Rosie the Restarter, Brixton – Laptop Makeover

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRosie the Restarter (for women & non-binary people)

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Important: This event is a skillshare, where we will be learning new skills together. We won’t be repairing broken devices.

This Rosies event is for people who identify as female only.

Laptop Makeover skill share

This session is being run by the lovely Monique.

Bring your laptop and together we will open it up, clean it out and look at upgrade options.

Please bring your own laptop if possible to participate in real time with the workshop.

This session is open to all skill levels, no experience required! RSVP to let us know if you plan on coming or email me at [email protected]

Accessibility: The event venue is on the ground floor. Step-free access and an accessible bathroom are available.

Please message me on Talk or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.


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6 Canterbury Crescent, London, UK

About the group

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Rosie the Restarter (for women & non-binary people)

[If you identify as a man, please do not join this group.]

We organise skillshares run for/by women and non-binary people. They create a space to share, boost confidence and get technical together.

We want to bring gender diversity to our London Restart Parties and empower women and non-binary people to get stuck in repairing.

We believe everyone should have the right to repair. We believe everyone should have the capacity to take full ownership of their devices.

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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.