The Hanover Centre

Brighton, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarBrighton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Brighton Repair Café bringing people together to learn how to fix their belongings from bicycles, electricals and electronics to textiles, darning and visible mending. 

Location

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The Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD

About the group

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Brighton Repair Cafe

Established November 2012 we are a merry band of fixers with a range of skills from sewing, darning, furniture, bike repair to electricals.

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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.