Screen a bit loose... Anyone else?Support


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  1. mshest

    mshest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so when the Droid is closed and i am looking at it so that the usb port is directly in front of me with the screen facing up.... if i look towards the right corner there is more space between the 2 parts of the phone than on the left. and in fact i can press on top of the back key and squish the phone together more. everything is really solid and when the phone is open everything is symetrical..... just wondering about whether anyone else has the same issue?
     

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  2. Droid_Junky

    Droid_Junky Well-Known Member

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    Yes, mine is the same way. I noticed it after using my wife's phone and not feeling the screen move when I pressed the back button. We bought two and opted for the Best Buy 9.99 insurance. I plan on taking advantage of the insurance in the next few months. It's not enough to bother me at this point. I figured I would wait until I scratch it up or something then drop it a few times to get a new one.

    Still love the Droid!
     
  3. mshest

    mshest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well, my co-worker who also has the Droid, also has this issue. if more people don't reply here i guess i might have to stop by the VZ store to take a look at what their brand new models have
     
  4. nerdstaz

    nerdstaz Well-Known Member

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    If it helps, my phone does not have this issue! Neither does a friend of mine and his lady. They are all pretty even!
     
  5. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Ditto. No extraneous spaces.
     
  6. th3dude19

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    I've noticed that there is a little bit of give in the hinge of my phone.

    When the phone is closed, and I press on the screen, there is some give between the screen and the keyboard below. Is this normal? Suggestions?
     
  7. blazingwolf

    blazingwolf Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if it is "normal" or not but it happens on mine too. I can make mine make noises if I push on the upper right corner and lower left corner.

    I'll probably head to VZW in some point in time to experiment with another Droid and see if happens to that one also.
     
  8. Stone128

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    Mine has a loose feel as well where there is give between the screen and keyboard. Two friends have the phone and theirs does not have this. I wonder if it will happen over time or if it is a defect.
     
  9. mshest

    mshest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so i went to the VZW store and they bitched me out and told me its "normal" and that it needs the gap to open easier.... but i swear my gap is like a millimeter bigger than other gaps. why cruel world... WHY?!
     
  10. Graz

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    Damn :mad: I have it too, never noticed it until now.
     
  11. mshest

    mshest Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    this damn gap is causing me mental anguish. i might have to do the 30 day exchange.. i wonder what they will say.....
     
  12. MrDonBonJovi

    MrDonBonJovi Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about nit picking like that. I came from the Storm 1 debacle where everyone was trying to find the smallest reason to return their phones. My "click" sounds different that his "click". Don't worry about it people. The sliding mechanism is going to show wear on this phone, its inevitable. Nature of the beast.
    I come from a mechanical design background so maybe my perspective is a little different.
     
  13. Graz

    Graz Well-Known Member

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    @ Mr Bon Jovi, that's really easy for someone without OCD to say.
     
  14. MrDonBonJovi

    MrDonBonJovi Well-Known Member

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    Understandable, but in some time it probably won't be that big of a deal.
     
  15. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to go return my Droid solely over this, but if it's an issue others are having as well, maybe I'll just play with one at the Verizon store, see if it does it, and decide from there.
     
  16. Nepherim

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    I see a gap which is around 1mm. But the different between left and right is very tiny: <0.5mm I'd say. I'm able to squish things together maybe .25mm.
     
  17. Stone128

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    I mean I don't see it as a showstopper because it doesn't affect functionality. But it is disconcerting considering I've had the phone for 2 days.
     
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    I also have a more noticeable gap on the right side than the left. However, I just purchased one of the hard plastic cases from a Verizon store...It seems that with the case snapped on, there is no give whatsoever. Even though it makes the phone more bulky, I like that it removes the 'flimsyness.
     
  19. Watashi

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    Perfectly parallel left to right :)
     
  20. shadowdude777

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    Well, no, it's not, but I figure if that's looser than it should be, what ELSE is looser than it should be? O_O
     
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    but it seems that the all cell phone forums are full of OCD'er....
     
  22. blazingwolf

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    Threads merged. Please look for already posted threads before starting another one. :)
     
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    Mine had this issue, I took it back to Best Buy and had them open several Droid boxes so I can choose a good one.
     
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    Not sure if it's the same issue but whenever I have the screen out to use the keyboard it seems weak when I press the home button.
     
  25. Blackjoker4215

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    I am also having this issue. I took it to Verizon and they noticed the problem and told me to watch it and see if it gets worse. I was fine with that, but the more and more I use my phone the more and more I notice it and am borhered by it. I plan on going to the other store in the area tomorrow and get an exchange because of this and other issues such as dropped 3g and extreme heat from top of phone. It sounds so much like the storm when I press any of the buttons and sometimes when I touch the screen. We shall see how it goes.
     

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