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A Noobie's Guide to Evo Defects - (Pro Tips Wanted)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by music_pharoah, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. music_pharoah

    music_pharoah Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okay, so after perusing the forums and gather information, there are many assumptions and defects to be discussed.

    First off, to state my credit, I am an Evo 0003 owner on 6/17.

    I have seen people discussing many, many problems with the Evo.

    So, let's discuss:
    -Screen raising, not being flush or recessed, near bottom
    -Light Leakage
    -Battery cover not being flush
    -Power button sinking
    -Battery issues
    -Random reboot
    -Grounding issues

    Please, anyone who has knowledge of these, has pictures of these, or can help, post your info here and define them.
    *Especially* the light leakage - what exactly is this? and does anyone have a picture?

    The reason I want this thread to exist, is that many people have been posting threads about defects...but some of us are just ignorant as to what many of them mean. I'm looking for definitions with pictures, please.


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  2. music_pharoah

    music_pharoah Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2010
    Grouding Issues - These issues arise when a user attempts to set their Evo on a surface other than there head that is normally level. Defects have varied here depending on user, below are the following levels of defects.
    -When the Evo is placed level, the phone is unresponsive to touch.
    -When the Evo is placed level, just the notification bar is unresponsive.
    -When the Evo is placed on a hard surface, it will function normally; however, when placed on a soft surface such as a blanket, the notification bar will not respond.

    Screen Raised Issues - Users have posted far and few pictures of their screens not being flush or recessed with the lip of the phone. Some people experience:
    -The bottom part of the screen being raised above the lip and exposing the underside of the screen.
    -The screen being flush with the lip while the top of the phone is recessed.
    -The edge of the screen curving out or not being straight.

    Power Button Sinking Issues - The power button is an integral part of the phone; however, many users have commented that it goes more and more flush over time.
    -The power button will begin to sink into the phone and become flush with the surface.
    -The power button will not return to its original position.
    -The power button sinks too far and is unresponsive.
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  3. nbm400

    nbm400 Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    St. Louis
    I'm curious to what this is as well.
  4. eric3316

    eric3316 Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2010
    There are soooooo many posts and pictures. Just take a second to read some thread titles and you will be sure to find them.
  5. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2010
    Laid off....sigh
    Raleigh, NC
    What, no hand holding here?? ;-)
  6. neoshi

    neoshi Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    the grounding issue also occurs when the phone is mounted on a car mount that is suctioned to the windshield unless it is plugged in or my hand physically touches anything outside of the touchscreen, effectively grounding it. the mount is plastic.
  7. MrDoug1

    MrDoug1 New Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Private Investigator
    Power Port Issue:

    The micro usb port, on the phone, does not correctly contact the charging cable. It is a constant battle of jiggling to keep a charge in the phone. Currently the cable is held in position with electrical tape. It either is a manufacturer defect or after normal wear and tear, the micro usb port gets damaged. Either way, my EVO is going back to Best Buy today, I have already spoken with Sprint about the issue, and they are aware.

    As discussed in this thread: http://androidforums.com/support-tr...105948-power-port-already-broken-htc-evo.html

    Anybody else having this issue?

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