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Old 06-06-2007, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it me or are the volume keys very stiff with little play on the 8300?

To some extent the camera and side convenience keys are that way as well.

The 8800 has the same type of volume key and on my 8800 there is a little more play (though not a lot).

What are others seeing on devices that they've recently purchased.
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yep, same for me.. I'm assuming they will loosen with use..

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What I've found is that I need to almost use my thumbnail to make sure that the volume button is depressed. There's very little feedback on the volume button keypress.

I am not sure if this is simply my device. If so I'll go back and swap it.

Or if it's a characteristic of the 8300.

I do have my 8800 and 8100 and both of those volume buttons are stiff but they protrude enough to give feedback when they're pushed.

On the 8300 (mine anyhow) the volume buttons are recessed so much that when I start applying pressure they become flush with the rail.
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Mine are stiff also. Maybe it's better that they're stiff like that. My 8830 were also kind of stiff too.
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Mine are stiff also. Maybe it's better that they're stiff like that. My 8830 were also kind of stiff too.
Are they almost flush with the case with a small amount of play too?

Mine work perfectly well - they just have very little feedback that you're pushing.
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Yes, my volume keys become flush with the side when pressed and don't have a long throw (they do stick out just a little). However, in a quiet room playing with them now they do softly click, but you don't feel it too much.

My side convenience keys are pretty much flush with the sides and do require a lot of force or thumbnail to make them work. I wished these keys were like the back button on the 7250 series - good, solid, dependable, with tactile feedback. Oh well, maybe Rev. B, eh?
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Thanks for the feedback.

That buttons are useable but seem like they have too little responsiveness for such an expensive device.
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Are they almost flush with the case with a small amount of play too?

Mine work perfectly well - they just have very little feedback that you're pushing.
Yes, mine are too. You almost have to press exactly right on it. But it does work. I have the OEM rubber skin which makes even harder to push. But like I posted before, I like it like that. If feels like it'll take longer for it to loosen up and eventually start depressing by accident.
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I am having trouble with the volume controls. Sometimes I have to pull the phone away from ear to see what I am doing or if I am actually changing the volume. The buttons are too flush with the case and have very little responsiveness.
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