iPad Mini 3 – are the screens “fused” like the iPhones?

Hello fans of electronics,

We get this question ALL THE TIME…and it can be confusing. There’s a long line of Apple devices that the screens are pre-built at the factory in a clean room environment which makes separating the glass from the LCD difficult. That’s why we replace the glass/digitizer/lcd together in one entire assembly to ensure that our customers get a factory repair for those particular devices (Most iPhones are like this!)

iPads are an entirely different story. Every iPad to date has a separate and individually replaceable glass and LCD…except for the iPad Air 2. That’s one caveat that I sometimes forget but I think that I’ve got it committed to memory at this point. Here’s an iPad Mini 3 that Derrick is finishing up for a customer that walked into our Lakewood location this afternoon:


This picture is a little difficult to tell, but the glass is going on OVER the LCD, which is separate. And in most cases, the outer glass is what usually breaks when one of these devices is dropped; and since it’s separate it saves each of our customers big bucks when choosing Mission Repair for service.

So there are a few tidbits that might make you more educated when talking about iPads…or maybe you don’t care in which case you now have a little more useless knowledge for your next trivia night 😉

Have a good weekend, Ryan

In case you missed last night’s Mission Repair Coupon deal:

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Are You Feeling The Heat This Summer?

A heat wave is coming thru the Midwest and we are feeling it! It seems as though we can’t even walk outside to get in our cars without starting to sweat. If you have to brave the high temperatures you may as well be rewarded for it right? That’s why starting now, we are giving you 10% off your entire order if you place it before this Sunday (7/19/15) at Midnight. Just use coupon code ‘HEATWAVE2015’ at checkout or bring in a copy of this blog to any of our walk-in locations. If you’ve been waiting for a reason to get the cracked screen repaired on your iPod, Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop – this is it!

Have a great weekend and stay cool,
Ryan at Mission Repair

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7 pound burrito. I kid you not!

Hello there from sunny Colorado!

We are here working at our Lakewood Mission Repair location for a couple of days; gearing up from a new program and making some slight changes to the business.

I lived in the Denver area a few years ago, and most locals already know about Jack N Grill with their world-famous 7lb burrito made with love. I had to buy one for Chris, Lennie and Derrick:


We split it 4 ways and even as a team weren’t able to finish it off. It’s just too ridiculous of a meal to attempt alone; only in America, right?

Lennie did his best putting on a good show and effort:


In the end I still had quite a bit left on my plate. It was a good introduction to these guys that have never lived in the “pain” of trying to put one of these down, and not even Adam from “Man vs. Food” was able to finish it off.

So we had some good laughs, an awesome burrito smothered – in my favorite – pork green chile. It’s worth a try I promise. Just take it from me, don’t try it alone.

OK, back to the grind stone, Ryan