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General HTC chrome sticker on backplate comes off easily

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wassupjen, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. wassupjen

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    I just got my phone yesterday and already the chrome sticker "h" in "htc" peeled off. i just layed it on some carpet and it snagged and ripped the sticker right off. I could tell it almost snagged the t as well because there was a fiber caught in it, but not enough to rip off the letter.

    Anyway, just a warning that those htc letters could come over very easily if you place it on a fiberous carpet.

    I am going to take it to verizon today to see if I can get a new backplate. What do you think?
     

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    I think you should peel the 't' off. Then glue the 't' first and the 'h' second so that it reads "THC".

    I'm going to do that now - thanks for the idea.
     
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    you win this topic congratulations
     
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    i would love to have a thc phone so i could impress my smoking buddies. but the stickers won't restick once they come off, they are like foil and crumples.
     
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    I'm a fan of this thread if only for the phrase "fiberous".
     
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    i will only lay mine on non fiberous carpets.thanks for the tip!
     
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    If verizon is no help, (or will take your phone for a week to fix a sticker), you could just take all the letters off and be left with an embossed "htc" logo.
     
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    Or just get a case...
     
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    Just take the lettering off and paint it red. Same colors as the insides.
     
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    funny, i read this thinking it was something that would be a good idea to do..then realized it was a warning! I might like it better with out the badging.
     
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    +1 yeah!
     
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    Yes, please post a pic of this. Thanks.
     
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    this happened to me last night putting the phone in my pocket
     
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    same thing happened to me... but you know after I took off the other two letters, it looks pretty nice in all black.
     
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    Same thing happened to me... Verizon is willing to replace it but it has been 2 weeks and they still haven't got a unit returned to pull the back off of. What do you think the odds are that HTC might send me a new back plate?
     
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    This thread is awesome.
     
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    Yes..., way to contribute. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, way to contribute indeed.
     
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    Mines coming off too. I'm stupid, how do you post a pic?
     
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    Huh, guess HTC didn't glue the letters securely. My phone is in a silicone case so the letters are safe, but rubbing them with my finger they seem fully recessed in the cover and I can't feel the edges so strange they would come out. Someone used the wrong glue, or maybe no glue.
     
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    Happening now to mine too. Only put it in my pocket, no fibrous carpet encounters. Maye my pocket is fibrous too?

    Any update on if this is a chronic issue or what VZ will do?
     
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    You could always turn it in on your insurance as a "lost" phone. Then you have two back plates!

    Edit: that is a only a good idea if you are okay with spending 100$ for a back plate... I forgot about the deductible(the reason I do not have that BS insurance.)
     
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    I got insurance through this joint, https://www.protectcelladvantage.com/, offered at the store, for 120 bucks for 2 years. That's 5/mo. First incident is only 50 deduct. Not too BS IMO.

    Don't really want to spend the deduct anyway for a trivial thing like that. Wouldn't mind an extra free backplate though.:)
     
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    i got the 2150 extended battery and pulled off the chrome stickers immediately.

    looks a lot better IMO
     

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