Hackney Fixers online

ONLINE (via London, United Kingdom)

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


We’re holding our first Hackney Fixers online public Restart Party in January!

It won’t be the same as a live event, but this is what we can do at the moment.  We’ll aim to diagnose, advise on next steps and share skills and there may be some fixes along the way!

If you need advice on a broken device please register a timed slot using this link Register on Eventbrite (Restarters don’t need to do this).

Restarters confirm attendance here (guests don’t need to do this) and we’ll add you to a chat in Restarters.net with details of how to join in.  Restarters will be able to chat or workshop in the Restart Lounge when not working with a guest.

This event will not be limited to Hackney, or even London, and we are keen to welcome new Restarters.

About the group

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Hackney Fixers

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

Hackney Fixers is a joint project of Sustainable Hackney and Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth.

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

Group Stats




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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.