Tideswell Repair Café

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarTideswell & District Repair Café

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Monthly Repair Café–bring items for repair including electrical equipment, textiles, wooden items, sewing machines, knives for sharpening and bicycles.

Drop in café for a cuppa and home made cakes.

All welcome.

Location

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Tideswell Community Hall, Church Lane, Tideswell, Buxton, SK17 8PD, UK

About the group

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Tideswell & District Repair Café

Tideswell & District Repair Café was launched in May 2022 and is quickly bringing in repairs from the village and surrounding area. We are in a rural area and it makes for a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The repairers often know the users of their services. We are lucky to have a newly built hall as our home, which has an air source heat pump for heating. We have set ourselves up so that no one person has too much on their shoulders with different people leading the 3 volunteer teams of repairers, hosts and refreshments.

This project is part of Tideswell & District Environment Group

Email: repaircaf[email protected]

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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.