Overton Community Centre

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarOverton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Repair event

Location

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Winchester St, Overton, Basingstoke RG25, UK

About the group

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Overton Repair Cafe

The Repair Cafe is part of Sustainable Overton, seeking to make our village greener.

We are open on the first Saturday morning of every month.

We have repaired hundreds of items, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and associated CO2 emissions.

We fix electronic items, small mechanical items, clothing, jewellery and accessories. We also undertake health checks on bicycles.

New volunteer repairers always 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.