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Default Back panel loose/lifting and flaps loose

Anyone else having physical problems with their Z2?

As of a few weeks ago, I've started noticing that the top right corner of the back panel of my Z2 popping up slightly (like 2mm to 3mm) several times a day and I would have to press it back down. The cover on the USB/SIM area will also mysteriously be open sometimes when I fish the phone out of my pocket even though it does still feel quite firmly closed once I put the cover back in place.

I went down to my local Sony service centre and they said that they will rectify the issues for me and might replace the "loose" flap too (also told me to avoid water since it's not waterproof with the back like that) - but it would take 7 working days and that I should call their helpline to check if there was any issue for me sending my set in as it has an unlocked BL.

Seems like the original Z had the same problem with the back cover - http://www.xperiablog.net/2013/08/05...e-compromised/ and the loose flaps issue isn't new either (but the rubber seals on mine look perfect).
 
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Flash a stock kernel and relock your bootloader, few people actualy check these days for DRM keys however they do check rarely for your bootloader status

And your physical problems are totaly abnormal so try very hard to get a replacement



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for the flap problem, easy easy fix. Get some silicone grease at your hardware store or wherever. Take a lil and moisturise the flaps' rubber, works like a charm. Seems like the seal just dries out.
 
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for the flap problem, easy easy fix. Get some silicone grease at your hardware store or wherever. Take a lil and moisturise the flaps' rubber, works like a charm. Seems like the seal just dries out.
I just tried it and it seems to make the flap come loose more easily. Looking at the flap, it seems to pop open because of insufficient friction between the seals and the socket for the flap...
 
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I just tried it and it seems to make the flap come loose more easily. Looking at the flap, it seems to pop open because of insufficient friction between the seals and the socket for the flap...
You didn't cake it on I hope. You're putting a really small amount. Like really small. It worked for me. Sowwy

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OMG what a ****ty phone. I will never buy Sony again. I have only problems with this crap.
 
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You didn't cake it on I hope. You're putting a really small amount. Like really small. It worked for me. Sowwy

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You didn't cake it on I hope. You're putting a really small amount. Like really small. It worked for me. Sowwy

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I just applied this - http://www.wd40specialist.com/produc...one-lubricant/) - thinly using a q-tip. No worries. Wasn't too expensive and it could be closed again once I cleaned it off. Tried a slightest touch of hair gel (I was desperate...LOL) and that didn't work too well either.

I guess I'll just try to relock the BL and feign ignorance and send it in for "hardware faults" even though the bored sounding helpdesk lady on the phone said that the warranty is voided.
 
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OMG what a ****ty phone. I will never buy Sony again. I have only problems with this crap.
Genuinely quite disappointed with the niggling faults that the phone has. Random freezes and self-reboots and WIFI issues on my Z2 and my dad's Z1 is making me lose confidence in Sony to deliver a solid all-round device. It's a really beautiful phone with a wonderful camera but compared to build quality and software stability my previous HTC M7 (converted to a GPE ROM) which was essentially bulletproof and could have months and months of uptime without a reboot...ugh.
 
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Anyone else having physical problems with their Z2?

The cover on the USB/SIM area will also mysteriously be open sometimes when I fish the phone out of my pocket even though it does still feel quite firmly closed once I put the cover back in place.
I also have the loose USB flap problem. I've ordered a new one, I hope this will fix the problem.
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