Modifying your TPU Case (Those of you who have problems with the volume rocker)

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  1. iKN0WaGH0ST

    iKN0WaGH0ST Member

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    Just made this quick video showing you how you can modify your TPU case so that your volume doesn't go crazy when you press the buttons.

    Just BE CAREFUL. I used a box cutter to make the slits.

    I don't take responsibility if you slice your arm off, or mess your case up.


     
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    I just took an exacto and cut the buttons out altogether . You have to push inside a bit to hit the button but I kept accidentally hitting them anyway.. I like this much better as I really don't adjust the volume all that much.
     
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    Is this an issue that a lot of users are experiencing? I got my Nexus yesterday and I've been fondling it to no end. I haven't noticed any issues with my rocker. It doesn't sit "loose" in the casing, but if I push it side to side there's some wiggle room.

    Maybe I'm just lucky. If your fix works, it works.
     
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    I did that on my spare case to see how it would feel. It felt okay, but it was way too sloppy, and it would be hard to have a clean cut. I was in the process of cutting out my buttons all together, but I decided to see if it made a difference by just making two slits.. And it did. The buttons feel much more tactile, and you can't even tell it was messed with.

    I had the problem with 2 TPU cases (different brands), so it was my guess that I wasn't the only one.
     
    #4 iKN0WaGH0ST, Dec 17, 2011
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    I did the same exact thing earlier this morning because every time I went to turn the screen off it wouldn't due to the case holding volume down button. It was also putting the phone into silent mode, I missed a few calls.
     
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    Exactly the same problem I was having. I couldn't even feel the buttons on my volume rocker, but now I can. :happy3:
     
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    I could feel the volume up button but not the down. Two razor slits did the trick and now I'm good to go. :D
     
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    Dude, I sliced my arm off! ;)
     
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    I cut out a big section similar to how it is on the power side. Works better now but looks a bit crappy. Volume rocker is still recessed so at least it's protected. This will hold me over til I find one that's built correctly.
     
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    HA!!! And I thought it was a bug when my phone would not turn off from time to time. Thanks! Going to try the slit trick tonight.
     
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    Anyone try the Incipio case? Sounds like a soft gel case inside of a hard tpu case. Soft gel flexibility + hard case protection = best of both worlds? $29 isn't cheap though, but if the case is nice, I might jump on this.
     
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    I bought this case last night. Fits awesome! No need to be slicing and hacking on the Incipio. Great Case!
     
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