BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2009, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Philly, PA
Model: 3GS
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 536
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 8900 build quality...creaky keys and loose trackball

Please Login to Remove!

Any way to fix the creaky menu and end keys? Sometimes the trackball, send call and end call keys are creaky as well. Not a major issue, but a little annoying.

The trackball on my 8900 is pretty mushy and loose compared to the trackballs on my previous two devices (Pearl 8100 and 8110). For the trackball to be fully functional, I usually lightly apply pressure or feather it. Sometimes I have to apply more pressure for it to work properly. It's not consistent, especially the side to side scrolling. Hopefully I explained the "issue" properly. The horizontal and vertical sensitivity is set at 80 and audible roll set at mute. When I increase the sensitivity to 90 and also to 100, it's a little better. I also blow the trackball out with air once in a while to clean it out. Is this by design or do I have a reject? Or am I being picky?

I love everything about the 8900 except for the shobby build quality.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 05:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.405
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 99
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don't know that there's a "fix" to those issues. Sometimes I find certain keystrokes are a bit "creaky" as you describe - on my 8900 I think they're related to the battery door rather than the keys themselves. The trackball does seem a little loose compared to other BB trackballs, but this seem inherent in the design. Mine - though loose - scrolls perfectly, and though a little harder to press compared to some others (likely the result of no plastic "divot" around the trackball) it is fully functional.

Whenever I get critical of the build quality of the 8900 I look at the near perfect form factor, the faster processor and more memory compared to other BBs, marvel at the excellent call quality of mine, the high-res screen, the fact that it runs virtually bug-free, and feel good about having it.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 06:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Philly, PA
Model: 3GS
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 536
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I totally agree with you your last statement!!! I either have to stop thinking about the build quality, exchange it or get an iPhone. Trust me, an iPhone is in the back of my head.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimroe View Post
I don't know that there's a "fix" to those issues. Sometimes I find certain keystrokes are a bit "creaky" as you describe - on my 8900 I think they're related to the battery door rather than the keys themselves. The trackball does seem a little loose compared to other BB trackballs, but this seem inherent in the design. Mine - though loose - scrolls perfectly, and though a little harder to press compared to some others (likely the result of no plastic "divot" around the trackball) it is fully functional.

Whenever I get critical of the build quality of the 8900 I look at the near perfect form factor, the faster processor and more memory compared to other BBs, marvel at the excellent call quality of mine, the high-res screen, the fact that it runs virtually bug-free, and feel good about having it.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
david9962000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Model: 9360
OS: 7.1.0.694
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 1,377
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My keypad and my back door are loose, the keypad bothers me it moves when I type. I might use my 8320, it's solid!
__________________
BlackBerry user since the 7230.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,907
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 459 Times in 395 Posts
Default

Exchange it. Simple as that. We have loads of 8900s with no build complaints.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Philly, PA
Model: 3GS
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 536
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's why I'll probably do unless I go the iPhone route

Do I wipe the phone clean and then bring it in the corp store for exchange?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
Exchange it. Simple as that. We have loads of 8900s with no build complaints.

Last edited by walds11 : 06-10-2009 at 04:14 PM.
Offline  
Old 06-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: SGS7
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 27,907
Post Thanks: 32
Thanked 459 Times in 395 Posts
Default

Yep.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

(10 PCS) PCF8582E-2P PHILIPS 256X8 I2C/2-WIRE SERIAL EEPROM, PDIP8
$7.95
(10 PCS) PCF8582E-2P PHILIPS 256X8 I2C/2-WIRE SERIAL EEPROM, PDIP8 picture20-PCS IC AT28C16-20JC EEPROM 16KBIT 200NS PLCC ATMEL 28C1620 AT28C1620JC
$27.02
20-PCS IC AT28C16-20JC EEPROM 16KBIT 200NS PLCC ATMEL 28C1620 AT28C1620JC picture20-PCS IC 24LC512-I/SM EEPROM 512KBIT 400KHZ SOIC MICROCHIP 24LC512-I/SM 24LC512
$25.77
20-PCS IC 24LC512-I/SM EEPROM 512KBIT 400KHZ SOIC MICROCHIP 24LC512-I/SM 24LC512 picture110-PCS IC M93S46-MN6T EEPROM 1KBIT 1MHZ 8-PIN SO ST MICRO M93S46-MN6T 93S46MN6
$24.93
110-PCS IC M93S46-MN6T EEPROM 1KBIT 1MHZ 8-PIN SO ST MICRO  M93S46-MN6T 93S46MN6 picture2-PCS IC 24LC64-I/SN EEPROM 64KBIT 400KHZ 8-PIN SOIC MICROCHI 24LC64-I/SN 24LC64
$26.52
2-PCS IC 24LC64-I/SN EEPROM 64KBIT 400KHZ 8-PIN SOIC MICROCHI 24LC64-I/SN 24LC64 picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.