Chrome Bezel Chipping

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ipodlover77, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

    ipodlover77

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    hey guys, well my original 3gs got dropped in water so i paid 200 to get a refurbished one. The phone is about 2 weeks old now, today, i was using my phone under my desk lamp and i noticed my chrome seemed chipped. The phone was never dropped or put in pockets with keys, so im beginning to think that i just missed this when i got my phone. My question is, is it too late to go to apple and request a new one? The phone is flawless, even the chrome, except that one area. Purely cosmetic, but the chip (its a series of small ones) are almost two inches long.

    forgot to add, even though the phone is two weeks old, it was only used for about a day (my primary phone is the 9700).

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  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. labman macrumors 604

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    How about

    Being more careful iPhone in one pocket keys in another. :rolleyes:
     
  4. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so no chances of getting swapped?
    i honestly don't know what could cause chips like that in that specific area.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    It happens, you'll probably get a few more so get used to it.. :cool:

    You can't keep an iPhone in flawless conditions, unless you never use the thing.
     
  6. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    They'll probably say no, but you can always try returning it.

    If all else fails, maybe you can give the bezel a matte finish to try and hide the scratches/chips. Can't recall exactly how it's done, but I know I've seen a thread around here somewhere, describing exactly how to do it.
     
  7. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so whats the general consensus? 100% no probably?
    im just going to be blown if it really did come like this. that would just suck.
    i thought if you did the matte finish mod, it'll void your warranty.
     
  8. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I've never looked into the matte finish mod voiding the warranty, but I can't imagine that it would because you aren't changing anything other than the appearance.

    Seems to me it'd be like telling you your warranty is void because the bezel is scratched.

    But that's just my opinion...
     
  9. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    it is going to happen eventually, so unless it really bothers you that it may have been there when you bought it i would just accept it
     
  10. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well i guess i'll just live with it than. oh well :rolleyes:
     
  11. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    I say go at it with some steel wool and give it the matte finish like some have suggested.
     
  12. goobot macrumors 603

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    happened to my 3g

    my 3gs is fine tho

    i sugest a case :rolleyes:
     
  13. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    You have OCD

    Those are not chips, they are scratches;aluminum scratches very easily.

    get over it

    100% they will not replace the phone because it has slight scratches ( might look at you weird... maybe even point)


    A bigger question is why are you so concerned about tiny scratches?

    Its not like these phones are rare, or that minimal damage will offset the resale value ( if you factor in the money people spent on cases/screen protectors)
     

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