iPhone pentalobe screws. A security issue?

Hi there, there’s a lot of buzz out there right now about these new “security” screws on the bottom of the iPhone 4. In fact, they are appearing on new iPhones and after you have a repair completed with Apple. Is this some sort of security issue? It’s kinda of like a small flower-head screw next to the dock connector. Here’s what I’m talking about:

So we’re getting calls about these new nifty “security” screws. Well, where there’s a screw, there’s a screw driver. We here at Mission Repair have the tools and the knowledge, in house, to repair your iPhone whether it has the 00 phillips screw head or the new pentalobe screw head.

You can’t go out to buy the pentalobe screwdriver at your local hardware store. This is just not feasible and therefore the most likely cause for the “panic” that these screws are causing in the marketplace. Not to worry. . .we don’t buy our iPhone parts at the local hardware store, nor our repair tools. If it was that easy everyone would be doing it!

Need some pentalobe advice? Let me know and I’ll help out where I can!

Thanks, Ryan

Mission Repair on iLounge – it’s the reader’s pick!

Hello all, we just launched a new marketing piece with iLounge. Did you go to CES in Las Vegas this year? Did you see all of the iLounge material in the North Hall? They were everywhere and you couldn’t escape it – frankly it was an impressive marketing scheme and I wish them all the best.

I’ve worked with Dennis at iLounge in the past and we’ve rekindled our business relationship. Mission Repair is a proud Sponsor of iLounge’s “Help!” section on their website and it feels good to be a part of the iLounge community again! It’s not a rotating ad nor it is animated, sorry 😉

Why are we on the “Help!” pages? That’s easy. We help the community by providing thousands of services to keep your small electronics operational. We repair iPhones. We repair iPads. We’ve pioneered many new processes and we strive to make a difference in our customer’s lives. . .for the better. We know that life can sometimes happen and Mission Repair is here to help.

Thanks, Ryan

Grand Canyon!

So I just took a flight out to the West Coast for a little business and stopped to take in the beauty and nature at the Grand Canyon.

Isn't it Grand?

OK, well, I didn’t really stop, nor was I able to hear the wind whistling through through the canyon – because I was 5 miles high moving at 350 miles per hour. . .however the view was still very good. (I thought it would be bigger 😉

I took this picture “just because”. . .I guess that I should really head to the Grand Canyon with the kids sometime because I’ve never really been there.

OK, just sharing a cool pic. I tell you what, do you know what airline this is? Can you tell by the colors on the side? Well then, if you need an iPhone or Cell phone repair, shop online at Mission Repair to set up your service. When checking out, type in the name of this airline in the coupon code redemption box. When you do, it will give you 15% off ANY SERVICE now through 1/23/11 at midnight. Remember that this coupon cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, but it will give you or best deal of 15% off.

Can’t figure out what airline it is? No problem, just call in and talk to a sales rep for a clue. . .

Thanks, Ryan

5 new cell phone repairs announced!

Hello there. Ok, since my last post the snow really coming down now. It’s dropping in big flakes and I think that it’s going to be a winter wonderland before rush hour tonight. This means that we have to decide on how to get out of here in a few hours without getting stranded!

Well, since we’re stuck for a little bit we finished up a few more services that are guaranteed to grab some attention. . .normally I’ll post one blog entry per new repair but my team is loading up faster than I can get to them.

Mission Repair can service your Samsung phone!

So here I am getting caught up with my marketing. I know that it doesn’t give the individual attention to each of these new services but give me a break 😉 I’m still getting them out there and they will index on on the search engines soon. Without further delay:

Dell Streak 5 Glass Repair (this screen is HUGE!)
Samsung Continuum Glass Repair
Motorola BackFlip Glass Repair
HTC 7 Mozart Screen Repair
Motorola i1 LCD Repair

Whew, did you get all of that? I know, it’s a list of repairs. Well that was my goal today – to get these listed on our blog and get the marketing rolling. You’ll see these in the news shortly but you heard it here first! Another half dozen services to add to our lineup, just another reason to keep Mission Repair in mind when your mobile electronics fail.

Thanks, take care, Ryan

It’s going to snow. Golf cart sledding anyone?

Well, I’m not a weatherman, but it’s looking snowy out there. That and the real weatherman is calling for 7 inches of snow by tomorrow morning.

Do you know what 7″ of snow calls for? A lot of fun! Basically, it will make a huge mess out of the streets, but it’s almost a guaranteed snow day for the schools and 7″ of snow means LOTS of sledding on snowball fights. There will be a snowman on every street corner, and I’ve discovered a new thrill on the pond out behind my house.

Last weekend, a couple of buddies and I ventured out onto our pond which was frozen over. In fact we drilled a few holes and it’s about 6″ thick and extremely stable. So stable that we took the golf cart out onto it, tied a rope to the back of the golf cart, and then the other end of the rope to sled. We spent hours out on the ice taking turns trying to whip each other off the sled (it was HARD to hold on!) by towing each other, turning sharply, and letting inertia do the rest. The speed that we generated was amazing, and eventually everyone flew off the back of the sled and effortlessly glided across the ice laughing and smiling. It didn’t even matter that it was only 5 degrees out, and it felt like a bunch of (40 year old) kids having fun.

So here’s to Nolan and Marc that made last weekend a memorable one as we created a new way to have fun with a golf cart. Golf cart sledding. Want to see some pics? Well, we will be back out on the ice this weekend and I promise to post a few so you can feel the rush too!!

I’ll be back soon, and as I’m writing this blog, it’s starting to snow already. Yikes!

Take care, Ryan