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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bisnicks, May 25, 2010.

  1. Bisnicks

    Bisnicks Member
    Thread Starter

    I know this is a common problem for the HTC incredible, however, I was curious if there was any sort of fix or solution that people have discovered?

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  2. jratzo

    jratzo Member

    People have mentioned the battery door, but mine doesn't seem to be the door, it happens with the bat cover off.

    Sorry no solution here, I do have the silicon case on it now and don't notice it
  3. fliptwister

    fliptwister Well-Known Member

    Creaking? Common problem?

    I have no problem with mine and suspect the vast majority of people that have the HI do not have the issue. What is the creaking problem?
  4. Bisnicks

    Bisnicks Member
    Thread Starter

    My battery door seems to creak when squeezed at the bottom. It's rather annoying. I've heard of quite a few other Dinc owners that have the same problem.
  5. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    If you squeeze a certain part of the phone (in the middle usually) the battery door creeks, yes.. If it bothers you STOP SQUEEZING IT THERE! lol.. Or, if you're anal, maybe take a couple pieces (very small, duh) of cardboard and stick them between the case and the back as you're putting the cover on. Tight fit, yes, but it may take care of your OCD..
  6. Bisnicks

    Bisnicks Member
    Thread Starter

    All I do is pick up my phone and it creaks against my hand. I'm not squeezing it there on purpose. I'm squeezing it there to hold on to lol.
  7. atlbuc

    atlbuc Android Enthusiast

    I put some strips of red electrical tape on the battery to stop it from creaking there but it does occasionally creak down by the Google logo
  8. Hilly

    Hilly Newbie

    I sat here for a few minutes and couldn't get mine to creak unless I pushed on it in very specific ways that required both hands while holding it to my ear to hear it creak. I can't recall a time where I used both hands to hold a phone up to my ear....
  9. Bisnicks

    Bisnicks Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, clearly this is only affecting some phones.

    I'm just saying when I pick up the phone like anyone else does, it creaks.

    I don't know why people are being assholes to me when all I wanted to know was if there was a fix to the problem.
  10. atlbuc

    atlbuc Android Enthusiast

    The battery cover is so flimsy and due to the raised areas on the cover this thing will continue to creak in various places. The 1st one I had creaked right above the volume rocker and down by the Google logo as well as the center
  11. rcicu

    rcicu Well-Known Member

    There is a simple fix to the creak :D

    Don't press there :rolleyes:
  12. atlbuc

    atlbuc Android Enthusiast

    This is the cheap feeling comments I think we were hearing about when it got reviewed. Although I don't think it is cheap feeling overall the creaking cheap battery cover certainty makes it feel that way.
  13. jgigs

    jgigs Member

    I had the the side creak which was solved by replacing the stock battery with a 1500 mah battery. However, it diverts the creak to the bottom by the google logo.

    The side creak drove me crazy since it was right where you grip the phone 90% of the time.The bottom creak doesn't bother me too much since its in a position I don't grip often and I basically have to make it creak...
  14. M4gicM@

    M4gicM@ Newbie

    There is already another thread on this... http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/78452-squeaky-plastic.html

    I suggest a fix by placing scotch tape on the inside cover edges. I posted a pic in the other thread but here it is again. This is how i got my phone to stop creaking. Maybe it works for you too, give it a try!

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  15. TangledThorns

    TangledThorns Member

    It doesn't creak with the silicone case cover.
  16. jonahmt21

    jonahmt21 Lurker

    It Worked! great, simple and cheap fix!


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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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