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Support Replacement flaps for USB port and Micro SD port, where to buy

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyde01, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. cyde01

    cyde01 Newbie
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    So I've owned this phone for a year and a half now, still works great and am hoping to keep it for a while longer. The original flap for the USB port's rubber seals started tearing off after about 8 months of use, so I bought some replacement flaps on ebay which worked fine for another 8 months or so. The rubber seals on those started tearing again, so I again bought some replacement flaps on ebay. When I installed them, I immediately noticed that they pushed in really easy, when the other flaps were an extremely tight fit and had to be forced in when new. I was suspicious, so I did an air pressure test to see if the flaps were air tight.

    Here's the video I followed along in order to do the test:


    Sure enough, the seal was only slightly air tight, with air pressure barely increasing when I start to squeeze the phone, only for it to decrease to normal even though I haven't stopped squeezing. So I was wondering, how have other users of this phone's flaps been holding up? Do you have a problem of the rubber seals going bad like mine? Which vendors are legitimate vendors that sell OEM parts with flaps that are airtight? Here's a link, anyone know if this vendor's legit?
    http://www.witrigs.com/oem-micro-sd-sim-usb-port-cover-flap-for-sony-xperia-z3-black
    The fact that this forum hasn't had a new post in 4 months is a little concerning....
     

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  2. oleb84

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    Unfortunately this forum has never been popular. Such a shame as the phone is the best I've ever had.

    I'd love to know where to buy proper replacement flaps as mine too fell victim to the rubber seals tearing away.
     
  3. cyde01

    cyde01 Newbie
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    Yeah it really is too bad. It's also the best phone i've ever had and until it breaks really have zero reason to upgrade ever. Battery life definitely is not what it was but still enough to get through the day, still runs fast, even though it looks like i'll never get marshmellow. Really the only issue is the flaps needing to be replaced semi-regularly. All the ones i got most recently haven't been 100% air tight so i just gave up.
     

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