It’s getting exciting here in Colorado!

Hello friends,

What a day. It’s been *almost* a record-breaking sales day here at Mission Repair and all of our locations are rockin! Thanks so much for all of our new customers today, it’s been amazing. We are working hard to stay ahead of the curve and I’m working equally hard at preparing for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony here in Lakewood, Colorado tomorrow at 4:00pm. We’re decorating the office as we speak and the list of fun and goodies is just fun to think about!

It feels like a Mission Repair birthday party in here, but that's not actually until April!

It feels like a Mission Repair birthday party in here, but that’s not actually until April!

We’ve got treats and goodies, drinks and discounts all that will be available at Mission Repair in Lakewood, Colorado tomorrow at 4:00pm. Several businesses will come to join in the festivities, and we’re even giving away a BRAND NEW IPOD TOUCH to one lucky winner! Simply stop by and drop your name into our drawing any time before 7:00 pm on St. Patrick’s Day here in Lakewood. We will pick the winner and deliver the goods!

If you’re in the area, it would be a great time to pull into our shop and check it out.

Mission Repair
3234 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Unit I
Lakewood, Colorado 80227
720-897-6297

We will be here in full force ready to say hello and to give you a chance to win a brand new iPod Touch. No purchase necessary, enter once for a chance to win!

It looks like it’s going to be a long night here at the office- so I better get back to work.

Take care, Ryan

The Truth about MacBook Air Screens.

Good evening friends,

It’s late Friday night, I’m just finishing up my day at Mission Repair (working from home) and disaster struck my Apple notebook.

I personally use a 13″ MacBook Air at home. It’s been a great machine that hasn’t given me a bit of trouble until I made a mistake. It’s a mistake that even this late at night I feel that I need to share with my blog followers – a mistake that will prove to be costly. I grabbed my laptop by the screen to pick it up like I’ve done a many times before.

I picked it up by the top of the computer where the screen is, not by the bottom of the computer where the keyboard is. MISTAKE.

I’m going to stop writing and take a picture…you’ll see the beginning of this blog in the background, and everything will look normal as so:

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You can click on these pictures to get a close up look at what is going on.

But after I picked it up by the screen in the very spot that you see my thumb and hand, I squeezed a little too hard. Now when I apply just a slight bit of pressure to the bezel where my thumb is located, my image goes haywire:

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What you see here is a classic “broken LCD” on a MacBook Air. There are many degrees of “broken”. In fact, when someone has a broken LCD screen, it might physically appear cracked. It might looks like and “ink” stain running across the screen. Or it might in fact be like my situation where I can get the screen just into the correct position, not touch it and have it appear fine – but the slightest movement can show it’s ugly side.

I know that lifting a laptop by it’s screen is not the correct way to handle a laptop. The MacBook Air is so light and easy to carry at some point I made the decision that it would be OK to do so.

I did a quick search on Apple Discussion Forums and found a nice article on Considerations for a long life of your MacBook Air which give good advice on many maintenance and daily life considerations when owning one of these devices, but does not discuss “lifting” the unit by the lid. I guess that’s just common sense that I didn’t use.

In this day and age with tablets in and amongst my life it might just be a subconscious thing- I grab my tablet by the screen, right? Isn’t a tablet merely a laptop computer “lid” without a hardware keyboard? Well, this comparison of the two might be OK if only considering the physical aspects of the devices but they are truly two different devices…however somewhere in my mind it just felt OK to grab the screen of my computer.

My advice is…don’t do it. We constantly repair MacBook Air screens at Mission Repair. I’m lucky that I can just take my computer into my shop, buy a screen for myself and install it. This is not so easy to do for consumers that don’t own an electronics repair shop and I understand this – it’s why Mission Repair is in business.

Do your best to avoid the situation that I’m in unless you don’t mind paying for your computer to get repaired- but if you do, you know who to call. Shameless reminder: 866-638-8402. I’ll be taking mine into the tech lab tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everyone, take care.

Ryan

Deal Of The Month (May)!

Hello M:R Nation –

It’s a brand new month which means a brand new DEAL here at Mission Repair! May is a great month for many things. Such as / but not limited to: grilling, picnics,fishing, weddings and dropping your Macbook Air. Ok, so that last one might be a bit of a head scratcher… so please allow me to elaborate. For the month of May, we will be offering an amazing deal on our fantastic 11″ and 13″ Macbook Air LCD screen repair services! How amazing? How about $20.00 off amazing? So if you can choose when to drop and crack your screen, this month is sure the month to get that out of the way 🙂

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How your Macbook Air should look!

This repair is actually very tricky. It is not just a matter of uninstalling a whole screen assembly and installing a brand new one. We actually have to build in all the pieces into your already existing back case. It is something that I would definitely not recommend trying on your kitchen table! It takes specialized tools and knowledge to complete the repair successfully.

Thankfully here at Mission Repair, we have both! We have done the R&D to make sure the repairs on theses little guys go off without a hitch every time. If you have a 13″ or 11″, we will professionally repair your Macbook Air and have it back in your hands in no time flat!

To get started just follow this link: Deal Of The Month and choose your size of Macbook Air or give us a call at 866-638-8402!

Cheers, Troy

Time for some Spring Cleaning!

Hello friends- the weather has been a bit fickle out here in Kansas City. I’m not sure if mother nature has decided if it’s motorcycle riding weather nor not yet!

It was a beautiful day outside yesterday (even though it did snow earlier in the week) and it gave the gardeners a chance to get some much needed planting done in our front garden beds. It’s a nice Spring clean up that our new Mission Repair building needed and I think it’s going to look great when things start to grow!

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Before yesterday, these areas in front of our windows were full of “junk” bushes that just looked terrible. I know that it’s probably not that important to you, but it gives us here at Mission Repair a little bit of pride and self worth coming into work each day 😉

Since we’re on the subject, it’s time to do a little Spring Cleaning of your own – on your computer! Did you know that we offer virus removal and electronics cleaning? I just had a customer tell us that he dropped a margarita on his new MacBook (which still worked by the way) but the keys were sticky. Yikes. Like really sticky. Units like this are handled in two ways:

1. We can clean the sticky mess out of the unit for a small labor fee.
2. We can replace the keyboard and any other components that might need to be replaced to get the unit functioning correctly again.

Apple laptop and *most* Windows laptop repairs are what I’m talking about. If you have a machine that’s running slow, having virus issues or if you have a sticky situation – you can have us at Mission Repair do a little Spring Cleaning for you. Give us a call 866-638-8402 if you have any questions! Thanks!

Take care, Ryan

Broken Macbook Air Screen?

Hello M:R Nation –

Did you just answer yes to that question? If so, you have come to the right place! Mission Repair has been the go to repair center for Macbook Air screen repairs for what seems like decades now. We have had a countless success stories that involved folks just like you. “You” meaning an awesome person, that doesn’t care to shell out another $1000 to replace your computer. You have done the research and know that there is an alternative to replacing your whole computer due to your cracked screen.That alternative is us!

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“Give these people air” Repairs (sorry for the awful Arnold Schwarzenegger joke)

This repair is actually very tricky. It is not just a matter of uninstalling a whole screen assembly and installing a brand new one. We actually have to build in all the pieces into your already existing back case. It is something that I would definitely not recommend trying on your kitchen table! It takes specialized tools and knowledge to complete the repair successfully.

Thankfully here at Mission Repair, we have both! We have done the R&D to make sure the repairs on theses little guys go off without a hitch every time. If you have a 13″ or 11″, we will professionally repair your Macbook Air and have it back in your hands in no time flat! Ready to get started? Scroll on down and I’ll help you out…

Simply click on your model and year of Macbook Air above. Navigate to the screen repair service. Add that service to your cart and let us take if from there! If you have ant further questions, DO NOT hesitate to contact us (866-638-8402). We want to make sure this process is as simple as possible for you.

Cheers, Troy