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Don’t sit on your iPod mini

picDana, the mother of a son with a new iPod mini recently informed us that he cracked his minis’ LCD screen after having sat on it while it was in his pants’ back pocket.

“My son just got an iPod mini last week.  Had it in his pocket, sat down and cracked the display.  I took it to the Apple store in Houston. They told me it would cost less to buy a new one ($249)!!!!!

This is going to be happening all the time, because the minis are much thinner and relatively flexible.”


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I didn’t see where it said they wanted Apple to replace it for free.  It sounds like she was more upset that it cost more to buy a new one than to fix the broken one. 

And I think the lines that show up when taking the Lajo case off are normal.  I get them too, and they usually disappear quickly.

Posted by Layla on March 16, 2004 at 9:06 PM (CST)


Was this one of these massively fat American kids we hear a lot about?

Posted by Fat Kids on March 16, 2004 at 9:32 PM (CST)


NOW WASN’T THAT SMART… lets put over I dono im guessing 150 lbs on a $250 mp3 player that weighs 3.6 ounces…I bet he thinks twice before doing that again… LMAO

Posted by JP on March 16, 2004 at 10:05 PM (CST)


Seriously, how much is there to say about a kid sitting on an ipod?  If anyone deserves reimbursment for anything, it’s me.  I just wasted five minutes of my life reading this thread.

Posted by A on March 16, 2004 at 10:22 PM (CST)


BTW - ipod’s are not bulletproof.

They also can’t handle beltsanders.

ipods also don’t like to be smothered in ketchup, used as slingshot ammo, used as a doorstop, as a replacement ice cube, placed on a hibachi grill, they don’t like to be sued by their owner, grated like soft cheese, used as a turkey baster, used as a highway mile marker, used as a floatation device, a couch, sailing boat, flying carpet, peel and eat shrimp, veggiemite, canopener, a movie trailer, a transport for excess earwax, a pooper scooper, or a small fig. 

For some reason, they just don’t work well under these conditions. 

Your ideal operating conditions seem to be in a SIDE/SHIRT POCKET in a dry environment while listening to music.  Outside of these operating guidelines, will leave your ipod out of Apple’s general warranty, and fall under the IULA (idiot users license agreement), meaning that you are a goon to think your $250+ toy was made by Fisher Price.

Posted by ajservo on March 16, 2004 at 10:35 PM (CST)



Posted by haha on March 16, 2004 at 10:35 PM (CST)


back pocket it gets sat on. front pocket, what happens if he wants to tie his shoelaces. It crashes. An extra $29 for the armband isn’t that bad right?

well, now you can choose a mini with a different colour!

sell that 4gb HDD.

Posted by jm on March 16, 2004 at 10:49 PM (CST)


Posted by dave on March 16, 2004 at 11:15 PM (CST)


You guys are all mean to the kid. Its not his fault the ipod mini has such a weak screen. Apple should get the kid a new ipod.

Posted by Mauly on March 16, 2004 at 11:51 PM (CST)


maybe we might now get those amusing illustrations in the iPod’s manual, like Sony have. Like the guy in the car careering into a fire hydrant because he’s driving with his headphones in, or the guy plugging a power cable in whilst holding a wet towel. They always made me chuckle.

Posted by Nathan on March 16, 2004 at 11:52 PM (CST)


Wow, our generation really does suck. And look who raised us.

Get over your midlife crisis guy. I would hate to be your child!


Yes, and I would hate to have a spoiled punkass brat like you. Clueless punks like you need to learn the value of a dollar. Ever work a day in your life, little boy? My only consolation is that Gen Y will be TOTALLY F#@KED when they hit the job market. Move to India, skater boi! :)

Posted by brian on March 17, 2004 at 12:35 AM (CST)



Posted by Slaughter on March 17, 2004 at 1:06 AM (CST)


i rekon the mom did it… and is pretending to blame her son! saving her the humiliation!

Posted by liars! on March 17, 2004 at 1:39 AM (CST)


George W Bush, doesn’t that proclude a significant portion of your country’s demographic?

Posted by Fred Nerk on March 17, 2004 at 3:46 AM (CST)


The mother is currently trying to make McDonalds pay for it. Claiming it is their fault for allowing her kid to get fat enought to break an iPod by sitting on it.

Maybe she should have given his some cigarets. Those companies are easy to get money out of.

Posted by Nos4ra2 on March 17, 2004 at 6:04 AM (CST)



if this was a $50 gameboy, should Nintendo replace it? 

If this was a $700 Sony Clie Palm device, should Palm replace it?

If this a $3000 laptop, should HP, Compaq, Toshiba, or Sony replace?


Get a clue.  This is clearly user error and should have nothing to do with the mfg.

Posted by cabbit on March 17, 2004 at 6:15 AM (CST)


no, apple shouldn’t get the kid a new ipod.
ever heard something about responsibility? i rather look a little ‘dumb’ with a bump in my pants pocket instead of risking to sit on it. as a kid i broke my glasses by sitting once, i had to go to work to earn myself a new pair again. i didn’t regret it, i never sat on anything again. and i never had the feeling of not to be loved by my parents because they didn’t buy me a new pair. it was my fault, so yeah, i had to deal with it. and this kid should deal with it, too. period.

Posted by noo on March 17, 2004 at 7:23 AM (CST)


If you had a watch with the face the size of this LCD screen would you put it in your back pocket and sit on it? Yes. Because you are a dumb teenager with a bubble gum-colored mp3 player.

Posted by Dean Koonts on March 17, 2004 at 8:35 AM (CST)


Who the fuck just sit on a 250$ piece of hardware?

Posted by Fat_Mike on March 17, 2004 at 8:58 AM (CST)


2 words:

Atkins Diet!

Posted by matt on March 17, 2004 at 9:55 AM (CST)

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