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

  1. gonzoguy24

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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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    Anybody???
     
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    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
     
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    Wow...that sucks! Any other stories????
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    True. I agree with ya. I was just simply asking around is all. :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have a new droid from week 45 and so far no problems at all. Very nice device overall
     
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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    how do you tell when the device was made?
     
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    Take out your battery and in the middle of all the barcodes you should see ##/09. mine is 47/09 for example
     
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    45/09....no problems at all!!!!
     
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    I've had 2 47/09 and they both had loose sliders
     
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    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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