Monday, March 5

iPad 2 Dropped

My iPad 2 has a great sentimental value because it is the first item that I bought using my own money. When I started earning online last October 2011, I decided to save my funds for the Apple gadget. Luckily, in just one month, I was able to pool enough cash to purchase a brand new iPad 2 Wifi + 3G.

I knew that buying the tablet can make me life easier and more convenient. And yes, I was right because with my iPad, I can already check my emails, update my blogs, view recent notifications read my favorite magazines and books and talk to my friends via Skype, Facebook and iMsgr without worrying about any fee or charge. For these reasons, it is no wonder why I take good care of my iPad 2 all the time. I can’t afford damaging or losing it.

To be honest, I am a very clumsy person. In fact, my parents and boyfriend would often get upset with how I can become forgetful and careless at certain times. As expected, I got myself into trouble again by dropping my tablet this morning. Last night, I was blog hopping and checking the new emails I got from the sponsors of my upcoming giveaway. Since it’s already late, I failed to put the iPad on the bedside table. So, when morning came, my iPad was already on the floor. It feel from my bed while I was asleep.

What happened? Well, the volume buttons on the iPad are no longer functioning. The volume down button is not working at all. What's worse is it's completely stuck causing the "sound effects adjustment display" to permanently appear on the screen. See images below.



For the past few hours, I have been trying to find solutions on how to fix this problem. Until this very moment, I have not found any useful article or post on the web. My iPad's screen looks bad with this:

Is there any way to remove this image from the screen? 


I will visit iStore tomorrow and check for possible solutions or remedies about this major problem. Do you know any shop in the country that sells rear housing for the iPad 2?

20 comments:

  1. uh oh! i hope that gets fixed, al!

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  2. Naku, I'm now using hubby's iPad right now. Its best to go to experts to get yours fixed ASAP. Suddenly made me got alerted and thanks for sharing. Very sensitive tlga pla.

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  3. oh no, for all I know you need to send it back on centers I think Singapore, when that happen try to buy cherrypad turbo, I am planning to buy it in future

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  4. that was sad actually, to think na 3 months pa lang, kaya ako bumili agad ng mga protection for my smartphone as soon as I get it in globe diretso na sa accesories

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  5. Gene, you've been earning a lot, really good for you! Anyway, as I said most companies offer insurance or warranty for such events no matter who or what the culprit is. ^_^ sayang, if you live near me, I can have Mr. Handyman aka hubby fix it hehe. ;) hope it gets fixed, if not, buy a new one! ;)

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  6. Oh I can just imagine how that incident made you feel. I hope it'll be fixed. I will ask my techie friends and let you know if I find possible solutions for you.

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  7. aw that sucks, that's the problem with mobile and portable devices... their components are compact together in a small case... even the slightest mishandling can cause malfunctions... hope it gets fix too...

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  8. Hmmm....if not for the ipad problem, di ko makikita latest look mo Gene! :) Hehehe. Seriously, sorry to hear about what happened to your ipad. Ingat na lang next time, k?

    Miss u! :)

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  9. oh nooooooh!this is toooo bad!

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  10. Hala oi! Sa tanan ang iPad pa jud...

    Unta ma fix na dayun na gene. Try sad daw balik sa globe basin cover pa sya sa warranty. Ayaw lang ingna nga natagak..Hehehe

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  11. If you have an Apple store near you I know for a fact that if you take your iPad there and basically beg them in tears to fix it or replace it, they probably will. A friend of mine dropped hers and the screen cracked, she didn't have any protection coverage but she drove 3 hours to the nearest Apple store in tears and they replaced it on site, even though it wasn't purchased at the store. It's worth a try if you have an Apple store near you and you're out of options. Good luck.

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  12. Heart breaking it is! I hope it gets fixed.

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  13. We have an iPod for Elijah. His dad always scold him whenever he leaves it anywhere. We have to be careful with our gadgets especially if it costs a lot! Waaa! I hope your iPad gets fixed sooner.

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  14. I'm a full-time mom and i wish to earn money online. I hope you can help me knowing that you just got what you wish for. Congrats!

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  15. oh my gulay!!!!
    as in?!..ako netbook nga lang maiyak na ako..Ipad pa..
    think positive lang..hehehe..maayos din yan..sana hindi malala ang damage..
    lesson learn?..wag maging forgetful at clumsy..hehehe..

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  16. Hope you get your iPad fixed soon.

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  17. oh that stinks for sure! I want an iPad too.. and I'm sure if I had one mine would meet up with the floor eventually. drop hopping for Alexa ;)

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  18. Oh my. Hope you get it fixed soon. Nakakafrustrate pag nangyayari yan sa mga gadgets natin... xP

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  19. I got curious with the title Ipad 2 dropped. I thought the price dropped already. Does your Ipad have casing protector, when it fell on the floor?

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