washed and clean. Please remember to take back your items with you regardless of whether they are fixed or not. Please register at the event link shared to let us know what you are bringing so we can plan for it. There will be free tea/coffee and biscuits through out.

Location

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Canons House and Grounds, 19 Madeira Rd, Mitcham CR4 4H

About the group

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The Wheel Merton Repair Cafe

Hi Restarters,


Great to be here!


Repair cafes in the London borough of Merton are currently being hosted by the Wheel, an all things-waste-reduction-and-circular-economy initiative by the local environmental charity, Sustainable Merton.


We are always looking for friendly repairers so if you are able to help out at the next repair cafe, please get in touch here or at [email protected]



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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.