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

The truth about the iPhone 4 Glass Replacement!

Hello everyone, this post is in response to the THOUSANDS of you that have read my earlier post about iPhone 3G Glass and Digitizer Replacements. I just need to clarify some of the questions that we receive constantly about this particular repair.

The dreaded iPhone 4 “cracked glass” issue!

We are flowing a massive amount of 3G Glass Replacements through our business these days – iPhone 4 parts and repairs are steadily growing and I want to clear up a few inquiries right here:

1. The 3G/3GS Glass and Digitizer WILL NOT WORK in your iPhone 4. As they look similar, they are 100% different products and not interchangeable.

2. The iPhone 4 Glass Repair is more expensive than the 3G and 3GS iPhone Glass Repair. The reason is that the iPhone 4 version of the glass was an assembly of the glass, digitizer, and LCD screen. The 3G version has a separate LCD screen, and therefore it’s a less expensive assembly.

3. You cannot just replace the glass on the iPhone 4. To fix a cracked glass on an iPhone 4 we must replace the glass, digitizer and the LCD as I stated above. These parts are (for a lack of better term) “fused” together from the factory. There is just no way to safely separate and reuse any of these parts.

4. You cannot use “plexiglass” and perform your own “cheap” repair. This is ridiculous. I have seen posts advising this and I challenge anyone to prove that they can get the touch digitizer and LCD off of their broken glass front and get it to work with a home made plexiglass front. Can’t be done.

5. We do sell “Do-it-yourself” iPhone 4 Glass assemblies. You can find them on our website. The 3G version is much easier but it’s still only for the very “technically inclined” end user.

This will help with some of the common questions, for sure. We know that there are many theories out there but you can take solid advice from us here at Mission Repair. We’ve repaired THOUSANDS of units and it makes perfect sense to listen to the voice of experience. Still have questions? Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll get you on the phone with a technician right away!

Thanks everyone, have a great weekend. Ryan

Are these the hands of an iPhone technician?

This weekend I was hanging around the house watching some football- what a weekend of football it was! My goodness there are teams that I think are good then just prove they are not. Then there are teams that are bad, and continue to be bad. I guess it’s the way football goes. You just never know! Anyway. . .

My son Casey was hanging out on the couch with me (we got some good “couch time” together!) and I noticed his hands. . .

I put mine up to his and yes, it’s a perfect match. Are these the hands of a future iPhone Repair technician? I think maybe. Or maybe a future wide receiver for the NFL? I really don’t know yet, but at 13 years old he’s starting to surpass me. . .I can still beat him in a foot race, but something tells me he’s going to be taller than 6’3″. Oh yeah, we’re also wearing the same shoe size (size 12) and I clearly remember my feet still growing in high school. Hmm, is this a product of living in “corn-fed” Kansas? 😉

OK, moving on to business. . .look for us in the news. This week will mark some huge press for Mission Repair. Let me know what you think and keep your eyes open. Happy Holidays!

Ryan

iPhone 3G parts – INCOMING!

Hello all- we’re in the iPhone mood over here at Mission Repair, and we’re ramping up for the NEW 3G verion of the iPhone. We want to be ready and offer repair services for the iPhone 3G just as we do for other electronics.

We’ve gotten a first look at some of the replacement parts, and we want to pass the pics onto you. Here’s a picture of the bezel, and if you know anything about the original iPhones, you’ll quickly be able to tell that the bezels are very different and not interchangeable:

Here’s a picture of the headphone jack/power button assembly, which is also a new part:

I think that it’s safe to say that we’ll be looking at a totally new set of parts on the new iPhone 3G, and we’ll post pictures of service and repair parts as they come available to us. Thanks for reading and stay tuned. Ryan