UGGHH.. dropped my iPhone 3GS outside on the driveway..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by entraik, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. entraik Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009
    was getting into the car and it slipped out of my pocket and hit the ground... the phone was in a incase slider case... i took it out and so no visual damage except some tiny scratches at the bottom on the chrome.. phone works fine though.

    However, now i'm freakin out because the inside of the charging slot has metal piece (on the bottom portion) that i can see visible ... it's not visible in my brother's iphone when u look straight in. Not sure if this is how it was or if the fall caused it. Can anyone take a picture of the inside of their charging slot?

    I can charge the phone fine.. but I'm afraid problems will arise later down the road.
  2. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    I dropped my phone alot of times on the cement :) and once it flew out of my hand and hit the wall then fell down 5 feet on the cement again, and the worst that happened was the plastic getting a few nicks and smudges which i cleaned to the best of my ability, and the apple logo got alot of scratches that its cloudy now, but so far nothings wrong with the phone.

    I must be lucky... because the cement wasn't paved at all :0 anyways if mine can survive that without a case I am pretty sure your fine.
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Wow that sucks, I feel for you. I have yet to get one scratch on the back/front that is not on the bezel (We already know, that the bezel scratches like anything)
  4. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    Good thing your iPhone had a case protection. It could have been much worse.
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Eeeek! Yup, pretty lucky you didn't shatter anything. That metal piece will probably be there for awhile. As long as it keeps workin' it "don't need to be fixed" at this point....:eek::eek::eek:
  6. Diane2boys macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
  7. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
  8. entraik thread starter Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009
    where i drew the red line.. the bottom part on the inside there is the metal floor its just visible on my phone... on my brothers it's not.


    a macro closeup shot would be better if anyone could get one... :)
  9. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    How about you throw up a picture of yours for us to see?
  10. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    very nice image right?

  11. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    I've just had a look at mine with a magnifying glass. The metal strip you refer to appears to be the edge of the socket. I personally wouldn't worry about it :)

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