Cure for light leakage - Tighten screws?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alxnet, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. alxnet

    alxnet New Member
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    Before everyone tries the hair dryer / clamp method (which seems like a working solution), how about just screwing down the torx screws inside the Evo? This simple step completely solved my light leakage - zero now. I used a T5 driver and now the screen is held super snug to the frame.

    You can find Torx screw sets for about $5 online:

    Amazon.com: SE 6 Piece Delux Torx Driver Kit w/Storage Case T5-T10: Automotive
     

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  2. tjwoo

    tjwoo Well-Known Member
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    Mm, i tried this but didnt produce results. My seidio LE case arrived so im going to leave it alone for now.
     
  3. tx_brandon

    tx_brandon Well-Known Member
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    Tightening screws does nothing for the problem which is the little amount of adhesive used on the bottom left corner of the EVO.
     
  4. vkdroid

    vkdroid Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, interesting. Tagged for future reference.

    Is the light leakage problem the same (or closely related to) as the screen separation issue?

    I haven't had any of these problems but it might be nice to have this idea around. I think I have some similar screwdrivers left over from my 360 kit...I wonder if they'll fit.
     
  5. alxnet

    alxnet New Member
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    With my Evo, the screws holding the entire screen assembly to the case were fairly loose (good amount of play). My screen doesn't seem to be affected by the glue problem since simply tightening the screws brought the top screen flush to the bezel.
     
  6. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member
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    I found my own fix after trying several different things including tightening the torx screws, using a hair driver and clamps, and an expo dry erase marker. I read a post about using plastidip which I had, but unfortunately it was dried out. I then decided to use something else I had around. A fine tip black paint maker (Decocolor - LINK). I dabbed the tip on a piece of paper several times to get a little paint on the tip. I then carefully ran it across the edge where the light was leaking which allowed a very small amount of it to drip down in the crevice. I then ran a q-tip and a paper towel along the edge to make sure any that got outside of the crevice was removed. Now I have no light leakage. The paint is permanent, waterproof (not that I will be testing that) and will be easy to reapply if I ever need to. It also takes very little skill and the markers can be found at a local Michaels or arts/crafts store.

    On a side note, the hairdryer/clamp method did help a little, but this paint maker did the job the rest of the way.
     
  7. Liebertron

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    Not sure about this since we have a poster who just said that it worked. Possibly there are different reasons for light leakage.
     
  8. eric3316

    eric3316 Well-Known Member
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    So let me get this straight. You colored over the light leakage? I am so confused.
     
  9. Liebertron

    Liebertron Well-Known Member
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    No, he basically used some sort of paint as a filler so that it seeped into the area that was letting light leak out.
     
  10. BetterMost

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    The screws do nothing to secure the screen. In fact if you over tighten the screws you just might loosen the screen by pushing the mother board tighter against the screen panel hence pushing it up and outward.
     
  11. Eric-VTX

    Eric-VTX Well-Known Member
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    I have slight leakage from day one since I got my phone on launch day! I just use Sprints body glove or my Seidio's Case and you can't see anything from that...I don't see why people just don't put on a case and keep on with their lives?:rolleyes:
     
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