Lincoln Toy Library

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarLincoln Repair Café

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Visit our summer event at Lincoln Toy Library and bring your broken things for our Fixers to take a look at.

Email [email protected] in advance, so we can start to diagnose the problem and come prepared to get your item fixed.

Location

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Waterside S, Lincoln, UK

About the group

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Lincoln Repair Café

In partnership with Plastic Free Lincoln, we have been running repair cafés in Lincoln since March 2020. We hold three events per year, but pop-up in different locations across the city.

We have a core group of Fixers and event volunteers, but are continually adding to our tribe. Get in touch if you have skills to share with the community or can help the events run smoothly.

Our Fixers appreciate it if Owners can provide a description of the requested repair in advance. This helps them to prepare and make sure they bring the correct equipment. It also enables them to recommend a spare part if needed, so that it can be fitted on the day of the event. Email or send a message to us on Facebook or Instagram.

But, no booking is necessary and everyone is very welcome

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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.