iPad Mini 3 – are the screens “fused” like the iPhones?

Hello fans of electronics,

We get this question ALL THE TIME…and it can be confusing. There’s a long line of Apple devices that the screens are pre-built at the factory in a clean room environment which makes separating the glass from the LCD difficult. That’s why we replace the glass/digitizer/lcd together in one entire assembly to ensure that our customers get a factory repair for those particular devices (Most iPhones are like this!)

iPads are an entirely different story. Every iPad to date has a separate and individually replaceable glass and LCD…except for the iPad Air 2. That’s one caveat that I sometimes forget but I think that I’ve got it committed to memory at this point. Here’s an iPad Mini 3 that Derrick is finishing up for a customer that walked into our Lakewood location this afternoon:


This picture is a little difficult to tell, but the glass is going on OVER the LCD, which is separate. And in most cases, the outer glass is what usually breaks when one of these devices is dropped; and since it’s separate it saves each of our customers big bucks when choosing Mission Repair for service.

So there are a few tidbits that might make you more educated when talking about iPads…or maybe you don’t care in which case you now have a little more useless knowledge for your next trivia night ūüėČ

Have a good weekend, Ryan

iPad Mini 3 screen repairs- now at Mission Repair!

Hello friends, it’s time to announce a new service that we officially launched in March;

iPad Mini 3 Glass and Screen Repairs!

It’s starting to get a little confusing with all of these models, and you might even point out that the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 and the iPad Mini 3 all have the same from glass panel. THIS IS NOT TRUE!


The iPad Mini 3 has a different size home button opening in the glass, so you CANNOT interchange these parts between the generations. Just letting those technicians out there in the DIY community know.

These units do not have a fused glass, digitizer and LCD assembly, so if you break one, you don’t have to replace the other. This is unlike some of the other iPad models (like the iPad Air 2) that we can’t simply replace the ‚Äúglass only‚ÄĚ. This is good news for it’s “repairability” and longevity.

The more I blog about these new iPads, the more I personally want one. I’m getting close to pulling the trigger; do I want and iPad Air, or iPad Mini, or just to simply upgrade my MacBook Air which I’m typing on now and have been using for several years? I know that Apple wants me to get one of each ūüėČ

Thanks for reading friends, I’ll be back soon with more Mission Repair info.


iPad Mini 3 repairs, now available at Mission Repair!

Hello everyone,

It’s about time, right? The long awaited and highly requested iPad Mini 3 repair lineup of services at Mission Repair.

We’ve added iPad Mini 3 glass screen repairs, LCD repairs, home button services and the like and we are proud to bring you the next generation of iPad Mini services to compliment the ongoing service line that Mission Repair is known for.

866-638-8402. Give us a call!

TGIF, Ryan

Weekend Plans?

Hello M:R Nation –

You know it’s Friday when you hear that¬†question! ¬†Yes, Friday. ¬†A day to think back on all of the weeks accomplishments and to look forward to all the fun activities/ hours of relaxation. Since the weekend is only about 2 hours away for some of you lucky folks, I wanted to post a quick blog, reminding everyone of the awesome coupon code that we are currently offering and to review our weekend hours.


If you are out and about, or browsing the interwebs¬†this weekend and find yourself in need of a¬†Tablet,¬†Smartphone¬†or¬†Laptop¬†repair +¬†enjoy saving money, you‚Äôll find this treat to be super sweet! ¬†We’re¬†giving a 14% off coupon to everyone (even those not graduating) that began yesterday and lasts through May 31, 2014. 14% off in honor of the class of 2014!! This is a great opportunity for some real savings and what better time to take advantage this weekend!¬†

We will be opening at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday and remain open until 5pm! This should give you ample opportunity to visit one of our locations to call us up to get your order started! If you do decide to visit us at our Olathe location, please be aware of the pesky road work and consider the alternative route:


Cheers, Troy

What Did You Just Call Me?

Hello M:R Nation –

There is a lot to benefit from when you choose Mission Repair as your repair center. Like our industry leading warranties, one of a kind “Got Repair”¬†benefit, excellent turn around times, quality workmanship and unbeatable prices. While those¬†are just a few ¬†trivial reason that we are THE¬†repair center¬†to take care of your precious device, today we are giving¬†you a real reason to come visit us at our Olathe location…

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We will also be handing out referral cards to our favorite area dentist…

Thats right, 33 pounds of Dum-Dums! This epic edition to the Mission Repair benefits has just put us over the top as your favorite repair center, hasn’t it? I guess for 2015, they¬†will have to add this key feature to our Top 10 review!

So when you come into our Olathe location, please make sure to grab yourself a Dum-Dum while having your iPhone 5, Macbook Air or iPad Mini repaired! Oh, and please don’t come into my office and try to pick me up and leave with me. I know i’m a Dum-Dum, but that joke is already getting old and I have work to do ūüôā

Cheers, Troy


iPad Mini screen repairs, not just a fairy tale.

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we’ve talked!

You know that Mission Repair is synonymous with electronic repairs, specifically consumer electronics that are hand-held, popular, and part of our lives. Like Apple products! If you know anything about me, then you know that I’m an Apple fanatic and love using my Apple products on a daily basis. In fact, I haven’t pulled the trigger and purchased an iPad mini yet…I bet if I bought one for my wife I might get to use it once in a while around the house ūüėČ

That brings me to my next topic – iPad Mini glass repairs. You’ll notice that there aren’t a ton of repair shops performing these repairs – but Mission Repair does. What’s the story?

“The Hero That Could Be”

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Once upon a time, there was an electronics repair center, Mission Repair in the Kansas City area. They serviced units across the entire USA and performed repairs on iPods, iPads, Computers and Smartphones within 24 hours. Sometimes they even would fix devices while customers waited in their lobby.

One day the iPad Mini was released and to everyone’s surprise on the very next day, Mission Repair received a broken iPad Mini at their location for repair. They knew that this was their chance to make someone happy. So they went to work and developed a brand new procedure to perform these repairs quickly and inexpensively for all the world’s customers.

To this day, Mission Repair is setting the standard on iPad Mini glass repair and many of the other repair centers are sending units to them for service. Customers from all corners of the globe are reaching to Mission Repair for help, and they are willing to assist anyone in need.

Everyone lived happily ever after.

These repairs aren’t a fairy tale. This story is true and will last right here on the Mission Repair blog for generations to come.

Ok, I’m just trying to have a little fun today so what’s the big deal? Well it’s quite simple. These repairs are not easy and take a significant amount of skill to solder a component onto a fragile cable that’s attached to the digitizer on the new glass. Not every repair shop in the industry can perform this repair with accuracy. Of course, Mission Repair can.

The iPad mini was announced in October of 2012, and to date we have nearly 1,000 of these repairs performed successfully. You can count on Mission Repair to be there for you.

So how about a bit of a kicker? Use coupon code “fairytale” to receive $20 off your next iPad mini glass repair. This special is good through 5/31/13 so act fast!

Best, Ryan

Brownie + Peanut Butter Cup + Cookie = The End Of My Day

Hello M:R Nation –¬†

We have a great people employed at Mission Repair. One person in particular goes by the name of Jackie. She is able to light up every room that she walks into. But she has a dark side. I don’t know how she discovered that my¬†kryptonite was sweet food, but she has effectively ended my work day. This morning, she brought in a pan that consisted of my 3 favorite things. Brownies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and cookies.¬†


Warning: Approach With Extreme Caution!

Warning: Approach With Extreme Caution!

When I walked by this pan, I had no chance of denying myself of its goodness. It had me at hello…As you can see, this post has nothing to do with a Macbook, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S III. Its just a simple reminder to never trust your co-workers ūüėČ

p.s. Email me at troy@missionrepair.com if you are interested in this recipe. I’ll try to pry it from her hands!¬†

Cheers, Troy