Kingsgate Community Centre

London

Hosted by Sophia Flucker from Group avatarRestarters Kilburn

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Restart Parties are free and fun events giving practical help to fix your broken or tired gadgets. Slow laptops, broken printers, coffee grinders, lamps, kettles, vacuums and many other small electrical items! We’ll help you figure out the problem and give help and advice on how to fix it.

Restart Parties promote the repair and maintenance of electronics that may otherwise be thrown away. Our volunteers will help you learn to fix, we’re not simply a free repair service and we can’t guarantee to fix everything.

RSVP here:

https://www.meetup.com/Restarters-London/events/249605908

The usual Restart recommendations apply:

– Bring your charger! It’s hard to diagnose a flat phone/laptop

– You take responsibility for your own gadget and data, so please back it up to be safe

– One item per person please.

– Supervised children are welcome.

Location

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107 Kingsgate Road, West Hampstead, NW6 2JH

About the group

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Restarters Kilburn

Seed Grow Change and Transition Town Kensal to Kilburn host their own Restart Parties. 

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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.