All iPads Tip: Don't drop your iPad...

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    tomaseriksson

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

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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
     
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    Consultant

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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
    etc.

    I've dropped my iPad a few times but it only had minor scratches on the back.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Are you a vegetarian? I bet this wouldn't have happened if you ate meat.
     
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    coldsweat

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    Ouch - I feel for you!
     
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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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    BornAgainMac

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    Nice case.
     
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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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    this stuff wouldnt happen if they used gorilla glass.
     
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    TyPod

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    Super unfortunate! Are you going to get it replaced?
     
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    tomaseriksson

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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.php/apple/hunter-brown-leather-folio-case.html
     
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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...d-4-with-retina-display-cases,default,sc.html

    i cannot recommend otter box enough personally its saved my wallet a few times.
     
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    tomaseriksson

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    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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    Here's another tip: Don't put your drink right next to your electronics.
     
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    iPad has gorilla glass.
     
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    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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    Kissaragi

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    They do use gorilla glass. Its not indestructible.
     
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    velocityg4

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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+4+Wi-Fi+Teardown/11462/1
     
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    sjinsjca

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    A devoted vegan would eschew Gorilla Glass too.
     
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    zorinlynx

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    Warranty doesn't cover accidental damage anyway. the $125 repair was really the only sensible option.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    AC + does and that is a warranty. :p
     
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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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    Acorn

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    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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    ritmomundo

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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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