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  1. gkviper192's Avatar
    i love my storm and all...

    they guy in the scratch test video claims he is using a benchmade pocket knife. well i just got my replacement phone today and im sending my other one back obviously so i figured id do a lil bit of a test myself and what do you know my benchmade knife put hairline scratches in the screen with approximately 10% of the pressure he uses in the video...

    jus wanted to put that out therre for you guys
    12-16-08 04:57 PM
  2. howardb's Avatar
    Did you take the screen protector off?
    12-16-08 04:59 PM
  3. cray1000's Avatar
    i wouldnt trust that anyways, everything is different, sometimes sand or dust can scratch worse than a knife.
    12-16-08 05:01 PM
  4. ccrx's Avatar
    Wait you scratched the original phone? Dude they're gonna charge you for it when you send it back, you know that right?
    12-16-08 05:01 PM
  5. gkviper192's Avatar
    yes... it had nothing protecting the screen.. if i pressed as hard as he shows in the video i would expect deep scratches.
    12-16-08 05:02 PM
  6. gkviper192's Avatar
    why would they charge me for it.. i send it back because the screen wouldn't click in the corners who says they are going to charge me?
    12-16-08 05:03 PM
  7. blackwidowinsc's Avatar
    i love my storm and all...

    they guy in the scratch test video claims he is using a benchmade pocket knife. well i just got my replacement phone today and im sending my other one back obviously so i figured id do a lil bit of a test myself and what do you know my benchmade knife put hairline scratches in the screen with approximately 10% of the pressure he uses in the video...

    jus wanted to put that out therre for you guys
    Dummy!

    I know I am going to get into trouble for that one.
    12-16-08 05:04 PM
  8. xan8470's Avatar
    Yeah, I was skeptical all along but thanks for the heads up.
    12-16-08 05:06 PM
  9. SAFE_NAFE's Avatar
    I laugh at you

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    12-16-08 05:06 PM
  10. gkviper192's Avatar
    can someone clear this up?
    12-16-08 05:07 PM
  11. jason1332's Avatar
    They may choose to charge you for damage to the device...
    12-16-08 05:09 PM
  12. blackwidowinsc's Avatar
    why would they charge me for it.. i send it back because the screen wouldn't click in the corners who says they are going to charge me?
    The warranty is void if there is any moisture or physical damage. You can't ask for a replacement for a reason of defect and then go and destroy the device in another way. That was an insane act and if you get charged for it, it would serve you right.
    12-16-08 05:13 PM
  13. Flexia's Avatar
    I tried scratching mine with a razor blade and it didn't scratch. It just left a smear on the screen that looked like a scratch.

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    12-16-08 05:18 PM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    Normally on any return, they have specifics that there is no damage to the device and there has never been any contact with water..

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    12-16-08 05:18 PM
  15. buxleyp's Avatar
    The warranty is void if there is any moisture or physical damage. You can't ask for a replacement for a reason of defect and then go and destroy the device in another way. That was an insane act and if you get charged for it, it would serve you right.
    +1
    Dude, that was a really idiotic move. I'd keep my fingers crossed that they don't notice any damage. If they do, well then you learned your lesson.
    12-16-08 05:21 PM
  16. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I can confirm. I have had my Storm for about 2 hours and I already have teeny tiny etches.
    12-16-08 05:24 PM
  17. bigbirdlarry's Avatar
    Wait you scratched the original phone? Dude they're gonna charge you for it when you send it back, you know that right?
    no they arent moron.
    12-16-08 05:25 PM
  18. liquidsense's Avatar
    I can confirm. I have had my Storm for about 2 hours and I already have teeny tiny etches.
    Are you sure? I highly doubt that.

    Check to make sure that:
    1) You have removed the SECONDARY screen protector. Yes, the thing comes with two protectors; one that fills half the screen, and the other that fills the whole. The whole protector is extremely easily scratched.

    2) You might be looking at the small gridwork of tiny dashes and the corresponding criss-crossing gridlines that go throughout the entire screen. Those are there by default.
    12-16-08 05:28 PM
  19. bbRedSi's Avatar
    i highly doubt little surface scratches would void his warranty. In the spring they replaced my pearl because the screen was malfunctioning and would randomly shut off but the phone would still work. I have an inch and a half long crack in the screen from dropping it off a golf cart. Not the lcd itself but the plastic phone housing. 0 problems.
    12-16-08 05:29 PM
  20. pathymo's Avatar
    no they arent moron.
    Uh, you're the moron. At the discretion of the manufacturer, they can choose to charge for the full retail value of the phone if there is any damage on the device.
    12-16-08 05:30 PM
  21. John Yester's Avatar
    Okay chill no reason to call each other moron's is there?


    Both look like moron's arguing about it.......Geeze you storm people....
    12-16-08 05:32 PM
  22. Ub3RdoRK's Avatar
    i took a box cutter pretty damn hard to our stores demo storm...and it didnt scratch one bit....im not sure what a benchmark one is....like a lightsaber? haha jk idunno i still would never put an invisble shield on my storm regardless.
    12-16-08 05:37 PM
  23. TheFarmer's Avatar
    Thankfully I will never have anything sharp come into contact of my Storm anyway. I don't pocket my phone w/my keys so I should be ok.
    12-16-08 05:45 PM
  24. gkviper192's Avatar
    it is like 2 hairline scratches you can only see in the light i dont think they are that critical.
    12-16-08 05:46 PM
  25. TheFarmer's Avatar
    it is like 2 hairline scratches you can only see in the light i dont think they are that critical.
    Fill it in with some Mequiars Scratch X before you send it back just incase. j/k
    12-16-08 05:48 PM
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