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Christmas time is almost here again. High time to check if your Christmas decorations are still okay! If they’re not, stop by at a Repair Café soon. There’s a good chance that our volunteers can find the problem and solve it together with you.

Soldering a wire of your Christmas lights’ cord

In 60 percent of the cases, Christmas lights’ cords are repaired successfully. This is evident from the RepairMonitor, in which volunteers keep track of their repair data. Sometimes, it’s enough to replace one of the cord’s lights. Sometimes, a wire has to be soldered. At the Repair Café, this is usually no problem at all.

Repairing an inflatable Santa

But the volunteers tackle more than just Christmas lights. At a Repair Café in Zwolle (the Netherlands) last year, an inflatable Santa was brought in. It no longer worked. The repairers discovered that the power plug of the pump did not make contact properly. After soldering a wire, Santa came back to life. Ho ho ho!

Repair your Christmas lights yourself or drop by the Repair Café!

Do you need help repairing your Christmas lights or other Christmas decorations? Then come to a Repair Café in your area. Want to do the repair yourself? Then find a repair guide at iFixit! You can also use these step-by-step guides to prepare your visit to the Repair Café. This way you can read what to expect. 

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