What would you do if your iPod touch was dented?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Blackberryroid, Dec 24, 2012.

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What would you do?

  1. Pay $210 for the repair

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Ignore all damages. The iPod works, anyway.

    12 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. Buy a case and ignore the fact that it will be thicker.

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  1. macrumors 6502a

    Blackberryroid

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    #1
    Let's say that you have a damaged 5th Generation 64 GB iPod tough. Dents in every corner, not obvious from afar but when close, it just bugs you whenever you look at your iPod. And at the back, there's a dent too, a huge one, as if there's a small meteor that landed on it. And scratches. Lots of scratches.

    What would you do?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I tend to baby my devices until the first scratch. After that scratch, I don't care about it anymore and toss it around... Still waiting for the day my Macbook gets a scratch so I don't have to baby it. I don't have the guts to scratch it on purpose either. Thinking about downgrading from a speck hardshell to a ghostshield film or something.

    The only thing that I would repair is if the screen got a scratch. I can't stand a scratched screen... which is why I use screen protectors. Body scratches don't bother me once I get them. If you're bothered by them, you should get it repaired.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I automatically buy a cover, not too bulky and a screen cover. The screen cover because since the back is scratched, it will only be matter of time for the screen to get some damage too
     
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    Donate it for charity and then buy myself a new and updated model (if available).

    That way everybody wins
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    That's what I just did today: for my new iPod Touch 5Gen I got a nice cover and screen protector (against fingerprints). Now it's ready to get placed in pockets and on the desk without being too scared.

    The additional thickness don't disturb me; without cover its actually feels fragile.
     
  6. Ariii, Dec 25, 2012
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    This just happened to my 5th gen after I put it in my bag :eek:. Once I can afford it, I'm replacing the top bezel, the lock switch, the screen, and clickwheel :). I'm still going to use it, of course :).

    EDIT: Oops, it said iPod Touch...
     
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    Blackberryroid

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    You must be rich.
     
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    Money works for me

    I dont work for money
     
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    myrtlebee

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    Probably sell it and buy another. You should add that to your poll. The denting is one of the reasons I prefer the stainless steel back of the 4th generation (I can deal with the hairline scratches on the steel).
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    I'd have put it in a case when I bought it in the first place:p
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    I haven't looked at iFixit to see whether or not it would be an easy repair, but if it would be, I would consider replacing the back cover. I would also try to be more careful with it and wait for the day when I could buy a new one. Definitely wouldn't pay $210 for a cosmetic repair.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    LOL, that's funny.

    Like J&JPolangin, I put a clear case on the back as soon as I got it.
     
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