Together Culture

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarTogether Culture Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

A regular Repair Cafe on the first Saturday of the month – no need to book.

Join us for a regular Repair Cafe at Together Culture on the first Saturday of the month. We’ll have experienced volunteer repairers on hand to fix your broken electrical and mechanical goods: kitchen gadgets, lamps, toys, tools and more. Repairs are free, donations are welcome.

No need to book, just drop by and we’ll see what we can do. If we don’t have a repairer free, we can arrange a time for you to return. Most repairs take about 45mins. You’re welcome to stay during the slot to learn about the repair and find out more about eco initiatives in Cambridge. We can’t offer refreshments but there are plenty of cafes nearby.

This Repair Cafe is insured by Wessex Insurance.

Location

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5 Fitzroy St, Cambridge CB1 1ER, UK

About the group

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Together Culture Repair Cafe

We run a regular, monthly Repair Cafe on the first Saturday of the month at Together Culture on Fitzroy Street, Cambridge. Our Repair Cafe is drop in only and runs from 9am-12noon.

We held our first Repair Cafe at Together Culture in January 2023. Our group is part of the Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network, facilitated by Cambridge Carbon Footprint.

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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.