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    2nd Defective 8900...

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    Guys, if you read any of my other posts, I had my first 8900 that I got on the 11th which had a camera defect (pixels, etc.), got another one today via retail store exchange... and everything is flawless, no memory leak on default OS, etc. etc...


    Except.... I just noticed that when I press the end key (it does it very slightly as well when I press the escape and send keys as well), the screen does the wavey thing that all LCD's do when you press on them. However, I am not pressing on the LCD screen at all, I am merely pressing the button with average power (not excessive). Sigh... I guess this one the LCD placement is off and thus I am hitting it when I press the end/esc/send key... Goodness... I will be going back and getting my 3rd 8900 in less than a week...

    Has anyone else had this problem? Is it just a simple manufacturing defect?

    Needless to say, I am bummed...

    EDIT: Actually I dont need to even press the key hard enough to make it click, just tapping it (the keys have some wiggle room, esp the send/end row) makes it do it. It is also very obvious and not subtle.
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    Never read anyone else having that screen issue. Def sounds defective.

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    Wow, you've had awful luck. I'm thinking that this is just an isolated case. Maybe the third time will be the charm.

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    Several ppl on the crackberry forums have had it as well. I had to switch out my 8320 3 times as well before I found a good one a year ago as well. Hopefully, this will be the same case this time.

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    Sorry to hear about the problems you've been having. Best of luck with number three

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofeity View Post
    Guys, if you read any of my other posts, I had my first 8900 that I got on the 11th which had a camera defect (pixels, etc.), got another one today via retail store exchange... and everything is flawless, no memory leak on default OS, etc. etc...


    Except.... I just noticed that when I press the end key (it does it very slightly as well when I press the escape and send keys as well), the screen does the wavey thing that all LCD's do when you press on them. However, I am not pressing on the LCD screen at all, I am merely pressing the button with average power (not excessive). Sigh... I guess this one the LCD placement is off and thus I am hitting it when I press the end/esc/send key... Goodness... I will be going back and getting my 3rd 8900 in less than a week...

    Has anyone else had this problem? Is it just a simple manufacturing defect?

    Needless to say, I am bummed...

    EDIT: Actually I dont need to even press the key hard enough to make it click, just tapping it (the keys have some wiggle room, esp the send/end row) makes it do it. It is also very obvious and not subtle.
    I got the first 8900 out of a retail store in OH. It has a red pixel right in the middle of the camera screen. I am going to exchange it in a couple days and hope for the best?

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    Hmm weird, I have had 0 problems with mine and I unboxed it on the 12th and still running strong, I did do the .152 upgrade but it was not needed as IMO most T-Mobile phones are very durable and well made. They dont rush them out which is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcclafferty4 View Post
    I got the first 8900 out of a retail store in OH. It has a red pixel right in the middle of the camera screen. I am going to exchange it in a couple days and hope for the best?
    Yeah return it. My first one had a similar issue. It had 2 pixels stuck only on the camera viewer. It would also show up on my pictures but with less intensity. Talk about annoying...

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    Keep swapping until you get a perfect unit. While this is no excuse, but do keep in mind this is the intial release batch and tends for whatever reason to be less than stellar compared to a little further down the line.

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    Yep used to happen on the first prod Bolds when they came out in August 08.
    As blackninja said, keep exchanging until you get a perfect one.

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