Don’t Forget About the Classics!

Hello M:R Nation –

This time of year really brings out the nostalgic feelings towards the classics.The classics range anywhere from movies (“The Christmas Story”, “Christmas Vacation” and my personal favorite “The Santa Clause”), to food (chex mix, puppy chow, Christmas ham),drinks (eggnog, mulled wine, peppermint anything) and family traditions. At least, those are some of the things that I think about when talking about the “Holidays”. These things are so ingrained into my core, it wouldn’t be the holidays without them.

As I was thinking about what makes the “Holidays”… the “Holidays”, I somehow lost track and started thinking about Apple and their line up of iPods. Their line up has changed over the years. A new iPod Nano here, a redesigned iPod Touch there, but something that remains the same is the ultimate in classics. The iPod Classic!

MR iPOD Classic

The iPod Classic is so ingrained into the iPod line up, we as a human race wouldn’t know what to do without it. It made it’s first appearance in 2007 and has been a staple ever since! What makes it so ever present? Well there are my 3 bullet points on it .

  • Click Wheel – You can never fully kill the click wheel! It is a life changing invention and I don’t ever want to see the end of it!
  • Storage Capacity – Flash storage is still expensive when you get up to the 100+ GB range. Apple has yet to release any iPod touch with more than 64GB and most hard core music heads have at least double this in their library!
  • Design – Its hard to fix something that is perfect. When you have finished project or a paper and you get to the point where you know its perfect, you usually don’t revisit it. You just know its done!

Mission Repair has supported the iPod Classic since its creation in 2007 and we are still proud supporters. When these need servicing, it is usually the LCD screen that needs replacing or a battery that has gone dead. We can help you with both of those issues and even more!

Do you still have an iPod classic or are you the owner of a brand new iPod Classic? I would love to hear what draws you to keep it for so long and/or purchase a new one. Shoot me an email at Troy@missionrepair.com and I just might send you something cool in return!

Cheers, Troy

 

iPod Classic Repairs!

Hello M:R Nation,

Did you know that the iPod Classic is the longest running design in Apples arsenal? Thats right! It has been on the shelves since 2007 and with only a few minor revisions like larger capacity hard drives and thinner back casings have been done over the years.

So why has the iPod Classic for the most part been left untouched by Apple (A company known to redesign on a drop of a dime)? Our guess is that it is pretty close to perfect in their eyes OR the cost of flash memory (storage in all of the other iDevices) is still so high, that they can’t come close to a comparable storage/priced iPod touch at the moment.

iPod Classic LCD Screen Service
iPod Classic LCD Screen Repair
Price: $49.00


Mission Repair – Nation-wide iPod Classic LCD Screen Repair Service
222-1031 
iPod Classic Diagnostic Service
iPod Classic Diagnostic Repair Service


FREE Diagnosis Service @ Mission Repair – Nation-wide iPod Classic Repair Service
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iPod Classic Headphone Jack Service
iPod Classic Headphone Jack and Hold Switch Repair
Price: $49.00


Mission Repair – Nation-wide iPod Classic Headphone Jack Repair Service
222-1070 
iPod Classic Battery Service
iPod Classic High-Capacity Battery Repair Service
Price: $25.00


Mission Repair – Nation-wide iPod Classic battery repair service
222-1045 
iPod Classic Logic Board Repair
iPod Classic Logic Board Repair
Price: $119.00


iPod Classic Logic Board Repair Service 1st & 2nd Gen Video Only!
222-1108 
160GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement
160GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement
Price: $109.00


160GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement 1st & 2nd Gen Video Only!
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120GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement
120GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement
Price: $89.00


120GB iPod Classic Hard Drive Replacement 1st & 2nd Gen Video Only!
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Either Way, we are still very fond of the iPod Classic and have continued to service it over all of the these years! From the LCD to the logic board, there is nothing on this device that we can’t repair. You can see from the links above, we have a service for every major component on the iPod Classic and you can believe that we have mastered these devices from front to back!

If you find yourself in need of one of these lovely services, you can start by clicking the above link or calling us at 866-638-8402. We will have your iPod Classic back to it’s old Classic self in in no time!

Cheers, Troy

I just registered the kids for school!

Hello all, I got an automated email from my kid’s high school suggesting to register them this week, which I did. I went through the information, gave them my payments, added money into their lunch accounts and clicked “Register NOW”. I think that I might not tell them yet. . .that I registered them. . .because it just brings some “reality” to the summer. I mean they have been off of school for a couple of months now and the SHOCK of thinking that they have to go back soon has not become a reality yet.

I think that I’ll be a good dad and give them another week of no stress or worry about getting back to the classroom.

Summer as a child is an amazing time. I can still remember the feeling of being “free”, staying up late and sleeping in. Swim parties and the beach were always on my mind!

That being said, we’ve had a ton of summer “mishaps” coming through our repair center, liquid damage being a huge culprit. Water and electronics don’t play well and we’re continually dealing with liquid damaged iPhones and iPods. It’s a normal thing here at our repair center and we have a few tips and tricks that can help increase your odds when this might happen to you. Click here if you’ve gotten your iPhone wet!

Regardless let’s issue a new coupon code today. I was intending to give a new coupon out on Friday of last week – thanks for everyone’s patience. I was out of the office until today, so this one will be good through Sunday, 7/24/2011. Just use coupon code “school” to immediately get 10% off of your iPhone repair, or any other repair service or part that we offer, expires on July 24, 2011 at midnight!

Until school starts, enjoy that long hot summer and we’ll be back soon to talk a little more business!

Best, Ryan

Cyber Monday is here and. . .whoa, we are alive!

Hello everyone, if you’ve been trying to reach us, I know, it’s busy. We are fully staffed and answering calls in the order in which they are received. Our call queue is rockin’ and many of you are using our coupon code for 15% off your entire order today. Here it is in case you’ve missed it:

Use coupon code “CYBER10” to get 15% off your entire order today and today ONLY. Need that Macbook repair? How about fixing an iPhone cracked glass? Remember all of our services (Including shipping!!!) are 15% off when you use this code today. Yeah, we get it.

Thanks, Ryan

Lawrence Apple Users Group meeting was a success!

Hello everyone, it was a late night last night as we finished up our presentation at the Lawrence Apple Users Group Meeting that we asked to attend- as usual, I can take a short story and make it long, but the folks in attendance were absolutely awesome and posed a lot of good questions for Mission Repair. I entered the meeting with a rough draft of a plan, and ended up having a repair “contest” between two of my technicians (Jake and Brandon) to see which of them could fix an iPhone cracked glass the fastest. Brandon pulled out the victory.

Yup, that's me trying to keep my cool!

They lined up on a table and got to work. . .and as they were repairing, I spoke about the iPhone, iPad and Mission Repair. I felt pretty great about the meeting and had a wonderful time. It’s really nice to reach out to the public like that. I’ve personally been in the business since 1994 working on many Apple items and I know that there has to be something I can share 😉 I still LOVE Apple’s products. I saw some old familiar faces and met many new ones. . .it was a success and I was able to add 30 or so emails to my newsletter list.

Rumor has it that some of the video from last night will be uploaded for everyone’s enjoyment. I’m looking forward to that and I’ll post it if I see it. Thanks to Dr. Dave for the invite, it was a blast.

Thanks everyone, Ryan