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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So it didn't happen immediately after dropping my phone, but I've dropped my phone a few times from hip level on hard surfaces (concrete,tile, etc.) and one day I noticed my spring on the stand wasn't operating correctly. Basically now my kickstand won't close fully and randomly will pop open or stay open like halfway.

So my quesiton is has anyone had this issue yet? Was the repair easy to fix? Just open the backplate and keep performing surgery until the stand's spring is accessible?

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put a case on it..cheaper than insurance.....or if you have any manufacture problems,,,,,light leakage/screen separation...try get it exchanged for free
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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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put a case on it..cheaper than insurance.....or if you have any manufacture problems,,,,,light leakage/screen separation...try get it exchanged for free
putting it in a case will not fix this issue... I will not be going that route. any input on the topic posted? BTW I already have insurance on it.
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...I've dropped my phone a few times from hip level on hard surfaces (concrete,tile, etc.)
To each his/her own, but man I can't understand being so careless with something so expensive (not to mention cool)

I know, I know, I sound like a parent now.

and p.s. Sorry no input here on how to fix a broken kickstand, sorry
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i have a rugged from seidio and it eliminates kickstand feature...im just saying if you want to have a usable phone without the kickstand swaying in the wind...but its up to you....also a crack in the bezel near the power button is costing another member in this forum 75 and thats from htc
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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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one last thing....i drop my phone daily...cement...carpet...tile...and thats face down/up/left /right...and my kickstand is still gravy..thanks to seidio rugged

and insurance is gonna cost you another 100..
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To each his/her own, but man I can't understand being so careless with something so expensive (not to mention cool)
I'm sorry if I can't control myself when I'm half functional stumbling out of the bars and my non-functional grip doesn't allow me to completely and properly hold my phone as I take it out my hand

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i have a rugged from seidio and it eliminates kickstand feature...im just saying if you want to have a usable phone without the kickstand swaying in the wind...but its up to you....also a crack in the bezel near the power button is costing another member in this forum 75 and thats from htc
damn nice... is like $100 for a new one with insurance? I'm gonna crack it open tonight I guess and see what I find. is that "rugged from seidio" a particular style of a case?
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I'm sorry if I can't control myself when I'm half functional stumbling out of the bars and my non-functional grip doesn't allow me to completely and properly hold my phone as I take it out my hand



damn nice... is like $100 for a new one with insurance? I'm gonna crack it open tonight I guess and see what I find. is that "rugged from seidio" a particular style of a case?
new as in refurb....but yes 100....supposedly refurbs go through more stringent QC becuase...well...they were known to be defective...or someshit like that....the rugged from seidio is a beast of a case.....like an otterbox...but comes 2/3 cases in one

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Same thing happen to me, I took someone's advice and went to a Sprint repair store and they fixed it in like ten minute no charge
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one last thing....i drop my phone daily...cement...carpet...tile...and thats face down/up/left /right...and my kickstand is still gravy..thanks to seidio rugged

and insurance is gonna cost you another 100..
Am I the only one who cringed reading this? I dropped my phone once, and due to years of hacky sack I got my foot /w shoe under it, stopped it for a second, and it slid off and fell several inches to the ground unharmed!
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but with the seidio rugged...u can playhacky sack with it....
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Am I the only one who cringed reading this? I dropped my phone once, and due to years of hacky sack I got my foot /w shoe under it, stopped it for a second, and it slid off and fell several inches to the ground unharmed!
Haha, I do the same thing when I drop stuff. It's just a reflex now from playing hacky sack so much back in the day too.
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one last thing....i drop my phone daily...cement...carpet...tile...and thats face down/up/left /right...and my kickstand is still gravy..thanks to seidio rugged
How do you manage to drop your phone daily?
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lets see...
..not everone works inside, or in an office, or just 40 hrs a week.
(i work anywhere from 80-105 hrs a week.) offshore in the oilfield
...im a guy...
...work's physical, and in an industrial setting...
..i have the seidio rugged...so i can care less if i drop it...as long as its not in the water
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lets see...
..not everone works inside, or in an office, or just 40 hrs a week.
(i work anywhere from 80-105 hrs a week.) offshore in the oilfield
...im a guy...
...work's physical, and in an industrial setting...
..i have the seidio rugged...so i can care less if i drop it...as long as its not in the water
Same here i am a welder sideo rugged was the only way to go
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Same here i am a welder sideo rugged was the only way to go
ha..awesome...i work behind welders------ paint and blast.....although i havent seen any with evo's and seidio.....mainly nexttels, or iphones with otterboxs
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my kickstand doesnt close completely. if i close it and i tap it, it makes the noise as if your closing it. you get me? and i can flick out my kickstand now like a pocketknife!
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lets see...
..not everone works inside, or in an office, or just 40 hrs a week.
(i work anywhere from 80-105 hrs a week.) offshore in the oilfield
...im a guy...
...work's physical, and in an industrial setting...
..i have the seidio rugged...so i can care less if i drop it...as long as its not in the water
Okay. I was just curious.
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Okay. I was just curious.
I know....and I'm just saying
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so technically they can't fix it?
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so technically they can't fix it?
Someone in the thread said they took one with the same problem to a sprint store and they fixed it.
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my kickstand doesnt close completely. if i close it and i tap it, it makes the noise as if your closing it. you get me? and i can flick out my kickstand now like a pocketknife!
Yeah, it's ******* annoying...
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I'm sorry if I can't control myself when I'm half functional stumbling out of the bars and my non-functional grip doesn't allow me to completely and properly hold my phone as I take it out my hand
I know what you mean, brother! Besides, the phone looks sexy as it is, to cover it with a case would be a crime.

I'll take my chances rockin the phone with no case.
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Did you use the kickstand often? If not, why not a small piece of double sided tape between the phone and the stand? That would hold it in place fosho.
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I took the kick stand off. Covered up the opening. I can deal without it for now.

Why didn't I go to Sprint? I got this phone used on CL. I'd rather pay $0 than get a new kick stand that will maybe break again...

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If you have insurance on it... and a repair in town... they'll fix little shit like this in less than 4 minutes for you with no charge.
I had to have it done on my new (ish) refurb about 3 weeks after I got it.
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How do you manage to drop your phone daily?

Maybe its an obsessive compulsive thing?
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Don't bother with insurance. Only time it's ever been useful is when my stupid 360 died...
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new as in refurb....but yes 100....supposedly refurbs go through more stringent QC becuase...well...they were known to be defective...or someshit like that....the rugged from seidio is a beast of a case.....like an otterbox...but comes 2/3 cases in one

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The Seidio Rugged from Amazon for $36 was the best thing I ever did for my EVO.
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Just jumping in here... Response to ppl who are confused that people actually drop their phones:
Here's the thing. Im not going to pay 300$ for a phone that I have to baby around. I am active.
This kickstand is a bad design. Looking at the plastic cam device inside the stand controlling the motion, I would even call this a planned failure.? Its actually kind of misleading, the stand is all nice, aluminum, looks sturdy right? NOPE. Instead of taking a very VERY VERY simple design route (physically machine the cam surface into the stand, then use a leaf spring instead of the setup they ended up using) , someone got paid to come up with this terrible idea. I understand things break, but when theyre designed to break in a way that really interferes with the normal usage of the phone.. thats bad design. Not sure if I should blame sprint or HTC.
Ive had the phone for a year and it is DEFINITELY showing age. Mostly just random hiccups, which is expected, thats why i purchased insurance.
This kickstand thing just bums me out because its such a simple thing to get wrong. Started off noticing it was getting easier and easier to open the kickstand. Next think I know.. it wouldnt even stay closed?
anyways....
Otherwise , Im pretty happy with my phone.
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