Maakbar Leuven

Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

Hosted by Group avatarMaakbaar Leuven

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Repair Café for PC’s and laptops @Maakbar Leuven

Location

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Tiensestraat 226, Leuven, Belgium

About the group

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Maakbaar Leuven

Maakbaar Leuven vindt dat kapotte spullen een tweede leven verdienen. Samen bundelen we kennis, kunde en gereedschap om meer en beter herstellen mogelijk te maken. We maken een vuist tegen de wegwerp-economie en toveren Leuven om in een duurzame en circulaire stad.

Gedreven burgers, organisaties, bedrijven, onderwijs- en onderzoeksinstellingen zijn samen aan zet. Doe jij ook mee?

EN:
Maakbaar Leuven is the repair community situated in the Belgian city called Leuven. We feel that broken things deserve a second chance. We aspire to share repair knowledge, skills and tools in order to collaborate on repair, and make a shift towards a more sustainable, circular city.

We invite citizens, organizations, schools and enterprises to join us in Leuven!


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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.