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.

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

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

iPhone 6 Screen Repair price drop!!

Hello friends, we’ve landed a tremendous deal on iPhone 6 screens – and we’ve got a nice supply of them in stock, and my technicians are performing these repairs fast and most of the time and get them done while you wait.

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The iPhone 6 screen pricing will steadily get better as time passes, and we’ve made a lot of headway in the first few months of it’s release. Now that these units are taking over the Apple fanbase, the demand for the repair is higher, which ultimately drives down the pricing. Mission Repair is here for you, we’ve been here for you since 2008 and I’m always looking to provide better services for less. Thanks for reading…and just know that there’s no coupon necessary for this amazing deal!

Best, Ryan

Cracked screens on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Hello friends-

It’s just happening every day now and it’s doesn’t seem to be letting up;

We are repairing a ton of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens and my technicians really know the in’s and out’s of the iPhone 6 models like they were born with the gift.

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Here’s a shot of one each removed, cracked screens…on the left is the mighty iPhone 6 Plus, and on the right is the iPhone 6. Both of which are totally smashed and useless to the customer. Once replaced, the customer is sent on their way and then we recycle the screens properly.

Just take a look at these parts though – some customers state that they are actually getting glass in their face and hands – we’ve had this complaint for many years on these types of phones, but the 6’s seems to be shattering even worse than the predecessors. The LCD is SO THIN and installation of the screen by untrained technicians is just not advisable. There’s glass everywhere.

Remember Mission Repair if you need an iPhone 6 repair; we’ll be here for ya. And we’ll bring the band aids.

Take care, Ryan

Cracked iPhone 6 and what it looks like from the inside…

Good afternoon-

I wanted to take some time today to talk about the iPhone 6, show you a cracked unit as received from a customer, the tear down, and the end result after my senior technicians performed the repair. This customer placed their order online for a cracked screen repair, and did so by visiting our website by clicking this link: Phone 6 Screen Repair

We received the phone, and here’s what it looked like right out of the box…CRACKED!

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The phone pre-tested out well, no additional issues upon arrival, all that was needed was a screen to be replaced. We disassembled the device; notice that all of the cabling is up near the top of the device on the logic board. This is good news for rework facilities like Mission Repair – less likelihood of damaging a home button cable upon opening.

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Then it was time to install the new screen. Our screens are exact replacements – the same screens that are used in the manufacturing process. After reassembly, all that’s left to do it test the device and run it through our QA procedure.

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Of course, we test all of our customer units before hey leave our facility, and we properly dispose of all used eWaste. In some cases, we gather things like batteries and other disposables and deliver them to the proper facilities. The cracked screen from this repair will be cataloged and saved internally as we may find a need for it in the future.

Since the iPhone 6 was released not even one week ago, we still have a little time for the price on these parts to “settle down” into a reasonable range. Just like anything else, demand for the screen vs. supply is skewed currently, and the price for the repair is higher than it will be by the time Christmas of this year is upon us.

As always, and with any iPhone that is still currently in use, we can repair the screen for you fast. Point in case, we received this device and were able to check it into our system, run it through our pre-test station, deliver it to the technician production line, repair the device, notate the customer’s order in our database, complete the repair, send it to QA, ship it and notify the customer of their outbound tracking number all in the same day. We do this thousands of times every month and we keep getting better!

That’s the Mission Repair Difference, and we’re here to help.

Have a great weekend. Ryan

P.S. – This iPhone was not bent when we received it. No bending here yet!