Keyboard wiggle?

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    I saw on another forum that someone said the phone they played with had some wiggle in the slide out keyboard. I was unclear on whether or not this was a dummy phone or an actual phone. For those of you who have held the phone or possibly bought yours today (bastards), have you noticed any play in the slider?
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    likely a dummy phone, though the dummy phone i played with had no wobble. neither did either of the real ones.
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    wiggle

    I have had the motorola droid for a few weeks now (I got it the Monday after it came out) and I have been noticing more and more twisting/wiggling in the keyboard, is this normal and supposed to be happening, I feel like it is getting looser and I am getting quite worried as I signed up for a 2 year contract with it
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    Mine is nice and tight after about a month of use. I use the keyboard ALL the time and were talking 1-200 text messages a day.
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    Hmm I am debating on going to verizon to ask them, however I do not want them to give me a refurbrished phone like they have done in the past, I always seem to have more and more problems whenever they give me a replacement phone. Anyway I'm almost positive they will tell me that this wiggling is normal, wether or not it is. I hope this phone doesn't end up breaking in half or something, when I had the chocolate I had a wiggle like this and eventually the screen and keyboard became seperated. I'm worried!
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    I'm extremely worried too. I noticed the wiggling about two days or so. If it keeps getting worse I am demanding a new phone. I don't want to risk it falling apart halfway through my contract.
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    No wiggle here. If it's getting loose I'd see about a replacement. I use mine pretty heavily and it's still nice and solid.
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    I would not worry too much about getting a refurb especially in store. This phone is pretty new and the most likely is that you will get a new one.
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    I'd venture to say, just like a normal computer keyboard, things loosen-up a bit after use. I would be extremely surprised if the keys all-of-a-sudden just came out. You have to think Motorola punched the keys on the keyboard 10x more than any normal human being ever would during product testing.

    After two solid years of using my i-760 I can definitely say I had some play in the keys on the keyboard--but never had a concern they would fall out. With that said, my DROID keyboard has started to loosen-up some but nothing out of the ordinary for me.

    - Mega
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    This phone uses a very simple slide mechanism from what I've read. I have no wobble (not even the slightest) so I am very surprised to hear this from some owners. There are several little screws on the back of the phone (slider open). I wonder if the wiggle some are experiencing are just loose screws?

    Those with the wiggle should probably double check the screws to be sure they're tight.
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    Im normally a throw my cell phone in my front pocket and get going with my day guy but this is the very reason i dont put it im my pocket anymore. I noticed when i put it in my pocket it twistwd the phone around, mostly the keyboard slideout. My phones been on the case holster combo vzw sells ever since. Good luck
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    i actually had that wiggle on the phone and also my screen would tap the keyboard like it had a play on it, a gap of some sort when closing the phone. Everytime i pressed down on the screen you can hear a tapping noise(not the heptic feedback like others say it was lol) and it was gettin annoying because i know motorola didnt make a phone so you can hear a tapping noise when you are using the onscreen keyboard. Also the asshole manager said he wouldnt replace my phone because all of their dummy phones did it?
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    The screws aren't lose, its actually the screen and the slide out keyboard that seem to be coming loose from eachother. I hope it doesn't end up like the palm pre "oreo twist" effect. I went to verizon, and just as I suspected they told me it is normal, however when I tried to wiggle the screen on their model phones, they didn't wobble.
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    This is becoming extremely annoying. If my phone ends up breaking halfway through my contract again and verizon screws me over yet again, I'm going to switch to at&t ... even though I really likw this phone, it doesn't feel like its going to last 2 years (especially with the wobble)... I haven't even dropped the phone yet
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    Phone insurance and warranty, what's the problem? If the phone wobble gets obscenely bad half way through you return it for another one under the insurance or warranty plan. If the warranty doesn't cover it, smash it in the ground and pay $50 for a replacement.

    It's a phone, first generation- it won't be perfect.
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    Oh because that insurance is another thing verizon screwed me on... when I was at the store buying this and upping my phone plan for internet, they asked if I wanted insurance and I said yes, and when ni got my bill 30 days later the insurance wasn't on it and when I called they told me that it was too late to get the insurance, even though I asked for it on day 1...
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    Call *611 on from your phone and talk with an AGENT when its asking you "what are you calling for?" just say AGENT and enter your 4digit pass code or whatever and talk to them about that insurance issue and they should be able to help you and they will talk to their manager to get the warranty for your phone, that it was not your fault the representative didn't do their job right. Also i think they are doing this to keep the sales up on the Droid and say there are no returns yet or some crap because its really retarded for them to think its actually normal specialy the tapping noise when using the on screen keyboard or hitting the back button. How did you get your phone so fast? It wasnt even 30 days for me yet untill the 7th of this month and i got the phone the next day the phone came out.
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    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    - Mega
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    They had told me thhat it had been thirty days since, though I don't believe it has. Buffalo verizons screw with you, big time
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    You still have untill the 6th of this month to return it they are bsing you because there is no way you had 30 days already so return it and say you want a refund since you are not satisfied with the service. It even says it on their advertisement when they put you on hold on the phone.
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