Droid feeling slightly loose

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    Ok let me see if I can explain. The Droid itself seems sturdy and the display slides good with no problems of it feeling loose or sliding out too easily. The problem is when the keyboard is not extended. There is a slight gap between the display and the keyboard underneath on the left side. You can't really see the the gap but when you use the touchscreen on the left side of the display you can feel it "close the gap" and it sorta makes a noise that the two halves touch. It's seems like it's just a minor thing but its enough that is can be aggravating when you are using the touch screen to type and it "feels different" cuz of that clicking from the gap on the left side and feels like you are lamost double tapping. Anyone else experience this?
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    I just checked my phone based on your description and yes, there is some mechanical movement between the 2 halves of the phone along that left edge but, I have never noticed it while typing or using the touchscreen.

    I think some degree of clearance is necessary to allow the phone to have a detent into both the open and closed position.

    It may be excessive on your hardware but, mine is barely noticeable and I've never noticed it before.

    Good luck....
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    mine doesn't do it, but my dad's does and its really annoying when i use his. i know what you're talking about
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    Has your dad thought about returning it for another because of it? Yes it is very annoying.
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    did you peel off the plastic sticker behind the top half?
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    No, I kept it on. I remember reading some threads a while ago about taking it off but mine slides just fine and I figured it being there is keeping it more protected than by removing it. Am I wrong? It really doesn't look like it should be removed even though I know others have said it is there just for shipping purposes.
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    I think that the sticker would make it more tight then without it. Maybe you can exchange the phone if it is bothering you.

    Mine has a little play, but it's not enough to bother me and does not effect use.
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    mine doesn't and i DID take my sticker off..
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    no sticker here either, not having issues with mine but then again if I wanted only an on screen keyboard I wouldn't have even bought the droid ;)
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    I wanted a keyboard too. I just wish it was more like the keyboard on a Voyager. I would gladly sacrifice a little more thickness for a better keyboard. My wife has the Voyager and that keyboard is very easy to type on.

    I am gonna remove the sticker and see if it changes anything.
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    mine only does it if i push on the right side in the black around the screen.

    I also like the voyager keyboard... or maybe i'm just more use to it after a year and a half. The droid keyboard is growing on me though.
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    I removed the protective sticker. No change.
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    So what are you going to do? I too have the same issue and it IS really annoying. I use the hard keyboard a lot, and I didn't notice this issue at first which indicates to me that it has gotten worse...
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    My advice would be to keep it if is working well. I replaced my 1st one because of this and the 2nd one had many other problems. I would suggest a case like the Innocase. It seems to prevent the movement of the screen. Looks and feels good too.
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    Yeah, I'm already using an innocase (love it). However, you probably have a point - my droid works perfectly except for the slight looseness of the slider. I should probably just be happy I have one that works well...
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    I think I am gonna do the following. Go down to a corporate Verizon store, get the $6/month insurance on the phone and talk to one of the their people and show them and see what they think. If I can get a new replacement I might consider it. If not then I like the case idea and if in the future it gets worse or untolerable I may use the insurance to my advantage.

    It's such a small small problem yet it's so damn annoying!!!! LOL
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    I totally agree... I already have the insurance, so maybe I'll just deal and worry about it if it gets really bad. Good luck and post how it goes.
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    Solved my issue! Went to the local VZW store and picked up the rubberized "Snap On Gel Cover" after checking out my friends case. Installed it and, presto, problem solved! :icon_ banana:
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    I got the same issue with my Milestone and don't really want to get a replacement (never change a working phone :) ) I also got the feeling it's getting worse, as in the first days i n oticed it only on the lower left corner.
    So thanks for the hint with the "Snap On Gel Cover". Does this cove wrap around the upper or lower part of the droid or why is the issue no more?
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    Because the cover is more "rubberized" and a little thicker, I think it it makes for rubber against rubber on the corner where the movement was happening. I'm not describing it very well, but it made me happy. The only downside is that it doesn't go in and out of the pocket as easily, and I'm not sure about a holster clip of any kind.
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