Make Gosport

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRepair Café Gosport

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Bin it? No way!

Second Saturday of every month (except August), between 10:30am and 1pm, at: Make Gosport, Unit 5, Quay Lane, Hardway, GOSPORT, PO12 4LJ

Residents of Gosport bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repair experts.

The cafe is non-commercial and entirely voluntary. The service is free but we do encourage donations.

Item Categories:

– Electronics

– Computing

– Fabrics

– Furniture

– Toys

– Bicycles

Please contact us to book in advance. Message us on FB, [email protected] or leave a message at: 023 9298 3802.

Location

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Make Gosport, Unit 5, Quay Lane, GOSPORT P012 4LJ

About the group

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Repair Café Gosport

Repair Café Gosport runs on the second Saturday of every month (except August), between 10:30am and 1pm, at the community maker space:

Make Gosport, Unit 5, Quay Lane, Hardway, GOSPORT, PO12 4LJ.

We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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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.