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Old Nov 23, 2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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iPhone damage

Hi people,
My iPhone 5 is damaged because I had my bumper on it. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Here is my bumper
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Ouch!
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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They both look trashed. You must be rough on your phone. That bumper must be really good or your phone would be broken not just cosmetically damaged. :-)
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Who makes the bumper?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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did the bumper ruin the phone? because i just ordered one my self
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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Bet you it's a defective anodized coating. If you can get the black to rub off with normal wiping, it's clearly defective and get it swapped.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:21 AM   #8
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I never take of the bumper, this is the first time, and I've never dropt my iPhone. I am very careful with my iPhone . Does anyone has a solution ? And yes don't buy a bumper !
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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Obviously u can't do anything to fix that but to get a replacement.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:47 AM   #10
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and how expensive replacement would be? Btw my English is bad.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:48 AM   #11
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and how expensive replacement would be? Btw my English is bad.
In the United States I believe it would be $200 USD.

You mention that your English is bad. That leads me to believe you may not reside in the United States. So you price may be different.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Break a button, speaker, mic something.

Pay visit to apple store
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:57 AM   #13
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Damn that looks horrible.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:08 AM   #14
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Break a button, speaker, mic something.

Pay visit to apple store
What if they dont accept it back ? What is he gonna do ?

Dont do something like that.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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If that bumper was on since day one, and u never dropped it, then it's not the bumper that's bad. It's the coating. No way that a bumper would cause that damage.

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And I think apple will exchange it with no question as long as that coating comes off easily.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:51 AM   #16
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No way that a bumper would cause that damage.
Yes, some bumpers can cause damage like that. Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:04 AM   #17
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But the problem is, i live in The netherlands and we have 1 Apple store and that is on the other side of the country.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:09 AM   #18
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Call apple then. All we can do is speculate what will or will not happen...
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Yes, some bumpers can cause damage like that. Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches.
That's damage caused by the dirt particles, not bumper alone. Unless the OP went to the beach and got sand all over the place, it looks like the culprit is defective anodized coating considering the OP is "very careful with (his) iPhone." There's no way any bumper by itself on the market would cause that damage to properly applied anodized coating.
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That's damage caused by the dirt particles, not bumper alone. Unless the OP went to the beach and got sand all over the place, it looks like the culprit is defective anodized coating considering the OP is "very careful with (his) iPhone." There's no way any bumper by itself on the market would cause that damage to properly applied anodized coating.
Please read my post! I said "Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches."

One doesn't have to go to the beach to pick up grit! Fine particles are everywhere - in one's pockets etc.
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Please read my post! I said "Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches."

One doesn't have to go to the beach to pick up grit! Fine particles are everywhere - in one's pockets etc.
Yes, but not to the extent of damage shown in the OP as they're certainly not "minute scratches" caused by fine particles of grit. My money is on defective anodized coating.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:18 PM   #22
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I am 15 years old and have many saved for the iphone, why would i not be careful with thuis expensive phone?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:33 PM   #23
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This is primarily caused by the poor manufacturing by Apple, not so much you being not careful.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:45 PM   #24
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Yes, some bumpers can cause damage like that. Fine particles of grit can find their way under the bumper between it and the phone, resulting in minute scratches.
Not damage like in his picture. And usually scratches and nics from bumpers come from taking them on and off. if it was from the bumper, he would've had to been rolling around in a sandbox for a week straight.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Sorry about the damage. There is something you can do. If you're handy with small projects, you can use a product called Birchwood Casey "Aluminum Black" to reblacken all those nicked areas. Make sure you get that exact product, not their black paint pens which are intended for touching up painted surfaces rather than anodized surfaces. Gunsmiths use A/B to refinish aluminum gunparts.

Thoroughly degrease the area, and it would be a good idea to mask off any electronic areas like the top wake button. The solution is acidic and must NOT get on any internal electronics. Use a toothpick or swab to swab the gouges. After about a minute it will be fully blackened. Remove all trace of the solution with a damp tissue, dry the phone, and you should be good to go.

It will not be as good as the original anodizing, but it will look 100% better than now. You can also retouch up at any time. This is what I do on my iP5, and it still looks great. Good luck.

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