Cracked iPhone 6? We know.

Hello there technology fans,

Well you’re probably a fan of technology until something like this happens to your phone:

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SMASH!!

How in the world is this thing even still working?? Well, we do get in iPhone 6 screen repairs everyday and some of them are even worse than this. I feel frustrated for some of our customers that bring these in and say “I didn’t even drop it that hard” or “I put it in my purse and pulled it our looking like this” because I know that most people don’t intentionally break their device. In fact, most people claim that they didn’t even really know how it happened…

I will tell you one thing: with the cold weather arriving all across the US, it’s good practice to NOT LEAVE YOUR CELL PHONE IN YOUR CAR in freezing weather. We’ve done similar articles about leaving your iPhone in your car on a hot day, but the cold can be just as damaging. Moving a frozen device, turning it on, and taking it into a warm room can be disastrous.

I have personal experience refurbishing Mac computers. Many years ago, when I was the General Manager at a Mac Repair business, we used to purchase pallets of Macs that needed to be reworked. Well, we’d get them off of the semi truck in the winter, and wouldn’t allow them to reach room temperature before turning them on…and when we did this I found out that the yield was much worse that if we were working with “room temp” devices.

So, if you let your phone freeze overnight, just simply bring it inside and let it sit for 1-2 hours before turning it on. You’ll be much safer in the long run and FaceBook will still be there 😉

Take care, Ryan

Almost there, I’d give it just a few more minutes!

Good evening,

It’s not often that I write blogs in the wee hours of the evening (this is my special sleeping time on most nights!) but I’m anxiously awaiting our Unique Visitor counter to roll over to 1,000,000!! I wonder if it will do it?

Or will it turn over like a car odometer and go back to 1? Are we Y2K compliant? Yikes, who knows!! If there’s a stock market crash tomorrow, don’t blame the Mission Repair Blog…

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At the moment it appears that we just need a few more readers (less than 100!) to view the blog…then I’m giving away a brand new iPad Air. That’s right, you still have time to learn about the giveaway (click here for details!) but I’ll stay up and watch for the winner. I will announce the winner right here tomorrow morning, so come back to see if you’ve won.

I’m rooting for you, thanks for reading, I’ll be right here.

Take care, Ryan

We will be closed Monday, September 7th for labor day!

Hello friends,

It’s not that big of an announcement, but it’s good to know that we will be closed on Monday September 7th, 2015 for Labor Day.

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country.

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Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City. After the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair. Therefore, in 1887, the United States holiday was established in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

While I don’t know much about the Knights of Labor, I feel like a slave of labor over the last few weeks and I’m grateful that it’s coming to and end. I’m pretty strong minded, but even I’ve cracked a time or two 😉

Next Monday is a much needed day off for a lot of us, and please note that Mission Repair will be closed for the day! I’ll be back soon right here in the Mission Repair blog-o-sphere.

Have a great day, Ryan

G-day mate. My boomerang skills are a little rusty.

G’day mate. You’d think that I was down under practicing my boomerang techniques with this beauty that we received at the Olathe Mission Repair location this week:

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No, that’s not a boomerang. It’s an iPhone, just bent like a boomerang. There’s been a lot of talk about the iPhone 6 bending…but the urban legend that the previous iPhones DIDN’T bend is now confirmed to be FALSE. With enough pressure, they do bend! 😉

This customer was hoping for a good outcome. The fact is that we can repair this; but we are pretty much going to need to replace the entire phone to do so. I think power switch was still good…but everything else from the screen to the battery to the logic board are all toast and dead as fried chicken.

It was a good try…but even Mission Repair has limitations. If you’ve got a “normal” broken iPhone, we’re much better as repairing those than something like this…but it’s worth a shot…at least we can recycle it properly for the customer!

I’m going to go put a few shrimps on the barbie (that’s code for: “keep blogging Ryan”) and head back to work.

Take care, Ryan