It’s HOT outside. Don’t leave your loved ones in the car alone.

Hello Internet.

I took my dogs for a walk last night at our local dog park here in Olathe, Kansas and it was HOT out. All I could think about was the fact that my Husky/German Shepherd mix was panting the whole time; even more than me!

Don't leave your dogs, kids - OR IPHONES - in the car on a hot day!

Don’t leave your dogs, kids – OR IPHONES – in the car on a hot day!

Poor Shadow had fun, but he was more interested in getting home and laying in front of the fan…and I didn’t blame him. He ran for a few miles then just pooped out.

The same can happen with your electronics, and we see this a lot at Mission Repair. Customers have even claimed that their phones cracked due to extreme heat.

Virtually all manufacturers data sheets will list both the minimum and maximum storage and operating temperatures for their internal parts. In fact, many parts will be available in multiple versions designed to operate in more strenuous environments.

So for example an integrated circuit (IC) may be available in the following versions:

Commercial 0 to 70°C.
Industrial -40 to +85°C.
Military -55 to +125°C.

Needless to say, the cost goes up with increased performance. There are even chips specified for use in outer space. So for example a chip which costs $2 in the “Commercial” grade might cost $2,000 for the version rated for outer space! (As you can guess, your Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t rated for a moon walk, but that’s probably ok.)

Let’s talk about the iPhone for a minute. According to Apple:

Use iOS devices where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). Low- or high-temperature conditions might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature. Using an iOS device in very cold conditions outside of its operating range may temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off. Battery life will return to normal when the device is brought back to higher ambient temperatures.

Store the device where the temperature is between -20º and 45º C (-4º to 113º F). Don’t leave the device in your car, because temperatures in parked cars can exceed this range.

Remember that if it’s 87 degrees outside, it’s 132 degrees inside of your car on a hot clear day.

One needs to keep in mind that the temperature of the components is affected by two sources:

1) The temperature of the environment.
2) Self heating – some components generate a large amount of heat in operation, logic boards in phones are one example.

Please, don’t leave your expensive electronics in your hot car – especially when they are turned on – to avoid possible long-term damage and an extra trip into Mission Repair for a logic board repair. Oh yeah, don’t leave your “hot dog” in the car either, that’s just not fair.

Any questions? Give us a call 866-638-8402.

Take care, Ryan

Apple Logic Board Repair Service!

Hello M:R Nation –

Do you know what a logic board is? Well, if you own an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac Laptop, You have a logic board and that component is susceptible to failure for many reasons. Before we go into what those failures might be, lets take a look at what a logic board actually does!

The logic board (also known as the “Mother board”) is a printed circuit board (PCB) that holds the crucial components of your device. It usually houses the processors (that make your device think), memory, and connectors for peripherals such as your LCD screen, Input functions like a touch screen or mouse and keyboard, data storage and many other things. The size and capability of the logic board depends on the device itself and what it was created to do. It is a very important component that makes your iDevice what it is, AWESOME!

So you can imagine that if a component this important started to go haywire, your experience with that device would be less than ideal. But what would cause your logic board to act up or worst, die?

  • Liquid Exposure
  • Overheating
  • Charging Overload
  • Dropped Device
  • Repair Gone Awry

While many other things can occur to cause a logic board failure, the aforementioned list shows you what we see on a daily basis unfortunately. Allow me to go into a little more detail on each of these issues that can cause logic board failure.

Liquid Exposure is pure evil to electronic components of any kind. When you drop your iPhone in a pool, there is a slim chance that it is coming out alive. There is an instant consequence of the iPhone logic board sorting out and a more drawn out consequence of corrosion. Corrosion will eat the logic board up overtime, even to a point of an unrepairable state. Overheating can occur when you leave your device in a car on a hot day, if you let it sit directly in sunlight, put it in an oven or simply because it naturally failed from the factory.

A Charging Overload often happens when you use a cheap charger or the charger that came with your device has gone bad. We have also seen lightning strikes cause this. It simply singes your logic board and renders is unusable. When dealing with a Dropped Device you may only see a cracked screen or dented case, but we will also see damaged components on the logic board such broken capacitors, solder points and connecters. When a Repair has Gone Awry, the worst result of that is a cracked logic board.  When a crack occurs, we are usually have no cure for that.

So what is someone with a possible logic board issue to do? Give Mission Repair a call! We are able to diagnosis and fix most logic board related issues! We can clean your liquid exposure, cure the over heated iPhone, repair the broken iPad memory chip, and clean up most issues caused by shaky hands and a failed repair job :-).

We have worked for years to perfect our repair processes and we will be able to revive your device for a fraction of the cost that a brand new one! So please, don’t throw away that iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac, let us repair it and save you come cash!

Cheers, Troy