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

 

When is a good time to get your iPhone fixed?

Hello there, I get this question from customers all the time:

“It’s cracked, but it still works. Should I get it done now or wait?”

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Take this iPod Touch in the picture above for example…this is the epitome of “cracked”. Most of these units that we receive are not this bad; but of course some are. Most of the time, the LCD even works under the cracked glass, and even the digitizer might work (the touch function) which makes it compelling to just used a damaged device for a while.

The problem is that the cracks can get worse. Just like the small chip that started when a rock hit your windshield and now has “grown” across the the length of your vision, the cracks in the glass on an iPhone can get worse over time. And when they get worse, the more potential for internal damage is likely to happen.

Just imagine if you spilled a drop of coffee on the iPod in the picture above. Let’s say near the home button at the top of the picture; it will seep into the unit and would most certainly begin to corrode and would most likely eventually cause more damage.

Remember, liquid + electronics = bad news.

If the glass is whole and not broken, that drop of coffee would just simply wipe off and no harm would be done. The cracks like in the unit above also pose a safety risk to the user. Glass is clearly falling out of the front panel and can easily end up in food, drinks, your eye, fingers, or on the floor for your baby niece to find the next time she crawls in that same area.

When should you have that cracked glass replaced? Do it now before it costs you more than you expected and/or causes you some physical harm.

Take care, Ryan

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Volt XL USB Car Chargers

Our Volt XL USB Car Chargers make great gifts for your friends and family member who are on the go. This small accessory turns your cigarette lighter into a DUAL USB charger for your phone, camera, iPod or tablet. That’s right – you can charge more than one device at a time! No more fighting over the car charger on road trips. To purchase one today in time for Christmas, click the link below or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402!

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Specifications and Features:
– Ultimate Survival Technologies Volt XL 12 Volt USB Charger/Adapter
– Dual USB charging ports: 1.0A and 2.1A
– Red LED charge indicator on top
– 4.0V output
– Dual USB port to charge your phone, camera, MP3 player or other small electronics
– Lifetime Limited Warranty
– Input 12-24 VDC
– 2.2″ x 1″ Diameter

What Is A Digitizer On An iPhone?

The word “digitizer” is used a lot when it comes to iPhones and iPhone repairs but what exactly is it? It wasn’t until I started working at Mission:Repair that I finally asked this question. Our technicians are all too familiar with iPhone screens, glass and digitizers. They repair thousands of them every month, so who better to provide the answer?247641_10152389828687913_2821550898266323372_n

The digitizer is the electronic component that senses the touch of your finger through the glass. It is designed to allow the device to be controlled by a finger tip and is fused under the glass.

The digitizer is part of the glass, therefore you cannot replace it alone. If your screen is not responding to touch, the glass AND digitizer need to be replaced. So, if you get a news glass put on your device, you will also be getting a new digitizer. It’s just the way it’s designed.

Need the glass/digitizer repaired on your iPhone? Take a look at the repairs we offer at Mission:Repair:

You cannot replace the glass or remove your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone. It doesn’t work like that. These assemblies must stay together, they are built together. So, if you are in need of a Glass Repair be sure to click on our services above or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402.

Have a great day,

Melanie

I Washed My iPhone. What Do I Do?!

This is a question we often get from customers who have dropped their smartphone or iPod in the toilet, sent it through the washing machine, got caught in a rainstorm, etc. If your device has water damage we can help! Before thinking about replacing the device, we have the potential to fix it for a fraction of the cost of a new phone.

If your iPod or Smartphone has been submerged in water call Mission:Repair at 1-866-638-8402. We will do a Free Diagnosis. This allows one of our certified technicians to take a look at your device and assess the damage. In some cases the device will need a logic board repair. The logic board is the main motherboard inside the device and all other components are connected to it. So, once we get a working logic board back in your unit, there maybe other small components that need to be replaced such as the home button, power button, battery, etc which we will address.

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Repairing your logic board is a cost effective way to save your device instead of purchasing a new one! So the next time you hear someone say ‘I dropped my phone in the toilet’ send them our way and we will do everything we can to get your device back to working condition!

There is a small chance that the damage to your device is too extensive and the logic board comes back unrepairable. In this case you DO NOT pay for the repair service!  How can you beat that for service? So, whether you have a liquid damaged iPhone, iPad or other device – be sure to call us at 1-866-638-8402 before looking into purchasing a new one.