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!

2015 Mission Repair Blog in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

We definitely hit a few “highs” this year on our blog, and by far reaching over 1 million unique new readers was one of the best.  I’ve been aiming for that goal for some time now, are we are on our way to 2 million!

One of our most read blogs is still from 2011 titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer“.  We’ve definitely gotten some mileage out of that one!

Thanks again for everyone’s readership, we really appreciate it.  Take your time traveling as the 2015 year closes and you can count on the fact that we will be here in 2016.

Sincerely, Ryan

 

Of course, we service every state in the USA!

Hello friends, I’m back to get a few blogs done. I’ve been fairly quiet the last 5 days due to some personal issues, but rest assured I’ve been right here with you in spirit.

This will be news for some of you but not others…in case you didn’t know, we service every address in the USA. That’s right, just because you’re in Portland, Oregon or Miami, Florida; it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to receive the Awarded Services of Mission Repair. We take mail-ins from every state, every day!

Don't send your iPhone to us in an envelope like this!  You're just looking for trouble here and we won't be able to help.

Don’t send your iPhone to us in an envelope like this! You’re just looking for trouble here and we won’t be able to help.

I want to reiterate some pertinent information that might help you when you send your device in to us; You’ll receive these instructions when you check out with us in an email, but let’s discuss a few items that causes us problems from time to time.

Please DO NOT include accessories such as A/C adapters, cases or earphones (unless you’d like us to test these items for you).

Take your time when packing up your device! The last thing that you’ll want to do is incur additional damage on the way to our Mission Repair facility. Here are a few helpful tips that will make your shipment go smoothly and hassle free. 1. Use a big enough box. We recommend that you have at least 2 inches of padding space around the entire device. If the box is the same size as your item, it will likely incur damage in transit!

2. DO NOT SEND your item in an envelope as there is not enough protection for the unit! Use appropriate padding! Bubble wrap, foam, or even crumpled newspaper will suffice. Wrap the device neatly and securely.

3. Insure your package for the incoming shipment. If you used our email label service please note that there is a maximum of $100 of insurance to cover this shipment. You may choose to send your device in on your own in the event you want more insurance for your device.

4. Seal the package! Don’t forget to tape the box closed.

5. Address the box – We have a designated repair department location for you.

Address your package to:

Mission Repair, Inc.
(ATTN: YOUR ORDER NUMBER)
9214 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS 66215

6. Finally, ship your item to us using a reliable carrier (i.e. FedEx, UPS or USPS) You should also insure your package for it’s replacement value, and use a service that you can track so you can view it’s progress into our facility. Mission Repair takes NO responsibility for the arrival of your unit under these conditions. If there is a service failure of any type on it’s way to us, you will need to contact the carrier and file the appropriate claims and/or grievances however we will help out in any way we can. We can help if you use our email label service, but remember that there is only a maximum of $100 insurance even if the device is lost in transit!

Interested in changing your shipping options after you placed your order? Give us a call and we will certainly help you out!

Thanks for your readership. I have a lot more coming!

Ryan

What are you doing Sunday? We have a pigskin special you might want to read about.

Hello Mission Repair friends-

We’ve been in the news lately and even on NBC new last week. If you haven’t heard, Mission Repair (and businesses like Mission Repair) are offering safe and convenient repairs for your trusty hand held electronics (like iPads and tablets) and have been doing so for many years.

Did you stock up on Velveeta for this weekend?

Did you stock up on Velveeta for this weekend?

In fact, 2014 will start our 7th year in business…and the 2014 Superbowl is just right around the corner!

This weekend represents a couple of amazing football games. First, we’ve got the New England Patriots playing against the Denver Broncos at 3:00pm est. Brady vs. Manning; this ought to be a great game. Then immediately thereafter, we’ve got the San Francisco 49ers playing against the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30 est. Kaepernick vs. Wilson. Not to be outdone by the earlier game, this matchup promises to be equally as exciting!

If you watch football at all, you’re likely finding yourself already making predictions and leaning toward who you think will be in the Superbowl in February, even if your team has already been eliminated from the playoffs.

If you don’t watch football at all- that’s ok. Just take a glimpse of a game and pick the team that has your favorite colors – because that probably has more bearing on the outcome of these games that anything else. You get what I’m saying? It’s all up in the air and anything can happen!

Here’s what I’m going to do. Do yourself a favor and watch these games. It’s only two – or at least watch the highlights of the games. Whichever of these teams scores the most touchdowns…I’ll give 5% off of your new repair order for each touchdown.

So, let’s make this clear: I don’t care who wins or when. But out of these 4 teams, whichever team scores the most touchdowns (extra points, field goals, safety’s are not included) I’m talking the team with the most 6 POINT TOUCHDOWNS we will extend 5% off for each. For example, if the Denver Broncos score 7 touchdowns this weekend, we will offer 35% off of any repair on Monday.

So here’s the catch: watch the games and find out which team scored the most touchdowns this weekend. Then call us between 8am and 6pm central standard time on Monday January 20th, 2014 and ask for the FOOTBALL SPECIAL. This offer is valid ONLY ON NEW PHONE ORDERS MONDAY JANUARY 20TH, 2014. If you call before or after our operating hours on Monday, the special will be over! Additionally, you won’t be able to combine this special with any other offer. I mean, I’m really putting myself out on a limb here. 7 touchdowns is NOT out of the realm of any of these teams!! Denver has already done that in the regular season…so it’s completely possible.

866-638-8402.

What happens if there’s a tie between two teams? Will you be able to double your savings? No, but that would be interesting 😉

This is a potential boatload of money savings for you, and a great time to get that iPhone or iPod repaired. Hut, hut, hike!

Have a great weekend, we’ll be talking on Monday for sure.

Best, Ryan

It’s 8:55pm and we’re still blogging. Why?

Hello everyone, it’s really true.

We are still working here at Mission Repair providing the best possible iPhone and Tablet repair service on the planet.

I told my sales people that October was going to be big…but we didn’t realize what that really meant.

In fact, to hit some sales goals today, my live chat team is still online this evening (normally we are offline at 6:00pm!) and they are still booking orders and taking customer service calls as you require.

Chat us up now!  As of 8:55pm today we are still available!

Chat us up now! As of 8:55pm today we are still available!

Why? (As my title asks…)

It’s because we want to be there for you. We want to stay online. We want you to know that we are not a fly-by-night business. It’s dedication that comes from me and all of our employees. Heck even Troy, my general manager is on live chat right now fielding questions and answers.

Give him a chat and test it out for yourself!

Hey anyway, it’s time for a break. I’ll be back in the morning, but I think that my sales department is going to push forward for a bit longer…

Take care, Ryan

iPhone Screen Repair Needs Fulfilled At Mission Repair!

Hello M:R Nation –

Mission Repair is made up of over 40 collective years of experience when it comes to iPhone repair. We pride ourselves on this number and it grows everyday. On a personal note, I can still remember when we waited in line overnight for the original iPhone, once it was in our hands, we quickly disassembled it, mastered reassembling it and the rest is history!

As long as there are iPhones, there will be a need for repair. Mission Repair is a great avenue for iPhone repair for many different reason. Lets take a look at why it is a great idea to choose Mission Repair when deciding on a repair center for your iPhone repair needs.

  • We are not two guys in our parents basement – We know everyone has to start somewhere, but there is a risk by taking your device to be repaired by someone who is most likely not practicing business legally. Come walk into our location 7 days a week to have your iPhone repaired!
  • Dollar focused – We try very hard to always give the best prices. We are humans too and know that living is hard and making a living is even harder. We take this into consideration when setting a price on a repair service. If you search on Missionrepair.com  or coupon websites, you are bound to find some great coupon codes as well!
  • Our Warranties are among the best in the industry with a 1 year on all of our screen repairs and lifetime on our battery services!
  • People love us – A lot of our business is word of mouth and we work extremely hard for that! Our customer service is second to none and we treat each customer fairly!
  • Got Repair? This is a benefit unlike any other that you will see and its very simple. If you repair your iPhone with Mission Repair, you will NEVER have to pay full price to repair that screen on that iPhone again! In most cases, we are talking about a 40% decrease in price should you damage your screen again and the best part, its free!  You don’t have to pay a deductible, monthly dues and you are automatically signed up for this, just by using us as your repair center!
  • Quality Parts and service – When you use Mission Repair, you are receiving the best replacement parts and those parts are being installed by technicians that are professionally trained to do so!

So now that I made my case for being the best :-), the question becomes, what iPhone screen repairs do we actually do and how much do they cost? Here are links to all of the iPhone screen repairs that we offer:

iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair
Original 2G iPhone Glass and LCD Screen Repair
List Price: $159.00
Sale Price $129.00
You save $30.00!


Mission Repair – Nation-wide Original iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair.
222-4004 
3G iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair
3G iPhone Cracked Glass Repair
Price: $29.00


Mission Repair – Nation-wide 3G iPhone Digitizer and Glass Screen Repair.
222-4021 
3GS iPhone Digitizer Glass Screen Repair
3GS iPhone Glass Screen Repair (also known as the Digitizer)
Sale Price: $29.00


Nationwide 3GS iPhone Digitizer and Glass Screen Repair.
222-4058 
iPhone 4 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair (AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) – Black
Normal Price: $109.00
Sale Price: $89.00
You save $20.00!


iPhone 4 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
222-4100 
iPhone 4 Front Glass/LCD Repair
iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair (AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) – White
Normal Price: $199.00
Sale Price: $89.00
You save $110.00!


iPhone 4 Front Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
222-4326 
iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – Black
Sale Price: $89.00


iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
222-4401 
iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - White
iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – White
Sale Price: $89.00


iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
222-4402 
iPhone 5 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 5 Front Glass Screen Repair (Black)
Sale Price: $149.00


iPhone 5 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
222-6215 
iPhone 5 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - White
iPhone 5 Front Glass Screen Repair (White)
Sale Price: $149.00


iPhone 5 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
222-6216 

Ok, so that was a fairly long list, but it saves you from having to dig through our website. I think the correct answer to the above question is what iPhone screen do we not repair? The answer to that is simple: we repair the all of  ’em! And guess what… Once the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C hit the market, we will be repairing those as well!

Keep in mind that screens are just the start of what we offer and just the start of what could actually go wrong with your iPhone. Unfortunately, we have seen every component on an iPhone fail, break, bust and crash at one point in time. Because of this, we decided long ago to be a FULL SERVICE repair center that would not only specialize in screen repair, but in case replacements, headphone jack repairs, camera repairs, dock port repairs, speaker replacements, all the way down to component level repairs on logic boards!

Thats right, if its broken, we can and will fix it! If you have something other than a screen issue, here is a great place to start your search for a remedy: Mission Repair Full Service Repairs! 

Let me leave you with this, we understand when you are dealing with a damaged iPhone, its a huge inconvenience and it practically puts your life on hold. The way you communicate, your school work, your job, your entertainment and your treasured photos are all in that iPhone. You don’t want to be without it for weeks. You need it working correctly and you need it back in your hands ASAP! We at Mission Repair know this and will work tirelessly to have your iPhone back in your hands in days, not weeks! If you are in the Kansas City area, we can have it back to you in hours! Now, if we can just finish our teleportation machine that we have been working on for the last 3 years completed, we will set records with our turn around time!

Cheers, Troy

 

 

Our “Got Repair” Benefit Is Reaching New Heights!

Hello M:R Nation –

We have hit a momentous number at Mission Repair and that number is 5,000. We have been able to save over 5,000 people some hard earned cash with our Got Repair program in a little over 1.5 years!  What is our “Got Repair program”? Its as simple as this: If you have your broken device repaired with Mission Repair, you will never pay full price for the same repair on the same device again!

You already know your iPhone or iPad is not all that durable.  You just saw it crack before your very eyes. So if you have it repaired, you know full and well that you have a chance of damaging it again.

Imagine walking into a repair center, having your iPod Touch screen repaired, dropping it on the way out and re-cracking the screen. This has actually happened and this is where the Got Repair program comes into play. That customer had to pay just a fraction of what they just paid to have it re-repaired. Of course we offered if up for free in this instance (we felt bad) but the customer declined and paid the Got Repair price.

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With that explanation of the Got Repair program, look at this number one more time…5,000! There have been over 5,000 people that know, not only can you drop and crack your device once, but twice, if not three times! So why not cover yourself here? We are not talking insurance, we are talking a massive discount, just for being our customer. There is no deductible, no paper work and no extra charge. It comes automatically with your Mission Repair service!

Keep in mind, we are talking about physical damage here. You already have awesome warranty coverage with Mission Repair, but add on to that accidental damage. Its the very reason we are called the intelligent choice by many people. It just makes sense choosing Mission Repair for your repair needs. Got Repair is attached to each one of our services, so you can bet we have you covered on whatever you need repaired!

So, here’s to another 5,000 customers that we can help save time, money and sanity with!

Cheers, Troy