Droid 3 Slide out keyboard problems

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by Droid792, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Droid792

    Droid792 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hello,

    I've had my Droid 3 for about a month now, and the keyboard is really starting to bother me. Actually so much, that I prefer not to use it too much. It seems that trying to slide out the keyboard, there is too much friction. I've noticed it has more friction than a friends droid 3, and just doesn't seem as overall smooth. I'm not sure if a little dust got in between the sliding parts or what. I was hoping it would become smoother over time, but it just isn't. Is there anything I can do? Could I use some kind of non-conductive lubrication for the sliding parts?

    Sorry if this is pretty stupid, but it just really irks me how it isn't smooth gliding at all.
     
  2. Mrennis5905

    Mrennis5905 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Call vzw or give the vzw store a visit. They should give you a replacement. Mine had a lot of friction and it was scraping the paint off. They gave me one

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  3. sarreq

    sarreq Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Philly
    Ratings:
    +0
    did you remove the packing film from the backof your screen? if not, it may be wearing out and gumming up the works.
     
  4. Droid792

    Droid792 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah, I already took that off the day I got it. Also, I think I will try to contact vzw. But are they just going to give me a refurb?
     
  5. Mrennis5905

    Mrennis5905 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yea they will. But mine seemed brand new. No problems so far whatsoever.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  6. nlinecomputers

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1
    Droid 3 is new enough that not a lot of referbs are out there. So it is likely you'll get a new one. But if you have had the phone less then 30 days I would DEMAND a NEW phone. There is no reason to be given sub standard from the git go.
     
  7. Big D

    Big D Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have the opposite problem. Mine is really loose.
     
  8. Chasjr

    Chasjr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0

    Be careful what you wish for mine was nice and tight and now it's loose like my first wife..
     
  9. aggiechase37

    aggiechase37 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0
    It loosens up over time. Be patient. Mine was pretty stiff out of the box too...
     
  10. Droid792

    Droid792 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well, I would try to be patient, but I'm starting to get really irritated that the back of the phone is getting scratched up from all the rubbing. Also the screen part doesn't seem tight in its "tracks." Like when I try to push out the screen, one side wants to go differently than the other side, and sort of wants to jam up in the tracks.
     
Search tags for this page
droid 3 hard to slide
,
droid 3 keyboard hard to slide
,
droid 3 keyboard loose
,
droid 3 slide
,
droid 3 slide loose
,

droid 3 slider problem

,
droid 3 slide stiff
,
motorola droid slide probelms'
,
motorola milestone 3 slider problem
,
sliding droid