Hackney Fixers Restart Party – Stamford Hill

London, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

In March Hackney Fixers will be heading North to host a Restart Party and clothing repair workshop in the unique community of Stamford Hill.


So dig out those jaded jeans, lazy laptops and tired toasters and bring them along. Our volunteers will advise you on how to fix your own stuff! We hope to see lots of our regular restarters and welcome first-timers as well.


We look forward to seeing you!

Stamford Hill Library is near the Overground stations at Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington and local buses from Manor House, Tottenham Hale, Finsbury Park and Dalston.

Don’t leave it to the last minute and remember: we’re happy to help you learn how to repair. We are not repair professionals, and Restart Parties are a community self-repair event. Please take responsibility for your own gadget, your own data, so do not forget to back-up your data.

Location

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Stamford Hill Library, Stamford Hill, N16 6QT

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. We run Restart Parties and training workshops.

Contact: info@hackneyfixers.org.uk.  Website http://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.