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Fix-It Clinics

Now available: Virtual repair assistance

Get help with your broken stuff and learn valuable repair skills at free Fix-It Clinics.

Fix-It Clinics offer free, guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot, and (hopefully) fix small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable items that are thrown in the trash.

Santa Fe County’s Fix-It Clinic is Sat, Feb 20th from 10-11:30. Register HERE!

How it works

  1. If you are interested in being a coach, to help people repair household items, please complete our form HERE
  2. If you have an item that needs to be repaired, please  Register HERE!
  3. We will review your form and respond within four business days to provide general advice and discuss the next steps

What you need

You will need a laptop, tablet or phone, and an Internet connection that allows for video conferencing. It’s helpful to have a second person in your household helping you aim the camera and help with disassembly and repairs.

Some common tools you may need (but are not totally necessary!) include:

  • Phillips and standard screwdrivers
  • Needle nose and regular pliers
  • Flashlight
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Basic voltmeter and wires to measure AC and DC voltage and resistance (if your item is electrical and not working)
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these items, coaches can help you do an assessment of what’s necessary the first time around.