Tiny Scratch on Screen

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  1. JayCizzo

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    I've never used a case or a screen protector and I've had the phone since the release day. Well yesterday I noticed a tiny "u" shaped scratch on the upper middle section of the screen. No idea how it happened. It's only visible at a certain angle with the screen off. Oh well, guess it was bound to happen eventually.
     
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    They sell polishing kits that will allow you to buff out superficial scratches in the glass. I've seen them on cell phone accessory web sites.
     
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    Hmmm. This may work because the scratch does not appear to be deep. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    I have a few scratches, not many considering the care I take of my phone, no screen protector, no case, I keep it in my pocket with my keys.
    Let me know how the buffer you get works and which one it is, was thinking about fixing em but being superficial, I really don't care too much.
     
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    The scratch is very faint. I can't even feel a ridge if I slide my fingernail over it. I was debating trying the tiniest bit of toothpaste with a Q-tip. I've heard some people say that isn't a good idea though. I'll let you know how it turns out when I decide on a course of action.
     
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    I don't see how you can scratch it unless you got sand or diamonds with you.:)

    But I guess it's possible. Mine doesn't have a scratch.
     
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    I have a small, faint scratch from November, I was actually waiting for my invisihield to come in and dropped the phone off my lap onto an asphalt parking lot IN THE RAIN. Still a little mad at myself, on top of that it got a couple dings in the metal shell around the screen where you can see a little silver under the paint.

    The screens are pretty tough though and you can only see the scratch when the screen is off.
     
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    My old one had a scratch from my keys. Luckily for me the power button broke, so they had to send me a replacement. Now I have a screen protector on it. Still no case.
     
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    Thanks for allowing that my reality is in fact possible, LOL.
     
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    Keys can't scratch it. I can prove that. If you got a scratch it wasn't from keys.
     
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    Then maybe it was my keyring. But I know I only keep two things in my pocket ever. and it happened in my pocket because I noticed it soon as it came out. I have seen the youtube vid where the kid goes alll crazy with a key on his. But I know mine had a scratch in it.
     
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    I've now got a small scratch too. All I can think of is I somehow got some grit in my pocket. The phone always goes in an empty pocket with no pens, keys, change, etc. I don't even notice it anymore for the most part.
     
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    So if I grab my keys and scratch my phone, you'll buy me a new one?
     
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    I did try to avoid risky situations for my Droid, yet I was not super careful with it. I remained totally scratch free. About a week or so ago, I wiped off my screen with my sweatshirt, which had graphics screened on it. (it was clean). After I did this, I had a scratch!

    Yes, it does take very hard material to scratch them (like sand, etc), but be careful, because the existence of such material my show up where you least expect.

    Fortunately, I got a replacement from VZW for other reasons.
     
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