Scratches because of smartcover

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  1. Frank.avilla08 macrumors member

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    Has anyone experiences some scratches on the side of the iPad because of the smart cover? I have a scratch because it looked like something was sticking out of the smart cover and now it scratched the aluminum .. :mad:
     
  2. REM314 macrumors 6502

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    Doesnt sound like a very < glasses > smart cover
     
  3. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    You probably got a bit of metal filing or something attracted to the magnets, that then rubbed between, I had something like that so got a small mark now.
     
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  5. Frank.avilla08, Jun 10, 2011
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    Frank.avilla08 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's EXACTLY happened.!! It bothers me seeing since I try to protect my iPad with my life, just until I find I good cover.

    Just until I find a cover that's worth my money ;)

    Just picture I tiny bit of the aluminum off on the side wher the magnets are..:confused:
     
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    <yeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh>
     
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I knew it would only be a matter of time before we start seeing this complaint. This is the only reason I held off on a Smart Cover. I have a zip up folio case that works well with the smart cover and protects the back of the iPad, but I couldn't bear to have those little aluminum hinges scratching my iPad.

    I bought a $10 silicon back protector. Fits my iPad 2 like a glove and maintains the thin profile. My zip up hard case was another $10. So for $20 I got maximum protection and there are no parts of either of the cheap-o ebay accessories that can scratch my iPad.
     
  8. SA22C macrumors regular

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    Crap, you beat me to it! :D
     
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    Almost all the marks I see around the hinge on my smart cover end up easily removed when I clean it. I haven't noticed any actual scratches in mine.
     
  11. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Exactly.
    I knew the smart cover was going to scratch the moment I saw the stupid way it attached.
    I'd be surprised if it had not caused some people to drop the iPads also.

    What I would do it to stick some really thin matt clear tape along the edge of your iPad that would be pretty much invisible, and it would stop the chance of any scratches.
     
  12. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    They should have COATED those little magnets in rubber instead of putting the little strips on the inside. I may have bought one then. But that metal on metal stuff doesn't sit well with me. I like my iPad 2 pristine.
     
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    gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Well, there's a classy solution! You should be out in Cupertino. :)

    No scratches on my launch day iPad 2 with smart cover.
     
  14. Aurelfr22 macrumors newbie

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    Exact same thing happened to me !!! A tiny spicky thing got trapped and rubbed the ipad... There is a scratch now right under the magnet bit! Quite annoyed considering the price of the smart cover i was expecting better...
     
  15. riam macrumors regular

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    I installed stealth guard matte protective cover and now the magnets attach over the cover it works great and you scratch protect all the back of the iPad and you still can use the smart cover this, was my solution to keep my iPad as original and as thin as possible, the bad thing it does not protect it if thou drop it.
     
  16. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Some threads are worthless without pictures.

    I put Bodyguardz on the back of my iPad. So my Smartcover doesn't touch the aluminum.
     
  17. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    ONE person gets a tiny scratch and all of a sudden everyone KNEW this would happen. Too funny

    The cover works fine, it has magnet's which everyone knows , and it probably picked up something in your travels .

    Take it to the Genius bar and see what they say.

    We'd all like to hear the response, film it or voice record it if you can.
     
  18. Frank.avilla08 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm uploading it right now
     
  19. Frank.avilla08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly
     
  20. Frank.avilla08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just for you i'm going to upload the picture that you want ;).

    It looks small but when you have to see everyday it gets to you. Especially knowing that you payed $40 dollars for something thats suppose to give a good look to a device.
     

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  21. reactions macrumors 6502

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    Um where have u been?

    The smart cover is actually the dumb cover
     
  22. Frank.avilla08 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see that now. :( .
     
  23. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be buying a full case for mine tbh, those smart covers seem pretty bad to me
     

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