Minor scratches on back of black iPhone

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  1. crackedandblack macrumors member

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    I've just discovered a minor scratch on the back of my black iphone on the plastic casing (ironically I was taking it out of it's case when I discovered it, said case has now been abandoned).

    Any ideas/suggestions/products good for removing these bar asking Apple to replace it etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    Surely you're not even contemplating this? :confused: :eek:
     
  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Get over it. Replacing it due to a scrach? Either YOU or YOUR CASE SCRACHED YOUR iPhone. It's not a big deal. People like you doing this is why Apple is strickening up their replair/replace policys. Grow up.
     
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    It's amazing isn't it?

    This is a phone. A cell phone. They get scratched. The phone won't last your lifetime and you will likely replace it in a year or two anyways. I serioudly can't believe someone would ask Apple to replace a scratched iPhone.
     
  6. annk Administrator

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    It sounds to me like the OP is mostly interested in how to remove the scratches, and it's possible that by writing "bar asking Apple to replace it", s/he meant that s/he was not interested in someone responding with "see if you can get Apple to replace it".

    I can't know what the OP meant, I'm just sayin'....
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    He didn't say he was going to ask Apple to replace it. He actually clarified in the OP that it wasn't an option he was considering.
     
  8. crackedandblack thread starter macrumors member

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    Sweet god, at least someone with an ounce of sense who can READ the topic and the question asked and has a grasp of the English language.

    Dont bother reading the topic or replying if you're just going to have a rant.
     
  9. annk Administrator

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    People probably just misunderstood because unfortunately there are quite a few threads where people talk about trying to trick Apple into replacing something they themselves wrecked. When you've read a lot of those, it's easy to jump to conclusions.

    Don't give up on us yet, it's generally a very helpful forum. :)

    But back to the topic: Here's a site with links to various solutions. Some are for the screen, but maybe something there will be of use.:)
     
  10. crackedandblack thread starter macrumors member

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    If it's any consolation I discovered a crack in my iPhone which Apple did admit was a problem and was replaced - I know this scratch was caused by me and I'm just after advice. I wouldn't dream of asking Apple to replace it.

    thanks for the link
     
  11. annk Administrator

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    It's not a consolation if you knowingly tried to trick Apple, but if Apple admitted that a crack was a problem, it was likely a known fault with the material. That's not being devious on your part, that's just good customer service on Apple's part.

    And - you're welcome.
     
  12. crackedandblack thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm almost 99% sure the crack wasn't caused by me - but none of us could prove otherwise - and I didn't expect it to be replaced - it was only when I read the 56 pages of people with the same problem here that made me approach them.

    I have no problems with Apple.
     
  13. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I also discovered two scratches on my black iPhone's back, which I'm pretty confident I didn't get on there, if they get any bigger I might ask for a replacement seems to be such a hassel to get it replaced here in Sweden anyway, so I can't be bothered.
     
  14. fang3000 macrumors newbie

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  15. crackedandblack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I've read about that - might give it a whirl
     

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