Wimborne Repair Cafe

Dorset, United Kingdom

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

We are all about fixing things. A place to bring along your items in need of repair that would otherwise be wasted.

We have volunteer fixers for sewing, small electrical, small furniture, mechanical clocks, IT, bicycles and more. Our team are on hand to give your items a new lease of life.

Run by the community, for the community, this event not only provides repair services but also provides a space for people to come together for a social chat and to pass on skills.

Join the Repair Revolution – dig out your broken bits and join us.

Want to know more about volunteering with us? We’ve roles for fixers, greeters, admin and even doing the tea run for our repairers! Pop along and see us on the day or get in touch.

All enquiries [email protected]

Location

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4A King St, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1DY, UK

About the group

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Wimborne Repair Cafe

We are all about fixing things. A place to bring along your items in need of repair that would otherwise be wasted.

We have volunteer fixers for sewing, small electrical, small furniture, mechanical clocks, IT, bicycles and more. Our team are on hand to give your items a new lease of life.

Run by the community, for the community, this event not only provides repair services but also provides a space for people to come together for a social chat and to pass on skills.

Join the Repair Revolution - dig out your broken bits and join us.

Want to know more about volunteering with us? We’ve roles for fixers, greeters, admin and even doing the tea run for our repairers! Pop along and see us on the day or get in touch.

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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.