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[Q] Squeaky/Noisy Buttons on MT4G

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I'm on my third MT4G because of squeaky/noisy buttons. The biggest reason why this happens is this:

1) the buttons are cheap plastic
2) the sides of the button rub on the phone's bezel, thus creating the squeaking sounds
3) the home/back buttons are in fact one solid piece (stupid design)

I'm thinking about putting some type of lubricant in my phone (per a suggestion over in the T-Mobile forums), as I highly doubt T-Mobile would provide a fourth phone to me. This squeaking sound really is annoying, and should not be present on such a high-end phone such as this one.

Has anyone taken their phone apart in an attempt of making the creaking sounds go away? Has anyone applied lubricant to the buttons to stop the squeaking?
16th December 2010, 05:11 PM |#2  
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you could try some sort of graphite lubricant... it's not really a liquid, just a powder and shouldn't propagate through the phone. i think "dri-slide" still makes it
16th December 2010, 09:56 PM |#3  
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The whole bottom of my phone squicks and creaks but I don't think I want to put any lubricant in my phone. I'll just wait a little and exchange it if anything. Doesn't bother me as much as I thought I would when I found out about it.
17th December 2010, 04:35 AM |#4  
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How bad its it? My vibrate feature is starting to maker noise

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17th December 2010, 09:45 PM |#5  
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I sprayed a little bit of CRC Power Lube onto the left button on my MT4G since it was making an annoying noise when pressed. Works perfect and it's plastic safe, no stains!
17th December 2010, 09:56 PM |#6  
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Mine screams like a banshee now.

This is probably the only real design flaw with this phone.

Still better than non-responsive capacitative touch buttons, but def annoying.
19th December 2010, 12:10 AM |#7  
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I also forgot to mention how loud my home button makes this clicking sound when I press it (along with the squeaking sound). It really is f'n annoying. Could any of these lubricants help simmer that down a bit? If I had known these buttons would end up being so damn loud, I would have second-guessed buying it.
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