Protective Plastic on Back of Slider - Did you remove yours?

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  1. nmchristoban

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    So I noticed some (protective) plastic on the back of the sliding screen today. I gave it a little flick to see if it was meant to stay, but it peeled right off. Seems to be part of the plastic films put on before shipping. Can't believe I haven't seen this in over 2 months (of course I rarely slide it open).
    Sliding mechanism is much smoother now and certainly not loose.

    It has also opened up a whole new Droid Feature: It is so shiny and reflective on the back of the slider now, if you get lost in the woods and are out of cel reception, you can use the back of the slider to reflect the sun and signal the rescue plane while still playing your favorite game to pass the time!! Droid does - Survival tool!

    Yes, this was posted back in November. I never saw it
     

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  2. anjoga

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    No, I haven't removed it on my Droid. I thought it was supposed to be there?
     
  3. inssane

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    I hope you only plan on playing games for about 6-8 hours at best on that island, lol.
    Yes mine is gone, it was inhibiting the sliding at first. AND I hate plastic crap on anything I own, flock faces, microwaves, etc.
    It's a pet peeve, or a little OCD :)
     
  4. vincentp

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  5. Matthew

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    I had mine on there for the longest time thinking that it was supposed to be on there. Until a few weeks ago when I looked at it and realized it was that plastic you peel off. So it's off now but what I have noticed is that little back area gets smudges really easy.
     
  6. alostpacket

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    I stripped my Droid naked, because that's the way I like it.
     
  7. vincentp

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    I'm aroused.. please go on...
     
  8. nmchristoban

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    I always strip off the plastic films electronics are shipped with too. Can't believe I missed this one for so long, but like I said, I rarely slide it open.

    Now this is wierd: Now that the plastic is gone I just noticed a secondary mesh on the back of the slider behind the ear speaker mesh. What is it for I wonder??
     
  9. Droidophile

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    Looks like some sort of breather for the screen. Or it might emit a pleasant scent after we get 2.1 in a few years.
     
  10. anjoga

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    Ok, I sucked it up and took the film off. I notice no difference in the sliding of the keyboard. If anything, it might be a little smoother now. However, the sticker did not come off as easily as I expeceted. I started doing it and had second thoughts due to how well the sticker was still on there, but it did come off and so far no problems. I've only had my phone for a week, so I have plenty of time left to return it and get another one if a problem comes up.
     
  11. alostpacket

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    I'll let you in on a little secret but don't tell anyone else. If you are NOT anjoga, skip to the next post and don't read the line below.


    It actually doesnt matter at all whether you take it off or not :)
     
  12. nmchristoban

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    :thinking: Maybe it is there for better acoustics on the ear speaker? I can't figure it out. I can hear the ear speaker through it when it is open, but I don't see a scenario where I would be talking on the phone with the slider open, holding it backwards... the technically challenged, maybe...
     
  13. anjoga

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    :D What can I say. I was curious. If it wasn't for this thread, I would have never given that plastic sticker a second thought.
     
  14. nmchristoban

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    Unless you have OCD and then it makes all the difference in the world! Aaahhhh!

    Now what is the speaker mesh on the back of the slider for?
     
  15. Fabolous

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    I can't prove it, but I'm going to say acoustics.
     
  16. nmchristoban

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    Yes, that is the only thing I can come up with is it is for acoustics...
    Any other guesses? :thinking:
     
  17. bdal1

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    I agree it is very long.
    And as far as i could tell, it never came to a conclusion.

    Anyway; I removed it on my first droid and it did loosen up the slider where it would come open in my pocket. Luckily i had to return it. Im keeping it on this one.
     
  18. doomedromance

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  19. SteveRyan

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    One of the forum managers over at the Motorola website said that is is supposed to be removed. If you notice, part of that plastic seal is a tab for easy removal.

    It just makes the slider move easier.
     
  20. I removed mine and substituted it with this:

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  21. bdal1

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    +10 Deja vu

    the plastic tab, isn't a tab.
    It is a cut around the speaker.
     
  22. Geezer Squid

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    I paid for it, I'm keeping it.

    Seriously, I'm afraid it will loosen the slide mechanism.
     
  23. doomedromance

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    Nice graphics, Comrade. ;)

    edit: I just put a Nixon Watches sticker on the back of mine. Which can be seen here.
     
  24. SteveRyan

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    Nixon makes some pretty nice watches. They are one of the few manufacturers that make an all black watch....its called The Player.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. doomedromance

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    I happen to have a few myself. And they don't make "an all black watch" they have a shitload in the black titanium coating.
    [​IMG]
    That was taken from the BB Tour.
     

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