The iPad Air winner has received her prize!

It’s official, if you weren’t part of the festivities last month when we hit 1 million unique visitors right here on the Mission Repair blog…then you didn’t get a chance to win the BRAND NEW iPAD AIR. This was back on October 13, 2015.

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Well, we did have a winner, Martha L. and she is from right here in Kansas next to two of our locations!

We received the device from Apple and sent it right out to her after I took a couple of pictures of the new device. It was a lot of fun, Martha was very great about it, and she’s now the proud owner of a Brand New iPad Air compliments of Mission Repair. It’s that simple, and we had a great time. Looking forward to what 2 million visitors brings!

See you later, Ryan

New Price on iPad Air Repairs!

Hello my friends,

The iPad Air is a phenomenal tablet. It has the looks, the function and the power that makes an Apple product special. It is as thin as a pencil, as beautiful as the iPad Mini and better processing speeds.

When you spend $400-$500 on something, you expect it to be in the realm of awesomeness that iPad Air is in. You also expect to keep it for a long period of time and this is where Mission Repair comes in!

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This is less than ideal in my opinion! And starting today, Mission Repair is now at the lowest price on iPad Air services!

We are here for you and your iPad Air and are prepared for any issue that you might have. Now, the most common issue that we have seen to date is the dreaded cracked screen. While your iPad Air may still be usable, it is very disruptive (to say the least) to maneuver around large shards of glass. It’s a dangerous game of “dodge the cut” every time you want to play “Candy Crush” 🙂

While many of you reading this might not have a cracked screen just yet, let me just tell you that it may be inevitable. Customers are reporting that they are cracking their devices multiple times even with cases on them. It just happens. This is why you need to be ready and have us in your bookmarks should such a time arise!

So if you are already in this predicament, here are a couple of helpful links to get your repair started: iPad Air Glass Repair – Black and iPad Air Glass Repair- White. This will get you well on your way to a repaired iPad Air!

See ya, Ryan

iPad Screen Repair – watch out for hidden fees!

Hello friends,

We have a full line of iPad screen repairs- and thank you for your patience while waiting for iPad Air 2 Screen repairs, they are coming soon!

The bulk of our iPad repairs are glass replacements for the iPad 2; and there are times it seems that we’re just never going to get through them all! There are a lot of these units out in the market, and with our Got Repair program, we get repeat units in on a daily basis.

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There are a lot of other repair companies out there that charge an extra fee for these repairs over their stated repair fee; and it’s to “modify” the back case in order to get a new glass panel to sit flush in the unit once repaired.

The back cases on the full-size iPads are made of aluminum…pretty “thin” aluminum, that will bend if dropped in just the right way. Once the back case bends, it can “fold” into the glass, causing it to crack. Once a technician removes and then lays a new piece of glass into the frame, it may not sit correctly because the back case is “folded” into the area that they glass would sit.

The back case needs to be modified in order for the glass to sit properly.

Mission Repair does not charge for this “rework” to the aluminum back panel. In some cases it’s just a matter of “massaging” the corner of the iPad a bit; in other cases a tiny bit of grinding may be involved. But in all cases when a corner is dented it needs to be reworked before the glass can be put in. It’s a matter of physics.

Our customers have the advantage of always replacing the back case with a brand new one if they so choose; but a small modification to the dented corner of their cracked iPad is typically not an issue. So we’ll do it…and do it for free. Check on this issue with your service provider if you plan on using a repair center other than Mission Repair. It’s good to know what you’re getting into ahead of time!

Thanks, I’ll take to you again soon, Ryan

Have You Heard About Apple’s New iPad Air 2?

That’s right. Apple released a new iPad Air that has brand new features and I wanted to take a moment to talk about it.

The new iPad Air is 18% thinner making it the thinnest iPad ever. Consequently, it is also lighter than the original iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 is also available in a gold version (much like the iPhone) AND offers Touch ID. This is the same function that the iPhone 5S has – users are able to unlock their device and various apps with the touch of a finger. According to Apple, they have redesigned the Retina display to offer even more vivid colors and better contrast. Lastly, this iPad has an anti-reflective coating – the ONLY iPad with this new feature.

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(image courtesy of Apple)

Specs:

  • Retina display
  • 9.7 inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • Height: 9.4 inches
  • Width:6.6 inches
  • Depth:0.24 inch

Keep in mind, Apple isn’t promoting a launch date for their new iPads (they also released a new iPad Mini 3) like they do for iPhones, however they are expecting the new iPads to be available in stores today.

So will Mission:Repair be repairing these units? YOU BET. Keep an eye out for New iPad 2 Repair Services coming soon!

Happy Friday,

Melanie

Back to School sale- 10% off all repairs!

Hello everyone –

It’s been 2 days and my son Casey came to me last night and said “Whew, I’m tired. I’m not used to getting up and thinking all day at school”. Yeah, those summer breaks are pretty nice aren’t they bud? He’s adapting but he’s also a senior in High School and “real” life is about to hit him hard. I hope “senioritis” doesn’t set in too early in the year for him!

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We are really rocking around the Mission Repair Service Center right now – the back to school season is always a mad scramble to get repairs in and out and back into customer’s hands in time for the first bell to ring. We are ahead of the curve and knocking out repairs like crazy! iPads are being repaired in record numbers and like magic are returning to their rightful owners fast.

Right now through Friday, 8/22/14 at midnight, enter coupon code “SENIOR” to receive a 10% discount off your next repair order. You can enter it online or show a copy of this blog post when you visit one of our locations for service. Please remember that only one coupon per order will apply, but right now this is an easy way for you to save some bucks at Mission Repair. Technicians are standing by.

Talk to you soon, Ryan

Time To Grill?

Hello M:R Nation –

It’s March 10th and I think its safe to say that winter is behind us… Looking at the forecast, all I see are temperatures well above freezing and a little rain. However, I am VERY cautious when approaching this subject as we are located in the midwest and if you have ever lived or visited here around this time year, you know exactly how bipolar our weather can be.

Throwing caution to the wind, yesterday I decided to test our fate as a region and turn on the grill for the first time this year. I know, what better way to jinx myself than prematurely taking part in Americas favorite pastime? Let me tell you, even if we do incur another 2 weeks of winter because of my decision yesterday, it was worth it. You never realize how depressing wirer was until you have had your first grilled steak of the season. Instantly, the cold and bitterness of winter leave your body and you can once again enjoy your life!

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Your mouth is watering, isn’t it?

Now I’m not saying winter is all that bad, but you truly forget what the other 3 seasons have to offer when cooped up inside for 3 months. If you are still feeling winters funk, I implore you to give grilling a try. It just might be the medicine you are looking for!

How about a little contest? I want to see your grilling skills and if you just so happen to have a broken device, this contest will benefit you greatly!

For the next week, I will be accepting pictures of your “Spring awakening”. It can be a steak, eggplant or a shoe for that matter. That’s right, even vegetarians need some hope that winter is over. For every entry, I will be sending a 10% coupon to apply to your order. The person with the most mouth watering picture will receive an extra 20% off of their order in a form of a coupon code or refund on their account!

You read that right, up to 30% off your entire order for the winner! To place your entry, send your picture to coupons@missionrepair.com and receive your coupon code instantly. I will be emailing the winner of the additional 20% directly. So here is to happy grilling and saving some cash at the same time!

Cheers, Troy

 

 

Repair Or Replace?

Hello M:R Nation –

Repair or Replace? This question is something that you might be facing at this very moment. Let me set the stage…You just dropped your iPad Mini flat on it’s face. This drop, subsequently resulted in a cracked screen! The first thing you do is recoil with remorse and self-loathing, then you…

This is where it becomes a little gray. Your first action might be to call the place that you bought it from to see what they will do for you. You quickly find that if you didn’t purchase any kind of extended warranty for accidental damage, you are on your own. Oh yes, they offer you a replacement at full price, but is that your best option?

In steps Mission Repair! “We say no, replacing your entire device just because of a cracked screen does not make sense”! When you crack the screen on your car, you certainly don’t replace it? Of course, we understand the price difference between a new car and a new iPad Mini, but if you have a chance to save some cash, why not?

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Also, did you know that when you choose Mission Repair as your repair center, you are choosing a green path? If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that we are proponents of green living. We recycle items such as glass, aluminum, batteries and LCD screens that come out of the devices we repair. We have contracts with large recycling companies around the globe that are able to take these items and either rebuild new functioning parts, melt down and/or properly dispose of any unusable materials.

We do this because we want to. We are not regulated by Federal or State government to do so. We are not saying we are the greenest company in the world and we know there is a lot of work and improvement to be done, but these first steps we have taken have really shed some light on just how much we can keep out of the land fills if we just try…a little.

So with that being said, here are just a few ways you are helping the environment and yourself when using Mission Repair to repair your gadgets.

  • Less E-Waste: When you take your old broken Smartphone, Tablet or Computer and throw it away, it is called E-Waste. E-Waste is a growing problem with an estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year.
  • Piece of mind: That the battery coming out of your device is not ending up in the trash. Batteries of any kind are harmful.
  • More Cash: When repairing your device (especially with Mission Repair), you are going to save money over buying a whole new device. We are talking a fraction of the cost here, people!
  • Less Hassle: There is nothing more annoying and unnecessary to me than having to set up my device again. I have it perfect the way it is and I don’t want to change it! With repairing your device, what you send in, is what you receive back. You will not be receiving a refurbished device, you will receive YOUR device with your data still intact.
  • Life-Time Friendship: When you chose Mission Repair as your repair center, you can not only count on having your repair done correctly, you can also bank on some of the best warranties in the industry! You can also keep our number on hand and consider us your “Techie” friend if you have any further questions on your devices!

Still want to replace that device? Give us a call and let us try to talk you out of it. We promise, you will not regret your decision!

Cheers, Troy