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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gonzoguy24, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert
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    Anyone receive a droid replacement in the mail lately? Mine had the power cycle issue and was wondering how the build quality of replacements were?

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  2. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert
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  3. longdaddy

    longdaddy Well-Known Member

    I got one directly from motorola via fedex yesterday it was one of the newest builds 46/09 and it had more probs then my 40/09 so I'm sending the 46/09 back you would think the build qaulity would get better but it aint
  4. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert
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    Wow...that sucks! Any other stories????
  5. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    not sure why'd you expect any difference this soon.

    when you return a tv, do you expect the new one to be of better build-quality? if you buy a car and then the exact same car 2 weeks later, would the new one be better built?

    just sayin.
  6. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Well this is based upon what others have stated on this forum and different build quality...tightness of slider etc etc. Also...if you owned a storm you would know what i am talking about
  7. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    yeah certainly there are slight differences between units, although i think ppl greatly exaggerate these differences. manufacturers invest a sh**tload of money to ensure tight tolerances. but regardless, what i'm saying is that this would be based on chance. if you replace your old droid, there's a slight chance you'll get a "better" one or a "worse" one, but it's not like they've retooled the factories in the last 2 weeks.
  8. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    True. I agree with ya. I was just simply asking around is all. :)
  9. kabz

    kabz Newbie

    I got my replacement Droid yesterday. I put the old battery in it (didn't come with one) at about 80% charge. Spent maybe an hour redownloading apps, setting it up etc. And then I turned it completely off because I didn't have time to set up the notifications and didn't want it beeping during the night. When I woke up, it wouldn't turn on. Was completely dead.
  10. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    My first DROID was a 44/09 build, along with my buddies, as we shared a new VZ plan...sent back for 3G->1x issue/signal loss all over town, but had snug fit between monitor and keyboard assemblies. His had no hardware issues either. My replacement was a 39/09 and slider was loose out of the box.
  11. zenit

    zenit Newbie

    I have a new droid from week 45 and so far no problems at all. Very nice device overall
  12. melmigs

    melmigs Newbie

    Got a 42/09 today in the mail to replace my 38/09 which had a loose slider (I think it was from using the snap-on gel case from Verizon). This slider is a lot tighter, the only problem I've had so far is the keyboard backlight not coming on when I first started it up, it took 2 restarts to enable the backlight. Other than that this one seems good!
  13. shanelby

    shanelby Newbie

    ok so i got a replacement droid today and it was not a certified preowned device and yeas i was out of the 30 day window and yes i still had to switch over the battery and back door.... but the device is NEW
  14. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    how do you tell when the device was made?
  15. hopla

    hopla Newbie

    Take out your battery and in the middle of all the barcodes you should see ##/09. mine is 47/09 for example
  16. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

    45/09....no problems at all!!!!
  17. hopla

    hopla Newbie

    I've had 2 47/09 and they both had loose sliders
  18. JoeMustang

    JoeMustang Member

    yeah, I got one back from Asurion. It was brand new and Horrible. I sent it back right away. The Keyboard buttons were coming apart, the screen/slider clicked ( screen was lose), keyboard did not light up.

    The one i have now, the keyboard still does not light up 70% of the time but other then that it is good quality and brand new. The screen is still a tad wobbly. My very First droid was the best in Build quality. Im not sure whats going on but the one i have now is acceptable and i can live with it. Nothing to really complain about really. Im just being picky.

    Also the last 2 droids i had, the battery door is now Very tight. It's almost hard to get off now.

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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