Newlands Activity Centre

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarNewlands Restarters

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Our Winter 2019 Restart Parties are on Sunday 6th Oct, Sunday 3rd Nov and Sunday 1st Dec 2019 from 10:30 to 13:30. Please get in touch beforehand if you have an item you wish to discuss or simply come along on the day and we will assess your item and where possible assist with a repair.Any local Fixer Volunteers are invited to join our group.


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Newlands Activity Centre, Romanno Bridge, EH46 7BZ

About the group

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Newlands Restarters

Currently a 'Group' of two with a plan to establish a regular Restart Party hosted by Newlands Community Development Trust here at Newlands Activity Centre in the Scottish Borders.

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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 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.


  • 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.