Kansas City! We have multiple locations to serve you.

Good morning!

The Kansas City market has been good to us, and I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that we’ve got two locations to help customers with iPad repair, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy repairs, computers or iPods, we’re the business that has been around for 8 years doing so.Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 10.55.18 AM

We get customers from Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Mission, Spring Hill, Leavenworth in Kansas and as even as far as Independence, Raymore, and Harrisonville in Missouri.

You can decide which is closer:

Mission Repair
14343 W 100th Street
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
(844) 459-0105

or

Mission Repair
5604 Johnson Drive
Mission, Kansas 66202
(913) 284-0994

Remember that we also offer pickup and delivery for those of you that are out of state, and we’ve got while-you-wait services on most repairs, it’s not necessary but you can call ahead if you’re interested.

Thank everyone for the continued support!

Have a great day.

Jeff

Deal of the month – active for 20 more days.

Hello there,

I keep forgetting that it’s a “leap year” and we have that extra day here in the month to get some extra tasks accomplished.  I don’t know if it was by design, but many major events are aligned with leap years like 2016.

The UEFA European Football Championship, Summer Olympic Games, United States Presidential Election and Winter Olympic Games (up until 1992) are all held on leap years. While there is no definitive reason why these events happen to only take place during leap years and it may be solely due to coincidence, they all help to make leap years particularly special.

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Another interesting fact about leap year:  Women Can Propose to a Man on February 29th!

I believe that this “rule” doesn’t apply much to us today, but since the 19th century, tradition has stated that women have the right to propose to a man on February 29th. In times where gender roles were more concrete than today, this was considered a very unique and bold thing to do. The practice dates all the way back to 1288 where the tradition was first observed in Scotland. In recent years, the tradition has become more playful with the concept of the Sadie Hawkings Dance, where young girls ask boys to accompany them to the event.

When asked how many days in a year, the common answer is 365 days, but in actuality the Earth actually takes more than 365 days to complete a rotation; it takes about 365.2422 days. This translates to every year actually being a year and one quarter days. To account for this problem, every four years an additional day is added to the calendar. In the traditional Gregorian calendar adopted by a the United States and many other areas of the world, this day comes in the form of February 29. Years containing this extra calendar day are known as leap years. Since they only happen once every four years, people have long associate leap years with special traditions and customs. Have a friend or loved one that was born on 2/29?  That’s an interesting one indeed!

Well, here at Mission Repair, we are celebrating this long month with a couple of “Deals of the Month”.  We have special pricing on the iPad with Retina Glass Replacements that need no coupon…but must be ordered by 2/29/16 to receive this awesome deal.  have questions?  Give us a call 844-459-0105.

Take care, Ryan

 

Now that’s what a cracked iPad looks like.

Good morning,

Every now and again I’ll snap a picture of a device that we receive for repair and share it here on the blog.  Some are normal “cracks” and bends; others are smashed up pretty good.  For some reason, my blog readers love looking at smashed units…so Carl at my Mission, Kansas store sent this picture to me last night:

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Now that’s what a cracked iPad is supposed to look like, right?

I often wonder how these things happen…obviously this unit was dropped…but the exact story gets lost in the repair sometimes.  This unit appears to have been “dragged” along the concrete, like it fell off the roof of a car or slid down the driveway.  Most of the time, it doesn’t matter to us “how” it happened, but knowing sometimes satisfies the curiosity!

Have a cracked iPad Screen?  No problem.  We will take care of that repair for you, just drive on down to one of our locations (no appointment necessary) or give us a call and we’ll send FedEx to pick it up from your location anywhere in the USA.  Yes, even where you live, wherever that may be.

844-459-0105.  Ryan

Stop by one of our locations today!

Walk-Ins Welcome!
We have 2 locations in the Kansas City area!
Not local? No problem! We specialize in nationwide mail-in repairs!

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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.

Mission Repair, Inc.
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Mail-in location
Walk-ins welcome!

9214 Marshall Drive                      5604 Johnson Drive
Lenexa, KS 66215                          Mission, KS 66202
913-353-9233Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 5pm

Apple 1:1 School Repair Program at Mission Repair

Hello there friends,

We’ve got a lot to talk about as we have made some simple changes in our Apple One to One School Repair program – if you didn’t already know, we offer repairs to schools around the country to assist in their efforts to maintain student devices.

Not only is this something that we have been doing for over 8 years (even before the One to One Program was released) and we’re happy to report that we are providing services for even some “Apple-Distinguished Schools” as time has progressed.

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Why?  It’s a matter of economics.  There are scenarios that Mission Repair is a far better fit for some school districts than AppleCare.  Apple has done a good job of selling units and service programs, but they don’t do something that Mission Repair does, and that’s offer a better price on a service for a unit that has already been repaired once before.

It’s called our Got Repair program, and it’s the shining light that schools are looking for.

The best part about it is that even if you use our services as an “end user”, you get the Got Repair benefit automatically on our screen repairs.  Just check it out on our site, and you may know why Mission Repair stands above the rest.

Take care, Ryan

Nationwide Repairs a Reality!

Hello there blog readers!

For most of you, it’s already common knowledge that we offer repair services to the entire USA, but lets review our mail-in procedures so we can all avoid a few simple unnecessary mistakes that can ruin the process for everyone.

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Sending in an iPhone?  This box is too big!

1.  You can use our “email label service” that will allow you to print out an address label on a normal sheet of printer paper from your home or office, which you can tape to the outside of your package for shipment INTO Mission Repair!  Of course you can always send your device into us using your own shipping service, but our email label service is easy!

2.  Speaking of packaging, we have a few simple rules that everyone should follow.  Do not send your device into us in an envelope!  Envelopes do not provide enough protection for sensitive electronic devices but if you do use an envelope, you should expect that additional damage will be incurred on the way into Mission Repair, or even loss of the device entirely.  If we receive an empty envelope, there’s not much we can do to help to recover your device.

Use about 2” of padding to protect your device on the way into us and use a box that will be a good size for the device plus the padding.  FedEx, UPS and USPS offer FREE BOXES to those that use the corresponding services.  Remember, if you’re deciding to have that expensive iPhone or iPad repaired, you’re going to want to treat it with respect even if it has a cracked screen.  Once we get it, we’ll take care of that!

3.  If you’re not using our “email label service”, you should insure your package for it’s replacement value.  Remember that even if you insure an iPhone for $1000 and if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, you will only receive the current market value of the device itself – apps, software or “extras” will hold no value; and only if it’s packaged correctly.  So it’s a good idea to do a simple eBay search on your device to see what a current market value would be, then insure your package for that amount.

For more tips and advice on shipping, you can view our shipping instructions on our website here that have been available for 8 years.  The bottom line is that if you follow some simple and easy instructions, your device will be moved from your location, into Mission Repair, and back to you in perfect shape.

Have a great morning, Ryan

Why use Mission Repair when I can go to the repair guys down the street?

Hello there,

We do get calls every day and have heard many times before:

“Why should I use Mission Repair when I can go to the repair shop that just opened down the street from my house?”

It’s true, it appears that this business we’re in is getting pretty popular. Apparently everyone wants to get in on the industry, but I can confirm that it’s not easy to do. Repairing these delicate devices, offering a warranty, advertising, hiring, and running a location (multiple in our case!) takes a lot of effort and know-how. Let me give you an example…

We received an iPad Air in for glass screen repair…very typical for Mission Repair, so it was received, bar-coded and sent to a technician:

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This repair started off like any other until we opened it up, and it was immediately apparent that someone else had already *tried* to perform the repair. We called the customer to confirm this, and he should have chosen Mission Repair in the first place.

Upon opening the device, we immediately discovered that the glass was SUPERGLUED down. This is a huge no-no. Super Glue outgasses and melts plastic and rubber. Is there plastic and rubber inside of an iPad? You bet. Not to mention it cakes up and makes rework a bear:

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Once we got the screen lifted up, this company even left the protective plastic cover that MUST be peeled off before it’s installed. It was still on there!

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That’s Ok, the screen was wrecked anyway, so we can fix that for sure. Then as we took the screen off, there was a gold pin broken and missing on the digitizer connector which would explain why the customer was having issues with the “touch” function. It’s hard to see, but we’re pointing to it here with a pointed tool:

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So add all of these up and now the customer needs a logic board repair, and new glass panel and a little bit of extra labor to clean (as best we can) the Super Glue from around the frame so that the new glass will sit level.

This was a perfect unit for me to write about, but I feel terrible for this customer and he said that “I had it repaired locally and been having problems with it since it was repaired”. If you’re going to go with one of the new guys they can’t all be bad…

But you can expect that a repair company that doesn’t have 8 years worth of repairs is going to have some learning curves. You just don’t want them learning on your device!!

Stick with the experts; stop by one of our locations or simply give us a call because we service every address in the USA via our mail-in program that is the best in the country. Questions? 844-459-0105.

Thanks, have a great day. Ryan