The Church Centre

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarEyam Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Eyam Repair Cafe is hosted by Eyam Church Centre, Church Street,
Eyam, S32 5QH. You do not have to be an Eyam resident to use the repair
cafe, everybody is welcome.

What can I bring to be repaired?

We can try to repair
Clothing
Toasters, Lamps, Irons, Kettles, Radios, HiFi etc
General household items
Computers
Furniture (with an upholstery fire safety label)
Tools
Items that need sharpening

We can’t accept for repair
Gas appliances
Paraffin heaters
Electric heaters
Microwave ovens
Heavy duty power tools
Electric blankets
Toys
(The above exclusions are part of our insurance conditions)
Mobile phones and tablets (until we find a repairer)

Is there a charge?


There is no fixed charge but we ask for a voluntary donation to help cover the costs of running the events.

How long will it take and can I leave items for collection later?


It is difficult to to say how long each fix will take. We
operate a ‘triage’ system where each item is assessed as it arrives.
That should give some idea about how long it will take to fix. It also
depends on the type of item you bring and how busy we are. Front of
house staff will update the progress of your repair. There is tea,
coffee, cakes and biscuits available so you can sit, have a chat and
relax.


We would love to hear from anyone
interested in joining our team of repairers; if you can do any one or
more of the following: garment repairs, electrical repairs, electronics,
mobile phones, mechanical repairs, bikes. For more information please
contact:
eyamrepaircafe (at) btinternet.com

Location

Get directions on Google Maps

The Church Centre, Church Street, Eyam, S32 5QH

About the group

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Eyam Repair Cafe

We are based at the Church Centre, Church Steet, Eyam, S32 5QH. Our first repair cafe was on 9 February 2019 and we plan to meet every secondSaturday of the month

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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.