Still confused about the “digitizer” on a Smartphone?

Good morning,

One of the most popular blog posts on my blog for the last 4 years is titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer”. Here’s a few tidbits of new information that might help you out if you’re interested!

We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, LCDs and screens. We repair them by the thousands every month. Let’s see if we can demonstrate what the digitizer is here under a glass panel of an older iPhone screen:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

This image is from the “inside” of the part, and the digitizer is attached UNDER the glass cover. It’s a transparent electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger through the glass, and is designed to allow the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. This is one of the “inputs” of the device and it’s very thin and almost impossible to see once installed.

One major point – and a question that we get asked all the time – is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s really part of the glass (because it’s fused from the inside) in the event of a touch failure it needs to be replaced with the glass and vice versa. So if you have a cracked iPhone glass, you’re going to get a new digitizer as well. If you have an iPhone that doesn’t respond to touch, you’ll also get a new glass. It’s just the way it’s designed.

Furthermore, in later years, manufacturers like Apple and Samsung have started fusing the outer glass with the digitizer, and then the LCD to the digitizer. There are several phone models (like the Samsung Galaxy S5 for example) that will have all three components replaced at the same time if any one of them fails. These manufacturers did this to ensure that no dust would EVER get between the glass/digitizer and the LCD…an issue that was prevalent BEFORE the assemblies were used. There are some variations to these assemblies, but once they are assembled in a clean room facility they are not intended to be disassembled (i.e. removing the glass/digitizer form the LCD for example) I know that this can get confusing at times, so you can call us if you have any questions.

You might see the earlier assemblies marketed as:

  • Phone glass
  • Phone digitizer
  • Phone touch screen
  • Phone glass screen
  • Phone screen
  • Phone touch panel

For all intents and purposes, these terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing. Are you in need of one of these parts? Here’s a list of glass/digitizer repairs that we sell here at Mission Repair:

Remember, you might see these glass panels for sale cheap – be sure to inquire about the required digitizer that is fused to the glass from the factory – without it, the glass is useless. You cannot replace the glass or “remove” your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone. It just doesn’t work! Additionally there are lots of parts on the market that are “glass and digitizer” being sold without the LCD. Take our earlier example of the Samsung Galaxy S5. You can get a “glass only” part on eBay for about $5. Just FYI, there is NO WAY for you to replace that part at home…and if you attempt it, your phone will NEVER look the same again and it certainly may never work correctly again. Buyer beware! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

Best Ryan

What Is A Digitizer On An iPhone?

The word “digitizer” is used a lot when it comes to iPhones and iPhone repairs but what exactly is it? It wasn’t until I started working at Mission:Repair that I finally asked this question. Our technicians are all too familiar with iPhone screens, glass and digitizers. They repair thousands of them every month, so who better to provide the answer?247641_10152389828687913_2821550898266323372_n

The digitizer is the electronic component that senses the touch of your finger through the glass. It is designed to allow the device to be controlled by a finger tip and is fused under the glass.

The digitizer is part of the glass, therefore you cannot replace it alone. If your screen is not responding to touch, the glass AND digitizer need to be replaced. So, if you get a news glass put on your device, you will also be getting a new digitizer. It’s just the way it’s designed.

Need the glass/digitizer repaired on your iPhone? Take a look at the repairs we offer at Mission:Repair:

You cannot replace the glass or remove your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone. It doesn’t work like that. These assemblies must stay together, they are built together. So, if you are in need of a Glass Repair be sure to click on our services above or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402.

Have a great day,

Melanie

A Coupon Treat for the Weekend!

Happy Friday blog readers!

Mission Repair provides Nationwide iPad, iPhone and iPod repairs right to your door anywhere in the USA. With several shipping options to choose from, incredible shipping discounts, same day service and a massive operations department you can have your device repaired fast.

Local to Kansas City?  We are open 7 days a week to take your local walk-in repair.  No appointment necessary, just visit one of our locations which are staffed by customer service representatives, technicians, and shipping personnel every day.

Need a good reason to call (866-638-8402), place an order online, or stop by to have your device repaired?  How about 15% now through Tuesday 10/7/14.  Just use coupon code “expedite” and save 15% off your next repair order now!

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(Coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon, offer valid on NEW orders only, expires 10/7/14.)

Save 15% off your next repair order now! Coupon code inside.

Hello everyone,

We have such huge success with our coupon codes; it’s time to run another special. We are giving 15% off your next iPhone, iPad or MacBook repair. You can place your order online or stop by any one of our locations to use it. There’s only one way to get your coupon code however:

Call Mission Repair at 1-866-638-8402.

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When the automated attendant comes up, press “0”. When a live agent answers the call, (we always answer during normal business hours) ask for the “Summer Coupon Code”. This coupon is good now through Saturday 9/27/14. You can call anytime before it expires to obtain it.

Since this is our last official day of summer, I thought that it would be a good use of the good “summer” feeling. Once you ask for that coupon, the customer service representative will give it to you so you can input your order online and save 15%, or the service rep can take your order over the phone and apply that discount for you! Valid on new orders only.

Have fun! Get out and get some sun today!

Take care, Ryan

Tired of dust and fingerprints on your computer screen? We have the answer.

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Yesterday we got in a large batch of Blow Off electronic cleaning supplies and as I was pricing them and putting them on display in our lobby I knew I had to try them out! If you are like me, you don’t always remember to clean your laptop (or TV or tablet or smartphone) screen until it is covered in fingerprints. When it gets to this point – it needs a cleaning solution that is heavy duty on finger prints but delicate on your device and these cleaning supplies do just that! We offer several different Blow Off cleaning supplies and the ones I purchased were the Electronics Cleaner and the Microfiber Shammy.

I simply followed the instructions on the can by covering my keyboard with a towel and spraying the solution 6-8 inches towards the screen. Then, I allowed the foam to work it’s magic for about 30 seconds on the screen. Lastly, I wiped off the screen with the microfiber shammy and voila!

Before and After - Amazing!

Before and After – Awesome!

These cleaning products aren’t just for computer screens either. You can use it on TVs, tablets, smartphones, printers, stereos and just about any other electronic you have in your house and not be scared that they will damage it. Check out our full list of cleaning supplies or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402 for more information!

Have a great day,

Melanie

iPhone Screen Repair Needs Fulfilled At Mission Repair!

Hello M:R Nation –

Mission Repair is made up of over 40 collective years of experience when it comes to iPhone repair. We pride ourselves on this number and it grows everyday. On a personal note, I can still remember when we waited in line overnight for the original iPhone, once it was in our hands, we quickly disassembled it, mastered reassembling it and the rest is history!

As long as there are iPhones, there will be a need for repair. Mission Repair is a great avenue for iPhone repair for many different reason. Lets take a look at why it is a great idea to choose Mission Repair when deciding on a repair center for your iPhone repair needs.

  • We are not two guys in our parents basement – We know everyone has to start somewhere, but there is a risk by taking your device to be repaired by someone who is most likely not practicing business legally. Come walk into our location 7 days a week to have your iPhone repaired!
  • Dollar focused – We try very hard to always give the best prices. We are humans too and know that living is hard and making a living is even harder. We take this into consideration when setting a price on a repair service. If you search on Missionrepair.com  or coupon websites, you are bound to find some great coupon codes as well!
  • Our Warranties are among the best in the industry with a 1 year on all of our screen repairs and lifetime on our battery services!
  • People love us – A lot of our business is word of mouth and we work extremely hard for that! Our customer service is second to none and we treat each customer fairly!
  • Got Repair? This is a benefit unlike any other that you will see and its very simple. If you repair your iPhone with Mission Repair, you will NEVER have to pay full price to repair that screen on that iPhone again! In most cases, we are talking about a 40% decrease in price should you damage your screen again and the best part, its free!  You don’t have to pay a deductible, monthly dues and you are automatically signed up for this, just by using us as your repair center!
  • Quality Parts and service – When you use Mission Repair, you are receiving the best replacement parts and those parts are being installed by technicians that are professionally trained to do so!

So now that I made my case for being the best :-), the question becomes, what iPhone screen repairs do we actually do and how much do they cost? Here are links to all of the iPhone screen repairs that we offer:

iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair
Original 2G iPhone Glass and LCD Screen Repair
List Price: $159.00
Sale Price $129.00
You save $30.00!


Mission Repair – Nation-wide Original iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair.
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3G iPhone Digitizer and LCD Screen Repair
3G iPhone Cracked Glass Repair
Price: $29.00


Mission Repair – Nation-wide 3G iPhone Digitizer and Glass Screen Repair.
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3GS iPhone Digitizer Glass Screen Repair
3GS iPhone Glass Screen Repair (also known as the Digitizer)
Sale Price: $29.00


Nationwide 3GS iPhone Digitizer and Glass Screen Repair.
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iPhone 4 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair (AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) – Black
Normal Price: $109.00
Sale Price: $89.00
You save $20.00!


iPhone 4 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
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iPhone 4 Front Glass/LCD Repair
iPhone 4 Front Glass Screen Repair (AT&T, Sprint & Verizon) – White
Normal Price: $199.00
Sale Price: $89.00
You save $110.00!


iPhone 4 Front Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
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iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – Black
Sale Price: $89.00


iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
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iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - White
iPhone 4S Glass and Screen Repair (AT&T, Verizon & Sprint) – White
Sale Price: $89.00


iPhone 4S Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
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iPhone 5 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - Black
iPhone 5 Front Glass Screen Repair (Black)
Sale Price: $149.00


iPhone 5 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – Black Screen
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iPhone 5 Digitizer Glass/LCD Repair - White
iPhone 5 Front Glass Screen Repair (White)
Sale Price: $149.00


iPhone 5 Front Glass Glass/LCD Repair – White Screen
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Ok, so that was a fairly long list, but it saves you from having to dig through our website. I think the correct answer to the above question is what iPhone screen do we not repair? The answer to that is simple: we repair the all of  ’em! And guess what… Once the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C hit the market, we will be repairing those as well!

Keep in mind that screens are just the start of what we offer and just the start of what could actually go wrong with your iPhone. Unfortunately, we have seen every component on an iPhone fail, break, bust and crash at one point in time. Because of this, we decided long ago to be a FULL SERVICE repair center that would not only specialize in screen repair, but in case replacements, headphone jack repairs, camera repairs, dock port repairs, speaker replacements, all the way down to component level repairs on logic boards!

Thats right, if its broken, we can and will fix it! If you have something other than a screen issue, here is a great place to start your search for a remedy: Mission Repair Full Service Repairs! 

Let me leave you with this, we understand when you are dealing with a damaged iPhone, its a huge inconvenience and it practically puts your life on hold. The way you communicate, your school work, your job, your entertainment and your treasured photos are all in that iPhone. You don’t want to be without it for weeks. You need it working correctly and you need it back in your hands ASAP! We at Mission Repair know this and will work tirelessly to have your iPhone back in your hands in days, not weeks! If you are in the Kansas City area, we can have it back to you in hours! Now, if we can just finish our teleportation machine that we have been working on for the last 3 years completed, we will set records with our turn around time!

Cheers, Troy