05-30-2011 10:20 PM
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  1. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    Screen cracked. I literally dropped it from about 6-9 inches on to my wood floor. Layingdown on my back playing with my son and i dropped it (he knocked it off my chest).

    Barely noticable and totally functionable,but cracked.

    Get a rubber housing or whatnot immediately!
    05-24-2011 10:03 PM
  2. pixelbat's Avatar
    Pics pls. I wanna see!
    05-24-2011 10:36 PM
  3. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    Its not that bad.

    05-24-2011 10:53 PM
  4. rdmartin1's Avatar
    Sorry dude that sucks.
    05-24-2011 10:53 PM
  5. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    In all seriousness... here is the pic if you can see it.

    05-24-2011 10:56 PM
  6. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    Oh, and on my op.... i know layingdown is actually laying down. This spacebarsucks.
    05-24-2011 10:59 PM
  7. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    Spacebarsucks. See what i mean? Forking google get you act together.
    05-24-2011 11:00 PM
  8. Visual360's Avatar
    Ouch. Don't Asus have some kind of replacement program even for accidental damage for a year? Thought I read that somewhere. I think its for notebooks, but tablets might apply.
    05-25-2011 12:26 AM
  9. jon_stewart's Avatar
    Gorilla glass still vulnerable to edge impacts then
    05-25-2011 02:15 AM
  10. pixelbat's Avatar
    Well that blows. May want to try and return it. Wouldn't be so difficult if you bought it online and came shipped. Just claim it was damaged in transit.
    05-25-2011 02:59 AM
  11. jon_stewart's Avatar
    On further thoughts, I wonder whether that is a maybe a manufacturing defect. The bezel should have spread out the force, and I really don't think falling on a flat surface it should break like that. Did it fall on the edge, or on the flat face?

    (My experience is with both thick and thin Optiwhite toughened glass in a photographic context - had a few break in my time)
    J
    05-25-2011 04:57 AM
  12. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    Well that blows. May want to try and return it. Wouldn't be so difficult if you bought it online and came shipped. Just claim it was damaged in transit.
    All due respect, but I am a little more ethical than that.

    tapatalkin' while driving fast in heavy traffic
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    05-25-2011 05:43 AM
  13. my3chis's Avatar
    I am sorry to see what has happened. I will have to get out as soon as mine arrives and find a case/cover for it.
    05-25-2011 06:09 AM
  14. jon_stewart's Avatar
    Wonder when asus will have their nice case available here in the UK?
    05-25-2011 06:14 AM
  15. sonofdroid's Avatar
    You have a few choices, someone one ebay will definitely buy it and you will most likely loose anywhere from 100.00 to 150.00 dollars. Or you can wait until ifixit disassembles one and see what can and cannot be replaced. I found out on my Xoom from ifixit that the glass is separate from the display and can be replaced. Or just live with it if no warranty exists. Good luck.
    05-25-2011 09:37 AM
  16. sanfaz's Avatar
    That would suck if that happened to me, I try to keep a death grip on ine if I,m carrying it.
    05-25-2011 09:47 AM
  17. freeky1's Avatar
    Wow, that sucks. Are you sure the TF has Gorilla Glass? I've dropped my Droid X from about 6 feet onto concrete, and it didn't break.

    Sent from my Etch A Sketch
    05-25-2011 12:21 PM
  18. freeky1's Avatar
    You have a few choices, someone one ebay will definitely buy it and you will most likely loose anywhere from 100.00 to 150.00 dollars. Or you can wait until ifixit disassembles one and see what can and cannot be replaced. I found out on my Xoom from ifixit that the glass is separate from the display and can be replaced. Or just live with it if no warranty exists. Good luck.
    Yeah, according to ifixit, the Xoom is very easy to fix (as long as you don't mind removing about 50 screws). I'm kind of anxious to see what the TF looks like on the inside.

    Sent from my Etch A Sketch
    05-25-2011 12:25 PM
  19. ragebunny's Avatar
    Wow thats harsh, they advertise the glass to be so strong. I watched a video of thing testing some before and i thought it looked class.

    Maybe its its only that strong when theres smaller amounts of the glass.
    05-25-2011 05:38 PM
  20. Menno's Avatar
    Wow thats harsh, they advertise the glass to be so strong. I watched a video of thing testing some before and i thought it looked class.

    Maybe its its only that strong when theres smaller amounts of the glass.
    Most of the advertisements about strength are hitting the broad side with a hammer and the like. (or pressing it with a pen/nail) not dropping it on the edge.

    Gorilla glass is VERY strong, but just like almost everything else, it has it's limits. Think of eggshells. Weak right? But cut the egg shelves in half and position the halves right, and they can support an adult standing on them. or, a diamond can cut glass, but you don't want to try hitting it with a hammer.
    05-25-2011 10:27 PM
  21. ragebunny's Avatar
    That's a fair point mt friend. I guess I got taken away by them advertising it as perfect :-P
    05-25-2011 11:20 PM
  22. markstanco#CB's Avatar
    To those that asked, yes it was an 'edge drop'

    It doesnt bother me that much, but i will fix it when that is an option. I emailed Asus a few days ago....no response so far other that the autoresponder
    05-27-2011 06:53 PM
  23. meeko350's Avatar
    I immediately bought a square trade warranty with accident (drop) protection when I received mine & had a 30% off coupon. I'm pretty clumsy with my gadgets. I've already dropped it twice. If anyone else has the same problem, you have 30 days to buy the warranty.
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    05-29-2011 10:21 PM
  24. Fubar65's Avatar
    I find worthavegroup.com a better insurance. 35 bucks for one year and no deductible.
    05-30-2011 12:42 AM
  25. stearic's Avatar
    Well that blows. May want to try and return it. Wouldn't be so difficult if you bought it online and came shipped. Just claim it was damaged in transit.
    No offense, but people like you are why costs keep going up. You come up with some BS reason as to why you didn't break it but someone else did to get it replaced for free. You need to start owning up to your own mistakes and pay for them.
    05-30-2011 09:14 AM
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