Gold flaking on camera button coming off


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  1. Maverick0984

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    I just noticed the gold flaking on my camera button is coming off. The top face is completely gone and the sides are chiping away now. The rest of the phone is in excellent condition...no scratches, no drops, etc. This is very saddening :(.
     

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  2. MustangChris04

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    What a coincidence! When I woke up with morning and picked up my phone, I had the same problem. Such a bummer!
     
  3. Maverick0984

    Maverick0984 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think that top piece probably came off a while ago but I just didn't notice.
     
  4. brnr17

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    defect ... get yourself a new phone :)
     
  5. Maverick0984

    Maverick0984 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm, I'm rooted and have nandroid installed and such. Think I need to do anything about that prior to going to a Verizon store?
     
  6. jacs813

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    Same thing happened to mine man. Would they really take the phone back for such a small thing?
     
  7. Maverick0984

    Maverick0984 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    It is a manufacturing defect...they should.
     
  8. brnr17

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    i dont know .. but i thought that rooting your phone voided warranty. maybe someone else knows for sure tho
     
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    Hmmmmm......Now I just have to ask myself if I'm gonna be THAT petty about it. I might just wait until something worse happens to it.
     
  11. brnr17

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    with something like that i usually like to wait as long as possible .. maybe even till 9 10 months .. basically before its out of warranty then turn it in so i never have a 2 year old phone on a 2 year contract :)
     
  12. Maverick0984

    Maverick0984 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Decent point. Doesn't really seem like much would change though either. The issue is unfortunately rather common and the replacement might do the same thing.
     
  13. brnr17

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    but that gives em 9 months to figure it out :)
     
  14. Berry2Droid

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    sure, warranty your phone out and get a refurb because of a button :p
     
  15. Psychokitty

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    Well, for a phone that seems to be very well built, this issue and the "specks getting under the glass" issue do seem to be defects, but they are engineering defects, as opposed to manufacturing defects. In other words, they should not have made the decision to go with the cheaper electro formed plastic button over the anodized aluminum one, and they should have installed a thin gasket of some kind around the edge of the screen.
    But they didn't. So every replacement droid you get will be susceptible to these issues.
     

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