The truth about MacBook Pro Keyboard Repairs.

Hello there friends,

We get calls at Mission Repair constantly for MacBook Pro Repairs; it’s something that we’ve been doing for 8 years, and I’ve been personally working on Macs for about 19 years. I can attest that the newer the Mac, the harder they are becoming to service.

For example:

We replace keyboards on MacBook Pro laptops. If you’ve ever seen one, or ever used one, you may notice the the keyboard is mounted from under the palmrest, which is different than most PC laptops. Most “Windows Machines” have keyboards that are mounted from the top and can simply be replaced with a couple of screw turns and a cable.

Not on some MacBook Pro computers. In fact, here’s the pile of miniature screws that need to be removed just to simply remove the keyboard from the laptop:

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Somewhere near 60 screws. Plus, you can only get to it by removing the bottom case, hard drive, optical drive, logic board, battery all related cabling and some brackets. I’ve heard some of my technicians stating that it’s taken them 1.5 hours, but I did it in 47 minutes start to finish. Now, we don’t charge much for this repair and I wanted to share that this is not an easy task, but as a technician “too many screws” just can’t be in our vocabulary! We may think that “this is all screwed up”, or sometimes we might want to say “screw this”, but those are all just jokes!

A bit of advice: don’t spill anything on your keyboard, you can avoid the repair altogether!

Take care, Ryan

“William B. Strong” coming through!

Hello everyone,

I was on my way back to the office this afternoon and was pulling up on this train – if you click on it and zoom in, you’ll see that the back is one large glass pane and you can see the passengers sitting in their seats:

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It intrigued me because we rarely see passenger trains on this line…yes, Union Station in Kansas City is an Amtrak station, but down here it’s more commercial trains carrying “stuff” rather than people. I had to grab my camera and snap a picture!

I’m a train guy. I love trains around the Christmas tree, and if you talk to my mother she can confirm that as a child I had a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood in the living room of our house…that was full of trains. Yes, my parents must have loved me a lot; there’s probably no way that I would have allowed my son to occupy that much room on a “permanent” basis in the house. Not that I don’t want him to have everything, but it’s just a pretty big commitment to have 32 sq. ft. locked up in an area that might have guests, pets or even us!

The train car that you seen in the pic had the name “William B. Strong” on the side of it which must be for William Barstow Strong who served as president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway from 1881 to 1889. I looked that up by the way 😉

So this is a shout out to any of my family members that are looking for a great gift for me on my birthday: I’d love to take a ride on this train. That’s it!

On a business note, we’ve got a fun-filled newsletter going out in just a few minutes with some more interesting Mission Repair info. Check your email in boxes shortly (yes, there are discounts inside)!

Take care, Ryan

MacBook Screen Repairs

In addition to iPods, Smartphones and Tablets we repair both PC and Mac Laptops. Whether you have a Unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro with Retina Display, Aluminum MacBook Pro, etc. Mission:Repair is your MacBook repair company. From screen repairs, hard drive and battery replacements we can help you get your laptop back into great working condition.

Not sure what is wrong with your device? We offer FREE 24 Hour Diagnostic Services. Once we receive your device, one of our certified technician will test and inspect your unit. Then, within 24 hours we will give you a call with our findings and a repair quote. From there you can decide if you would like to move forward with the repairs. We do not perform any repair with out your permission.

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We’ve got the best shipping prices to and from anywhere in the USA . We will do our best to find a solution to the problems you may be having with your MacBook. Give us a call today, send us an email, or view all of our Mac Laptop repairs on our website.