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Kilburn Restart party
**This party is hosted by Transition Town Kensal to Kilburn** Restart Parties are free and fun events giving practical help to fix your broken or tired gadgets. Slow laptops, broken printers, coffee grinders, lamps, kettles, vacuums and many other small electrical items! We’ll help you figure out the problem and give help and advice on how to fix it. Restart Parties promote the repair and maintenance of electronics that may otherwise be thrown away. Our volunteers will help you learn to fix, we're not simply a free repair service and we can’t guarantee to fix everything. 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 there to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Please back up your data before the event. Charge up your device and bring all leads and adaptors. 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. However 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. For more info https://therestartproject.org/

Abbey Community Centre

222c Belsize Road, Kilburn, NW6 4DJ · London

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    What we're about

    Restarters are people who like helping other learn how to fix broken electronics and electricals - anything with a battery or a plug - with a few exceptions for safety, like microwaves.

    Restarters have diverse skills. Some help with basic electrical fixing involving changing fuses and plugs. Others deal with software issues on laptops and mobiles. What unites Restarters is the love of a repair challenge and their collaborative approach.

    Volunteer with us to make a difference, help empower people by teaching repair, and reduce e-waste. To get started come to one of our Volunteer Welcome Sessions which happen every few months and are all posted here on Meetup. You can read and sign up to our Safety Guidelines (https://mailchi.mp/therestartproject/welcome) prior to a Welcome Session, or during one.

    The Restart Project promotes community self-repair events for Restarters called "Restart Parties" in greater Camden and Brixton. In other communities in London, other organisations host - we will indicate the hosts for events.

    Please note that children are more than welcome at Restart Parties, but only when accompanied by their guardians.

    If you would like to reach out to more people by hosting your own Restart Party, write us at community@therestartproject.org

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