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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by qu_evox, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. qu_evox

    qu_evox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey All,

    I have had my droid for just over a month now and i am getting a little pissed that the screen does not keep itself shut. It seems like it is opening easier and slides easier, and even looser to slide open and close. I am not happy with this at the one month mark and im getting worried that something eventually its not going to stay shut at all (it barely does now). When i take the phone out of my pocket i have to constantly close it, then use it. Annoying. Anyone else having this issue?
     



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  2. TheGr81

    TheGr81 Well-Known Member

    Yes I am having this issue as well. I am going to try the electrical tape trick that someone else posted.
     
  3. bruceo

    bruceo Android Enthusiast

    I am surprised to not see more gripes about this. The two droids i have would easily open in my pocket from day 1. It was very annoying to pull it out and see the screen on and often have the message of too many failed lockscreen gestures or "that is not an emergency number" as the emergency dialer was up trying to dial numbers erroneously..
     
  4. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    Maybe there is a screw or something that you can tighten.
     
  5. qu_evox

    qu_evox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    whats this electrical tape fix? Any link to the other posting? I know i can search, but im on the droid and a link would be easier. lol Thanks!
     
  6. writhum

    writhum Well-Known Member

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/24379-screen-loose-you-might-wanna-try.html

    I did this fix because of the 'give' between the screen and the keyboard (you could feel a gap when pushing down on the screen.) It did add a bit of friction to the sliding process though, and might help for you. You could try putting just one strip (make sure it's good quality 3m electrical) along the back of the screen to add a little resistance.
     
  7. qu_evox

    qu_evox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I mean i guess i can try this, Just kind of sucks that i have to use electrical tape to make a 600 dollar smart phone work the way it should :/
     
  8. writhum

    writhum Well-Known Member

    I totally agree, have you tried exchanging it through verizon?
     
  9. qu_evox

    qu_evox Newbie
    Thread Starter

    im out of the thirty days. So i doubt that they would let me exchange it now. But i am pretty sure it is a weakness of the phone that comes with extended use. If you arent experiencing it now i feel like it will come eventually. But besides that i really do like the phone and think its awesome.
     
  10. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    I got a replacement for my Droid a few weeks ago because of an unrelated issue. While my first one was fairly loose and would open in my pocket, the new one doesn't. It feels much different as far as the slider goes. There is just some variation among the Droids out there right now.

    If you can come up with a reason to swap it, you might be able to get one with a better hinge.
     
  11. d1pham

    d1pham Member

    I just got mine swapped out this morning because of the loose screen clicking issue. The new unit week 45 is much tighter and I'm pretty happy.
     
  12. meekrab

    meekrab Android Enthusiast

    There's a thread, something to the effect of "customize the back of your droid's screen." Basically they make a vinyl sticker cut to fit the back of the screen that should add some resistance, might be worth a shot. They offer a bunch of different colors and patterns
     

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