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Volume hardware switch loose - normal? [answered]

asked 2014-03-05 02:19:43 +0300

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updated 2014-03-05 16:24:04 +0300

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Hello, the hardware switch for turning the volume up and down on the right side of the device feels a little bit too loose in my opinion . It can easily be moved around with my thumb and makes some clicking sound when the phone is moved. Is this normal or do I have to be concerned about a hardware problem only my jolla has? Thanks for your input in advance. Laubblaeser

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answered 2014-03-05 02:23:47 +0300

Mine rattles a little as well, I'd say it's normal. Although you could argue it to be a design flaw as it doesn't give a polished feel. Instead it gives a cheap feel. Anyway seems like nothing to worry about.

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Hm alright. If there'll ever be a problem with it, I guess we can count on Jolla to support us in repairing it. Especially since we are the first ones. ;-) But good to know that this seems to be not only the case with my device. The cheap feeling it gives is still there though... :-/

laubblaeser ( 2014-03-05 03:39:21 +0300 )edit

Hmm. Mine doesn't rattle and seems firm enough. Looks like whatever factory Jolla is using isn't perfectly consistent?

ovekaaven ( 2014-03-05 11:41:33 +0300 )edit

mine too. I think it'a an issue of a cheap design. Der_pepe, member of TMO community when opened the jolla hardware noticed that "...the buttons are actually made of rubber with the aluminum part glued onto them"

T-1 ( 2014-03-05 11:49:45 +0300 )edit

Note that for me it doesn't rattle on its own. It does move around some when lightly touching it.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-05 15:14:24 +0300 )edit

For me it rattles if I shake the phone lightly. There is maybe half a millimeter slack in total. Doesn't bother me really. As long as it does not fall off. ;)

Manatus ( 2014-03-05 17:01:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-05 15:04:02 +0300

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Mine is held firmly in place. I can jiggle it slightly up or down with the thumb, but it doesn't move on its own. Either I've been lucky or you've been unlucky.

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Same here.

avdwoude ( 2014-03-05 15:14:53 +0300 )edit

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