Dropped, dented and sleep/wake barely works.
This is a discussion on Dropped, dented and sleep/wake barely works. within the iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3 forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; ....I just dropped my new 3G 64g on concrete. Fell out of the top of the eco vue case it lives in.
Dented (compressed) the ...
Dropped, dented and sleep/wake barely works.
....I just dropped my new 3G 64g on concrete. Fell out of the top of the eco vue case it lives in.
Dented (compressed) the corner and the sleep/wake button barely works. Any recommendations? Should i have it fixed and if so by whom and how much will it cost? Should i sell the slightly broken one and buy another? I specifically asked at the apple store if I could buy accidental coverage and they said no! Wah! I live in San Francisco area, so if you know a local repair place that would be great too!
07-01-2010 02:22 AM
What a bummer! I am so sorry, but how come it just fell out of that case? Don't you have to secure it in or something?
Depending on what you mean by "sleep/wake button barely works" I would just keep it. I have no idea what repairs would cost, but no doubt it would not be cheap. If it does function, then just use it a few years and sell it, I would wager you would come out ahead. If you do get it repaired, you might want to insure it. I don't, and I never do and have come out WAY ahead over the years......
Apple does not sell damage insurance, but 3rd party companies do. I think the going rate at this point is about $100 for 2 years.
Here is a link to the most popular insurance http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/ipad-landing
Last edited by Bremen; 07-01-2010 at 06:00 AM.
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I would have no idea of how much the repair would be. But if you could sell your iPad for spares (just a thought) and but a new one.
Hope you get it sorted soon.
Talk to iresq.com to see how much they want to repair. Since it's still new, Apple Care will offer to replace the unit for a discounted price. So, be sure to call Apple Care and compare the numbers.
SquareTrade.com sounds like a great policy especially since the price INCLUDES the extended Apple Care warranty along with the accidental drop/spill coverage (about $40 over the Apple Care price).
I'm thinking about seriously getting SquareTrade for the iPad that my 21 month son is using regularly. It's in a ZooGue case 24/7, but just want a little extra policy in case he throws it off the balcony... :P
Can u post pics of the damage ?
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See that you are in the Bay area. Saw this guy on Twit.tv with Leo Laporte during the iPhone 4 launch. He also fixes iPads. He seen pretty reasonable.
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Sorry to hear about your accident.
Thats what turned me off with the eco vue case. With it closed for carrying, it can come out. With other cases like the Apple or Incase, with it closed it is securely in the case and cant slide out unless opened up.
From the video I saw of this case ... the top strap that secures the iPad in just slides in behind the back of the iPad and the rear of the case. Didn't appear to have any velcro or snap.
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check your local car stereo places when i broke my iphone my local car stereo place did apple repairs i wud say no more than 150 dollars check out ifuncity.cm they sell all replacement part for ipad new screens new plactic shells everything u need to fix urself if ur good with a screw driver its not that hard
I don't particularly like the apple case but with use I can see why they designed it the way it is.
Good luck sorting your machine out as there are some good suggestions here.
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