I dropped my new 3G S....... While Recording...... And I Got The Video...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 103734, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. 103734 Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    Two years, and two iPhones, and not once did I ever come close to dropping any of them, but today, only a couple of hours I managed to drop my 3G S on asphalt, and scratched up the plastic and chrome :(. Luckily I did not scratch the screen, but I still feel like crap, it really ruined my day.

    I just uploaded the video right now, I will have it up here. There are also some test pictures on there.
  2. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
  3. beeph macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2009
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    I'm sorry that happened.

    But to everyone else: Screen protectors and cases.
  5. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Sorry to hear, I have a feeling we're gonna be seeing a lot of videos like this.
  6. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I hate to laugh.. but when you said "awwweeeee" I lost it... lol

    But seriously. Sorry to hear you dropped it.
  7. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You are lucky that the screen didn't crack. It could've been a lot worse.
  8. sesnir macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008
    Video or it didn't happen.... er... nm :p

    That really does suck.
  9. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Hope you bought it with an AmEx card, as their purchase protection plan will cover the damage.
  11. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Everyone watching this- Put a case on your iPhone. It will save your ass one day...
  12. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    i would be pissed! lol
  13. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Mine has a shiney new contour showcase and screen protector literally right out the box. I envision the resale value holding steady...
  14. 103734 thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    aww im only 18, my limited credit history prevents me from getting a AmEx.

    The problem is the awkward way you need to hold the phone while shooting pictures/video, before this wasn't much of a problem because you are holding the phone still while taking pictures, but now with video you are moving around a lot more.

    I been working on the phone for the last hour, I was able to smooth out and save all the plastic, you can't tell I dropped it by looking at the plastic, one side of the chrome still looks like I dragged it through gravel :(, but I fixed one corner so far and it looks almost as good as new.

    If your wondering how I fixed it I used 1000 grit sand paper on the plastic to smooth out the large scratches rubbed it with some rubbing alcohol, as for the metal I'm using the 1000 grit to smoothen it out, and then some rubbing compound and a buffing disk on my dremel, so far the results are good!!:D

    Ill post a video or pictures of the finished product.
  15. 7seven7 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
  16. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Well, I think we'll need a before and after.
  17. Harpy007 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2006
    Ah man I feel so sorry for you but I'm glad you were able to clean it up a little bit. Can you post pics?
  18. 103734 thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    well I have my D90 I can shoot some video of it.
  19. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2009
    United Kingdom
  20. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
  21. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Make sure you lock the exposure (you'll need a prime lens though) . This is so you don't get that annoying shifting in your vids with regards to brightness.
    Let me know if you aren't familiar with that process.
  22. 103734 thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    Yea I know how to do it, I don't really have time to rig up something to hold the AE/AF lock button (well I would only need a rubber band and something small but meh), the exposure was stable throughout the video, and the only lens I could use for this is my 50mm prime, but that focuses somewhat far so I couldn't get to close. Im uploading it now and I will post it in the original blog post. The video is only SD right now, it takes a while for HD to show up.
  23. 103734 thread starter Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    Yea sorry about that, only thing on my mind was I needed to fix it, I didn't care about taking pictures of the process, I somewhat regret not stopping to do a before video.
  24. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    that video is soooo clear

    when I bought my 3G I didnt use until I got a cover for it, it stayed in the box for a day or 2
  25. iViking macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    Look at the bright side--now it's done and you don't need to panic about it. It probably just unloaded 2 years' of anxiety for you. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

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