MacBook Pro Unibody – known problem.

Hello friends,

The MacBook Pro Unibody laptops that don’t have a “user replaceable battery” (there is a version that a customer can easily repair the battery themselves) – have a problem that you might want to know about.

After a few years of use, the battery can tend to have issues; but sometimes the symptom starts as a failing trackpad…let me explain. When one of these batteries fails, it can “puff up”.

Although I’ll be talking primarily about Mac laptops in this post, swollen batteries can be found in many devices that use lithium batteries, including Smartphones. There’s also no single cause for a swollen battery. Some are due to manufacturing defects, others are caused by the age of the battery, and still other cases can be caused by misuse, such as not properly exercising the battery over time, or by using the wrong power charger.

In general, a swollen battery occurs when the battery’s cells are overcharged.  This can lead to warping of your case, and pressure under your trackpad that can cause it to stop clicking or even pop up and out of the palmrest.

Here’s what a failed battery looks like when I pulled one out of a MacBook Pro yesterday:

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Just check your battery meter in the top tool bar on your Mac.  If it ever warns you to “replace battery soon”, then run (don’t walk!) to your nearest Mission Repair for replacement.  We can take care of you fast, and save you potentially costly repairs before the battery pops.

Take care, Ryan

It’s almost “sugar cookie hunting season”.

Seasons Greetings.

Now that it’s December, I know that it’s getting close to sugar cookie time! Here’s a VERY FLATTERING picture of me last year as Dandra pulled the cookies from the oven:

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December is filled with a lot of great “smells” in the Arter house. Sugar cookie scent is WAY UP THERE on the list of my favorites. The issue with these little beauties is that I can’t seem to eat an appropriate amount per “session”. I usually grab 2. Then stop back to 2 more…then a glass of milk…you can see how this is all adding up to an additional complete meal in my day.

Well, we’ve got a few “cookies” for you here at Mission Repair. Hopefully you got in on the savings over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Those were a lot of fun. In case you missed it, we will be sending out some specials that will make you smile. Just like these cookies did for me. Check back here often over the next week or so and stay tuned…

Happy Holidays, Ryan

Cyber Monday Sale!

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It’s the night before our BIG Cyber Monday Sale and we’re releasing our “never-been-so-low” specials to you, our Blog Readers, before the big event. Even though Cyber Monday is tomorrow we’re giving you a sneak peek!

We are geared up for our busiest day of the year and it never disappoints. So stop by one of our walk-in locations or place your order online while this Cyber Monday Sale lasts! Now is the time to get that cracked screen repaired or non-functioning battery replaced. We have over 50 products on sale at 20% off with coupon code ‘BUYNOW’. This sale only lasts Monday, November 30th, 2015.

Click here to see a list of specials that are 20% off on Cyber Monday (Coupon Code Required). . .happy shopping!

If you have any questions regarding a repair service, contact us during our normal business hours at 1-844-459-0105 or email sales@missionrepair.com. See you tomorrow!

Sleep tight, Ryan

Black Friday is Here!

We hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. Black Friday is here!

We hope you are enjoying time with your family this weekend. With Thanksgiving gone, that can only mean one thing – Black Friday is upon us. If you are searching for holiday gift ideas – look no further. Each year we service many devices as “gifts” and with our Black Friday sale, you can see why.

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Today we have special store hours at all of our locations.  We got up nice and early and opened to the public at 6:00am and offering a whopping 20% off of all of our services to our customers that visit us today!  Be sure to BRING IN THIS COUPON to receive the discount.  In years past, we’ve had huge success early in the morning, and we will close at 2:00pm.  Why 2:00pm?  It’s so we can still get your repairs done AND get to the Mall before they close down, so we can get our shopping done!

Remember Mission Repair’s 20% repair sale for all new walk-in customers today from 6:00am to 2:00pm.

We’ll see you here, it’s a lot of fun!
Ryan

(Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount, including Got Repair. Only valid today 11/27/15.)

Heat Wave…and a Coupon Inside!

Hello there summer friends,

It’s been an interesting start to the year as the weather in Kansas City has been strangely rainy. It seems like every weekend that I have a chance to take the boat out, it’s been raining.

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That’s all changed and this week there’s an official “heat wave” coming through the Midwest and a “heat advisory” that extends until 9:00pm tonight here in Kansas City. When I walk outside from an air-conditioned building it takes about 30 seconds for my sweat glands to kick it into overdrive.

Yesterday it was 96 degrees F, but it felt like 105 degrees according to the heat index. Since it’s so humid in this area, the actual temperature never seems to be relevant. The “feels like” temperature is what I always hone into when watching the news! Today is nearly the same.

So if you brave it out to head into one of our locations we’ll reward you for doing so! Heck, today is a perfect day to visit our Colorado Mission Repair, it’s only 92.5 degrees F – but get this – because it’s so dry in Lakewood, Colorado the “feels like” temperature is actually only 91 degrees. Yeah, that’s awesome “mountain air” for ya!

Again, if you head into one of our shops today, we’re offering a $10 off discount on any repair that’s over $50 now through the end of the week, Friday 7/17/15 at midnight. Just enter coupon code “HOT” when checking out online, or print and bring a copy of this blog to your sales representative for your discount. Please, no discounts without a print out, and this coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount, including “Got Repair” benefit prices.

You don’t have to rush in. It’s too hot for that. Just slowly make your way into a Mission Repair location or place your order online and we’ll be happy to extend that $10 off coupon on your next iPhone, iPod, Mac or other Smartphone repair until this Friday.

Thanks and have a great day, Ryan

Happy 4th of July and a coupon inside!

Hello there! It’s almost lunch time here in Kansas at the Mission Repair Olathe location, which means that the day is almost half over and it’s time to celebrate!

If you didn’t see my earlier blog, you may not realize that we are open today here at Mission Repair and we’re in the mood to get as many repairs completed as quick as we can. Apparently, Lennie told the crew that if we can get our work done early, we may be getting out of work early; I’m not sure how that’s going to work yet, but if you’re planning on coming into one of our Mission Repair locations it would be best to get in here sooner than later!

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Let’s celebrate America’s birthday with an awesome special for any new repair order placed now through the 5th of July 2015! Take 15% off with coupon code “SPARKLER” for our holiday weekend special. Please remember to be safe, have fun and celebrate Independence Day with whatever traditions that make you happy. Mission Repair has been offering a 4th of July Special for 8 years in a row, it’s a tradition to us!

Have a Happy 4th,
Ryan

School must be out; COUPON CODE INSIDE!

Hi there friends,

I headed to lunch today and at noon there was a HUGE line; then I realized that it was mostly high school students. School’s out in a lot of the communities in the area, either today or tomorrow for most. It’s obvious by the number of happy kids celebrating “out”.

It brings back memories of summer vacations, the last day of school and even finishing High School. Kind of nostalgic when I think about it!

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We are having a “last day of school” special here at Mission Repair…now through Friday 5/22/15 just use coupon code “summer” to get 15% off your next repair order; this includes any iPhone repair, Samsung Galaxy repair (including the new Samsung Galaxy Edge!) iPad repair or iPod repair.

If you’re visiting one of our repair centers that may be local to you, just print a copy of this blog and hand it to your customer service rep. for your discount. This coupon cannot be combined with any other discount including repairs under the “GOT REPAIR” benefit.

Thanks everyone, have a great start to summer. I’ll remember to head to lunch a little early from now on 😉

Take care, Ryan