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Noisy keyboard?

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By unxconformed, Member on 4th October 2010, 04:14 AM
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Does anyone else have a noisy keyboard?

I just picked up my G2 and the keyboard keys sound like they have a thin plastic sheet under them or something and makes sort of crinkly plastic sounds if I touch them but don't push them down. It is a little bit annoying, makes the phone feel cheap.

I peeled off the protective plastic cover already from the keyboard so I am sure that isn't it.
 
 
4th October 2010, 04:57 AM |#2  
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Mine doesn't do this. I saw what you are talking about in some video review of the phone though.

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4th October 2010, 05:14 AM |#3  
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Hmm, I might go back and exchange the phone. It isn't a huge deal, but it is driving me nuts right now.

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4th October 2010, 05:35 PM |#4  
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Same problem here it kinda makes a noise but its not worst then typing on a pc with the keyboard clicking so it doesnt bother me. Also i dont use the hard keyboard much, I think i only use it like 4times since i had my g2(got it 9/30) and i type on it everything day post/sms/email/websites.
The vk is way better then the g1 probably due to screen size
4th October 2010, 06:40 PM |#5  
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So I was just at radio shack and the other phones they had there also had crackly keyboards. Just for comparison I went to the t-mobile store nearby and their g2's keyboards sound solid and have no crackling when you touch the keys.

Also, the t-mobile store was $50 cheaper than radio shack for an off contract phone. I am gonna return the radio shack one for sure.

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4th October 2010, 08:25 PM |#6  
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Maybe the sound goes away the more you use it? and how much is it @ tmobile and radio shack? said done and out the door?
I paid $317.63 pre-order with upgrade. but i lucked out i got till nov 19 to paid it in full :P
4th October 2010, 09:10 PM |#7  
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I was wondering if the sound would go away, but I am unsure. The sound really sounds like a thin plastic sheet or membrane behind the keys that maybe isn't glued down or isn't supposed to be in there. The noise has been getting slightly worse over the last day or so. The floor model at the t-mobile store sounded perfect and had a nice click to the keys when pressed with no crunchy plastic sounds when you touched it.

I can't speak for the upgrade cost difference, but the full price I paid at radio shack was $600.86 out the door ($550 + tax). At T-mobile they have the contract free version for $499 so it will likely be $550 out the door (there might be a rebate involved in that price). This was in the San Jose area in CA.
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then it could very well be something wrong with your phone mines jsut makes a click but from what your saying yours sounds like the off sidekicks were the keyboard would come apart and you get that nasty paper crunch sound. If so i would return it and get another one. You should still be within 30days returne so they shouldnt fuse about anything
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Just returned the radio shack one and picked up a different one from t-mobile. The new one definitely doesn't have the nasty keyboard sounds the first one had. Oh and out the door it was $546.24 so it was over $50 bucks cheaper than buying from radio shack.

The only slightly lame thing was the one I got from radio shack had a really snug and crisp hinge. The new one from t-mobile is sort of loose and floppy. Oh well...
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Are you sure it's not the back metal plate? I can feel the metal plate spring moving on the back when lightly pressing the keys.

I'm not a fan of the metal plate (mounts poorly!) And Z hinge as they are not an improvement over a G1 (loose and creaky too).


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