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Fix your phone: Workshops to help mend broken technology

Fixing a laptop at the event in Cambridge Photo:

A new workshop in Cambridge is encouraging more of us to think about fixing broken technology - instead of throwing it away.

The first 'Restart' workshop has just been held at the Centre for Computing History.

Fixing a desk fan at the Restart workshop Credit: ITV Anglia

Organisers believe more people can help themselves to make do and mend, for example replacing a smashed smart phone screen.

It's not just phones, the Restart workshop in Cambridge is also helping people to fix electrical items such as desk fans.

Working on a smart phone Credit: ITV Anglia

Organisers say that these days people tend to pay someone to fix it or buy a replacement.

If a smart phone screen cracks it can cost more than £100 to have it repaired.

However if you get the spare parts yourself and can repair it then it could cost as little as £20.

Leaning about technology Credit: ITV Anglia

Organisers are hoping to hold more Restart workshops in the future.

Click below to watch our report from Stuart Leithes