Black Friday is Here!

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Black Friday is here!

We hope you are enjoying time with your family this weekend. With Thanksgiving gone, that can only mean one thing – Black Friday is upon us. If you are searching for holiday gift ideas – look no further. Each year we service many devices as “gifts” and with our Black Friday sale, you can see why.

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Today we have special store hours at all of our locations.  We got up nice and early and opened to the public at 6:00am and offering a whopping 20% off of all of our services to our customers that visit us today!  Be sure to BRING IN THIS COUPON to receive the discount.  In years past, we’ve had huge success early in the morning, and we will close at 2:00pm.  Why 2:00pm?  It’s so we can still get your repairs done AND get to the Mall before they close down, so we can get our shopping done!

Remember Mission Repair’s 20% repair sale for all new walk-in customers today from 6:00am to 2:00pm.

We’ll see you here, it’s a lot of fun!
Ryan

(Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount, including Got Repair. Only valid today 11/27/15.)

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Good morning turkey lovers!

Just so you know, we’ve changed our business hours on our website for this week, and it is going to be a busy one!

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Yes, we will be closed on Thursday of this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we also have limited hours on Wednesday 11/25/15 – we will only be open at our locations from 10am to 2pm.  This will give our employees a chance to close up a little early

Then on BLACK FRIDAY, the day after Thanksgiving, 11/27/15, we will be open from 6am to 2pm ONLY.

Black Friday is one of our biggest days and we’re going to start early, so if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to sign up for our newsletter now so you can get in on the Black Friday specials that only happen at this time of year!

The Holidays are here, and so is Mission Repair.  Thanks I’ve got some more fun stuff to talk about shortly!

Ryan

 

 

Still confused about the “digitizer” on a Smartphone?

Good morning,

One of the most popular blog posts on my blog for the last 4 years is titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer”. Here’s a few tidbits of new information that might help you out if you’re interested!

We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, LCDs 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 of an older iPhone screen:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

This image is from the “inside” of the part, and the digitizer is attached UNDER the glass cover. It’s a transparent 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 one of the “inputs” of the device and it’s very thin and almost impossible to see once installed.

One major point – and a question that we get asked all the time – is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s really part of the glass (because it’s fused from the inside) 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.

Furthermore, in later years, manufacturers like Apple and Samsung have started fusing the outer glass with the digitizer, and then the LCD to the digitizer. There are several phone models (like the Samsung Galaxy S5 for example) that will have all three components replaced at the same time if any one of them fails. These manufacturers did this to ensure that no dust would EVER get between the glass/digitizer and the LCD…an issue that was prevalent BEFORE the assemblies were used. There are some variations to these assemblies, but once they are assembled in a clean room facility they are not intended to be disassembled (i.e. removing the glass/digitizer form the LCD for example) I know that this can get confusing at times, so you can call us if you have any questions.

You might see the earlier assemblies marketed as:

  • Phone glass
  • Phone digitizer
  • Phone touch screen
  • Phone glass screen
  • Phone screen
  • Phone 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:

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. It just doesn’t work! Additionally there are lots of parts on the market that are “glass and digitizer” being sold without the LCD. Take our earlier example of the Samsung Galaxy S5. You can get a “glass only” part on eBay for about $5. Just FYI, there is NO WAY for you to replace that part at home…and if you attempt it, your phone will NEVER look the same again and it certainly may never work correctly again. Buyer beware! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

Best Ryan