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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tip: Don't drop your iPad...

A picture says more than a thousand words, my iPad 4...

Dropped iPad 4 by vackraord, on Flickr

Note: I can't blame the case, It was "naked" when I dropped it at home.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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I live in Vegas and had my screen repaired on an iPad that was less than two weeks old. cost about $125
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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I live in Vegas and had my screen repaired on an iPad that was less than two weeks old. cost about $125
Voided the warranty on an iPad that was only 2 weeks old. Hope that doesn't come back to bite you in the butt
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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Tip: don't drop your watch
Tip: don't drop your laptop
Tip: don't drop the hope diamond
Tip: don't crash your car
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I've dropped my iPad a few times but it only had minor scratches on the back.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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Are you a vegetarian? I bet this wouldn't have happened if you ate meat.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:23 PM   #6
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Ouch - I feel for you!
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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My friend left his on the roof of his car, drove off, it fell off. No damage. He was very lucky.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 03:56 PM   #8
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Nice case.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 04:40 PM   #9
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Ouch. I hate seeing smashed screens. I've dropped my ipad a few times from the sofa/bed onto a wooden floor and about a month ago I had a major one. I was standing upright and the iPad slid out of my hand face down onto a wooden floor. Luckily it was in its case and didn't have a mark on it.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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this stuff wouldnt happen if they used gorilla glass.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 10:37 PM   #11
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Super unfortunate! Are you going to get it replaced?
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 02:31 AM   #12
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Getting the screen replaced by one of those third party shops cost $170 here in sweden, and from what I have seen the results are not always that impressive. So Im actually thorn on how to handle it, it works just fine. It's a 4G 16GB-modell and with the screen protector on it, it shouldn't get worse. But yeah, it looks like crap and the resell value is gone...

The case btw, is a dbramante1928: http://www.dbramante1928.com/index.p...olio-case.html
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 04:03 AM   #13
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i would never use a case like that personally because i know the out come would happen like you have i will only use otter box so if it drops on the floor i wont have to worry about the iPad it would be fine.i am no telling you what to do here but have a look in to otter box cases because it would save you a lot of money in the future if it ever comes around again and you need a new screen the otter box case would be a lot more cheaper then replacing a new screen.i have dropped my a few times and it looks as good as new not a mark on it at all really.

http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-4-with-...efault,sc.html

i cannot recommend otter box enough personally its saved my wallet a few times.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 08:25 AM   #14
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i would never use a case like that personally because i know the out come would happen like you have i will only use otter box so if it drops on the floor i wont have to worry about the iPad it would be fine.i am no telling you what to do here but have a look in to otter box cases because it would save you a lot of money in the future if it ever comes around again and you need a new screen the otter box case would be a lot more cheaper then replacing a new screen.i have dropped my a few times and it looks as good as new not a mark on it at all really.

http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-4-with-...efault,sc.html

i cannot recommend otter box enough personally its saved my wallet a few times.
The iPad was "naked" when I dropped it. Had it been in it's case I'm certain it wouldn't have cracked. I like using the iPad naked while at home, or atleast did...
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 09:09 AM   #15
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Here's another tip: Don't put your drink right next to your electronics.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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this stuff wouldnt happen if they used gorilla glass.
iPad has gorilla glass.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 09:52 AM   #17
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Here's another tip: Don't put your drink right next to your electronics.
Yes, liquid and electronics don't mix. However, many people read on the iPad like they would a newspaper or magazine so that means they'll coffee and/or drinks around while they read. I think in terms of liquid spills (as opposed to immersion) the iPad holds up much better usually than a laptop.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 10:12 AM   #18
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this stuff wouldnt happen if they used gorilla glass.
They do use gorilla glass. Its not indestructible.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 10:22 AM   #19
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You can try replacing the glass yourself. You can get the glass, adhesive and digitizer for about $30 on eBay from reputable sellers. With the adhesive you will be dealing with you will need patience, spudger, Philips #00 screwdriver, a heat gun (or iFixit's iOpener), something to use as a wedge and plastic prying tools to avoid damaging the case.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+...ardown/11462/1
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Are you a vegetarian? I bet this wouldn't have happened if you ate meat.
A devoted vegan would eschew Gorilla Glass too.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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Voided the warranty on an iPad that was only 2 weeks old. Hope that doesn't come back to bite you in the butt
Warranty doesn't cover accidental damage anyway. the $125 repair was really the only sensible option.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 11:16 AM   #22
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Warranty doesn't cover accidental damage anyway. the $125 repair was really the only sensible option.
AC + does and that is a warranty.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 01:11 PM   #23
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That case wouldn't have saved it from a drop. No edge protection.

As a matter of fact, I have 3 iPads right here with similar cases and cracked screens.

Make sure you get a case with edge protection!
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iPad has gorilla glass.
geeze 4 versions plus the mini you would think i would have known that. i must have been asleep and missed that info.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 01:41 PM   #25
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Thanks for the tip! I was planning on dropping my ipad later today, but now I'm reconsidering.
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