Apple iPhone 5SE

IPhone 5SE

Hello all –

If you have been following the news releases or the Mission Repair blog, there has been plenty of reviews and opinions about the new 4″ iPhone 5SE. The best news is the LCD screen, should the worst happen, is the same part as the iPhone 5S. Although the cables are slightly different, this should keep repair part costs within reason for this new iPhone! I’ll keep you updated as the parts become available. If you purchased the iPhone 5SE I’d love to hear what you think about it.  Leave a comment below. 

Have a great day!

Jeff

Go Chiefs! Otterbox Defender Cases coming this week!

Hello everyone –

Your requests have been heard and your wish is granted! The full protection cases you desire are coming to Mission Repair this week! I’ve secured a U.S. vendor that has all the great accessories you prefer to protect your device and bling out your smartphone or tablet. The Chief’s fans will love the new iPhone 6 case from Otter with the official licensed Chief’s logo on the back. Now it’s easier than ever to show your team spirit for the upcoming 2016/17 season!

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GO CHIEFS!!!

This is just one of many colors and style choices arriving this week in our Lenexa showroom. We will be adding Spigen, Griffin, Speck, Belkin and many other name brands at competitive prices. Picking up your phone from a recent repair? Ask about our in-store specials and receive a discount on your accessory purchase. Cases, chargers and tempered glass all in store and ready to go!

Look forward to seeing you in our Lenexa store!

Jeff

PLEASE! It’s worth the effort.

Hello there and good morning friends,

I wanted to talk about another scenario that is worth thinking about when you send your device into us; while we take in mail-in repairs every day from across the USA, there are times that the delivery driver makes mistakes. Take this package that we received recently for example:

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No, there isn’t an accordion in this box, there was actually a Microsoft Surface 2 in there that somehow miraculously wasn’t damaged more than expected. A good amount of bubble-wrap took care of that.

But this is a reminder then when you send in your devices, it’s just a good idea to add “replacement value insurance” on your package in case it arrives in worse condition than this one did. We all know that things can happen, and our shipping carriers are not perfect.

Check out out shipping instructions page if you want to see what we really recommend.

I just want to make sure that your repair goes smoothly! 😉

Talk to you later, Ryan

Presidents’ Day Sale Extended!

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Presidents’ Day Sale Extended! Save 15% Now Thru Saturday 2/20/16!
Yes, you heard it right…we didn’t send a blog earlier in the week with a Presidents’ Day Sale so it’s time that you heard from us.  We’re offering 15% off your next full-price repair at Mission Repair.  Simply use coupon code “GEORGE” to receive 15% off on your new order now through Saturday 2/20/16 at Midnight.  If you visit one of our locations, just show us a copy of this newsletter and we’ll be happy to extend this discount when you stop in for a repair.

Have a great weekend,
Ryan
(Please remember this coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon or discounted repair price including “Got Repair” discounted repairs.  Valid on new orders only!)

Zombies in the Amazon.

I saw this yesterday on the Wall Street Journal and thought that it was quite interesting.  In case you haven’t seen it:

The zombie apocalypse will void Amazon’s terms of service!

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Amazon has just released a new set of tools for game developers in a package called Lumberyard. In its updated terms of service, Amazon said the game makers shouldn’t use the Lumberyard development tools for “life-critical or safety-critical systems” — except in the event of the zombie apocalypse.

The terms of service say the Lumberyard software code isn’t intended for developers to use in code for medical equipment, driverless cars, airplanes, air traffic control or nuclear facilities.

Then, tongue in cheek, Amazon noted that Lumberyard materials shouldn’t be used for manned spacecraft or for military use in connection with live combat.

But if all hell should break loose (literally), Amazon said developers should ignore all those restrictions.

“This restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization,” Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) said in its terms of service.

Lumberyard, released on Monday, is a free game engine integrated with Amazon’s cloud services and its live video game streaming service, Twitch. Amazon says Lumberyard will allow developers to utilize the company’s vast computer power and storage systems that come from its massive data centers.

Apparently, it’s not uncommon for companies to bury jokes in their typically long and boring terms of service.

It’s prompting me to have some fun with my website polices.  Maybe I’ll embed a coupon code in there somewhere for anyone that gets to the bottom of it…we’ll see!!

Until then, stay safe and don’t forget that the number one rule is “cardio” in the event of a zombie attack.

Ryan

 

TV Repair at Mission Repair?

Hello again friends,

Well, it’s not official yet.  However since we have an amazing component level soldering staff and we’re repairing logic boards and other highly technical repairs in house, we are going to give a few items a try.  Our logic board repair division is growing rapidly, and if you’re a skilled component level technician and looking for employment, you should send us your resume!

1. Flat Screen Televisions

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We understand that TV’s drop in price so quickly that there are not a lot of feasible repairs at times; however when your TV fails just out of warranty, it may be cost effective to have a repair performed unless you just like buying TVs and are prepared to do so.  Like the gadget repair industry we are in, there is a viable economic limit when something fails, and we always try to provide the best pricing to ensure usability of your expensive electronic devices.

2. Bose Sound Systems

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Casey was kind enough to take this sale into our repair lab, and the customer states that “it doesn’t work”.  We are digging into this unit and if we can find a common or relatively simple solution for repair, we will begin providing services on these units as well.  We know that these systems are expensive to buy, so why not offer repairs on them as well?  Time will tell.

We’ve had requests for Radar Detectors, GPS units, and Beats Headphones as well.  We explore options as they come to us, but I feel a few new product lines heading to market from Mission Repair soon.

Last thing…when you search “screen repair” on Google, we will sometimes come up as a viable option.  However we have received multiple calls for “screen door repair”, and I want to let you know that we are not “screen door technicians”.  Just for clarification!  🙂

Take care, Ryan

Holiday hours approaching!

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Mission Repair!

We wanted to share our holiday hours with you so you are aware of a few special days that we have coming up.

December 24th, 2015 – we are open 10:00am to 3:00pm.
December 25th, 2015 – we will be closed.
January 1, 2016 – we will be closed.

Otherwise, our normal business hours will be observed and we will be happy to see you soon.

Have a great end of 2015!
Ryan