Dropped the ip5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Adutrumque, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    I'm paranoid as hell. So take this with a small spoon.

    I dropped it 1 meter onto a tree floor. I have this really cheap frosted case worth 2 dollars so I don't know if that's protecting the inside for bumps ?

    Could something have happened on the inside ? I do not notice anything ATM but it feels like the device is going to lag or burn hot .


    Damn I'm paranoid.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Something "could" happen, but is very unlikely. Usually when people drop their phones the damage is to the externals, not the internals. As long as you do not hear unusual rattles, you should be ok (the camera rattle is normal)
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Switch to decaf.

    Then, don't worry about the small stuff. Life goes on. ;)
     
  4. Adutrumque thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Decaff?

    Thnx for the response matt
     
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  6. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    Should be fine. I would think there would be external damage if it hit hard enough to damage the insides.
    I dropped mine on a tile floor from waist height with no case and I haven't even noticed any external damage (granted it is the white).
     
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  9. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Dude your lifes over, just go lock your self in a dark room for a very long time. You dropped your ip5 on the floor with a case..lifes over
     
  10. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    My god man how do you function on a daily basis? I'm sure the phone is fine, relax. Lol.
     
  11. Adutrumque thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Stop thinking so much about it. I'm sure it's fine.
     
  13. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    If you dropped the phone and there is no external evidence and the phone isn't acting funny just go on with your very simple life. I say simple since the most pressing issue you have is dropping your phone.
     
  14. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this is the best solution.
     
  15. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I dropped my phone a couple times too, which was on to TILE floor, and nothing happened, and there is nothing to worry about. I also use a $2 clear case.
     
  16. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    BTW, a wood floor is much more forgiving than cement. I think the order for panic, sorting by floor hardness, least to most, would be:

    Carpet
    Vinyl flooring (depending on what's underneath)
    Wood floor
    Tile
    Cement
    Marble

    Info for your next drop. YMMV :D
     
  17. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Marble worse then cement?? Hmm.
     
  18. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I would say cement and asphalt one should be more worried about than marble, as cement and asphalt generally is textured, and that texture, could either break the phone entirely or severely scratch it.
     
  19. VandyChem2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well. I know marble is much denser but still marble is nice and smooth.
     
  20. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Nice and smooth and hard as he11. But you're right, it's slick (I say, having slipped on a slick spot on a marble floor and cracked my noggin. :( )
     
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  22. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    It's called concrete. Cement is only one part of concrete-binding agent.
     
  23. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Most people wouldn't care one way or another.

    Thank you for educating me. I feel so much smarter. :)
     
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  25. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Actually it's been proven that most mature adults prefer not to be ignorant, as in incorrectly describing building materials, etc. I can see by your response that your ego was bruised which is typical and expected. Maybe you should be more open to learning and also dealing with your feelings of inadequacy.
     

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