Hosted by Restart HQ

We are delighted to be bringing Restart Parties back to Leytonstone, courtesy of support from Waltham Forest Council. We will be at the Repair Cafe alongside Traid (repairing clothes) and Dr Bike – so plenty of fixing going on.

Restart helps you learn how to fix and take back control of your electricals: Slow or damaged laptops, smartphones, radios, kettles and many of your other favourite devices can often be put right so “don’t despair, just repair”. We’d also welcome anyone who just wants to come and learn more about us, especially potential volunteers! Otherwise, bring your misbehaving electronics as well as:

– Your enthusiasm to collaboratively troubleshoot and fix (no experience necessary, we’re not repair professionals either!)

– Your charger! It’s hard to diagnose a flat phones/laptops

You take responsibility for your own gadget and data, so please back it up to be safe If you have something to be fixed please come by 1.00pm so there is time to work on it.

For more info on the Leytonstone Repair Cafe visit:


The nearest tube station is Leytonstone on the central line, and the nearest Overground station is Leytonstone High Road. Buses going nearby include the 145, 257 and W14.

RSVP on Meetup:


Saint John the Baptist Church, High Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 1HH
Saturday, 21 July 2018
11:00 - 14:00

Restart HQ

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 there to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Please back up your data before the event.
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads and adaptors.
  • 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. However 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.