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SSLCD - extra S stands for smashed.. *pics*

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mattmann, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Mattmann

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    Hey, my friend was charging his HTC desire when it fell about a foot and half from the table it was on.. landed on a corner of an object which managed to do this...

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    The phone still works fine and does what it is supposed to... he has insurance and will go to the shop tomorrow...

    Just goes to show they are delicate and to take care of them...

    Matt..
     

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  2. sookster54

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    That's pretty nasty but the Desire isn't anywhere nearly as delicate as the iPhone 4 is, god if you drop that thing you risk cracking BOTH sides of the phone and in most places Apple stores are usually hours away from where you live and they don't give you a replacement or loaner.
     
  3. SUroot

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    Screen looks in tact. Looks like only the digitiser is smashed?
     
  4. Eris Ed

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    My screen looked like that within 24 hours of getting the phone! I dropped the damn thing playing with the stupid shotgun app. I could still use it but got a few tiny glass splinters in the thumb :( OrangeCare exchanged it next day, saying that people drop their smartphones all the time.
     
  5. Mattmann

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    Not too sure if it is the digitiser as the touchscreen still works..

    And yea he will be going to Vodafone tomorrow..

    And no glass splinters as the screen protector is holding it still in..
     
  6. Phenomenological

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    Just throwing some rudimentary calculations out there for the sake of boredom. Please ignore the wild assumptions, vague numbers used and educated guesses - It's the final point that matters, it isn't meant to be singularly accurate. ;)

    If we assume air resistance is negligible at such low velocities over such a short distance, then following a simple equation of motion under gravity the phone was moving at a little over 3 metres per second upon impact. On impact it would have decelerated (I'll assume its velocity changed to 0 for simplicity) over a very short time, probably about 0.1 seconds or there abouts, and since accelleration is change in velocity over time, that gives a decelleration of a little over 30 metres per second. Force is equal to mass times accelleration, and as the desire weighs about 0.135kg, that gives a little over 4 newtons of force exerted on impact. Pressure is equal to force over area in metres squared, and as the original poster said it was dropped on the corner of an object, I'll stick an arbitrary figure of 2 square millimetres in, or 0.000,002 metres squared. Doing the final calculation, it comes out with an approximate pressure on the screen of...

    ...2 million pascals, or at least in that kind of order of magnitude. Now have some pity on the poor glass, and don't blame it for breaking! ;)
     
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  7. Rastaman-FB

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    lol, mentalist
     
  8. Rogue

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    Phone Insurance ftw!!
     
  9. Evil Genius

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    Pheno, when you were a small child, we're you dropped on the head with 2 million pascals of pressure??
     
  10. dinaro

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    hahahaha @evil genius
     
  11. Phenomenological

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    If I'm going to be picky it would probably be the sudden deceleration upon impact rather than the pressure that did the damage in that case, but I concede your point. :p

    And Rastaman, we prefer to be called engineers, but your term is accurate enough. :D
     
  12. robogo

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    Looks as if the digitizer screen is the only thing damaged, the SLCD looks intact indeed.


    I bet you can find a tutorial how to replace the digitizer on YouTube :p
     
  13. Evil Genius

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    Understanding Engineers - 1

    To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
    To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

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    hehe <3
     
  15. DesireMe

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    Crazy ass post Phenom. Can't believe you typed all that in.
     
  16. Nagrom

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    My god. I woudl; just CRY if that happened to my baby....er......I mean phone.

    Besides that wouldn't have happened if he was running 2.2 :)
     
  17. Mattmann

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    Phenomenological, Wow, how on earth did u manage to work that out!!??

    Rogue, Yes Phone Insurance For the Win... I'm glad he has insurance, but even better that i took out insurance on mine!!!

    And, Nagrom, I know what u mean, i would just cry all day long, and suprisingly, he was getting on with his day and not letting it bother him....
    Also, he is on 2.2 - :rolleyes: - and it still happened, so there..... :cool: :)
     
  18. widehead

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    Still, it's much better phone than the Desire. :D

    *runs for cover*
     
  19. I've dropped mine a few times, dropped it down two concrete stairs the other day, dropped it so hard that the case came off and the battery fell out, luckily there wasn't any major damage, just a little scratch on the top corner.

    Can you get insurance through you network provider?
     
  20. Mattmann

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    He is insured with VodaFone, so i guess you can...

    i got my Desire from Carphone Warehouse who offered me Geek Squad insurance - i thought i best take incase something like that happened...!

    I dont know who the insurance is with, but it was offered with the phone from a VodaFone shop... However, i think u can only take out insurance on the phone at the time of buying (or two weeks after buying), otherwise i would just take out the insurance the day of my phone breaking... and pay one monthly bill and not 24!!
     
  21. slinemfc

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    I can guess how he feels, my desire got stolen whilst on holiday in Cuba the other week, am in the process of trying to replace on the insurance. Fingers crossed!
     
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