St Luke’s Church St Albans

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

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St Lukes Church, St Albans AL1 5QJ, UK

About the group

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St Lukes Church St Albans

As part of St Albans’ Sustainability Festival, St Luke’s held an Upcycle & Repair Fair in 2018. This was a great success involving many local community groups and showcasing everything from upcycled furniture to bicycle and jewellery repairs. Our Upcycle and Repair Fair in May 2019 built on that success, adding electrical and electronic repairs for the first time.

Please join this group if you'd like to fix with us. You don't need to be a St Luke's member, or indeed have any church affiliation.

St Luke's Church is three quarters of a mile from St Albans City Station, served by frequent Thameslink trains from St Pancras. The No 84 bus passes the church on its route between the City Centre, St Albans City Station and New Barnet Station, running roughly every 20 minutes.

If you are driving you can park (discretely) in the residential roads around. If you're unfamiliar with the area, for easy navigation you could try Barncroft Way, from which there is a short footpath through to Cell Barnes Lane close to the church.

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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.