Remember – don’t get your MacBook wet!

Good morning,

Water and electronics don’t mix – I’ve talked about it before but I want to discuss a few points again. Is your MacBook waterproof? Not a chance.

It’s more common than you might think; but we receive items in for repair on a daily basis that show signs of liquid damage and without doubt if you get your iPhone wet, you’re bound to see problems unless it is addressed.

My guess is that some of these customers don’t even know that they had a liquid spill or had any contact with water/soda/coffee whatsoever. Sometimes is the unknowing fault of a child or household pet that inadvertently spills or “leaks” onto a keyboard.

For example, here’s a logic board that came out of a 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Screen; and the device was not displaying video.

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If you look closely, and I know that it’s hard to tell; but can you see that chip that is on the logic board that says “Apple 2010”? (It’s actually upside down) It’s about dead center in the picture…there is an IC that is on top of it with slightly green corrosion that is growing from some sort of liquid that got onto the board.

I know, the picture doesn’t do it much justice, and I even almost missed it. For scale, that component just below it is the headphone jack port, which is very small in itself…this was a minute amount of corrosion on the MacBook Pro Logic Board that was causing a major amount of problems!

So I cleaned it up and guess what? Video displayed back on the screen again. This would have been a $680 repair had this customer went directly to Apple…but it was just took me one hour of labor to complete it. The customer makes out and Mission Repair saves the day.

We offer a full-line of liquid damage repairs; but to be realistic, not all of these are repairable. If your MacBook was sitting at the bottom of the lake for week, it’s probably not repairable. But if you spill a cup of coffee on the keyboard of your computer; turn it off quickly and give us a call. We will do our best to save your day too!

Take care, Ryan

 

Water and electronics don’t mix.

Good morning,

Water and electronics don’t mix.  Unless your electronics are waterproof that is!

It’s more common than you might think; but we receive items in for repair on a daily basis that show signs of liquid damage and without doubt if you get your iPhone wet, you’re bound to see problems unless it is addressed.

My guess is that some of these customers don’t even know that they had a liquid spill or had any contact with water/soda/coffee whatsoever. Knowing can be a key.

For example, here’s a logic board that came out of a 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Screen; and the device was not displaying video.

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If you look closely, and I know that it’s hard to tell; but can you see that chip that is on the logic board that says “Apple 2010”? (It’s actually upside down)  It’s about dead center in the picture…there is an IC that is on top of it with slightly green corrosion that is growing from some sort of liquid that got onto the board.

I know, the picture doesn’t do it much justice, and I even almost missed it.  For scale, that component just below it is the headphone jack port, which is very small in itself…this was a minute amount of corrosion on the MacBook Pro Logic Board that was causing a major amount of problems!

So I cleaned it up and guess what?  Video displayed back on the screen again.  This would have been a $680 repair had this customer went directly to Apple…but it was just took me one hour of labor to complete it.  The customer makes out and Mission Repair saves the day.

We offer a full-line of liquid damage repairs; but to be realistic, not all of these are repairable.  If your MacBook was sitting at the bottom of the lake for week, it’s probably not repairable.  But if you spill a cup of coffee on the keyboard of your computer; turn it off quickly and give us a call.  We will do our best to save your day too!

Take care,  Ryan

The art of airflow.

Good afternoon again friends, I’m getting a lot of blogging done today that has been built up on my “to do” list for a few weeks. I’m sorry that I’m hitting you all at once, but I found some time to get my typing done today.

Recently, I was working on a 13″ MacBook Pro (Unibody) that was sent into us damaged. Of course we can repair this; however in this particular case the customer asked us NOT repair fix the “cosmetic” damage and just work on the electronics.

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Here’s what I found out about this unit. As Forrest Gump might have put it, “Fluids is as fluids does.” Thinking of liquids helps us understand how air flows. For all general purposes, air flows just like water. Flow will inevitably follow the path of least resistance. That means the flow will usually take the shortest, unrestricted path from the point of high pressure to the low pressure area.

Take this “cosmetic damage” for instance. Yes, we can repair this unit and leave the “dents” in the side of the unit. However when I tested it, the fans that cool the logic board were turning on pre-maturely. Most of the air was being pushed out of this “cosmetic” hole in the side of the computer, rather than through the vents on the back which ensures that the air flows OVER the logic board and CPU to keep it cool, rather than AROUND it.

Why was this unit failing? It’s because the fans were not able to keep the internal components of the computer cool enough to operate under specifications and therefore overheating.

This is just a friendly post to keep in mind that these devices are meant to be “whole” when operated, and that the art of airflow applies to your expensive electronics, there’s no doubt about that.

Take care, Ryan

Ok, so this is a bad situation.

Good morning again friends,

We took a repair in at our Olathe, Kansas location that was in “serious” need this morning. Mission Repair is here to help.

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I feel terrible for this customer that got their top case caught in a piece of machinery that “crunched” the entire screen assembly. It’s kind of a nightmare to look at, but once we’re done, the customer will never know the difference.

This brings us to our full line of Mac laptop repairs. I’ve personally been servicing Mac laptops for just about 20 years. I’ll admit that I am a little rusty because I have technicians on hand to handle the day to day work flow 😉 But I can still hold my own in the tech room!

As the technology gets better, the units get faster, the styling sleeker – but the importance of each unit remains- these are valuable to our customers, and we’re happy to provide a solution to get them back to “normal” again.

We’ve got the screen assembly on order and it’ll arrive soon; I’ll follow up with the completed repair once it his our QA department.

Thanks, talk to you again soon. Ryan

MacBook Pro Repair Services By Certified Technicians

If you are looking to upgrade your MacBook, replace the battery or get the LCD or glass replaced, our certified technicians will take care of your MacBook Pro and get it back into great working condition. If you are placing your order online to mail in your unit be sure to give us a call if you have any questions. We offer different shipping options such as providing shipping kits to get your unit to us as safely as possible. Once your MacBook arrives we will send you an email confirming that we have received it. If for any reason a repair is needed in addition to the order created, we will contact you to get approval before moving forward.

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After we receive your MacBook one of our certified technicians will replace the defective or damaged part with a brand new one. Before being shipped back to you, your unit will go through our Quality Assurance Department to be tested. Once your device is ready to ship you will receive another email with tracking information notifying you that your MacBook Pro is on it’s way back to you. We want to keep our customers informed along the way especially when it comes to your laptop. We know your computer is important and it is an expensive piece of equipment but rest assured – if you use our repair services, we will make sure to take care of it!

Click here to check out all of the MacBook Laptop repairs we provide.

If you aren’t sure what is wrong with your device we offer FREE Diagnostic Services in which our technicians will diagnose your unit and contact you with a repair quote. Give us a call at 866-638-8402 to speak with a Mission:Repair team member regarding your Macbook!

MacBook Screen Repair – Father’s Day Special(s)!

So I talked to a couple of my MacBook Screen Repair techs, Charley and Phil, and they said to me “we love to be busy, please get some more repairs in here!”

Well, they didn’t really say that, maybe I just imagined it 😉 Just wishful thinking I guess!

Let us fix this Cracked MacBook Screen - on sale until 6/26/10!

Nevertheless, from my perspective I want to bring in an abundance of work. I love it. I love it when my entire operations department is working hard and with our efficient system in place, I want to just “see” how many repairs we can handle. So this brings me to my blowout special of the week. Actually I’m going to make them blowout SPECIALS. Need a good Father’s Day gift idea? How about having his MacBook Screen Repaired at our lowest price to date. Here’s are the specials and coupon codes, just remember that they cannot be combined with any other coupon and these expire on 6/25/10 at midnight:

DEAL #1 – 13″ MacBook LCD Screen Repair (Glossy version only, I have TOO MANY of these in stock so they gotta go!) Use Coupon Code “DADSDAY” and take $30 off our normal price of $189! Click here to see our 13″ MacBook Screen Repair Service!

DEAL #2 – 15″ Aluminum MacBook Pro LCD Screen Repair (Glossy or Anti-Glare Matte versions) Use Coupon Code “ILOVEDAD” and take $30 off our normal price of $299! Click here for the glossy version. Click here for the matte verison.

There you have it. Have a great weekend and make sure to call your dad. He deserves it!

Talk to you later, Ryan

NEW OEM 15″ MacBook Pro LCD Screens in stock and shipping!

Hello there everyone-

Just finishing a busy day here at Mission Repair. It seems like the phone has been ringing non-stop (thanks everyone!) and it really makes the day fly by. I haven’t even checked my Twitter account yet today (let alone post any Tweets). I’ll get there, I promise!! TweetDeck has been beeping at me all day!

We are still amidst adding many new do-it-yourself parts and full-services to the website. It’s time consuming but it never fails. . .I put a new do-it-yourself part on the website. We sell it. We add another featured full-service repair, and it gets ordered. Things are become quite obvious to me that we need to keep adding to the site. I promise to do so!

I’m just going to do a quick blog on our 15″ MacBook Pro LCD Screens for the do-it-yourself technicians out there. We have them in stock, they come with a 1 year warranty against manufacturers defects and live technician support if the need arises. We know that do-it-yourself technicians don’t NEED any help, but we’re here just in case. 15″ MacBook Pro LCD Screens start at $239 and can ship out immediately (this excludes the Unibody MacBook Pro).

OK, going to go attend to Twitter now. Talk to you later!!

Best,
Ryan