Restart Party: Hackney Fixers and Restarters West London

ONLINE (via London, United Kingdom)

Hosted by Group avatarHackney Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Hackney Fixers and Restarters West London are hosting a joint online Restart Party on Saturday 22nd May from 2pm-5pm.

We’ll aim to diagnose, advise on next steps and share skills and there may be some fixes along the way. Bring your broken small electrical and electronic items along, plus any tools you have that may be useful and we will try to help you fix them. We will also advise on simple sewing repairs such as hems and buttons.

If you need advice on a broken device please register a timed slot using this link Register on Eventbrite and we will be in touch with you nearer the day with online joining details.

Restarters can simply RSVP here and we’ll add you to a chat in Restarters.net with details of how to join in.
Restarters will be able to chat or workshop in the Restart Lounge when not working with a guest.

This event will not be limited to Hackney, Hillingdon or even London, and we are keen to welcome new Restarters.

About the group

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Hackney Fixers

Inspired by The Restart Project, Hackney Fixers is bringing community repair to Hackney.

Hackney Fixers is a joint project of Sustainable Hackney and Hackney and Tower Hamlets Friends of the Earth.

Contact: [email protected]  Website https://hackneyfixers.org.uk


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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.