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.


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!


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