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Gap between the keyboard and screen when closed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crafty Droid, Jan 13, 2010.

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Uneven gap between screen and keyboard at a corner?

  1. Yes

    31 vote(s)
    50.8%
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
    49.2%
  1. Crafty Droid

    Crafty Droid Member
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    I just got my droid and I noticed that the gap between the keyboard the screen when the phone is closed is slightly more on the bottom left corner than on the other corners. When pushed down I can make the gap go away.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
     

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  2. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    mine is fine...man you guys are examining this thing like its a diamond!
     
  3. teschoen

    teschoen Well-Known Member
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    How many Droid owners are diagnosed with OCD?
     
  4. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member
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    Mine is uneven at the bottom left corner of the screen, but I'm not sure if that's how it came or after I installed a snap-on case to it. Since it was one of those non-VZW cases, it had a tab that rubbed against the bottom of the screen and it might have pushed it up a bit. But it's still tight and slides like a bulldozer through a construction site. Just has a gap. It no longer bothers me because well, it's a phone.
     
  5. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Well-Known Member
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    Mine has a larger gap on the bottom right corner (by the back button) than the left. It does indeed bother me, but like sooper_droid12 said in another post, one must pick one's battles. This is far less bothersome than the problem my other Droid had.

    I knew my OCD would be in high gear with a slider phone...
     
  6. graymulligan

    graymulligan Member
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    there's going to be some slight differences in the tolerances between the two sliding pieces. Here's a thought...why not focus on a mm or 2 and just enjoy the phone?

    I'll never get people that are that OCD on stuff.
     
  7. baa269

    baa269 Well-Known Member
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    iam droid ocd. the littliest thing im on the phone with verizon. i didnt pay 200$ for a phone to have something so little happen in the first 30 days. maybe after everyday use for 3-4 months ok... but 30 days no way. same as when you buy a new car. you look for things and flaws to make the dealer fix any concerns you have,
     
  8. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, exactly, I paid $200 and I want this thing to be perfect. But yeah, my original Droid, which had issues, was REALLY flimsy in the bottom left corner (the back button). Like, it felt more clicky than a BB Storm. My new one is slightly clicky in that corner too, but meh, what are you gonna do? I doubt slider phones can be made perfectly.
     
  9. writhum

    writhum Well-Known Member
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    Put one small strip of electrical tape on the back of the screen. Place it opposite to where the phone has a gap (i.e. if the bottom left of your phone has too much spacing, place the tape in the top right.)

    I had a thread a while ago with pictures detailing this, but I've actually changed the position of the tape and liked it alot more. Now with the tape behind the screen, the added bonus is my phone doesnt open in my pocket anymore =)
     
  10. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member
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    Duct tape and a can of hi-gloss black spray paint did wonders for mine. I carry a half roll of duct tape with me everywhere I go. You just never know.

    Just kidding:p. I whipped mine out and it looks a-ok!
     
  11. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Well-Known Member
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    mine is the same way. The Right side of the phone is Solid when i push down on the screen. But if i push down on the screen in the Lower left and corner the Screens "clicks" It's so F**king annoying. I want my Phone to feel solid. But thats just me, I've had 3 droids, lol. First one was Fine until i dropped it, and the replacement was Flimsy as hell. And my 3rd one is still not up to standards as my 1st one but oh well.

    OP you are not alone sadly.
     
  12. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    Ha ha....you're saying that because you feel $200 is a huge purchase. I was thinking, I only paid $200 for it....i'm not going to micro analyze it like its worth a fortune!
     
  13. iLollar

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    $200 is pocket change for me! My plan isnt up till March 2011. I paid $490 for mine and Iv spent close to $100 on things to keep it protected. So yeah its like a girlfriend. You just dont let any random person come up and slap her on the ass do you? As of the gap its just one of her perks LOL!:D
     
  14. shizzy1427

    shizzy1427 Well-Known Member
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    the back button is totally the left of the phone. just sayin'
     
  15. spazma7ik

    spazma7ik Well-Known Member
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    Not if you're holding it with the screen facing down.
     
  16. Droidophile

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    My screen seems to have this odd greasy smear on it. Almost like a cheek print mixed with some suspicious smudges. Possibly finger smudges. How many of you have a greasy screen and finger smudges? Should we take our phones back? Class action lawsuit? Is it Friday yet?
     
  17. kbayer

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    I had an unusual smudge yesterday. Found a third party anti-smudge app that works great, but now my shoelaces won't stay tied. Is anyone else having this problem?

    My Droid says today is Thursday, not Friday, but that's subject to change. I confirmed that with a phone call to Washington.

    I say we give these Droid's a fighting chance -- at least another 24 hours.:D
     
  18. skunkpbguy

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    I just upgraded to shoes with no laces, problem solved!;)
     
  19. ofrhythm

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    I paid $300 for mine with a one year contract. I wasn't happy with it. for $300 bucks I should be getting more out of a phone. with in a month of having the phone it started to fall apart. once that plastic covering came off the back of the screen i started to notice the gap, quite noticeable gap. the screen would sit uneven when opened. i hated that dust wouldn't come off of the keyboard. i always touched the bottom row of buttons when watching a video. the call quality was horrendous--hissing and buzzing...other people had the same issue. but the os is nice--except there was no flash out of the box on video. or any option at that. my samsung omnia could do just as many things out of the box then the droid. just my opinion for paying 300 bucks for a phone and being stuck with paying out the a$$ for the crap at verizon. but dont get me wrong, it had a beautiful screen--fast as hell, i liked typing on the keyboard. but those minimal pluses didn't out weigh the benefits of keeping my samsung omnia and just waiting a few months. plus its my internet, and the wifi tethering didn't work before my 30 days were up. :-D

    ...just saying
     
  20. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Confucius says:

    Sometimes you must start to use phone instead of using it as a mirror to illustrate your faults. :p
     
  21. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member
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    Yes, the whole "phone thing" is really a large committment, almost like marriage, all the way around. In choosing the Droid (or almost any other phone), you are promising to honor and pay your service provider an agreed to amount for two years. If you fall in love with another phone and choose to ditch your current one and divorce your provider, other fees are incurred. Even paying $200 for the phone and promising $110 a month comes to about $2800...
    It's not "just a phone".
     
  22. tdjt

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    I believe a lot of people had this problem early on. My wife's droid had this problem, but mine didn't. The gap is more than cosmetic issue, it also affects touch screen responsiveness because if the screen moves away when you touch, it may not register the touch immediately. She got a new one within 30 days. I highly suggest you do the same if you are still within that period.
     
  23. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member
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    Remember the screen uses electrical impulse not pressure to indicate a touch; therefore, your logic is flawed.

    Spock!
     
  24. tdjt

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    I'm speaking from personal experience. When the top screen on the droid moves, it gives an inconsistent touch experience. Capacitive touchscreens respond to changes in the electric field, which is not as cut and dry as touch or no touch. You skin acts as an insulator, especially if it's dry or calloused. Try it yourself. You can physically touch the screen without it registering a touch. I had a screen protector on, which made it even less sensitive.
     
  25. quiksilver169

    quiksilver169 Well-Known Member
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    My left foot is bigger than my right foot....I wonder if I can return it?
     

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