Crediton Methodist Church

Devon, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarCrediton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Bring your broken stuff along and we’ll try to fix it for you, for free! We will try to repair Sewing, Electricals (lamps, mixers, radios, cassette player, tape recorders, etc.), Computers (software or hardware problems), Mechanical (bikes, tools/tool sharpening).

We happily accept donations to help cover the cost of running the Repair Cafe.

Thirst-quenching refreshments and delicious cakes are available!

For sewing items please ensure the item is clean, and if you want a zip replaced bring along the replacement and be prepared to learn how to unpick the existing zip.

We can’t repair items with high voltages (Old-style TV, Microwaves), items with gas or petrol, chainsaws, or electric blankets.

Location

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Union Road, Crediton, EX17 3PP, UK

About the group

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Crediton Repair Cafe

Our discussion group for volunteers is here https://talk.restarters.net/groups/Crediton_Devon

We're planning on running bi-monthly events, current trying to pull everything together for our first event on 17th November.

The Methodist Church is contributing and providing the venue, and we're just recruiting volunteers to mend and to help with organisation and running of the event - if you're interested please get in touch!


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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.