So my iPhone 6 is bent – it’s not a myth.

Hello everyone,

I noticed this weekend that my new iPhone 6 screen was “clicking” when I pressed down on it along the left hand side. It appears that the screen wasn’t sitting in the unit properly. Then I noticed that my home button was kind of “clicking” as well. The home button normally just depresses smoothly and silently. Not mine, it’s “clicking” and you can actually hear it!

So I took a closer look at my phone, and unbelievably, it’s bent. Right along the edge. The worst part being right at the sim card tray area…

If I hold my phone up and look along the edge, it’s apparent that it’s bent.

So now…what to do? I own a repair shop as you know…but the last thing I want to do is open up a new “under warranty” phone when I can take it in for a replacement. But wait, Apple ISN’T replacing bent phones under warranty. Do you know why? They are deemed “damaged” by the customer and that’s not a warranty related cause. Armed with this info, I tried something simple on my own.

I bent it back.

A little pressure and all is well.  Seems unbelievable that a phone could bend like this.

A little pressure and all is well. Seems unbelievable that a phone could bend like this.

Without opening the device, I simply held it as shown above, and pressed with some aggressive but even “force” with my thumb against the sim card tray area. Guess what…the phone is straight again, the screen is sitting flush in the frame, and the home button is once again silent.

Now, I already know that some of you won’t believe this is true. It is. And some will speculate that it can’t be done. I did it. These iPhone 6 units are thin and BENDABLE.

Clearly, you could go too far so I don’t recommend that anyone do this at home or on their own phone. I am not suggesting that you put to much force on your device because you can break things, namely the screen could crack or you could have issues with your logic board. However without tools or dis-assembly, I was able to “straighten” out my phone without issues.

How did I bend it in the first place? I have NO IDEA. I NEVER put it in my back pocket or sit on it…so your guess is as good as mine. I think it’s just a bad design…because I have tortured other phones in my life and they never bent. Go figure.

Today’s tidbit, from the owner.

Take care, Ryan

New Lower Price on Galaxy Note 4 screen repairs.

Hello my friends,

It’s February already? January flew by so fast, I can’t believe it. I was out of town every weekend in January and even last weekend, so I’m excited to say that I will be here in my own home over Valentine’s Day. That’s a huge relief to be sure!

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So Melanie and I are going over a few items of business this today…and we’ve landed a new deal on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screens, so we are going to pass savings on to our customers. Effective immediately, we now have a lower price on these screen repairs and you can start your order here!

That made me think, let’s double check our pricing on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 screens and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 screens as well – and yes, we’ve slashed the prices on these repairs at the same time.

The Galaxy Note 4 has a wide-angle, 3.7MP front-facing camera so you can capture crisper selfies. And when you want to photograph anything else, the Galaxy Note 4 comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera with built-in Optical Image Stabilization. So, even when you zoom in, the details in your photo remain in focus. These devices truly have “Entertainment Displays”.

If you’ve got a cracked screen, there’s no better time to have this device repaired at Mission Repair. See you here!

Take care, Ryan

Nationwide iPad Screen Repair – How It Works

ipad screen repairOne drop face-down on a hard surface and you could be the victim of a cracked iPad glass, LCD, or worse. We understand that these situations happen, and we here at Mission Repair are on your side. We’ll get your iPad repaired and back to you anywhere in the USA, FAST. Here is how it works:

Step 1: Place your 24 Hr iPad Screen Repair order online at www.missionrepair.com or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402 to place your order over the phone. During this step you will determine your inbound and outbound shipping options in order to get your device to us safely.

Step 2: Once your order has been placed you will receive a confirmation email with your order number and shipping instructions. These instructions include tips on packing your device in to us safely as well as a map to choose which location you would like to ship your device in to for service. We service EVERY address in the USA!

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If your Shipping Address location is shaded YELLOW ship to:
Mission Repair
(ATTN: YOUR ORDER NUMBER)
3234 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Unit I
Lakewood, CO 80227

If your Shipping Address location is shaded GREEN ship to:
Mission Repair
(ATTN: YOUR ORDER NUMBER)
19943 W. 162nd St.
Olathe, KS 66062

Step 3: After you have shipped your device accordingly, Mission Repair will then receive your unit at one of our repair facilities. Upon arrival you will receive an email to let you know it made it to our service center safely.

Step 4: Your iPad will be pre-tested and if any additional repairs are needed we will contact you immediately (we don’t perform any additional repairs without your approval). Then, one of our certified iPad technicians will replace the shattered glass with a brand new screen.

Step 5: The repaired iPad will then tested one more time at our Quality Assurance department to make sure everything is working properly after repair.

Step 6: Your repaired unit is shipped back to you according to your selected return shipping option. You will receive an email with tracking information once your unit has been shipped so you know when to expect it.

From the time we receive your unit to the time it is shipped out is just about 1-2 business days. It is that easy. Mission Repair has been servicing iPads across the United States since 2008. So, the next time you need your iPod, Smartphone, iPad or Laptop serviced – call the experts at Mission Repair.