Check out our new business hours!

Hello there friends,

We’ve made a few changes to our business hours effective immediately.  If you want to see our new hours, get directions, find our contact information or just check out our website, click here for more info.

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Thanks for reading this Mission Repair public message!

Ryan

Ok, you want more deals of the month? Here you go.

Well I could just stop at one…but the blogger in me says to “keep typing!”

So we’re lowering our price on another popular repair for the iPad with Retina glass replacement service.  This is also known as the 4th generation iPad (it’s a full-sized iPad, not a mini) and we receive these by the truckload from schools around the country.

Now’s the time to grab a special on this repair with no coupon needed!

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I mentioned it in my last blog that this is a leap year.  So February gets an extra day of fun in it; I like that because it extends the month a bit and makes things easier on the business (this special runs until 2/29/16!).  It’s also a fun day that I’ve only seen 10 of in my life so far; 10 leap years.  Yikes.  I have a good friend that was born on leap year so we will be celebrating with her soon; she turns 40 years old, but is only 10 in leap years.  She’s such a youngster.

Take care, and send us an email if you have any questions about our services.

Ryan

The Book of Eli – believable except for this one small thing.

Good morning,

Have you seen the movie The Book of Eli?  I saw it when it came out, and I’ve recently seen it again at home, I really like it.  Please: if you haven’t seen it yet, you might not want to read this blog because there may be spoilers in here for you…but it’s been out since 2010 so I know that I’m not giving away anything new.  Spoilers below, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

For a refresher, the movie is set thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland.  A lone warrior named Eli (Denzel Washington) marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanity’s redemption. Only one other man (Gary Oldman) understands the power of what Eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. Though Eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must fulfill his destiny to help restore mankind.

It’s an epic story as we watch Eli move across the country from the east to the “west”, where his destiny takes him.  This movie might be a reality some day, and the book he is carrying (the Bible) may restore humanity in itself.  This is a believable and a possibility.

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Now, we don’t learn until the end of the movie, but Eli is carrying a King James Bible that is written in braille.  We also learn that he is blind…and possibly has been blind (or can see with some sort of divine intervention) for the entire movie.  I can see that if there was some sort of spiritual “protector”, that a blind man could possibly walk among the deserted landscape, his path being laid out for him.

Not only can Eli maneuver the wasteland without sight, he can also ward off groups of attackers without a scratch, he can also hunt with his trusty bow and shoot a bird out of the air – blind – for “dinner”.

During his “down time” every day, he pulls out his book and reads it.  Every day.  For 30 years.  This leads him to memorize the entire Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse.

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Eli traverses and overcomes.  He’s guided by a voice in his head that told him that he must protect this book and he is personally lives by the “message” of the Bible, basically to do more for others than for yourself as he puts it.  All believable, albeit maybe a little bit of a stretch.  I concede that a man can probably memorize the Bible if read every day over 30 years.  I personally know a man that memorized the Webster’s dictionary over several years, so I’m going to agree it can be done.  Shooting a flying crow out of the sky with a long bow seems like an impossibility, but heck, everyone gets lucky once in a while.

There is one part of the movie that is truly 100% unbelievable.  One tidbit that I just can’t grasp and it really makes me wonder about life as it is today…

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Eli carries a 3rd Generation iPod with him so he can “wind down” at the end of the night to sleep.  This is where Hollywood meets the impossible.  Being in the iPod Repair business…I know there there is NO WAY that this 3rd Generation iPod would still be working after 30 years!!

Firstly, look at the condition of the thing.  These needed to be clean for the touch buttons to work correctly.  Period!  These iPods had hard drives in them too, and they are not “hearty” to put it lightly.  There’s not a hard drive on the planet that can take the abuse that this one has and still work after 30 years.  I’ve worked in the high-tech industry for 20+ years and have personally spent time at Dell, Seagate and Maxtor in their Hard Drive reliability labs.   NOPE.  I DON’T BELIEVE IT, THIS HARD DRIVE WOULD BE A CLICKING PAPERWEIGHT.

The screen on this iPod isn’t cracked.  Come on guys, not realistic at all.  ENOUGH SAID.

Plus the Li-ion 850 mAh batteries that came in these devices only lasted about 2 years – MAX.  How is this one working after 30 years?  IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.  He charges his iPod somehow off of a 12 volt DC battery – which is a tricky task by itself – but the battery would have long expired.  Even the Almighty wouldn’t be able to help Eli here!

Finally, and this is probably the most important note…it’s presumed that Apple along with every other company plus the internet, power, computers and everything else is just obliterated and gone due to the war…there would be no way for Eli to add, remove or change his music.  I don’t care if he had 1000 songs on there…

Eli would have been drooling on the side of the road sucking his thumb long before he made it to Alcatraz.  No one can keep the same playlist for 30 years, it’s just IMPOSSIBLE 😉

OK hopefully by now you realize that I’m somewhat making fun of the iPod since I’m in the business of repairing them.  Yes, I have personally repaired countless 3rd Generation iPods like the one Eli is carrying…and yes they were touchy devices that needed TLC.  Have you seen the movie?  I feel like if this scenario does happen to all of humanity in the future…I’ll be the shopkeeper that you see in town that offers to charge up Eli’s battery.  Yep, that’s where this old iPod repair technician will end up.  Bartering a battery charge for some KFC wipes and a Zippo.  For now, at Mission Repair we take cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal.  The Internet still works today!

I had fun writing this one, Ryan

 

 

Walk-in special until Sunday at 5:00pm!

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Happy New Year and Happy January!

For the next 5 days we are offering a whopping 20% OFF any new repair for our local Kansas City walk-in repair customers.  We have more than one location to serve you, see our addresses here.

Just print a copy of this newsletter and hand it to your sales representative when you arrive for the discount.  This is for all regular-priced repairs that we offer; iPhone, iPod, iMac, Android and Tablet Repairs and cannot be combined with any other discounts or “Got Repair” benefit discounted repairs.

We hope you stop by!
Ryan

Not local, but still need your iPhone Repaired?

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It’s no secret. We’ve been in business for years since 2008 and we have the best reputation, most ambition, best prices and highest level of customer service. Mission Repair is the leading Apple Service Center in the United States. Don’t take our word for it, we receive praise, awards and accolades from the top publications in the industry.  You’ve read about us in the news or heard about us from a friend. Now you just need to try our services but found that we are in Kansas City. Let’s talk this one out!

First of all, we are in Kansas City to reach the entire USA with ease. Trust us, it’s costs a lot less to move an item from Kansas City to New York vs. from Los Angeles to New York. We’re here to save you money with the best possible negotiated FedEx Rates in the industry! Additionally, we have developed and are proud to provide the easiest and most efficient way to move your item to and from our service center; instant email labels for iPods, iPhones, Cell Phones, Mac Laptops, Amazon Kindles and iPads offer the best protection, fastest turnaround, and least expensive way to pack, ship and insure your device for transportation into us!  Read over our shipping instructions if you have any questions, or give us a call at 844-459-0105.

Take care, Ryan