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Dear All,

I've recently bought my blackberry bold, well, literally 4 days ago!

Im enjoying it so far, excellent piece of kit; much much better than the windows mobile phone I had (which kept crashing and was sooo slow - yep, thats right, NOTHING has changed since my winmo previous to that in 2002.)

Just one little thing...

When I press either the green call button or the blackberry menu button, in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, it seems to get pressed down, just as if I were pressing down on the screen itself (you see the LCD liquid re-distribute) - As I understand it, as a general rule, this leads to dead pixels and stuff on LCD screens when they're pressed on - is anybody else having this problem??

I dont mind it happening, just so long as it dosent lead to perminant damage.



Other than that, ive never had a phone of such class!
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it happens when you press buttons at the button, volume buttons at the side and grab it from a holster by the top part of the screen.
all "normal" as far as the bold goes.
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Ah ok, thats fine then. Slight design fault then, I must admit, but yeh, thats my only negative point about the phone.
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I don't seem to have that problem on my Bold. If I were you I'd be returning the handset and ask for a replacement. If it were a design flaw, I reckon the problem would be consistent across most if not all Bolds, don't you think?
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Its a "depends how hard you press" deal.
If i press like its a new born baby trying to not wake up it, i see nothing happen.
if i press in a regular way, i find the problem most common on the volume buttons, as you are pressing the side basically into the LCD screen.

Ive also known the top of my screen to go white where ive have pulled it out of the holster. as the only way to pull it out is obv. to hold the screen; its just part and parcel of what happens in the daily life of the bold.
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For me its just the 4 buttons just below the screen. Which is strange because even if i press a button on the right hand side (i.e. the back key or the end key), it still manages to cause the 'disturbance' in the bottom left hand corner of the screen

I dont seem to have any prob with the volume buttons.

In terms of the screen, i tend to grab it from right at the top, so it dosent really create any disturbance - however ive just tried grabbing it from the top of the screen itself (i.e. lower down the phone than I usually would) then yes it does cause a disturbance.

I DONT MIND THIS, the only thing worrying me is potentially dead pixels. If I take it back after the pixels have died, vodafone will be like "well, you probabily sat on it." and thus, won't replace it under warranty.


BUT heres a thought: since irsan_tedja lives in Australia (I presume, from the network bieng Optus) - and Midnightdraven only bieng round the corner, in Chester (i.e. British phone), could the handsets be ever so slightly different in some way, which causes this problem to occur??
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Well, the screens themselves come in 3 different models.
Mine is a made in hungray, i would assume this is the same for european models.
i think the american ones are made in mexico
dont know about the rest.

also, the side buttons is because of the bezel pressing the screen, but i dont get any disturbance from the bottom buttons.
it is a sctrange occurance.
i guess its just the way they are built with the screen so close to the edges.
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my ones also made in Hungary
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After reading the posts I tried to duplicate your problem and I can not do it. The only way the screen will disrupt its pixels is if I press directly down on the middle of the screen VERY hard. It is odd to me for anyone to have this problem. I would return the phone for another one, and hopefully it will not have the same issue.



I've had my Bold for about two months and love it. Good luck with yours.
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its not pixel distortion (the OP is worried about that later on)
its a ripple effect as seen on laptop or LCD screens when you press it.
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Mine's made in Hungary too. And I think most local Aussie ones are.
Maybe some inconsistent production batch?
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its not pixel distortion (the OP is worried about that later on)
its a ripple effect as seen on laptop or LCD screens when you press it.
Perhaps my wording is incorrect. I should state that I only get ripple/distortion on the display when pressing hard on the middle of the screen. I tried to duplicate the problem that the OP was having to find out if it is a common trait of the Bolds since mine is relatively new.
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mines only 6months old.
hold the phone as if you were making a call and press both sides of the bezel around the screen = rippling.
*shrug*
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mines only 6months old.
hold the phone as if you were making a call and press both sides of the bezel around the screen = rippling.
*shrug*
OK found the ripple. It did take an unusually high amount of pressure on the volume buttons to generate a small ripple. I'm good with my phone, but very glad I didn't hear a crack while trying to investigate this. It took more pressure than I would normally exert on a daily bases.

I concede my friend!
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Its definately there on the sides with force and the force needed to pull it out of the holster does also ripple it.
i agree it takes force not daily use.

however, i am starting to be concerned that the OP has it at the bottom. I cant get the bottom buttons with regular pressure to create the rippling.
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My ones like super-new in that i got it 1 week ago. But according to the IMEI check which can be done here, my particular range of IMEI codes were issued to RIM at around Q4 2008 - check your's here at International Numbering Plans

I've decided to just not worry about it now - Until pixels die. When pixels start dying off, then il take it back.
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