URGENT!!!! Small dent on my iPad Air 2!! :( :(

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ShaunAFC3, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. ShaunAFC3, Jul 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016

    ShaunAFC3 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2016
    Recently i have unfortunately dropped my iPad Air 2 by accident and now on the back it has a small dent on the upper top right side on the iPad and every time I look at the back of the iPad and it is very noticeable, it drives me CRAZY seeing that small dent on my iPad, it ANNOYS me soo much!! :/

    Everyone I really need some help, I really want to get rid the small dent!!

    How do I get rid of a small dent of my iPad?? Should I take it in to repairs shop to get rid of the small dent?? Is it possible to get rid of it?? Or would you just live with a small dent on your iPad??

    Should I take it back to the place(PC World) I bought it and see if they could get rid of the the small dent??
  2. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    I would dent the other four corners, buy some rubber "feet," glue them on, and enjoy an excellent custom modification! Everyone will be jealous.

    ....... well, maybe don't dent it three more time, just buy the "feet" and put them on anyways.

    Otherwise, ignore the dent, as cosmetic issues are not covered.
  3. stevey69 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    Put a case on it and with time you will forget about the traumatic dent.
    Regarding repairing it, if you don't have applecare+ then you will be paying a decent amount of money as apple does NOT fix iPads, they will simply give you a brand new replacement for $299. Don't quote me on the price however.
    If you are going to pay that, I would also recommend you look into open-box iPad Pro's that are $100-150 more than replacing the iPad. You could perhaps offset the cost by selling the dented iPad on ebay/craigs/swappa and so on.
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2005
    The 6ix
  5. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    The randomness made me chuckle.
  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    It's a large slab of aluminum that you're meant to carry around with you. It's going to get little nicks and dents as time goes on; I would just live with it, and accept it as part of life.
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    That sucks and I'd hate that too. However, I don't there is a cost effective way to get rid of that dent. I think the idea of getting a really nice case and covering it up is a good one.

    When you upgrade someday, maybe consider getting a case right away. I've dropped my iPad Pro a couple times since I bought it and the case has protected it perfectly so far.
  8. Coolpher macrumors regular


    May 8, 2008
    It's funny I have a case on my iPad Pro since day one and every once in a while I take it off and realize how thin the 12.9 inch model is compared to what it has the Case on it
  9. ShaunAFC3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2016
    Anyone else??

    Should I take it back to the place(PC World) I bought it and see if they could get rid of the the small dent??
  10. chscag macrumors 68000

    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Go ahead and do that... and let us know what they tell you. :rolleyes:
  11. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    If the iPad works otherwise, there's no getting rid of the dent. Sorry.
  12. Tritto macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Seriously, this warrants an URGENT!!!! ?
    It's a device you carry around and it's not going to stay perfect forever. Get over it and get yourself a cover if you don't want any more small dents.
    No one is going to be able to fix the dent and PC World is going to tell you to bugger off if you go there asking them to replace it.
  13. anomie Suspended

    Jun 29, 2010
    yeah, do that and take your mom with you as a support so you receive another boring looking as everyone else´s iPad without any dents.
    Stupid first world problems.
  14. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    The first world problem state of OP is mind blowing.
  15. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    I think I didn't get what's wrong with OP's iPad from his initial post. Could anybody summarize that for me?
  16. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    How are you expecting the retailer to get rid of the dent. Please take a video of the sales person you deal with while asking for them to get rid of the dent and post it here.
  17. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Gosh...this guy is trolling...over a "small dent"
  18. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Your iPad now has character, there is a lot of non dented ipads and some dented ones but nones as exactly dented as yours! Enjoy your unique ipad and get over it, its really nothing.
  19. driftless macrumors demi-god


    Sep 2, 2011
    Congratulations! You have patina or street cred!
  20. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    If you actually look at the front of the iPad where all the activity takes place you probably won't notice the dent.
  21. mcdj, Jul 12, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016

    mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    You buy a new iPad. There is no. Other. Way.
  22. mildocjr macrumors 65816

    For one, stop dropping expensive devices, get a case if you can't help it.

    Second, Apple might pull the dent out for you if it's covered under AppleCare, probably not since it's accidental damage.

    Third, if you are feeling adventurous, you can take it a part and pull it out yourself.

    Fourth, if money is no object, buy a new one, give that one to someone who doesn't care there is a dent in it.
  23. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Apple is not in the business of "pulling dents" out of a $4 piece of metal. No one is. They replace the entire unit, if they do anything.
  24. Tritto macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2014
    I think you're right. He's trying to get a rise and I bought it hook line and sinker :)
  25. rluvbeach macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Fill the dent with Bondo, then sand it smooth and spray it with Aluminium paint. It will look good as new


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