DIY? That Is The Question!

Hello M:R Nation –

This weekend at the Harris household, we had a small DIY project that included paint and new hardware in our bathroom. What started off as a prideful experience, ended up a pretty painful one. Lets start with with the physical pain first. When attempting to remove a wall anchor, a simple task you could say, I brilliantly smashed my thumbnail in the process. How do you smash your thumb nail when removing a wall anchor? Doing it the wrong way, thats how.

Now, lets talk about the blow to my ego. After all paint was applied and hardware was installed, I had one more piece to hang. Keep in mind that It was about 11:30pm, so I was ready for bed by this point. Once I had this last piece hung, I stood back to enjoy my work, but noticed that I had installed it as crooked as I possibly could have! Not a big deal I thought, I felt this could be remedied quite simply. Well, maybe I was a little too confident with my skills by this point and had a false sense of what I was actually capable of… because the next think I knew…


Are you kidding me!

Did I mention, this was the same wall that I smashed my thumb on! What was once a beacon of hope, a sign of triumph, is now just a huge hole in the wall. Furthermore, this hole is so much bigger than any hole I have ever filled, I don’t even know where to start. I wanted a DIY project, I sure got one.

I bring this up because I took a call from a gentleman this morning (Yes, we are open on Sunday) that sounded about as dejected as I am. His DIY project was an iPhone 5 screen repair. He had almost the exact experience as I, but with an iPhone. He sliced his hand trying to open the device and broke the “dang” screen when going to put it back on the iPhone. I was shocked by how familiar his story sounded and I just had to tell him about my experience. In short, we created our owe little support group and hung up the phone a little happier.

So, are you thinking about taking on a DIY smartphone, tablet or laptop repair project? If so that is great! We certainly encourage it as we sell DIY parts online. But let me also caution you. Even some of the most experienced technicians run into a snag from time to time that leaves the device that they are working on in even worse shape than when they started! Because of this, we also offer full service repair services. Thats right, we make the mistakes so you don’t have to. In the case of the gent that I talked to earlier, I set him up with the Phone 5 Front Glass Screen Repair (Black) service and he was tickled pink. So if you are now currently debating on whether or not to repair your device yourself, give the above picture a long hard look and make that choice wisely.

Cheers, Troy

DIY to the extreme. Anyone can do it!

Hello folks- I’ve been relishing in my work. . .are you a “Do-It-Yourselfer” like I am? Well our basement was totally unfinished until I got the “bug” and started on a massive 12 month project that nearly crippled me for life (that’s another story altogether but it has to do with 220 volts, bare feet, a metal chair and a therapist).

However, I love when a project is completed and I get to stand back and take a look. . .as part of my entire basement finishing process I laid ceramic tile over about 500 square feet of floor. It’s in the new bar/kitchen area that I designed with the same tile in the bathroom. Here’s the symbolic last piece of tile that I installed. Yes, those are my grungy hands. And I took this with my iPhone in my left hand. It was a momentous time in the project because laying tile is not easy work!

The last piece of tile feels great!

Did you know that we have Do-It-Yourself repair kits here at Mission Repair? That’s right, if you’re a breed like me then you like to tinker and enjoy the feeling of a job well done. You can always call the professionals if a project doesn’t work out – but I want to remind you that whether it’s a tile job or an iPhone repair, the Do-It-Yourself crowd commands a ton of respect.

If you’re thinking about it, give us a try. We’ve got a ton of parts in stock that can ship immediately. Don’t wait!

Take care, and happy repairing, Ryan