Men of Leith Men’s Shed

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarLeith Men’s Shed Repair Shed

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

The Leith Men’s Shed Repair Shed are hosting a Repair Cafe on Saturday 28th January 10-1pm. Please bring along any items you would like help with and we will try to help you repair them at the event. Find us in the low white cabin on the right at the end of the car park as you enter the Heart of Newhaven Community

Location

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Creel Building, Heart of Newhaven Community, 4-6 Main Street, Newhaven, Edinburgh EH6 4HY

About the group

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Leith Men’s Shed Repair Shed

We run a Repair Shed as part of The Men of Leith Men's Shed, based in Newhaven, Edinburgh. We take in items for off-line repair free of charge, charging only for parts, but inviting donations to help support the service. We have repaired over 100 items sinice starting in September 2021, with a success rate of 84% of items repaired. We plan to develop Repair Cafes as an addition with same day repairs by the customer supported by us

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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.