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  1. Thefoodman52

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    It seems as though my kickstand almost needs some lubricant. It sticks somewhat over halfway open, and needs a push to fully open, as well as close. My question: what oil/lubricant would be safe enough to use without eating away the paint and finish on the phone? (I.E. WE-40 is definitely out). It's just annoying because I use it alot to prop up the phone and keep it off its back, and camera lens at that. It's annoying hearing it squeaking every time it opens and closes.
     

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    Mine's doing that to.
     
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    And good lord, what is with all the friggin threads about where to by it and the prices of stuff?? Don't people come to this forum for help with the phone anymore?
     
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    And good lord, what is with all the friggin threads about where to by it and the prices of stuff?? Don't people come to this forum for help with the phone anymore?
     
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    Bump again. Shamefully.
     
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    Honestly, there's no way in hell I'm trading out my Evo for one eency little problem like this. It's honestly nothing some oil-based lubricant can't fix. Why risk a lemon over something as small an issue as this?
     
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    i think it's the spring, mine does it to but if you put pressure on it and push it towards the top OR the bottom of the phone while folding and unfolding it it won't squeak. i really just think the spring is rubbing on the metal of the stand when centered, not a big shock IMHO
     
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    Would oil/silicon lubricant fix it though?
     
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    I would have loved for this to be the only 'problem' I had. LOL
     
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    Do NOT use any liquid lubircant!!!!

    Something like Jig-A-Loo, Elmer's Slide All, or a dry graphite lubricant should work. That's my $0.03, but I am not a professional so don't hold me accountable.
     
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    Anyone have this issue and fix it?
     
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    Use WD-40 but don't try this at home :)
     
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    I hadn't noticed this until I was talking to someone on speakerphone and playing with the kickstand. She said "Is that a rat chewing on your phone or something?!?" I guess the squeaky vibration was making way down to the mic and she could hear it. Now I notice it and it's annoying.
     
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    The Kickstand could be a problem in the future of EVO. The spring loaded leg has such a small spring, it is almost definitely going to ware out before EVOs life is over. Possibly even snap off. I was thinking about all the possibilities of what could possibly pop the kickstand off a few days ago. I dread to if it happens to anyone. It will definitely be an eye-sore if it is no longer there.
     
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    I'd rather live with it than this.
     
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    My kickstand is starting to squeak too, would vasaline work?
     
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    Contact HTC about the problem and see if they have a remedy for It.
     
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