What is an iPhone digitizer?

I know that there are a ton of question about the “digitizer” on your iPhone, or any other touch-screen smartphone these days. We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, and screens. We repair them by the thousands every month. Let’s see if we can demonstrate what the digitizer is here under a glass panel:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

The digitizer is fused UNDER the glass cover. It’s the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger through the glass, and is designed to allow the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. This is the “input” of the device and it’s very thin and transparent.

The point is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s part of the glass, in the event of a touch failure it needs to be replaced with the glass and vice versa. So if you have a cracked iPhone glass, you’re going to get a new digitizer as well. If you have an iPhone that doesn’t respond to touch, you’ll also get a new glass. It’s just the way it’s designed.

You might see these assemblies marketed as:

  • iPhone glass
  • iPhone digitizer
  • iPhone touch screen
  • iPhone glass screen
  • iPhone screen
  • iPhone touch panel

For all intents and purposes, these terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing. Are you in need of one of these parts? Here’s a list of glass/digitizer repairs that we sell here at Mission Repair:

Don’t forget our wide selection of iPad Glass Repair options!

Remember, you might see these glass panels for sale cheap – be sure to inquire about the required digitizer that is fused to the glass from the factory – without it, the glass is useless. You cannot replace the glass or “remove” your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone without advanced equipment and lots of training. It just doesn’t work! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

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Short on time? Need to have your device repaired right now? WE CAN DO THAT.
We have a special 1 hour service for our local walk-in customers and we can repair iPads, iPhones, iPods, Macs and Android phones fast.

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9214 Marshall Drive                      5604 Johnson Drive
Lenexa, KS 66215                          Mission, KS 66202
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Sat – Sun: 10am – 5pm

Hello there from Kansas City, we are about to get the storm of the year. Plus a coupon inside!

Hello everyone,

We are preparing for the worst. Starting tomorrow evening, the weather forecast calls for blizzard conditions and a lot of snow- between 5 and 15 inches around the Kansas City area. I think that we here at Mission Repair will be on the lower end of the snowfall, but it still makes for a heck of a commute and a mess on the streets.

We haven’t had much snow lately, in fact, I rode my motorcycle on Sunday, because it was about 60 degrees out. Today on the other hand, it’s going to be a high of 35 degrees and my feet are actually cold as I sit here at my desk. I think I’ll wear my wool socks tomorrow and Thursday!

Don't venture out to get your phone or computer repaired Thursday - just call us and we'll have it picked up from you!

Don’t venture out to get your iPhone repaired Thursday – just call us and we’ll have it picked up from you!

Never fear- Mission Repair will be open for business as usual, but I would anticipate that our walk-in traffic will be lighter than normal tomorrow afternoon and Thursday. If you’re in need of an iPhone or iPad repair, never fear, we will still take care of you.

In fact, I encourage you to NOT drive in the impending mess. Please let us have your device picked up from your location, even if you’re in the Kansas City area, and leave the driving to FedEx. They will take care of things while the snow is falling. We do charge a small fee for this service, but I’ll also introduce a coupon that will offset the costs as much as possible.

Just use coupon code “blizzard” now until Sunday evening (that’s February 19 – February 24, 2013) when you checkout online and you’ll receive 15% off of your entire order, even on shipping. This way, if you’re in the path of the storm, you can stay put and relax. We’ll handle your repair while you’re snuggling by the fire!

If you not in the path of the blizzard, that’s OK; you can use the coupon too.

Have a great week!!

Ryan

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Good Afternoon M:R Nation –

I’m not sure if you can tell by the picture I posted, but it is snowing here in KC and it will continue like this for most of the day! I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than a fresh blanket of snow.

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One last “Ha Ha” from 2012

Well, I guess there is one other way to ring in the New Year…a top 10 list! Thats right, feast your eyes on the Mission Repair Top 10 Repair Services of 2012!

#1: 4th Gen iPod Touch BLACK Front Glass & LCD Repair (Also fixes touch functions!)

#2:Pad 2 Glass Repair Service – Black

#3: iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair (AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) – Black

#4: Samsung Galaxy S III (blue) Glass and LCD Screen Repair

#5:iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – Black

#6: Samsung Galaxy S III (white) Glass and LCD Screen Repair

#7: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ Glass Repair Service

#8: HTC Sensation Front Glass Screen Repair

#9: The New iPad Glass Repair Service – Black

#10: Kindle Fire Glass Screen Repair Service

We have a nice balanced list of repairs here. A good mixture of Apple, Samsung and HTC smartphones and tablets are sure to keep the year running strong and boy did it ever.

Of course, this list doesn’t even come close to what we have offer. For a complete list, just visit http://www.missionrepair.com!

I hope everyone has a fun and SAFE celebration tonight! Please do whatever you can to get home safe or better yet, just stay there and have a good time!

For the last time in 2012

Cheers, Troy!

We Are Open New Year’s Eve!

Hello M:R Nation –

With 2013  just days away, there is a renewed atmosphere around the office. We all really enjoy the start of a fresh year to possibly expunge some bad habits and replace with great ones. Now if that actually happens is another post all together.

The Holidays bring some funky hours for most business and I wanted to make everyone aware of the remainder “funky” Mission Repair hours.

We will be opened as usual on December, 29th-December 31st. Yep, you have 3 more days to get that iPhone 4S  repaired before the party! We will be closed on January, 1st 2013 and will immediately be back open for business on January, 2nd 2013! A short break for us to ring in the New Year with our families! So to recap:

December, 29th 2012 – OPEN!

December, 30th 2012- OPEN!

December, 31st 2012 – OPEN!

January, 1st 2013 – CLOSED 😦

January, 2nd and beyond – OPENED!

I am sure we will cross paths before 2013, but if not, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Cheers, Troy

What Is Got Repair?

Hello M:R Nation –

We receive a lot of requests per day to explain what our “Got Repair” Lifetime  Warranty actually is. Please allow yourself a few moments to read some of the information below…

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  • Think of it as “The Real Lifetime Warranty”.  Check the competition.  When they offer lifetime warranties, this doesn’t include breakage again on the part you had repaired.  What good is a lifetime warranty on a piece of glass that only fails when it breaks?  Our “Got Repair” program covers re-repairing damaged glass and screens.
  • Think of it as a “Thank You” for coming back to Mission Repair.  If you have your device repaired with us, you already know that it can be broken.  And if you should somehow accidentally or intentionally damage it again, we want you to come back to Mission Repair.  We would make more money by charging you full price but you may decide not to repair your device more than once.  Our “Got Repair” program benefits encourage repeat business with a special thank you to every Mission Repair customer.
  • Think of it as the “New Standard” in which services should be performed. Mission Repair pioneers many programs and we set the standard for the market.
  • Think of it as the opposite of “Insurance”.  Insurance is just that.  You buy insurance “in case” something happens to your unit.  If nothing happens, you still pay.  Additionally, most insurance plans require a deductible and stringent rules to filing a claim.  Our “Got Repair” benefits cost you nothing up front.  Rather, we charge a small service fee for any repeat repair.  You can have the unit re-repaired once or 1000 times, this service fee will remain the same.

 

You can think of it as many things, but when you boil it down, its simply in place so you NEVER have to pay full price again for the same repair on that Smartphone, Tablet, or Laptop again! There is no catch. You automatically qualify for this warranty by using Mission:Repair the first time around and if you decide that you don’t want to pay the lower service fee, we will gladly let you pay full price again 🙂 Of course I’m joking.

So, if you are trying to choose a service center, please take this benefit into account. That mixed with our free shipping + our multi-year award winning service are just a few things to consider!

Cheers, Troy

How Time Flies!

Hello M:R Nation –

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! Somehow, we are now in the month of December, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with our 70 degree weather. I would love to conduct a study which tells us why the older we get, the faster time flies by? I swear it was July, just last week…

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In any case, something that hasn’t flown by is our Deal Of The Week. We still have a few more days for this awesome 22% off of the iPhone 4S White and iPhone 4S Black screen repair! we have had many folks take advantage of this already and I hope you can get this deal while the gettin is good. If you have any questions whatsoever, give us a call at 866-638-8402 or email at Sales@missionrepair.com.

Cheers, Troy