We’re giving the All-Star Game the Royal treatment…

Well this is a bit of a short personal blog, but since I live in the Kansas City area, it’s big news to us here in the vicinity!

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Kanasas City Royals players and coaches joined All-Star manager Ned Yost on the field last Saturday with their 2015 All-Star jerseys.

Look, the Royals will be heavily represented. As the single best story of the 2014 season, making the World Series after missing the playoffs every year since the George Brett era, they deserve lots of representation. They particularly deserve All-Star recognition in 2015 because the 2015 Royals are the best team in the AL with an impressive winning record.

Not into baseball? I can understand that, not everyone is. But I’ll tell you that more people know more about baseball in this city that they have since the mid-1980’s. It’s a fun time, and with the All-Star game tomorrow- I can already feel some of my employees wanting to get out of the office early to get a good seat at the local sports bar. Don’t worry guys, you’ll make it, I’ll save you a seat 😉

Have a great day, Ryan

New Price on iPad Air Repairs!

Hello my friends,

The iPad Air is a phenomenal tablet. It has the looks, the function and the power that makes an Apple product special. It is as thin as a pencil, as beautiful as the iPad Mini and better processing speeds.

When you spend $400-$500 on something, you expect it to be in the realm of awesomeness that iPad Air is in. You also expect to keep it for a long period of time and this is where Mission Repair comes in!

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This is less than ideal in my opinion! And starting today, Mission Repair is now at the lowest price on iPad Air services!

We are here for you and your iPad Air and are prepared for any issue that you might have. Now, the most common issue that we have seen to date is the dreaded cracked screen. While your iPad Air may still be usable, it is very disruptive (to say the least) to maneuver around large shards of glass. It’s a dangerous game of “dodge the cut” every time you want to play “Candy Crush” 🙂

While many of you reading this might not have a cracked screen just yet, let me just tell you that it may be inevitable. Customers are reporting that they are cracking their devices multiple times even with cases on them. It just happens. This is why you need to be ready and have us in your bookmarks should such a time arise!

So if you are already in this predicament, here are a couple of helpful links to get your repair started: iPad Air Glass Repair – Black and iPad Air Glass Repair- White. This will get you well on your way to a repaired iPad Air!

See ya, Ryan

Indianapolis or bust!

Hello there-

We just finalized out plans to head to Indianapolis this week to secure our newest Mission Repair location and (maybe?) hopefully get the keys to the place!

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We are hopefully locating in Fishers, Indiana…just North East of the Indianapolis downtown mega-center!

Our Fishers location will be strategic; it’s part of our long-term plan of growth of retail locations across the country. This means one thing for sure; our newest locations will be coming on line in a slow and methodical way. Mission Repair isn’t a franchise with different pricing, process or methods; and all of our technicians are trained in house.

I’ll be unavailable at the end of the week and it looks like we need to cram a week worth of work into just a few days. I’ll be here late, I should probably order take-out for dinner!

Have a great day, Ryan

iPhones – get ’em while they’re hot!

Good morning again,

After our fun at the Mission Repair company picnic yesterday, I got into my car, which is here I left my iPhone 6, and had this message:

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Funny thing is that it let me take that screenshot. I guess it’s not too hot and tired for pictures! We see this a lot at Mission Repair. Customers have even claimed that their phones cracked due to extreme heat.

Virtually all manufacturers data sheets will list both the minimum and maximum storage and operating temperatures for their internal parts. In fact, many parts will be available in multiple versions designed to operate in more strenuous environments.

So for example an integrated circuit (IC) may be available in the following versions:

Commercial 0 to 70°C.
Industrial -40 to +85°C.
Military -55 to +125°C.

Needless to say, the cost goes up with increased performance. There are even chips specified for use in outer space. So for example a chip which costs $2 in the “Commercial” grade might cost $2,000 for the version rated for outer space! (As you can guess, your Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t rated for a moon walk, but that’s probably ok.)

Let’s talk about the iPhone for a minute. According to Apple:

Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature. Using an iOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range may temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off. Battery life will return to normal when the device is brought back to higher ambient temperatures.

Store the device where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

Remember that if it’s 87 degrees outside, it’s 132 degrees inside of your car on a hot clear day.

One needs to keep in mind that the temperature of the components is affected by two sources:

1) The temperature of the environment.
2) Self heating – some components generate a large amount of heat in operation, logic boards in phones are one example.

Please don’t leave your expensive electronics in your hot car like I did – especially when they are turned on – to avoid possible long-term damage and an extra trip into Mission Repair for a logic board repair.

Any questions? Give us a call 866-638-8402.

Take care, Ryan

Mission Repair Company Picnic went off as planned!

Hi there friends,

It was a glorious day yesterday even though we are in a heat wave. We had our annual company picnic, had some great food that I cooked on the BBQ and a bunch of games and laughs.

It all started with a trip to our local superstore, Costco, for the supplies. Lennie and I worked late the night before to get everything ready:

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Then on Sunday at 11am, the competition began. Unfortunately since we’ve got several locations in different states, not everyone could make it…but the turnout was great. We played a few games and the grand prize was a “bucket full of cash and prizes” that we put together at the last minute:

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It wasn’t much, but it certainly generated some competition in the pie eating contest:

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And in the washer toss:

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Which got us down to one winner which the “tug of war” ultimately decided:

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I got to cook for the crew and we put on a good spread of chicken, brats, hotdogs and pulled pork (which I made the day before).

Aside from a few sunburns, we are all in good shape and back into the office today. Sorry Derrick, Ian took the grand prize this time. There’s always next year.

Have a great start to your week and I’ve got a lot of good Mission Repair information coming to you today.

Thanks, hope you’re having a great summer, Ryan