iPad Dropped iPad 3 on concrete from 5 feet high

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Steviejobz, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

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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.
     

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  2. Guest

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    so what is your question?

    why start this thread?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Way to fix / file sharp edge? Sorry, thought that was implicit in my statement.
     
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    ECUpirate44

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    Nail file?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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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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    You are lucky it didn't break. Get a case for it ASAP!:p
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    You mention both the word 'file' and 'sand' and you want others to tell you to file or sand it smooth?:confused:
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    ^^^ This !

    Get yourself a Folio case and you'll never see that ding again. :)
     
  9. macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  11. vkd
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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... :p
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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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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