And the winner is…

Good afternoon and WOWSERS…

We had a lot of chili at the office for lunch! If you read Melanie’s earlier blog, you know that today was our annual Mission Repair chili cookoff competition, and I tasted everyone’s offerings. In fact, we have a 1st place prize for “best overall chili” and 1st place prize for “best side dish”.


You’ll see here Melanie (on the left) and Katie (on the right) handing out bowls of chili to the judges that were just around the corner. We bring in a few gentlemen from neighboring businesses to help judge – they aren’t biased and they love this event year after year!

This picture is a perfect one; not just because these two lovely ladies are in it; but rather they each won first prize this year. Katie for best chili and Melanie for best side dish. Nice work!

It’s interesting because it seems to typically be one of our female contestants that wins every year. Yes, there is plenty of “male” participation but we just don’t have much finesse. We think that “burn the roof off of your mouth” or “I’m gonna have a stomach ache in 30 minutes” is the kind of chili that will win the judges hearts. Nope, we just never learn.

Katie’s chili was a hearty red chili with the right amount of spices and she topped each bowl off with shredded cheese, Frito corn chips and a dollop of sour cream. Remember, presentation goes a long way. Melanie simply smashed the side dish with a rice crispy treat cupcake topped with peanut butter and chocolate icing. Yup, that’ll do it every time.

Until next year, thanks for reading and I’ll be back soon!

Take care, Ryan

P.S. Do you think these ladies are Royals fans or what?

New 7.0″ Galaxy Tab 2 LCD Repair Announced… And Meet Melanie!

I’m not sure how to begin this since it is my first Mission:Repair blog post and with 17,000 subscribers – I’m a little intimidated! Well, my name is Melanie, I am the Graphic Designer/Webmaster here at Mission:Repair and I also run most of the Social Media accounts. Ryan is keeping me busy with a lot of new repairs that have been added to the website. One of which is the 7″ Galaxy Tab 2 LCD Repair! This is for the 2nd generation Galaxy Tab with a 7″ display. We have been offering the front glass repair for this device for a while but NOW we have added the LCD Screen Repair.

What’s the difference? I used to think when your ‘screen’ was broken, it needed to be repaired. Simple, right? It wasn’t until I worked here (and asked our technicians A LOT of questions) that I learned that there could be different solutions to a ‘broken screen’ and that your device has a couple different ‘screens’. Without getting technical (I’ll leave that to Ryan), here is how you can tell which kind of screen repair you need.

You may need an LCD Screen Repair if…

  • Device screen is completely black (the device is on but there is no image displaying on the screen)
  • Display on the device is discolored
  • Display on the device has lines through the image

You may need a Front Glass (Digitizer) Repair if…

  • Glass is cracked and display is still correctly visible
  • Display looks great but device isn’t responding to touch

While these repairs are separate for the Galaxy Tab 2 7″, some of our ‘Front Glass Repairs’ replace both the LCD and Digitizer (parts are sealed together).

If you’re still not sure what is wrong with your Galaxy Tab 2 7″, or any device for that matter.. Simply set up a Free Diagnosis! Our expert Certified Technicians will diagnose your unit in 24 hours and give you an accurate quote on the cost to repair it. At that point you can choose if you would like to proceed with the repair. *Note: we won’t perform any repairs until we get your approval.

Questions about a repair you are needing? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-866-638-8402, email us at, Facebook us, Tweet us or Live Chat a representative on our website.

Have a great day!