Wake up and smell the coffee!

I’m up. I get it, it’s a little early (about 5am!) and I could be asleep. I don’t need to be into the office until 10am today, but sometimes I get my best work done in the middle of the night. It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time.

I can really attribute my excellent mood to my iced coffee and bacon today. The house smells amazing!

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So for those of you that aren’t morning people (Dandra, you know who you are!) I’m here to motivate you to get up, get ready, and take on the world today. It’s going to be a great December 30th.  Check out the wikihow page on “how to wake someone up“.  #1 is to brew a cup of coffee!

For some of you, you already have tomorrow off. For even more of you, you also have Friday off. This could mean a lot of long weekends for millions of Americans so make today a good one.

So when I say “Wake up and smell the coffee”, I’m not intending to mean “Hey, try to pay attention to what’s going on”…I’m really saying, “Wake up and smell the coffee.” It smells great!

Have a wonderful day, I’m working on some end of the year tidbits for Mission Repair, it’s tradition. I’ll see you back here soon.

Ryan

2015 Mission Repair Blog in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

We definitely hit a few “highs” this year on our blog, and by far reaching over 1 million unique new readers was one of the best.  I’ve been aiming for that goal for some time now, are we are on our way to 2 million!

One of our most read blogs is still from 2011 titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer“.  We’ve definitely gotten some mileage out of that one!

Thanks again for everyone’s readership, we really appreciate it.  Take your time traveling as the 2015 year closes and you can count on the fact that we will be here in 2016.

Sincerely, Ryan

 

Mission Repair Closed New Year’s Day.

Hello friends,

We’ve had a few customers ask: We are open normal hours on New Year’s Eve…10 am to 7 pm.

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But we are closed New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1,2016.  We will be recovering from the festivities!  Or we will just be resting at home.  Or we will go shopping.  Whatever it is that our employees are doing, we will be back to work on Saturday January 2nd, 2016 at 10 am.

Be safe!  Ryan

Water and electronics don’t mix.

Good morning,

Water and electronics don’t mix.  Unless your electronics are waterproof that is!

It’s more common than you might think; but we receive items in for repair on a daily basis that show signs of liquid damage and without doubt if you get your iPhone wet, you’re bound to see problems unless it is addressed.

My guess is that some of these customers don’t even know that they had a liquid spill or had any contact with water/soda/coffee whatsoever. Knowing can be a key.

For example, here’s a logic board that came out of a 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Screen; and the device was not displaying video.

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If you look closely, and I know that it’s hard to tell; but can you see that chip that is on the logic board that says “Apple 2010”? (It’s actually upside down)  It’s about dead center in the picture…there is an IC that is on top of it with slightly green corrosion that is growing from some sort of liquid that got onto the board.

I know, the picture doesn’t do it much justice, and I even almost missed it.  For scale, that component just below it is the headphone jack port, which is very small in itself…this was a minute amount of corrosion on the MacBook Pro Logic Board that was causing a major amount of problems!

So I cleaned it up and guess what?  Video displayed back on the screen again.  This would have been a $680 repair had this customer went directly to Apple…but it was just took me one hour of labor to complete it.  The customer makes out and Mission Repair saves the day.

We offer a full-line of liquid damage repairs; but to be realistic, not all of these are repairable.  If your MacBook was sitting at the bottom of the lake for week, it’s probably not repairable.  But if you spill a cup of coffee on the keyboard of your computer; turn it off quickly and give us a call.  We will do our best to save your day too!

Take care,  Ryan

Pass me the bottle.

Hello there and good morning!

Don’t let my title make you think that I’ve gone to drinking my life away. I’m talking about a baby bottle!

I told myself, “Ryan, don’t post any pictures of your new grandson. No one wants to see your baby. Post something about iPods or MacBooks.”

Well, I’ve cracked and I’m going to put up just one pic because my son Casey just had his first baby, Elias, just a few days before Christmas so we now have 3 generations of Arters on the books in one pic!

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He was born a week ago, and the pic above was just a few hours after he arrived. Yes, I’m a proud grandfather and very happy with the outcome. Amber (mom) is doing great and I am very impressed with how they have handled their first week as new parents. I couldn’t ask for more.

So there it is. I did it. A personal post that I hope will remain here on the Mission Repair Blog forever so we can show baby “E” how we were bragging on him from the beginning.

Have a great day…Ryan

This is never good…

Good afternoon,

My son Casey was driving home from work last night then he pulled over and called me.  He said “there’s steam coming from the engine”.  His truck was starting to overheat, and it was 30 degrees out!  Not good.

We got him home, and there was radiator fluid now leaking out of the engine compartment.  Obviously we had a leak in there somewhere.

I was able to to a little troubleshooting today:

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He’s got a bad radiator.  It’s leaking from the top seal and just blowing all of the coolant out.  Super sweet.  So this morning I had to get him into the office, and tomorrow he will be most likely borrowing my truck to get to work again unless I get myself out of bed on a Saturday to take him in…I’ll probably opt to stay at the house 😉

So now we are down to “when” we will install this beauty.  When is a good time to work on a 2002 Toyota Tundra in sub-freezing temperatures?  There’s not a lot of good answers here; but you can be certain that we will be working on this project when Casey has his next day off!

Guess what buddy, you’re going to learn how to install a radiator this weekend!  How does Sunday sound?

So if you’re looking for me, I won’t be in the office this Sunday even though we are open.  I’ll be in the garage neck deep in anti-freeze and rusty bolts.  Wish me luck!

Have a good weekend, and good luck to you if you’re doing any auto repairs.  I’ll be with you in spirit.

Ryan

 

 

iPod Touch 6 Repairs Anounced!

Hi there everyone,

Mission Repair is happy to bring a full line of services and repairs for the iPod Touch 6 – and effective immediately we are taking orders.

iPod Touch 5 or 6…how can you tell the difference?

It’s not easy, but on the iPod Touch 5, there’s a “loop button” that you could attach a lanyard to…and the new iPod Touch 6 doesn’t have it!  The differences are on the inside.  The Processing chip is one of the two biggest upgrades in the new iPod touch. It matches the iPhone 6 with a 64-bit Apple A8 SoC – a huge step forward from the 2011-era A5 found in the old model.

The camera is the other big upgrade in the new iPod touch. Its rear camera has the same 8 MP resolution that the last four iPhone flagships (starting with the iPhone 4s) have had.

The great news is that we re now offering a full line of repairs, and have already satisfied several customers (fixing broken screens mostly!)  So if you find yourself having problems with your new Touch, give Mission Repair a call.

844-459-0105

See ya, Ryan