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Nexus 4 Bumper Issue

17th December 2012, 03:10 AM   |  #1  
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I received my bumper from the Play Store a few days ago. I really like the feel and shape of it, but there is a weak spot in the design of the plastic. Mine has a crack right below the USB port. I don't recall it being there when I received it, but it could have been. And now because of this crack, the plastic on each side of the USB port is angling up towards the middle. If or when the crack spreads all the way through the plastic, then it will be only the rubber part holding it together. Anyone else experiencing this?

17th December 2012, 03:19 AM   |  #2  
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Have you dropped it? If not, I'd request a replacement.
17th December 2012, 03:32 AM   |  #3  
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Have you dropped it? If not, I'd request a replacement.

No I have not dropped it. I do have an email into Google.

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17th December 2012, 04:03 AM   |  #4  
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I received my bumper from the Play Store a few days ago. I really like the feel and shape of it, but there is a weak spot in the design of the plastic. Mine has a crack right below the USB port. I don't recall it being there when I received it, but it could have been. And now because of this crack, the plastic on each side of the USB port is angling up towards the middle. If or when the crack spreads all the way through the plastic, then it will be only the rubber part holding it together. Anyone else experiencing this?

Nothing wrong on my end. It kind of looks like the result of the usb cord you may be using. Are you using the usb cable that was supplied with the phone or are you using a third party micro usb cord? Looks like the plastic part of the usb cord is pressing against the plastic where under enough pressure.
17th December 2012, 04:22 AM   |  #5  
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Nothing wrong on my end. It kind of looks like the result of the usb cord you may be using. Are you using the usb cable that was supplied with the phone or are you using a third party micro usb cord? Looks like the plastic part of the usb cord is pressing against the plastic where under enough pressure.

That would be pressure in the opposite direction. What you are describing is downward pressure on the plastic, which would close the crack, not pry it apart. I think the crack is a weak spot in the design and happens when installing the bumper. The U-shape of the plastic is akin to pulling apart a Turkey wishbone until it breaks.

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17th December 2012, 09:30 PM   |  #6  
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No issues here. I've had mine since mid-November and taken it off and put it back on several times.
17th December 2012, 09:41 PM   |  #7  
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Mine must be defective. Sounds like they are going to ship me a new one.
17th December 2012, 10:21 PM   |  #8  
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Mine must be defective. Sounds like they are going to ship me a new one.

I'm still waiting for them to come back into stock!
17th December 2012, 10:29 PM   |  #9  
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I'm still waiting for them to come back into stock!

Haha, wanna buy a halfway broken one?
18th December 2012, 01:12 AM   |  #10  
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Haha, wanna buy a halfway broken one?

I'll take it! $5 shipped? lol

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