Hello friends, I received this email from a customer a few minutes ago – I want to preface that I’ve already asked the customer for permission to post the email here with a general reply to all of my customers in case it may help someone someday:
“A few days ago I broke my iPad on the kitchen counter. The glass shattered into thousands of tiny little shards. I stupidly swept them into the garbage with my bare hand. I then, more stupidly, brushed my hands together to get rid of any pieces- forgetting that these were bits of glass that could get stuck in my skin. I seems that I got a piece in my finger.
It’s in my thumb, inside of a crease. It looks like a little bump, slightly raised and pink. If I push on it a certain way, it hurts. The little cut the glass made has already scabbed over.
If there is a glass in my hand, could I leave it in there for a few days? I really don’t have time to go to a hospital for a while- but of course, if it’s an emergency, I’ll do it. What should I do?”
Firstly – we’re not doctors here at Mission Repair – but if you get a piece of glass in your hand, there are typically simple ways to remove it. While there may or may not be any long-term effects of “leaving” a piece of glass in your skin, I’d certainly say that there is an advantage to getting it out. It’s not supposed to be there, right? However:
What you can do (which we’ve seen multiple customers do) is to cover your broken iPad screen with tape to “stop” the shards of glass from getting into your hands. See the picture above as we received an iPad in this week from one such customer.
You can stop that iPad from being dangerous to an extent by covering it in overlapping clear tape. Typically, the device will still work (at least temporarily) so it gives our customers “time” to get down to see us or send the device into us.
Otherwise, keep you hands clear of the broken glass and all should be good. Any questions about iPad repair? Give us a call. Need medical help? Time to call the doctor!
Take care, Ryan