Church Street Share Repair and Recycle

London, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Summary: We are in Fisherton Hall in February. Our aim remains to repair and engage community members around maintenance and repair and care (and redistribution potentially) of electronic items. We do aspire to fix other things like toys and such but 90% of the time it’s computers, phones, and kitchen items. We also do PAT testing.

A bit of background: We have been able to have 2 individuals who are paid for their time, but it’s been very helpful to have volunteers to help manage the load (which is increasing every session) especially when one of the expert repairers can’t make it in.

And: Also useful to have volunteers help to log and photograph all items and help upload data so we can keep track of what we are doing over the course of the year.

Of course: Any thoughts feedback welcome.

Please message or call if any questions or suggestions, 07709 767 727.

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London NW8 8LS, UK

About the group

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Church Street Share, Repair, and Recycle

The Church Street Repair and Exchange group meets in the Church Street market from April to September, or at Fisherton Hall October to March. Occasionally we pop up in other places like the local library!

We repair and facilitate exchange of electronic items from lamps to laptops. We also strive to facilitate the exchange of home based non-electronic items like toys and shoes. We also do PAT testing.

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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.