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Droid keyboard opens a little too tight

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by irregularjoe, May 27, 2010.

  1. irregularjoe

    irregularjoe Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Not sure if something got spilled on it. I cleaned everything with a soft antistatic cloth. My Droid's keyboard seems hard to slide open. I suppose it could be the intense heat where I live. Any ideas on a safe lube?

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  2. obutto

    obutto Android Enthusiast

    Take off the sticker on the back of the slider.
  3. tebower

    tebower Member

    Um...isn't a tight slider actually desirable for a slider phone? Droid's history would indicate that it gets weaker and more loose with time and even light use.

    Keep it tight for as long as possible.
  4. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert

    This just HAS to be quoted for truth!
  5. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast

    The other day sprite managed to splatter on my Droid, gumming up the slide mechanism. I simply cleaned off what I could, then applied small dabs of grease in various areas, before sliding it open and closed a few times, letting it get under the panel. I then wiped off any excess that wasn't obviously lubricating, and it's now 100% smooth, sliding better than before the incident occurred.

    IMO, the sliding mechanism isn't specialized enough to require any unique brand or safe lube. I just used some stuff that I typically apply on nuts/bolts when working on my cars, and it worked fine. If you don't have anything at home that can lubricate it, try a hardware store or something...they should have something small and cheap that you can apply (provided this is your issue).
  6. skunkpbguy

    skunkpbguy Android Enthusiast

    Only one statement needs be said here:
    That's what SHE said! :cool:
  7. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Oh it'll loosen up as time goes on and the more you open it up. Mine was very tight at first, but now it moves in and out with the littlest force.
  8. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert

    This thread is in danger of drowning in double entendres.
  9. irregularjoe

    irregularjoe Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Krouget
    I have lots of lube. Any recommendations on what is Droid appropriate?

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