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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Dropped iPad 3 on concrete from 5 feet high

Was in a sleeve and slipped out. I was shocked screen didn't crack. It is a bit sharp where it's chipped, wish I could sand / file down somehow. But fortunately got an iPad Mini for xmas.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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so what is your question?

why start this thread?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Way to fix / file sharp edge? Sorry, thought that was implicit in my statement.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Way to fix / file sharp edge? Sorry, thought that was implicit in my statement.
Nail file?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Nail file would be best.

Or small grit sandpaper.

Bad choice of wallpaper for this photo, looks like broken glass spiderwebbing
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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You are lucky it didn't break. Get a case for it ASAP!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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Was in a sleeve and slipped out. I was shocked screen didn't crack. It is a bit sharp where it's chipped, wish I could sand / file down somehow. But fortunately got an iPad Mini for xmas.
You mention both the word 'file' and 'sand' and you want others to tell you to file or sand it smooth?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:01 PM   #8
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Get a case for it ASAP!
^^^ This !

Get yourself a Folio case and you'll never see that ding again.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:59 AM   #9
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I did this to my previous ipad- used a Dremel to carefully grind down the snap bits, then put on a skin case, sorted.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:58 AM   #10
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I did this to my previous ipad- used a Dremel to carefully grind down the snap bits, then put on a skin case, sorted.
Thanks, I have one of these. Going to store today to get the proper bit to sand these edges. I thought it may be too harsh and mess up the glass but if you think it will work then will definitely try.

Appreciate all the tips.
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Apple just filed a patent for a new rubberised, impact-resistant flexiglass. By the way it is 1st April isn't it? My bad...
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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I work on a cruise ship and one day I was walking along the crew corridor when I slipped on a wet patch on the floor, my iPad 3 flew out my hands, hit the metal wall, bounced on the metal floor and then bounced down the metal stairs... All I had on it was a Smart Cover, I was so scared that the iPad was destroyed, but no... There was no damage whatsoever!!!
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