London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarHackney Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands



This is a a provisional listing for an event with Hackney Council.

If you can volunteer to come help other people repair their broken items please sign up to volunteer on this site. The event starts at 11am, please come at 10.45 to help set up.

if you have something broken you want help to repair then look out for the Eventbrite link coming later, which will be on the Hackney Council site. (Signing up here will not book you a slot, and unfortunately it can cause confusion on whether we have enough volunteers to repair).

If you want to help out with hosting or want to come join us for anyother reason, you are very welcome, then just email us at [email protected]


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Lordship Road, London, UK

About the group

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Hackney Fixers

Inspired by The Restart Project, Hackney Fixers is bringing community repair to Hackney.

Contact: [email protected] Website https://hackneyfixers.org.uk

Group Stats




hours volunteered


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waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • 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.


  • 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.