Plastic on back of screen: On or off?

Nedaroth

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mine is still on and staying on, give me link to MOTO saying it comes off. And do think for a minute i would trust a Verizon rep.


I just emailed Motorola and Im getting a straight answer on this so it can be answered for the DROID community. Stay tuned for a thread whenever I get an answer.



Wagner :motdroidvert:

Good work Nick. :icon_ banana:
 

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mine is still on and staying on, give me link to MOTO saying it comes off. And do think for a minute i would trust a Verizon rep.


I just emailed Motorola and Im getting a straight answer on this so it can be answered for the DROID community. Stay tuned for a thread whenever I get an answer.



Wagner :motdroidvert:

Good work Nick. :icon_ banana:

Honestly, I have no idea. I just recently pulled mine off and have seen no issues.

Do let us know Nick, thanks for being proactive.

When the Droid came out they didn't tell us much but I am able to help a lot of people who call because I have one. And I do, for better or worse, direct people to this forum so that they can learn on their own. I don't direct them here specifically to ask ?'s , I just tell them there is a bunch of great info on the site.
 

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I try to help all fellow DROID owners I run across with all the info I've attained and if I too direct people here for the wealth of knowledge beyond what I know already.

And your welcome guys, I just got the confirmation email that Ill be getting a response in the next 24hrs. As soon as I get the email Ill post it up on here to finally slay this silly question. Oh and if they tell me you need to keep it on I'll eat a live chicken, haha.



Wagner :motdroidvert:
 

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IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN OFF!!!! It is protective film not a structural support member to the phone, have has it off from day 1 which was a month ago and the screen slides fine and there is no clickty ckick!!

Please people use some common sense here.
 

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I'm still not convinced. I've never seen a protective cover so perfectly cut out, no tab to remove (that's not a tab in the upper corner). And why is there a large cutout in the center of the film? If the plastic is for protection, then I'm assuming that particular section of the glass needs no protection? Hello?

Here is a picture of mine after two months of HEAVY use - I use my phone 4-5 hours every day. Plastic film does have some score lines where something is obviously rubbing it. But no edges are lifting or curling. And why is there a cutout in the top of the film? If it's just for shipping, why not just one large film covering the whole piece of glass? I'm skeptical. Seriously, and I WANT ANSWERS! ;) ;)

My friend peeled his. One hour later a black van pulled up in front of his house, six LARGE men in black got out and went into his house. I then saw him being carried out, forcibly as he was screaming, kicking and fighting as they threw him into the van after which it raced off down the street. Two minutes after they left, his house suddenly erupted into a fireball, flames shooting 200 feet into the air. It was over in five minutes, the house just disappeared, all that's left now is a thin coating of ash where the house once stood. Uncanny - but the local papers didn't even have the smallest little blurb about it that week, all the more strange as the cover of the next issue did have a photo of a dumpster fire where a couple of teenage kids threw some matches into the very small dumpster behind the local 7-11. On the COVER! Yet, an entire house turns into a towering inferno, a man is kidnapped and mysteriously disappears, and NO STORY at all in the paper.

I'm leaving my plastic film on... :icon_ devil:

Leary of black vans - and NO common sense - cuskit
 

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did any of you jackholes notice that there were multiple pieces of plastic on your phone when you bought it, all instructed you to remove them. i guess motorola wanted it to be an exciting experience for you to decide if you were going to take it off or not. anyways, it will cause global warming because you're going to have to keep buying more plastic when you realize over time you're wearing into your phone when you don't slide the phone open perfectly.
 

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god dammit, i just read from that link and now feel like the jackhole. i refuse to listen to that mod considering his picture. it makes no sense that they would put such a perfectly placed piece of plastic just behind the part of the screen that can actually make contact with moving pieces. plus i really want to buy those stickers.
 

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This is perhaps the dumbest issue I have ever read. It's supposed to come off. You don't need an official answer - it's obvious. It's a thin piece of plastic exactly like all the other ones you take off. If it were to stay on - it would say "Don't Remove".

Now that you guys have an official Motorola link saying to take it off please do what you want but stop starting these threads.
 

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wouldn't it be annoying if something that wasn't supposed to come off said "don't take off". it would be like the annoying stickers on your sun visors that have warnings about your annoying kids and air bags. those by the way are not supposed to come off. people always try, and i charge them to replace their sun visors after they become damaged. things that are supposed to come off tell you to take them off to avoid conversations such as these.
 

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In all fairness, I really see no reason why the piece should not be removed. If they knew it was gonna be an issue they would have designed the phone differently (I would think).

In the end, its your phone, do what you want...

Less flamage and more sarcasm : )
 

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Ugh... I'm going back on my word. This topic has played out the same way time and time again both here and on other forums. The score lines are because the film is a hair thicker than no film and it is rubbing where it shouldn't. If peels of REALLY easily with no residue because it is static film intended for removal. Its to protect the shiny gloss finish from shipping/handling scratches. Why would they make such a nice finish and cover it with ugly and cheap plastic instead of something more sturdy? Its. Like the glass and cleans up nicely and very hard to scratch. I called verzon and asked an in store rep and they said to take it off. I called motorola and they said to take it off. I did a web chat with motorola and they said to take it off. I emailed motorola and they said to take it off. Their web site says to take it off. Many other people have followed similar routes and been told to remove it. 100% of the motorola responses have been to remove it. I'm too lazy to dig this all up again, but google it or search forums. If I quickly find a link to another of these threads with linked or posted "proof" Ill post it. I don't care what you do with your droid, so leave it on if you want but don't erroneously tell people its supposed to be there and to leave it on because that simply is not true. People seem to refuse to be wrong about this. I've had it off of 3 droids and they all look, feel and function fine without it. In fact they feel bettter (smoother), look nicer and function better (slider clicks open and closed better with the intended mechanism exposed instead of covered by plastic), so that's that mattress man... take it off or leave it on, but its supposed to be off, period.

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/motorola-droid/998-plastic-film-2.html#post10666

HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Did you take the plastic off the back of the slider?
 

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ugh, i can't fight the good fight any more. took mine off. there's just too much evidence to say to take it off. and i have to say at first i was pissed because it seemed to scratch the crap out of the screen backing, until i realized they're etched into it for a reason. slides much better now. sticker came off way too easily to be meant to stay on. take off your stupid sticker. i give motorola a fail for this one. apple would have had an app to explain this.
 
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