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Old 08-31-2008, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. I get a dust build up under the top right hand side of the lcd screen of my Curve. This has happened on two of my devices, and have sent them both away for cleaning, but the dust comes back. At $65 a pop, I cannot justify sending my phone in for cleaning every few months. I use the bestskinsever skins, which I really like, but that does not keep the dust from getting in. The repair facility says that this is a common occurance and will keep on happening. Is he right, or is there a fix to keep the dust out and he is just not telling me to assure job security? I am somewhat mechanically inclined in that I can disassemble and reassemble most reasonably straightforward things, but have minimal electrical knowledge, and if I were to disconnect something or break a weld, I'd be in trouble. Am I deluding myself in thinking that I can clean under the LCD myself? Or is the dust gathering between the plastic protector and the top of the LCD, and is that a simpler fix? Thanks to all for answers.
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Hello all. I get a dust build up under the top right hand side of the lcd screen of my Curve. This has happened on two of my devices, and have sent them both away for cleaning, but the dust comes back. At $65 a pop, I cannot justify sending my phone in for cleaning every few months. I use the bestskinsever skins, which I really like, but that does not keep the dust from getting in. The repair facility says that this is a common occurance and will keep on happening. Is he right, or is there a fix to keep the dust out and he is just not telling me to assure job security? I am somewhat mechanically inclined in that I can disassemble and reassemble most reasonably straightforward things, but have minimal electrical knowledge, and if I were to disconnect something or break a weld, I'd be in trouble. Am I deluding myself in thinking that I can clean under the LCD myself? Or is the dust gathering between the plastic protector and the top of the LCD, and is that a simpler fix? Thanks to all for answers.
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Do you keep it in a case when not in use?
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Thanks for the replies. I keep it in a clip in type of holder. I work outdoors and need to retreive it quickly and like the clip in holder type of case.
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Thanks I just wondered. I usually hear this dust issue with people putting it in a pocket.
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Thanks I just wondered. I usually hear this dust issue with people putting it in a pocket.

I work in a generally dusty environment. It must be me if it happens over and over on two different 8300 devices! (that doesn't make it any less annoying though).
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Thanks for the comments. So I just went to Radio Shack and CompUSA and neither carries T5 drivers. Does anybody know of a big box/chain store that does carry them? Where do I get them from today? Thanks.
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I actually bought mine at HomeDepot, $4 for a set with a few different sizes.
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Same happened to me. It's along the right side of the screen. I carry mine in the holster -right edge facing up.
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I actually bought mine at HomeDepot, $4 for a set with a few different sizes.
Cool. Thanks, Troy. I'm heading over there right now. I cannot defer the gratification I will get from taking apart my phone!
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Cool. Thanks, Troy. I'm heading over there right now. I cannot defer the gratification I will get from taking apart my phone!
Please let us know how it goes!
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