Once again we are dropping the price on the Apple iPad Air 2 front glass and LCD repair! We are constantly working to lower our parts costs, improve our repair time and keep the same quality you have come to trust with the Mission Repair. As i’ve talked about before when a new device is launched the parts are always expensive and drop over time. The iPad Air 2 is no exception, however it’s taken some dramatic price cuts in the past 30 days so if you have been waiting to get your iPad Air 2 repaired, it’s time!
Feel free to stop by one of our locations or mail in your device and we will have you fixed up and back to “like new” condition in no time!
Mission Repair is excited to bring you our new line of tempered glass screen protectors from Gadget Guard! I have seen at least a few dozen brands of tempered glass and claims to protect, however Gadget Guard has a lifetime warranty on their product. Register your purchase on their site and if the tempered glass should break they will replace it directly from the manufacturer, for free, for life.
If you prefer a slim case such as our Spigen slim armor this tempered glass is the ideal front glass protector. Keep watching for an even more exciting product launch from Gadget Guard in the coming months.
Since purchasing Mission Repair earlier this year, I have been working to bring new repairs, quicker repairs, and a overall high level of customer service without raising prices. I’m excited to bring you quicker turn around times on all Retina Macbook Pro and Macbook Air LCD repairs. We now offer 72 hour turn around once we have received the computer.
Partnering with world class suppliers makes all the difference – from parts, repairs, and highly technical repairs (such as the Retina LCD replacement) – allows Mission Repair to bring you added services with no additional cost. Should the unthinkable happen, come by one of our two locations, or box up your computer and ship it in to our Lenexa location.
Once in awhile, we see some pretty crazy stuff here at Mission Repair. A few days ago, a customer brought us what used to be a HTC One M9… it’s a phone that defies physics! This particular HTC One had a battle with… well, I’m not really sure- but it lost. The amazing things was that the back aluminum housing bent so badly that the buttons popped out, yet the front glass screen was not broken. Unfortunately, everything inside was bent or cracked so badly that it was BOE (beyond economical repair). RIP Mr. HTC.
Today, I’d like to share a tip that is focused around a little round, green button. While I really like this one…
The star of the show today is the round green button on any open window you are using, such as email, your browser of choice, or even the calendar.
Looks like this —->
When you see this green dot on your open program, left mouse click and drag the window to the far right or left of your screen. If you have multiple windows, you will now be able to click on the second window and have a split screen. Even better… slide the black line spitting the two windows where ever you like! 50/50 or maybe 60/40? I tend to use it 75/25 with two web pages open so I can copy/paste or get a quick screen shot (shift+command+4) and use it when writing this blog.
I hope once again that you find this tip useful, and you come to know the full power of OSX Yosemite and all its hidden gems!
After talking about the malware and virus outbreak, I’ve had some great conversations with customers, seeing the need for some tips and tricks that can make any Mac user’s life a bit better. There are so many to cover, but I’ll start with the two I use everyday.
First of all, by holding down the key and pressing the space bar… You will see this if you have OSX Yosemite. The older versions of OSX will have spotlight appear in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
Last but not least is probably the most useful hot key combination I use on Mac. This combo turns your mouse into a crosshair, which you can then hold down the left mouse button and drag a window open on your screen. When you release the mouse button it will take a screenshot (picture) of whatever you outlined! This works on anything: webpage, a video snapshot, a picture, in a word document, excel, and so on. This is probably the best note-taking shortcut on any device I know.
I hope these few tips helps out, and I’ll be highlighting some other very soon. Stay tuned…
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any of your own tips you wish to share, please do!
I can’t think of many things that upset me more than people taking advantage of other people for the sake of profit. And, this week I’ve seen more than my fair share of customers who’ve come into my Lenexa store with some nasty malware on their computers. If your computer has this pop up…. you have likely been a victim.
While this may seem self serving… I can assure you if you read on you will understand that a moderately priced malware/virus removal service from Mission Repair or any local, trusted shop will save you hundreds of dollars. Not to mention, an education in what NOT TO DO and what NOT to download or click on!
While his face may look friendly, he’s a con artist, and scammer of the worst kind. These things happen typically when you install “free” software, and leading you to believe that they can make your computer 300% faster! Wrong… they are injecting malware that takes over your browser and will lock you out of your own computer. They have you hooked… and unfortunately, if you call them it can cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over time. In reality they may have you on the hook every six months for a very, very long time.
The good news, is I’m happy to talk about this with anyone that will listen. While Mission Repair does charge a nominal fee for our malware and virus removal services, it’s literally less than 10% of what I’ve heard these scammers will charge you. The major difference is we will clean 100% of their programs and nasty malware from your computer vs just hiding it for a later date. We were able to successfully clean this computer (screenshot above) today by removing a nasty little program called “Shoppytool”. I won’t get super technical here but know that it took several hours to track down this specific malware issue and remove.
In the meantime, be safe online, and as the old saying goes… “if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”.