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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by natnat, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. natnat

    natnat Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys, wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
    I bought a case for my Hero, it's the flip open leather type with a plastic insert that you clip the phone into.
    Nice case but when I turn the phone it will not automatically orientate. I have tried it in all apps like messaging and photo's.
    As soon as I take the phone out of the case it works again? very odd

    Has anyone else encountered this?
     

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  2. Slug

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    Has the case got a magnetic catch for the flip?
     
  3. natnat

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    yep but so has the one for my ipod and other phones I have had, I thought it was probably that but how stupid ay.
     
  4. Notech

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    I had the exact same problem.

    So, does the magnet interfere with the orientation somehow?
     
  5. Xyro

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    Yeah, several people here have had problems with magnets in their cases. The compass is also affected.

    Although I didn't use my case for very long, as far as I can remember mine worked just fine. So I guess it depends on the location/strength of the magnet.
     
  6. Notech

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    Thanks for the information Xyro. Very useful to know.

    I think I'll be avoiding magnetic cases in the future...
     
  7. natnat

    natnat Well-Known Member
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    I removed the megnets from my case by carefully cutting the stitching to remove them, then a little bit of glue to seal it back up. It now works perfect.
    Good as I have not found another case that protects the phone as well as this one.

    Well pleased :) shows it was deffinately the magnets too.
     
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