DIY: Nail Polish FIx For Left Corner Antenna Issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mhx, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. mhx macrumors member

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    My boss attempted to fix this issue himself. Its a rather 'shabby' job. But it does work.

    Quoting his email:
    "I put the clear nail polish on with the small brush that comes with the
    product. I put it on a little too heavily and I can clean it off with nail
    polish remover, but I think I'll leave it as it is. It's invisible unless you
    know exactly where to look."

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jun/26/iphone-4-nail-polish-fix


    Attached is his photo of his poor paint job..
     

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  2. asdff macrumors member

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    Interesting... Does this really work? I'm just gonna throw a bumper on but jw
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So "your boss" used a $2 bottle of nail polish to fix a $600 phone? Cute.
     
  4. shawntkeating macrumors member

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    This will fail to work for the same reason the bumpers fail to work.

    Its just a matter of time and location.





    *It might help tho.
     
  5. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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  7. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    The Google ads seem to track the words posted in the forum and put an ad reflecting the topic. That being said......

    .........MONKEY FARTS.
     
  8. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

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    Ha. Nice...don't know much about google ads. Does it work based on keywords posted on the page? 'cause that's quick!

    Not eager to put nailpolish on a new iPhone though...
     
  9. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    :) ::high five::

    anyways, no way in hell i'm putting nail polish on my iphone, wether it works or not is besides the point
     
  10. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. Guess there aren't any 'monkey farts' products/services registered with google. Too bad, could be a hit!
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    OPI I my favorite brand of nailpolish. Wearing "it's a girl" (pink) on my toes right now.
     
  12. silroc macrumors 6502

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    my car is 60,000 new -


    i used a 10 cent piece of foam in the rear deck to stop a vibration that the BMW dealer could not fix...

    so whats the big deal?
     
  13. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought about doing this the other day, but I'm not gonna do it because I shouldn't have to Jimmy rig a 700 dollar phone. BTW, I put a set of latex gloves on and tried replicating the problem, which I had great success at, I'm sorry to say. I don't think the nail polish would fix it. A full case is the only thong I think that would actually fix the issue.
     
  14. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's just a misspelling but that is what the iPhone 4 needs, a thong that hides the crack!
     
  15. Figbash Acrobat macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! Clever.
     
  16. grantrobarts macrumors member

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    If this truly did help with that problem, then I would totally do it. But I would mask it off a little better so you have nice lines on the polish and it didn't look too DIY. It would just be a shiny corner of the phone. To me, it is what it is... Apple screwed up on this in my opinion, but there are ways around it.
     
  17. simple20 macrumors regular

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    Considering Apple sold a $600-$800 device that doesn't work out of the box, that was pretty good thinking. I'm just going to get a case if mine has the problem, but good ingenuity.
     
  18. djgulia macrumors 6502

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    I thought of this a few days ago. I might try it when I actually get my iphone if I have the issue.
     
  19. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Me, too, using multiple coats ... figured it couldn't be that obvious?
     
  20. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Excellent idea. The entire bottom needs to be completely covered for best effect.

    This is one of two likely modifications I can think of that Apple will implement.
    The other is to replace the back panel with a panel with an antenna in it. The glass should not interfere with the signal. But this second approach is much harder to implement.
     
  21. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

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    I spit a little bit of my food out when I read this. Sex toy dildo. I think it'd be funnier.
     
  22. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    What's so funny about a sexy toy dildo? That's a weird thing to say, sexy toy dildo. Why would anyone say sexy toy dildo..... sexy toy dildo.........SEXY TOY DILDO.








    .........sexy toy dildo.
     
  23. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    thats cool but ill use a bumper or if apple decides to come up with a software update or something. but if all else fails ill try it.


    o and let me add fraggleshnaggles aaaaaaahahhhhhhahahahahah
     

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