There were some interesting going-ons with the computer repairs and software jobs at the community clinics during the course of four sessions this month. Interesting in the sense that we had some gremlins in a couple of the laptops that we had been trying to repair; for example, we had a Packard Bell laptop that […]
At BitFIXit, we support local communities by making computer repairs and software services like malware removal and system optimisations accessible to members of the public that otherwise could not afford the services of computer repair shops. From this year, we are also participating at Repair Cafe Sheffield, a repair cafe based at Heeley City Farm, […]
Ever wondered what typically happens during the refurbishment of a computer, be it a desktop PC or a laptop? Why refurbish a computer when one can simply buy a brand new off-the-shelf machine from a retailer, or assemble one from a range of different individual hardware components? Refurbishing a computer helps to extend its lifespan […]
It has been fairly busy this month in the Saturday community clinics, with repairs and refurbishments on various computers taking place over the course of the four community clinic sessions. There were two laptops that were donated to us, and have since been refurbished ready to give away to members of the local community who […]
by Dale – BitFIXit volunteer technician Introduction As someone who joined BitFIXit in February 2016 on a voluntary basis, I enjoy working with computer repairs and refurbishments, having accumulated approximately two years of previous IT experience in computer repairs, optimisations and refurbishments with Really Green IT, a former social enterprise that was based in Hillsborough Barracks […]
We are very lucky at BitFIXit to have worked with lots of wonderful volunteers over the years, from all backgrounds and levels of experience. One of our newest volunteer recruits has taken it upon himself to make us a promotional slide show – partly to help us and partly to refresh his knowledge of powerpoint. I think […]
Windows – like it, loath it or just use it, you can’t ignore it. And, if you are using it, you need to keep up to date with the updates. Many people are used to seeing various pop up boxes from time to time offering to update their software – a lot of the time […]
We are in Union Street every Friday from 10-6 to fix computers and give advice. You can drop by, have a delicious Twin Cafe coffee while we fix your computer or drop your computer off for us to fix for you to collect later.
We have realised that we need to get on social media, namely twitter and facebook. So you can now ‘friend’ and ‘follow’ us to get updates. We’re on facebook here and twitter here. See you on the other side!
We’ve been working hard with a great advisor David Lett who has helped us get a business plan together. In the spirit of openness and transparency (and also maybe to get improvements!) we are sharing it with you. BitFIXit Business Plan If you have any comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to leave message for […]