The Hornbeam Centre, Walthamstow

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarForest Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

A repair cafe at a community cafe. Come and join us at this cosy community hub for a few hours’ fixing.

if you would like to book a slot to have something fixed, go to Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/forest-fixers-75216927483

Location

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Hornbeam Environment Centre, 458 Hoe St, London E17 9AH, UK

About the group

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Forest Fixers

Welcome to Forest Fixers.

We hold repair cafes and we have a repair club which meets a couple of times a month.

Forest Fixers' Repair Cafes

This is where people bring their small electrical items (toasters, lamps, radios etc) so that we can help you fix them. You can book on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/forest-fixers-75216927483 and we will send you a time slot a couple of days before the event. One of our fixers will help you fix your gadget or small appliance (sorry no microwaves).

Forest Fixers' repair clubs

These are skill-sharing (and sometimes training) sessions for people who want to help out at our repair cafes and would like to upgrade their skills. Everyone from beginners to experts welcome! You can bring your own tools or use ours. All repair clubs take place on a Tuesday from 6:30pm - 9pm. You are welcome to come to just part of the session. Please book by selecting the RSVP button for the sessions you would like to come to.

Our main base is at:

The Mill

7-11 Coppermill Lane

London E17 7HA

The nearest station is St James Street (Liverpool Street to Chingford Line), which is just round the corner from The Mill

or a 12 minute walk from Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line) or Queens Road (Barking to Gospel Oak Line).

There is plenty of cycle parking right outside The Mill

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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.