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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by entelechy3, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member
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    Hey Folks, random, OCDish question I'd appreciate anybody's input on:

    I'm perfectly happy with the functionality of my Eris. I'm among those who's not having lagging issues or force closing issues or battery issues or anything like that, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. I'm still adjusting to Android's little quirks, but overall, I'm very pleased, and am planning to be an Android user for the long haul.

    However, I have a little issue with the physical structure of the phone. The battery door "clicks" whenever I'm holding the phone with one hand and pushing the physical buttons with my thumb. One of the little locking clips on the battery cover (on the bottom right hand corner) is just a tad loose. The battery cover doesn't fall off or anything, and as far as I can tell, this isn't affecting a damn thing other than my own obsessive brain. (Perhaps coincidentally, on that same side of the phone, the silver trim is a bit more recessed than on the other side, but that's really neither here nor there.)

    In fact, I've been able to more or less solve the "clicking" problem by applying a tiny (less than a half-centimeter square) piece of masking tape to that area, under the battery door, where the battery cover clips to... basically a little shim that gives that clip a little more of a ledge to rest on. I applied that yesterday, and it seems to have resolved the issue completely.

    I'm planning on getting a case for the phone anyway, but my question to you guys is: is it even remotely worth it to take it back to Verizon (I have like a day or two left on my 30-day replacement period)? I'm coming from an iPhone, and for all its quirks, that thing was physically solid as a rock--I don't like anything on my phone moving that shouldn't be, especially when the phone's less than a month old.

    My worry, however, is that I'll turn it in and be given a phone that has any of the several issues you guys have talked about... I'd rather have a phone that needs a tiny piece of unseen tape inside the battery door than have a phone that's lagging like crazy or constantly crashing or something.

    I'm pretty much planning on just going with my little masking-tape-shim fix and then getting some sort of hard case for the phone (and just forgetting this whole thing ever happened). However, I thought I'd see what you good people had to say about this ridiculously neurotic issue.

    Thanks all!

  2. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    Keep your phone if it works. Can VZW maybe give you a new back cover? Try that.
  3. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Are you sure it's not the volume button on the side? I've noticed it isn't very tight, and has a tendency to make some noise.
  4. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member
    Thread Starter

    Sweet baby [Removed by Mod] on a tricycle. I never even thought about replacing the cover... and a brief search of VZW's website has taught me that even if they won't replace it under the mfr's warranty, it'll cost me a whopping $15 if it ever does eventually fall apart.

    Seriously, thanks for pointing out the easiest and most obvious solution.
  5. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    How do you do that? I'd love to know how to get them to replace it for 15.00 bucks?!
  6. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just did a search from the VZW accessories page for "battery cover" after I selected the Eris from the little "shop by phone" menu... Here's the link directly to the cover.

    Looks slightly different than mine, though... appears to have silver trim around the bottom, and doesn't have the "with Google" text printed on the back. Don't particularly care, but just interesting to note.
  7. ericDylan

    ericDylan Android Enthusiast

    it also looks like it does not have the great soft touch finish that is on the original case. coming from an iphone you might like that better because it does look more like the iphone finish
  8. BiggusDiccus

    BiggusDiccus Newbie

    Not sure how taking the name of the savior of a 2000 year old religion in vain is going to make your phone work better?

    You + trying to be clever = fail
  9. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    Not to butt in, but as a neutral observer, I'd like to weigh in and say entelechy3 is getting what appears to be the unequivocal win in this exchange.

    I'm actually sort of boggling at what point BiggusDiccus thinks he just proved?

    (runs to unsubscribe so I don't have to read the inevitable convoluted response.)
  10. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member
    Thread Starter

    I didn't get it because there was nothing there to get. You're either a hypocritical tightass or the world's worst satirist. Either way, there was nothing in your post to get--you contributed nothing to the discussion at hand, you were either trying to put me down or crack a joke severely lacking in... well, everything.

    Seriously, people like you are what makes this forum less and less fun every day. So now that you've got my attention: please, enlighten me. What didn't I get? What worldy wisdom were you attempting to impart with your witticism?
  11. BiggusDiccus

    BiggusDiccus Newbie

    So you understood the source of my screen name but failed to connect it with the monty python style comment I posted. Then rather than admit you didn't get it, you posted a pathetic Expletive deleted by Admin that made you sound like a whiney little 12 year old. Now you are just trying to backpedal and make yourself look like less of a tool than you are.
    You went from a loser to a pathetic loser.
    Please show me how classy and intelligent you are by telling me to go Expletive deleted by Admin myself again...such wit. I will sit here and continue to both laugh at you and feel sorry for you at the same time.
    Just face it dude, you didn't get it. Move on.
  12. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    Going to go with 'world's worst satirist' with a heaping side of 'can't take criticism' and a sprinkle of 'possible troll.'

    (Meant to unsusbscribe but...can't..look..away. It's like watching a trainwreck of stupid o_0 )

    FWIW, I'm glad you found a potential solution to your problem ent. Good luck with everything =)
  13. entelechy3

    entelechy3 Member
    Thread Starter

    dude, first of all, i admitted i didn't get it from the get-go. i failed to "get" the connection between your screen name and your comment because your comment was droll, uptight, and unfunny. it was the antithesis of a "monty python style comment." likewise, you present yourself as droll, uptight, and unfunny, and the fact that you still refuse to say what the hell the point of your original post was--you just keep offering the incredibly mature "you just don't get it"--leads me to believe that some part of the back of your brain realizes you had no point whatsoever, and are trying desperately to avoid admitting that.

    regardless, if the moderators are paying any attention whatsoever, i should be banned by the time i wake up in the morning, as i completely deserve it. my only wish at this point, oh great Biggus Diccus, is that you finally illuminate poor, stupid, barely-literate me on what the point was that i missed all these many posts ago.
  14. bryston

    bryston Newbie

    When in doubt... use tape! Lol
  15. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    chill out kids.... [Removed by Mod]


    that link you posted to the cover, that is the hotness. I do not think there is silver trim on it but that is glare from the photo as seen more emphasized running up the side of it.

    It does look glossy, nice, i might grab one...
  16. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert

    There is no need for this bickering. If you see something you don't like report it, do not start an argument about it.

    The original posters' question has now been answered, this thread is now closed

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