Originally Posted by hassanmahmood
My only worry is in terms of it potentially impacting the water proofing.
It is just a tiny wiggle - but definitely not completely firm.
I dropped my ZU last December... The whole Side panel where the volume rocker was placed got dinged and popped out... I removed the whole panel tried to fix it i but only made it worst... One thing i did notice was that the volume rocker is not connected with the water proofing since its the body of the ZU that's made water proof (where the aluminum panels are glued).
For weeks I went from one Xperia Store to another looking where I can get it repaired... And they directed me to the Xperia Distributor here in Manila w/c is also the one and only Sony Mobile Repair Center. I inquired about the Volume Rocker replace and Side Panel replacement it was roughtly $28USD for the side panel and another $18USD for the volume rocker... apparently the side panels were made of aluminum alloy... plus labor cost of $16USD since accidental damages aren't covered by the warranty.
Now to cut the story short I brought my phone to the repair center 3 hours later my phone was like new... Side Panels were back, the ding wasn't there. It looked brand new, the the great thing is that I only paid $16USD or 700php for the labor. The repair center told me they didn't replace anything they just had to glue things back and fix the dinged side panel.
Try taking or calling their repair center they might cover it under the warranty. Since its not accidentally damaged. They should cover it under factory defects.