Mission Repair is an authorized (UAG) Urban Armor Gear Distributor!

Hello friends-

I’m excited to announce that we are now offering and carrying Urban Armor Gear (UAG) cases for your iPhones, Galaxy SIII, SIV, SV, iPad Air, iPad Mini and several other devices.

If you’ve ever seen me carrying around my phone, you’ll notice that I keep mine protected in a UAG case as well.

Urban Armor Gear products reflect the independent spirit of their designers and represent a dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship. Inspired by a sense of adventure, our distinctive cases are engineered to protect your gear from the rigors of a mobile lifestyle and enhance the utility of your device.

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The best part about buying one of these cases is that we are offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the USA!

So jump on our website and snag one of the best cases in the market for your fragile hand-held device. These are tough as nails and look great (in my opinion) on your phone.

Have a great day everyone, we’ve got every color in stock today!

Take care, Ryan

Cracked iPad Screen? Need A Discount ?

Hello M:R Nation –

Have you recently had the unfortunate experience of cracking the glass on your iPad? I completely feel your pain x 3! If you read this blog on a regular basis, you should be privy to the fact that my son has cracked the glass on our family iPad 2, three times over. Ok, so one of those occasions may have been my wife, but I still can’t get an accurate story!

You understand that the thing needs to be repaired. Not only for the sake of using it, but for safety reasons as well. The glass on iPads are sharp and are not fused to the LCD like smartphones and other tablets, making it much easier for the glass to fall out and injure. However, you are also willing to wait on a good deal to come around!

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I totally get it and am of the same school of thought!

It took me a good while to finally get going and fix our iPad and I’m surrounded by technicians on a daily basis that could fix me up in a matter of minutes. Just put some clear tape over it until Mission Repair runs another special. Why pay full price if you can wait a day and possibly get a discount? But sometimes that day turns into weeks and months or years!

How about we put an and to the waiting and get started on your repair today? To help this process along, I am going to offer a special blog reader only discount! If you email coupons@missionrepair.com, we will send you a 15% coupon code that you can use towards getting that iPad repaired! What better time to finally have your beloved iPad repaired than now?

This coupon is good for every model of iPad repair and for any service actually! So if you don’t have a broken price of glass, but do have an LCD issue, this coupon is for you as well! This coupon code will expire on 1/31/14 and can only be used once per order. So act fast and email us!

Cheers, Troy

So, You Received An iPad For Christmas?

Hello M:R Nation and New iPad Owners –

Congratulations on your brand new iPad! Whether this is your very first iPad or a replacement for an older model, you are ecstatic about the technology in your hands! This is a very understandable emotion to have!

Now, what happens if that technology accidentally slips out of your hands? As in, you drop it and damage your brand new gift! This is obviously not something you would like to think about at the moment, but it is an unfortunate reality of iPad ownership :-(. While there are many thoughts on how to prevent damaging your brand new iPad and many folks will go the whole life of their iPad ownership without said damage, I find that more often than not, if you have an iPad in your hands… it will be damaged at some point.

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My personal experience!

Now, that last statement I made could just be a product of my environment or maybe even my personal experience (3 damaged iPads later) but I think it’s important that you know what can and might just happen to your awesome new gift!

Ok, I think I have drilled the point long enough…but now what? Well, this is where Mission Repair comes in! We have worked for years perfecting the art of iPad Repair and we are well equipped to handle any iPad issue, BIG or small! We are your ally in this war against gravity and while we don’t offer much in the way of a gravity defying case, we are here to clean up the mess and make it right after the battle!

Enough of the analogies? Fair enough, let me give you some actual useful information that I think will be very important to any iPad user moving forward and please feel free to hand this out to your friends.

For starters, here is a direct link to our iPad Repair services: iPad Repair! Next, our contact information. Click here: Mission Repair and save us to your computer, smartphone or even iPad! It will be very useful to have this information close if you do happen to have an unfortunate spill! Lastly, let me give you peace of mind… We understand how nerve wrecking it can be to send your iPad out for repair and can assure you of this, we will treat your iPad as if it was our own. From start to finish, we will handle it with care and let only highly trained technicians complete repairs on your device. No, it will not be me repairing your iPad :-)!

If you have any further questions, please contact me directly at troy@missionrepair.com!

Cheers, Troy

The Truth About Your “Cracked iPad Screen”!

Hello M:R Nation –

The term “Cracked iPad Screen” has become a vague term over the last couple of years. With all of the revisions of the iPad and the fact that when you have a “broken screen”, that might mean 3 different things. With a new iPad being released about once every year, we have quickly accumulated many services to offer and it can be confusing. Here is a quick list of the iPads that we service:

Original iPad (Wifi & 3G)

iPad 2 (Wifi & 3G)

iPad 2 REV A (Wifi & 3G)

iPad 3 aka The New iPad (Wifi & 3G)

iPad 4 aka iPad with Retina Display (Wifi & 3G)

iPad Mini (Wifi & 3G)

Now, each of these iPad models have a separate Glass and LCD screen. Here is a quick visual or what each part looks like separately:

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iPad 3 Glass and LCD Screens

On the left, you will see the iPad “Glass”. This glass has a special layer that senses your touch. This is what we call a digitizer. the digitizer is adhered to the glass by a special optical adhesive. When the glass cracks, the digitizer will often continue to function which is great, until you start cutting your fingers on the broken glass, YIKES!

On the right, you will notice the LCD screen. This is what generates the picture that you interface with when you are using the iPad. It’s just like your TV, but a lot smaller! When this breaks, it will usually look as if your screen has an ink blotch on it or you will see lines through the entire length of the picture. More on this to come…

You can start to see what I mean when I say the term “Cracked iPad Screen” is a vague one.  With so many different models and the possibility of the glass, LCD or both screens being broken, you should try to become as knowledgeable as you can before taking your iPad in or sending your iPad out for repair.

Why is that? Because the best consumer is a well informed consumer. You will want to make sure that you are ordering the correct service for your iPad.  This could be the difference between a reasonable repair and an expensive one! Of course, with the right repair center, you can just send it in and they will fairly assess your situation and charge you correctly, but NOT ALL REPAIR CENTERS ARE CREATED EQUAL! We all know how you can be treated at an automotive repair shop, just know that electronic repair centers can be just a bad.

Alright, so lets identify what iPad you actually have. The best way for you to do this is by looking at the back of your iPad and locating your model number.

iPad mini Wi-Fi Late 2012 A1432
iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular Late 2012 A1454
iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) Late 2012 A1455
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi Late 2012 A1458
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular Late 2012 A1459
iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) Late 2012 A1460
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi Early 2012 A1416
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ) Early 2012 A1403
iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular Early 2012 A1430
iPad 2 2011 A1395
iPad 2 (CDMA model) 2011 A1397
iPad 2 (GSM model) 2011 A1396
iPad (Wi-Fi) 2010 A1219
iPhone 3G front and back iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G) 2010 A1337

Ok, now that you have your iPad identified, lets decide what service you actually need. The best way to do this is to just show you. Below are examples of both a cracked glass and LCD screen:

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Broken LCD on the left. Cracked glass on the right.

Shatter patterns on your glass will vary and your LCD might not look exactly like this, but you can clearly tell by both images what is what.  Click on the image to get a closer view if needed.

Ok, so you now know what iPad you have, you have identified what screen is broken and now all you need to determine is where you will have it repaired. You are already ahead of the curve by being on the Mission:Repair blog! Now let me give you a few more reason to just follow through this link: iPad Repair and have your iPad repaired correctly by the masters :-)!

  • We are not two guys in our parents basement – We know everyone has to start somewhere, but there is a risk by taking your device to be repaired by someone who is most likely not practicing business legally. Come walk into our location 7 days a week to have your iPhone repaired!
  • Dollar focused – We try very hard to always give the best prices. We are humans too and know that living is hard and making a living is even harder. We take this into consideration when setting a price on a repair service. If you search on Missionrepair.com  or coupon websites, you are bound to find some great coupon codes as well!
  • Our Warranties are among the best in the industry with a 1 year on all of our screen repairs and lifetime on our battery services!
  • People love us – A lot of our business is word of mouth and we work extremely hard for that! Our customer service is second to none and we treat each customer fairly!
  • Got Repair? This is a benefit unlike any other that you will see and its very simple. If you repair your iPhone with Mission Repair, you will NEVER have to pay full price to repair that screen on that iPhone again! In most cases, we are talking about a 40% decrease in price should you damage your screen again and the best part, its free!  You don’t have to pay a deductible, monthly dues and you are automatically signed up for this, just by using us as your repair center!
  • Quality Parts and service – When you use Mission Repair, you are receiving the best replacement parts and those parts are being installed by technicians that are professionally trained to do so!

In closing, I hope you have gained the knowledge that you need to make an informed decision about your iPad screen repair. It can be daunting task, having something repaired…finding out exactly what you need, finding someone to repair it and attempting to live without your beloved device all are stress creators. Choosing Mission Repair will be the first step in relieving some of that stress. You can call us at 866-638-8402, live chat us on http://www.missionrepair.com or click this link: iPad Repair to get started on your iPad repair today!

Cheers, Troy

Good Morning!

Good Morning M:R Nation –

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. Mine included a a toy car, a toy car launcher and my eye ball… Ouch! I’m sure my 3 year old son didn’t mean to, but it definitely seemed calculated. Luckily my eye is feeling better today and I am ready for what Monday has to offer.

Something I have wanted to post for a long time is our Top Selling Products list. Like on most e-commerce sites, this is something you can find on various pages of missionrepair.com , but why not make it easy for you and just post it here? Below you will see data directly from out “back end” stats numbered 1-6. They have in no way been manipulated

MISSION REPAIR TOP SELLERS

1)  4th Gen iPod Touch BLACK Front Glass/Digitizer & LCD Repair

2 ) iPad 2 Glass and Digitizer Front Panel Repair Service – Black

3) Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile) Glass Screen Repair.

4) iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair. Touch Screen Repair Service.

5) iPad 2 Glass and Digitizer Front Panel Repair Service – White

6) Kindle Fire Screen Repair Service | Amazon Kindle Fire Screen Repair

As you can see, this list is mostly filled by Apple products, but our other repairs such as HTC, Samsung and Motorola services are getting up there! It looks like a Samsung repair service already found its way to up to the # 3 position. This list is always changing. There is just no way to tell whats going to break next!

I’m sure we will be seeing more of each other today, but until then –

Cheers, Troy!

Does the iPad use Gorilla Glass?

Well according to Alexander Miles, a senior double-majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and Optical Science and Engineering of the University of Arizona. . .the iPad does use Gorilla Glass for it’s glass panel!

The fact of the matter is that the iPad 2 glass panel is just 0.62mm thick compared to the 0.85mm thick original iPad Glass. And the iPad 2 is using aluminosilicate glass which is touted as “highly damage-resistant and protects the world’s coolest gadgets from everyday wear and tear.”

Gorilla Glass is made by Corning – and Gorilla Glass is aluminosilicate glass. Corning, you know the glass experts that have been making household items for us for decades? It just seems like a great fit for electronics manufacturers to go to the experts in glass to make their devices look great and be as durable as possible.

Corning has come out with “Gorilla Glass 2” which is as tough and scratch resistant as ever to withstand the unexpected abuses of everyday life. It’s thinner, enabling sleeker devices, brighter images, and great touch sensitivity.

It makes you wonder why Apple doesn’t just tout the use of “Gorilla Glass” in their devices? If you visit the Corning website, there’s a long list of Manufacturers that advertise and state that they use the amazing Gorilla Glass – but there’s also another disclaimer:

So I wonder who is on this list of “hidden” customers? We all know that the brainpower at Apple, Inc. has their reasons for being secretive and wanting to protect their brand – but heck what’s the harm in touting that you use the best glass in the business?

But let’s take it a step further. . .the best glass in the business isn’t stopping breakage and cracks from happening on the iPad. Take a look around the internet and you might find a “less than scientific” drop test of someone that’s willing to just smash a device. Or give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we can discuss the condition of the units we get in for glass replacements. We are receiving an unprecedented amount of iPads in for repair – and I don’t care if you have Gorilla Glass or not – GLASS is GLASS.

There’s one universal problem with glass. It breaks easily.

Remember that even Corning doesn’t make any claims that these glass panels are tough against drops – they merely state “highly damage-resistant and *Gorilla Glass* protects the world’s coolest gadgets from everyday wear and tear.” Wear and tear is not dropping an iPad on a moving treadmill!

We are running a special on iPad 2 glass repairs as they are the deal of the week right now, no coupon necessary. Just let us know if we can help!

Take care, Ryan

Mission Repair Thanksgiving Luncheon = Success!

Hello all, we had our traditional Mission Repair Thanksgiving Luncheon today … it was delicious! It was just what we needed before heading out for a long weekend of, well, eating 😉

I love these group get togethers and it’s a great time to learn about one another. For example, did you know that Neptune has 64 moons? I learned that today during lunch. You learn something new every day!

Have a great Thanksgiving break! Just to let you know, Mission Repair is closed Tomorrow and Friday but we’ll be back Saturday. . .see you then!

Take care, Ryan