The Calm Before the Storm

Prepare your tech gadgets and plan ahead. Storm season is rolling in.


Spring brings storm season to the Midwest home of Mission Repair. Just yesterday afternoon we saw a wild storm blow over our store in Lenexa. When it comes to weather in the Midwest, expect the unexpected! A hot and sunny day can quickly transform into a stormy mess.

You don’t want to be caught unprepared when it comes to your trusty electronic devices. Communication is crucial when Mother Nature strikes. Devices like cell phones, tablets and computers can make all of the difference in keeping you safe during severe weather. We have put together a quick list of tips to get your gadgets ready while you ride the storm out:

  • Choose 2-3 weather, news, or safety-related apps to alert you of special warnings and updates. Many local news stations offer apps to live-stream weather reports.
  • Charge your device batteries well in advance, in the event that you lose power.
  • Forget candles. Utilize the free flashlight app on your phone or tablet if you are in a bind.  Get comfortable with turning it on quickly; many devices offer audio commands like “Hey Siri, Turn on my flashlight”
  • Program an emergency list of contacts into your phone for easy access. Include family, friends, coworkers, police & fire agencies, power and insurance companies.
  • The insurance industry pays out hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims for losses due to lightning each year. The best approach is to unplug your devices before the storm arrives.  However, surge protectors can offer some reassurance and protection for around $30-$100.

Caught in the rain and now you have water damage? Power surge from lightning left you with a device that won’t turn on? Startled by a loud boom of thunder and dropped your device, cracking the screen? Accidents happen and Mission Repairs!  Stop by your local Mission Repair walk-in location for a quick and cost-effective solution.

The truth about the iPod Touch 5 Glass Repair. It’s a harsh reality.

Hello everyone,

This is just a quick blog to talk about the difficulty we (and every other repair center) are having servicing the iPod Touch 5. Specifically replacing that 4-inch Retina display; It’s a difficult item to service and I just wanted to share our experiences.

The display itself is backed with a very thin “gasket” that’s made of plastic. We call it a bezel. The issue is that removing a screen from the device (even when it’s already damaged) as if we are going to install a new one, the bezel becomes damaged as well.

This is as good as it gets.

This is as good as it gets.

This plastic bezel is clipped into the frame and the back of the iPod – and then the glass is attached to the bezel. It’s a one way street. Assembling the unit is doable, but the dis-assembly is very difficult and next to impossible.

The iPod Touch 5 split open.  That bezel is just a hassle on the production line!

The iPod Touch 5 split open. That bezel is just a hassle on the production line!

So what to do? We are working with our vendors to supply us with the glass, LCD and bezel installed. This seems to be the only way to effectively reinstall the new part and make it look like it came from the factory. Which is the only way we will perform the repair for our customers.

Why would I post this? It’s information that our customers want to know. And it’s one of the reasons that the repair is so costly at this point. Soon our repair price on this particular service will drop and this issue will be a faint memory. After all, we want to keep your device in tip top condition and with the number of requests that we receive for the iPod Touch 5 Glass repair on a daily basis is proof that the public is looking for a solution. Hang tight folks; like you’ve known since 1994, I’ve been solving these issues for you, and Mission Repair will be there when you need us.

Thanks, have a great night!