What the.....My nano is aging prematurely!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shane-o-mac, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. shane-o-mac macrumors regular

    shane-o-mac

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    I got a new nano a couple weeks ago, since then I have only used it for walking to class, I just throw it in my jean pocket and go. However, in a short period of time I notice a lot of scratching. I suppose considering that it has an acrylic coat on the face I should of expected this, but in only a week of use it is really noticable. Since apple does not have any sleeves out for the nano yet I am just curous if others have experienced the same problem and what product I might be able to pick up so I can buff it out?
     
  2. xyouxfailmiex macrumors member

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    how big is the rock youve been hiding under for the past month???
     
  3. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    that was an extremely rude thing for you to say. these forums are to help people not to just type nonsense responses to them.

    to answer your question, apple has had some problems with the plastics used on the nano...some type of manufacturing flaw...there is no real action you can take yet for replacing your nano due to excessive scratching, since apple is currently only accepting nanos that have cracked lcds, which has determined to be an engineering flaw in a very small percentage of consumers. my best advice is to protect it from any more scratches and wait and see how this plays out...the worst that could happen is that you stay with your current nano and buy a case or plastic cleaner for it to either hide or remove the scratches. hope this helped.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I thought it was funny, maybe a little rude, but still funny.
    Here's a link of a looong thread that talks about it...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=151722
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sorry to hear about your problem shane-o-mac. I would try to follow _Matt's advice to further protect your iPod Nano from any more harm/damage.
     
  6. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    It might have been rude but I was thinking the exact same thing. He just said it.

    I highly doubt he did a search before creating this thread. Or look on the main page.
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Yeah i almost posted something along those lines as well.

    But i would get a case for it as soon as you can to stop any future scratches
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Im gona go with funny actually very funny its not really that rude its kinda true nano scratching has been all over for since the day after they were realeased.
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Hopefully the Gen. 5 iPods will have some type of better casing, where they don't scratch as much. My 30GB iPod photo is just ... ugh, in bad shape.
     
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    sadly, thats what public forums are, people wanna feel good about themselves "ha ha ha, omgz you guys, i posted this funny thing on a Mac forums were we like talk about rumors and tech help and omg, i was 1337. so funny, i like shamed the guy and yea! pwnd! omg"
     
  12. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    My black Nano devleoped spots(they were slightly white on the black) probably from some tea that got splashed on it they looked like the spots my grandma has on her hands.....

    anyway i tried to clean them off with everything...No sucess......so i had to live with them......

    Until i exchanged it for a new shiny Nano due to my original one developing a fault with the battery, luckily i took it back within the 14 day return period so they straight swapped it for a new one....

    Anyway i think we will all have to live with the fact that black nano's are going to be very prone to scratches and any other marks for that matter,

    ShadoW
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Linkety
    Linkety #2

    So, thankfully, that's what public forums aren't.
     
  14. xyouxfailmiex macrumors member

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    you are right i stayed up all night waiting for pats on the back from everyone....
    :rolleyes:


    i dont think i was rude , but every single thread started is about how crappy nanos are...so to me i thought it was funny....but hey not everyone will think its funny
     
  15. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    You got my vote. :D

    Anyway to the original poster... try searching for Brasso and iPod nano on google. There has been a guide to getting the Nano look LIKE NEW. So you'd get a second chance to put on some coating. I'd recommend this
     
  16. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    short term solution

    has anyone thought about getting one of those little pda-screen-protector things. like the little film piece they sell for pdas.

    you could cut one down and apply that to the screen of your ipod. then it doesnt get scratched.

    maybe an interim solution until the cases get out on the market.

    maybe next time apple will have the cases ready for release the same time they release the product. (obviously that doesn't help anyone right now)

    just a thought,
    calfer
     
  17. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Just use something like a posted... there are options available... not from Apple though.
     
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  19. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    If you've got the money, a ColorWare paint job is a great option too. I bought my 40GB 4G last August, and it looks brand-new. They use a clear coat that won't scratch as well as the standard. I don't know if they will just do the clear coat and not the paint, or if they paint Nanos yet, but it's worth a shot.
     
  20. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    There is no manufacturing flaw with the plastic. It just scratches. So do sunglasses. They have a PR problem with people trying to create a technical fault where there is none. They might be pressured to change the design, but there's nothing wrong with the polycarbonate.
     
  21. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    There was a flaw in 1/10 of one percent of the screens, that is why Apple is agreeing to replace the cracked screens. I'm not sure which plastic you are talking about, the screen or the case.
     
  22. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    So does my 4G iPod and ibook G4. I think the black shows scratches a little more than the white, though.
     
  23. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    That was an engineering flaw in the screens (which are not plastic). The actual covering of the iPod is fine. It scratches and smudges like all the others, but the black ones look worse because of the contrast.

    The first is an acknowledged flaw (the bad screens), and the second is problematic perception and nothing more.
     
  24. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    It's called progeria. Rare genetic disorder, very tragic. Here's a link.

    ;)
     

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