Scratches in display - what are my options?

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    A toddler just walked on my iPad in its case with sand on his feet - there are now scratches all over the display. What are my options? Any clear display covers that make the scratches less visible but still leave the touchscreen well useable? Alternatives to Apple replacing the display (>$300 according to customer support) that are less expensive? Thanks.
     
  2. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Not a smart idea to leave the iPad where someone can walk on it. They usually work better well above the floor. With that being the case, you might have to bite the bullet and spring for a new display unless you can live with the scratches.
     
  3. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    What about having a windshield repair company check it out. I am not sure if it is feasible, but they only charge $35-$40 to fix chips in auto glass. Check into it, and let us know.


    And keep your iPad off of the floor.
     
  4. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    My thoughts to but the iPad glass is a bit different as I understand it. Also it has a special coating on it as well. And if anyone else other than Apple fixes it, the warranty is voided.
     
  5. vfortier macrumors member

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    Don't know after the fact but my invisible shield from Zagg protects the screen BEFORE scratches....
     
  6. GinoDotCom macrumors regular

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    Did you really need to remind the OP what's a smart idea and what isn't? Last week, my friend's toddler threw his iPhone4 in the toilet while he was in the shower :(
     
  7. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Paying over $300 for a screen replacement doesn't sound like warranty replacement anyway.
     
  8. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Point taken. I was also referring to the electronics inside as well but you have a good point. Looks like a refurb is on the horizon.
     
  9. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    There was also an iPod polish avalable when the 1st gen nanos came out. I'll have to look for the link one one of the 'truck' computers.

    How in the hell does a toddler walk on an iPad.

    It must be like farting and blaming the dog....
     
  10. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the thoughts. I once saw a docu about a guy doing display glass replacements in his home for the iPhones using original Apple parts and all customers were super happy about it. He said he'd start doing iPads soon, and that was several months ago. I can't find him on the web though.
     
  11. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Quite simple: Using his feet (while playing a session of "First Words", an educational iPad app made for people that age, while the adults didn't watch for 10 seconds.)
     
  12. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Good idea.. Completely void your warranty so that if anything that's not cosmetic goes wrong then you will HAVE to pay out that $300 fee to fix it.
     

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