Best of the Mission Repair Blog.

I was going through the insights of my blog tonight as I have been patiently waiting for the 1,000,000 Unique Visitor counter to turn (we need about 200 more at this point), and found that our best blog day was:

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Yes, we had over 31,000 views on a day a few years ago (we average much lower than this per day now) and it was a special day. We had received a frame for an iPad 2…long before the iPad 2 was released…and we posted it here on our blog. Here’s the infamous picture:

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And a link to the original article here. We talked about the frame itself, how a MacBook camera fit directly into the slot where a camera would most likely be, and posted it for the world to see. Looking at the picture now makes me thing “that got all of that attention?!?” Well it did bring 31,000 views on that memorial day and crashed our wordpress site a few times so it probably would have been even more!

There’s a little known tidbit that I’ve never talked about regarding this picture. Apple called me directly about it and discussed how and why I got the part and asked if I would take the image down. We had a peaceful discussion about it, it never went any further, and the picture and article remain here posted on the Mission Repair blog today.

I’m bringing this up because since that post a while ago, we have had a steady increase in blog readers, subscriptions, followers and re-posts. Sometime in the next few hours we will reach 1,000,000 Unique Visitors, and I’m going to stay awake for that. You don’t need to; unless you’re trying to win that iPad Air that I’ve been talking about. Then you should grab a cup of coffee and keep watching. It’s going to happen very soon to make today another Mission Repair Blog moment in history.

I’ll be right here, Ryan

Football season has arrived!

Hello everyone, it appears that we are in for some real fun this week as the the NFL season starts tomorrow!  I can’t believe that another week is in the books and we’re heading into a great game with the Steelers and the Patriots tomorrow evening.

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I know, it still seems early to me, but the NFL preseason games are over! This is an awesome time of the year for us because we have a good group of football fans at Mission Repair, and I usually sneak out with a few employees for some tailgating here in Kansas City, Denver, and we’ve even travelled to California to see a game or two.

Dandra sees these weekends as “the days that we get to eat cheese dip”, but I like to think that I’m more of a true football fan than her. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese dip…as long as it comes with some professional hits, runs, tackles and touchdowns.  And some chips 😉

To all of those that are in fantasy leagues: Best of luck. I needed to stop playing fantasy football for two reasons:

1. I was distracted by the fantasy play. It took me away from the games that I really wanted to watch and I was focusing on the wrong parts of what was really important to me.
2. I never won 😉

So I’m back in “couch potato” mode on Sundays for a while…unless of course I need to be at the office to help repair the stacks of laptops we have in the repair queue. I better assist tomorrow through Saturday…I need this Sunday off!

Good luck, and happy NFL 2015!

Ryan

It’s a sign.

Hello there, good morning blog readers!

Good news about my new location in Colorado, and we’re now officially “Finished” with this site. The new sign went up on Saturday!

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I know, it’s just a sign. However this is a new venture for me because normally our signs are pretty simple and constrained by the city in which we reside, or the building limitations, or some other factors.

My Corporate headquarters and flagship retail store in Lakewood Colorado has what I would consider a “real” sign that’s LED lit and ready for action!

The process is not an easy one; personally I take business signs for granted and don’t think twice about them when I see them. Now that I’ve been in the “sign market” for about a year ordering, designing and having signs installed on our Mission Repair locations, it’s a task all in itself!

At this location, the fruits of my labor have paid off, and we can put this project to bed. See you in the store!!

Take care, Ryan

That MacBook causing you issues?

When you’re trying to write the next report and find that pinwheel spinning endlessly on your desktop…it’s a frustrating thing. Do you have nightmares about the multicolored pinwheel that just spins in your face? Stop pulling your hair out – those issues don’t just fix themselves.

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Call us if you’re having Mac problems. We understand that there are a lot of benefits of working on Macs over Windows laptops, but they are not bullet proof. Yes it’s true there is no real “virus threat” and Macs are significantly ahead of the Microsoft based software system that you’re used to in terms of viruses. But the Mac software is susceptible to bad hardware and “clogged” software and when it chokes, it goes down hard.

Mission Repair can fix the issue, and we offer free diagnosis. Why? Because if you want to know what’s wrong with your computer, we’ll tell ya. And if you want your computer repaired, you’re going to know that we’ll take care of you.

Remember “Mission Repair” for your computer repair needs – with a free diagnosis and no obligation for repairs – you’re in a win-win situation. And you’ll never have to stare at this again:

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Unless you like that sort of thing 😉

Take, care, Ryan

Congratulations Graduates, coupon inside!

Good afternoon everyone,

I was just talking with my wife Dandra this weekend and we both realized that this is the first year that we didn’t get invited to a graduation ceremony. In fact, it looks like we will have a reprieve next year as well, but my son Casey will be graduating in 2015 so he’s next on the list!

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This is a fun time for those kids that are finishing up their school commitments and moving into college. Or even more rewarding for those students that are finishing college and graduating – that’s a show stopper as well. Time to celebrate!

Well, we here at Mission Repair can’t be there physically to party with you if you’re graduating this year, but we can give you a special treat if you find yourself in need of an iPhone, iPod or Tablet repair. Even think about your laptop computer…does it need service? Well we’re giving a 13% off coupon to all that begins today and lasts through May 31, 2013. 13% off in honor of the class of 2013!! I tried to give everyone 2013% off but my system wouldn’t take it for some reason 😉 USE COUPON CODE “GRADS” TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT.

Again if you’re a graduate or know a graduate; congratulations and we recognize all of the hard work that goes into an individual’s education. Job well done. Have a great May!

Ryan

13″ Macbook Repair? Yes, We Still Do That!

Hello M:R Nation –

The original Macbook is a timeless pieces of art. Its design and simplicity has paved the way for what you see today. It was well before it’s time and it show. When it first arrived in early 2006 and we started to offer services for it, I never envisioned receiving them on a daily basis for repair 7 years later. This truly shows you how timeless it really is. In a world of bigger, better and newer, the Macbook has stood the test of time and has continually provided enough power, speed and longevity to appease us technology crazed human being.

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This is why we love Apple. The products they produce are so great, that people use them for years! I personally use a Blueberry iMac G3 for my Oregon Trail addiction and to keep track of my personal finances ;-). While that was a joke, it is not far fetched. The iMac G3 that I have in my office is running OSX 10.2 and still offers a good amount of computing fun. The original Macbook is no different. I would be comfortable running the entire business on it.

So, with that being said. What services do we currently offer for the Macbook? The same services we offered 7 years ago! Take a look at what those are below:


Yep, that is a big ol’ long list of services indeed. We offer each of these services with the care and speed that you expect. So please, keep those Macbooks up and running! There is no need to give up on them just yet.

Cheers, Troy

Thursday Coupon!

Hello M:R Nation –

I have a couple free moments and I wanted to shower you with a Thursday coupon! This coupon will be valid until midnight tonight. Why a coupon you ask? Well, its for no good reason at all.

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So if you find yourself in need of a Galaxy S III repair or maybe an iPad 2 Glass Repair use coupon code: thursday15 for a whopping 15% off of your repair today only! Add this to our free shipping and BOOM, thats the sound of a great deal!

Till we meet again!

Cheers, Troy