droid slider

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    my slider on the droid is starting to feel odd. It seems to be getting sticky. Has anyone else ran into problems with this?
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    yeah its definitely not a seemless slide for me, it usually feels sticky/stuck just as it gets halfway up the keyboard then it releases and goes smooth. I took off the plastic that came on the back of the phone and that made it SLIGHTLY better but not by much....almost feels like the slide brackets just need a little WD40 or something....

    haha not that I will do ANYTHING of that nature but you know
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    the plastic on the back of the screen is meant to come off. It was just there for packaging purposes. You do notice that once it's off it's easier to slide, but in no way at all is it "loose".
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    yeah I did, I was wondering if he did too.

    He helped mine some but then again it wasn't perfect...with that being said, its not that big of a problem and nothing I will lose sleep over
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    Hey didnt want to make a new thread for this, but got a question. Im pretty sure some juice got behind the slider. now that its dry it is REALY sticky and very hard to slide. Is there anyway to clean it? Any Suggestions? Id like to be able to remove the Top of the phone and clean it, but i am not sure. Thanks to any ideas.
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    I find the keyboard slider needs to be broken in. It wasn't so smooth went I first had the Droid a month ago, but over time its now quite smooth
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    could slide an alcohol pad down there and use some tweezers to help it out.
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    Yeah i was looking at that but it looks very narrow. I tried putting a drop of water with the battery out, sliding it back and forth, then wiping and seeing if it would clear. But not, Just as sticky lol. hmm im gonna try the alch pad now.

    Also, I am trying to find out of you can just remove the slider without disasembling the whole thing. Any Thoughts?

    Edit - Did the best i can with the alchohol pad, still really sticky, almost takes two hands to open :(

    HELP ME! I HAVE A SICK DROID :(
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    A very small amount of Coke got into my phone last night. The slider was down right terrible, i had to use much force just to open and close it. I thought, well im boned. I work at an Apple Repair Shop, took a very slightly damp alcohol pad and cleaned the keyboard, slider sides on the keyboard, and the entire back of the screen/slider itself. it is now sliding better than ever, so anyone else who is reading this give that a shot. my @$$ is saved :D
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    my slider has not had anything spilled on it. yet I have to use 2 hands to slide it open a thumb on each corner and I have no problem with this. do other DROID sliders just move by looking at it?

    -=Jason=-
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    Mine used to be the same way when i first got it (very tight to slide open) then i found that there is a film of plastic on the back that is there for packaging purposes. I took that off and once i did it became absolutely perfect. Not to hard and not sloppy either
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    Stop looking at porn on your droid and your sticky issues will go away.

    I kid I kid....

    I have noticed that after removing my Seideo case to clean the phone the slider seems much easier than it was before I ever put the case one....hope that doesn't mean it's getting too loose though.
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    Wow I just took off the plastic film and it makes such a difference.

    So smooth...

    As always thanks for the accurate info.
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    Wow I just took off the plastic film and it makes such a difference.

    So smooth...

    As always thanks for the accurate info.
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    When I read this I actually stopped for a second.

    I gave my phone to my friend to play with and walked away, came back and he's like "dude, something is wrong with your phone" and I slid it open, and sure enough it was almost impossible to open. For a second I thought he did something to it but I realized he didn't. It seemed as if I spilled some coke on it ( just like someone said above) but I am fanatical about it and sure as hell dont' remember spilling ANYTHING on it, or even close to it.

    I wiped it down a bit, got into the grooves, and now it seems fine. The real issue is this happened 3 days ago. Now, I'm seeing posts of the same thing. If it helps I have a Seido case also. It can't have anything to do with the case, can it?

    This is downright strange. It opens fine now, like I said, I cleaned out the grooves on the side where the slider goes down.

    Another funny issue is I'm getting strange phone calls from places like Montana and New York. Some guy named "Warren" answered one call... I was just about to ask him if he had a Droid (maybe they were calling each other) but that was just too weird for me to ask.

    lol.. the strangeness never stops.

    -Wil
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