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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mysterygirl, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. mysterygirl

    mysterygirl Active Member
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    Hi all,
    I have been loving my new X and have experienced zero issues with it until tonight. I noticed that there's light leakage around the volume buttons, where the top and bottom components connect. As I trace around the edges, everywhere seems to fine except at that one connection point. Now I'm really concerned that my phone has a physical defect and may need to be exchanged. Has anyone else noticed this? Should I be concerned and get an exchange? I'm really bummed that my phone may have a problem...
     

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  2. Steven58

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    Not me. However, I will look at it in the dark again. I do have a cover on my phone.
     
  3. mysterygirl

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    Yeah, mine has been in a case since I got it last Friday. I hadn't noticed anything until I decided that I like the phone "naked" earlier today. It was the first time I'd really inspected it that closely. It's obvious in the dark. I'm just wondering if this is something relatively common and not to be concerned about? The phone still feels very solid and I don't think the two pieces are actively separating. It just looks like they weren't quite joined completely to begin with. Since it's around the volume buttons, I'm wondering if that's a "weak" point.
     
  4. Doit2it

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    Not the volume rockers but I do around the menu buttons. I do not get any light bleed from the LCD screen, only the back light from the buttons. I had read about the issue in a review before my purchase. I don't think it's a problem myself.

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  5. sx4dude2013

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    leakage around buttons is normal...if u think the X is bad...go look @ a Blackberry Bold 9650 thru VZW....its freaking krazy!! lol
     
  6. mysterygirl

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    The leakage is actually around the bezel of the phone, where the top half of phone plastic/metal meets the bottom half of phone plastic/metal. It just happens to be in the vicinity of the volume rocker buttons.

    Anyway, I'm not sure that it's a problem, as its probably not much different than the leakage around buttons (I have that on the menu/home buttons too). I'm not concerned about the leakage--I'm concerned about dust, water, etc. more easily getting into the phone.

    As I mentioned, my phone has been PERFECT otherwise and displayed none of the issues others are discussing (display, wifi, restarts, battery, etc). So, I'm thinking of accepting this as my phone's "quirk" and making peace with it. I just want to make sure that's not a decision I'll regret in 6 months!
     
  7. dirkbonn

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    Let me guess..... you guys thought about getting the Sprint HTC EVO 4G before you decided to wait for the release of the Droid X?
     

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