Tempered Glass from Gadget Guard!

Hello all –

Mission Repair is excited to bring you our new line of tempered glass screen protectors from Gadget Guard! I have seen at least a few dozen brands of tempered glass and claims to protect, however Gadget Guard has a lifetime warranty on their product. Register your purchase on their site and if the tempered glass should break they will replace it directly from the manufacturer, for free, for life.

Available at both Mission Repair locations today!

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If you prefer a slim case such as our Spigen slim armor this tempered glass is the ideal front glass protector. Keep watching for an even more exciting product launch from Gadget Guard in the coming months.

Have a great day!

Jeff

 

iPhone 6. Will it bend?

Good morning iPhone fans!

It’s not unusual that I ask my technicians to take a few pictures of phones that are severely damaged…but it is unusual that an iPhone 6 would come into us in this bad of shape!  Check out the “before pictures” below:

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Of course, this iPhone 6 needed a lot of TLC…but once we replaced the back case and the glass, the rest of the phone was still working.  This is a testament to the “ruggedness” of the rest of the phone even though we all know that the glass can break very easily.  Obviously this phone was run over or caught in a car door or something.  Normally they don’t look this bad.  Once repaired, they typically tend to look this good!

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So when people ask “can you fix my iPhone?!?”, just take a look at the pictures above and judge for yourself…if it’s not as bad of the first two pictures, there’s a good chance that Mission Repair will be able to help you out.  I mean, there’s not much more someone can do to try to test our skills, right?  Thanks to my technician Casey for handling this one.

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon!  Ryan

 

 

 

iPhone 6 repairs – price going up?

Hello there technology fans;

We’ve received some interesting news that the price of iPhone 6 screens will be on the rise soon. These parts rise and fall per International demand, supply and availability of the small parts required to assemble the screens as we purchase them.

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This news comes to us from time to time via our vendors, but at the moment the iPhone 6 screen repairs will remain the same price for our customers at Mission Repair. I will keep you updated on this as information develops, however if you’re in the market it might be best to have your iPhone 6 screen repaired sooner rather than later.

This will be industry-wide, and we at Mission Repair will hold our price constant as long as possible…but as usual prices are subject to fluctuate so keep an eye on our page if you’re in need of a screen repair!

Take care, Ryan

Mission Repair Deal of the Month is having some surprising results!

Ok, It’s mid-day on Friday here in Kansas City;

That’s a good sign that the weekend is almost here! We’ve got a big weekend planned that’s for sure; our company picnic is on Sunday and there’s a little bit of planning and preparing left to do. Good thing is that I’m not doing any of it. Lennie, get to work!

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There’s still time to jump on our iPhone 6 Screen repair deal that’s going on and blowing up (in a great way). We’ve taken record number of iPhone 6 Smartphones in for repair in the last few weeks, and this deal is good through the end of the month so don’t delay…

If you need a black screen repaired rather than a white one (that’s pictured above) that’s no problem. Just click here.

OK, I’m always about sharing our specials so if you have any questions, give your nearest Mission Repair location a call!

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 6 repair lineup.

Hello folks,

Our iPhone 6 repair lineup is beginning to overtake the iPhone 5 repair lineup here at Mission Repair. In fact my feeling is that in the month of June this year, we will see a shift from the 5S to the 6 as a more popular repair. Call it a hunch.

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This is helping us here at Mission Repair drive down the costs and bring down our pricing. I know that there are a lot of our competitors that just hate it when we lower our prices – I know this because they email me directly at times – but this is a competitive business and when it’s time to move, it’s time to move. Half of me wants to apologize, but the other half says “good luck and try to keep up”.

Our “GOT REPAIR” price has come was down as well…if you didn’t know, we are the ONLY REPAIR COMPANY IN THE INDUSTRY with the exclusive “GOT REPAIR” program. This means that if you have your iPhone 6 screen repaired with us and if you ever break or crack it again…you never pay full price again. It’s a thank you and a testament to our loyalty to our customers all over the country. Try going to that mall kiosk and ask them how much will it be if you break your screen again after you have it repaired – in fact, you need to question whether they will even be there the next time you visit. We put it in writing, honor any repeat business, and thank you for coming to see us again. And yes, we will be around in a year. It’s been 8 years already and going strong, with more locations opening soon!

It’s one of the reasons that some many schools use our services; they repeatedly break devices like iPads, and sometimes we will see the same device in several times.

Thanks again for reading, I’ll talk to you again soon. Ryan

So my iPhone 6 is bent – it’s not a myth.

Hello everyone,

I noticed this weekend that my new iPhone 6 screen was “clicking” when I pressed down on it along the left hand side. It appears that the screen wasn’t sitting in the unit properly. Then I noticed that my home button was kind of “clicking” as well. The home button normally just depresses smoothly and silently. Not mine, it’s “clicking” and you can actually hear it!

So I took a closer look at my phone, and unbelievably, it’s bent. Right along the edge. The worst part being right at the sim card tray area…

If I hold my phone up and look along the edge, it’s apparent that it’s bent.

So now…what to do? I own a repair shop as you know…but the last thing I want to do is open up a new “under warranty” phone when I can take it in for a replacement. But wait, Apple ISN’T replacing bent phones under warranty. Do you know why? They are deemed “damaged” by the customer and that’s not a warranty related cause. Armed with this info, I tried something simple on my own.

I bent it back.

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A little pressure and all is well. Seems unbelievable that a phone could bend like this.

Without opening the device, I simply held it as shown above, and pressed with some aggressive but even “force” with my thumb against the sim card tray area. Guess what…the phone is straight again, the screen is sitting flush in the frame, and the home button is once again silent.

Now, I already know that some of you won’t believe this is true. It is. And some will speculate that it can’t be done. I did it. These iPhone 6 units are thin and BENDABLE.

Clearly, you could go too far so I don’t recommend that anyone do this at home or on their own phone. I am not suggesting that you put to much force on your device because you can break things, namely the screen could crack or you could have issues with your logic board. However without tools or dis-assembly, I was able to “straighten” out my phone without issues.

How did I bend it in the first place? I have NO IDEA. I NEVER put it in my back pocket or sit on it…so your guess is as good as mine. I think it’s just a bad design…because I have tortured other phones in my life and they never bent. Go figure.

Today’s tidbit, from the owner.

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 6 screen repairs – becoming more popular than you think.

Hello everyone,

I just noticed a new trend and that we’re buying a lot more iPhone 6 screens lately. Like a lot more.

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The iPhone 6 screens have been in high demand, but they were also very expensive at the onset of these services. Now that a few months have gone by, the cost of the screen has been driven down and this service has become more affordable for all of our customers.

I’d be willing to bet that these screens will soon take over the majority of our screen repairs; it’s already apparent that they are breaking constantly…so if you’ve got an iPhone 6 that DOESN’T have a cracked screen, take care of it!

In fact, I’m still running a “purist” format and I don’t have a case on my screen at this point. It’s looks so nice as a “naked” iPhone 6, but I just know that I’m asking for trouble the first time it falls onto the ground. Mistakes happen, that’s why Mission Repair was born.

Remember that we continue to pioneer new services for our customers and the iPhone 6 screen repair service is almost “old news” at this point. It’s time for a new product. Apple, you listening?

Have a great Wednesday evening, Ryan