:( dropped my ipad 3 inches and the power button is bent/broken :(

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cRuNcHiE, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

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    totally gutted! I always baby my gadgets but my ipad just slipped out of my hand and literally dropped 3 inches but hit something hard right by the power/standby button and it has dented the surround just slightly to make the power button stick and not work :(

    Any idea what they are likely to charge me to fix this?
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    :eek: Sorry to hear about that..."crunchie" (kinda ironic)

    I think I would pass out if I dropped mine.
     
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    It could be very little, it could be hundreds. I guess you'll have to tell us. Sorry dude:(
     
  4. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    I did the same with my iPhone but it was from about 4 feet up and onto concrete, I just live with it. If you put it in a case which covers that button then you'll be fine, thats how I deal with it
     
  5. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately the button is stuck though so it either now thinks its continually pressed, or wont press in :(
     
  6. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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  7. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? or sarcasm? I'm guessing sarcasm as it says you're from the UK and you quoted USD.




    I just got the power button working again with some swift penknife work.

    note to others, dont use a folio case where the buttons are exposed!

    It's going back in a macally Metrolpad case now
     
  8. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    $299 is the refurb replacement price for an iPad, for any reason. By enlarging the space so the button works again, you just saved yourself 299 clams.
     
  9. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ouch, yeah mine is pushed in a lot and wobbles but still works, if it doesn't work at all then you're only option is to take it to an authorized repairer (apple store is best) and see what they say
     
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  11. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so technically, if i now spend that money on beer instead, i shouldn't feel guilty?
     
  12. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    Damm that sucks, I feel for you. My kid just dropped my ipad well sitting at the dining room chair. Fortunately I had just installed my otterbox defender case, so I was good to go. The case paid for itself the first day.
     
  13. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Yes of course my nationality must mean I'm a liar... Most people on this forum are from the US, so I quote USD unless someone specifically states that they're from somewhere else...

    Saving107 proves my point... $299 is the mid-range replacement price, hence why I said it.. So don't make assumptions based on someones location.

    http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/service/exchange/
     
  14. cRuNcHiE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Easy tiger lol! Not calling you a liar, this board often has sarcasm and WE Brits are renowned for it.

    To be fair, you made an assumption i was from the USA when I'm from the UK too :)
     
  15. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    As I said, you don't have a location on your profile, and the majority of people on this forum are, so we have to assume unless stated otherwise.
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Nah, you Brits are only known for spelling color incorrectly.
     
  17. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    At least most of them speak English, not American! :)

    But to the OP:

    Your iPad might be functional as it is or can be easily made functioning without spending hundreds. If you don't like it, sell it as it is on Ebay, advertise it on Craiglist, whatever.

    Some people will pay more than what the $299 replacement fee would suggest.
     
  18. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Colour* We were here first, infact we were in the USA first. Modern Americans just got lazy so decided to miss out the 'u' :p

    P.S. You have to pay full price again on your iPad if they determine that there is Water damage or if it is truly broken...
     
  19. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    LOL, but seriously it's colour :D
     
  20. doberman211 macrumors regular

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    well you see the americans made up this kind of "screw u" rule at some point.
     
  21. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This is your response after 11 month of this topic being dead?
     
  22. Holoshed macrumors regular

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    They are Canadian, didn't South Park teach you anything?

    (ok im sorry, that is sarcastic but I couldn't pass up a necropost bash :p)
     
  23. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Order a home button kit and try to fix it yourself?
     
  24. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    299 dollars. Unless you have some sort of insurance or some sort of protection plan thru your company.
     
  25. Theraker007 macrumors regular

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    exact same thing happened to me.. literally exactly the same.. Warranty does not cover accidental damage.

    But, they did replace mine using some one time customer satisfaction thing that the manager is authorized to do. You have to really be good at working them though.


    In the meantime, if you can't get them to replace it and do not want to pay, what you can do is set your ipad to shut off after 1 min of activity.. that way the home button can turn it on and you can just let it turn off on its own and not lose that much battery.
     

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