Ghost armor damaged my iphone 5

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by zaydq, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. zaydq

    zaydq Senior member

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    Update... Seeing apple today. Once they deem the cause is water damage is when ghost armor will replace the device. Starting to sound like a run around.
     
  2. 3chordcharlie

    3chordcharlie Diamond Member

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    Every company, ever, has some sort of 'we do not assume responsibility' document. That doesn't hold much water legally. Even with a signature on a contract, waivers are not ironclad, depending on what responsibility is being signed away. Negligence, for one, often cannot be waived.
     
  3. bigrash

    bigrash Lifer

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    I feel the same way. You spend all that money and then just waste it.
     
  4. zaydq

    zaydq Senior member

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    Just an update. Apple decided to replace the device. No proof of water damage despite my story. I still know that the ghost armor application was the reason. Lesson learned, i'll roll naked.
     
  5. Ashenor

    Ashenor Golden Member

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    Ya i have not put anything on my last 6 phone's and have had zero issues.
     
  6. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Diamond Member

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    Just use a dry screen protector. I've been using them for years. I don't know why anyone bothers with wet application screen protectors.
     
  7. Chocu1a

    Chocu1a Golden Member

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    Thin TPU case & regular cheapo screen protector. No fuss or worries.
    tpu adds protection without bulk. cheapo screen protector is cheap & easily replaceable.
     
  8. gorcorps

    gorcorps aka Brandon

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    If the wet apply protectors didn't have such a sticky texture I would still use them. On a touch screen where swiping is a necessity they aren't great, but IMO the application is superior. The dry ones are okay, but the risk of lint and bubbles is higher and there's little you can do about it once it's there. With the wet application you have a number of seconds where you can slide the protector around the screen to properly position it, and then find any lint or bubbles. I've never had an issue with the wet app ones, but sometimes have issues with lint sneaking in despite applying in a humid room and with a lint free cloth.
     
  9. jacktesterson

    jacktesterson Diamond Member

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    I don't like screen protectors even though I've used them lots of times on phones I knew I wouldn't keep for long (to keep resell up)

    I'm using a think (*EDIT: thin) leather flip case on my S3 with no screen protector currently.
     
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  10. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Diamond Member

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    Dry is definitely harder, but its possible. Mine feels like glass, invisible, and no lint.

    If you do get lint, the trick is to wrap both index fingers with clear tape. Use one finger tape to raise the protector back up and use the other finger tape to capture lint underneath.
     
  11. lopri

    lopri Elite Member

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    Glad to hear that you resolved the issue satisfactorily. I think Ghost-Armor should train their technicians more adequately. I do like their products but it seems like the end results vary per who did the job.
     
  12. WelshBloke

    WelshBloke Lifer

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    Thats pretty cool of Apple after you told them how it got damaged. :thumbsup:
     
  13. s44

    s44 Diamond Member

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    Just give your phone a dedicated pocket and forget the screen protector.
     
  14. zaydq

    zaydq Senior member

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    I've given my phone its own private pocket :).

    I thought it was cool of apple, but in reality, they just didn't find any indication that water was the cause, hence, despite my story, they just said it was a fault in the device. Had one of the water markers been triggered, i'm sure it wouldn't have been Apple replacing it.
     
  15. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Diamond Member

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    You never know what Apple might replace, so it never hurts to try. Apple has known to do repairs even out of warranty.
     
  16. RampantAndroid

    RampantAndroid Diamond Member

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    They replaced my ipad2 when I'd dropped it and damaged the lock switch....clearly my fault and I admitted it was. They surprise sometimes, and it's why I still buy some of their stuff even if I hate them as a company :)
     
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