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Old 07-12-2009, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have a wobbly battery door cover? Mine can move ever so slightly top to bottom when attached properly... Its a minor annoyance, but annoying nontheless. Anyone else experiencing this? Any suggestions? I may take it back in tomorrow - see if I can swap if I can't figure out a solution on my own. Otherwise, I'm thrilled with the Tour!

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Old 07-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a faulty Tour my first one today and it had a wobbly battery door. Did an exchange and have had no problems with the new one. The new one doesn't have a wobbly door either. Maybe the battery door is a hint? lol
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a cheap plastic door - I can see this irritating a lot of people. My advice? Get a good case (i.e. Seidio Innocase when it's available), battery pull application (QuickPull), and you'll never worry about the battery door again.
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now that you mentioned it mine has it too. i've got a silicon case for it though so it doesn't bother me.

If you don't need to open the battery cover often, try to shim it with something between the battery itself and the cover. i just double folded a piece of tissue to test and it stopped almost all the movement.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the wobbly door but do not feel it with the rubber skin. You are not alone.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I too have wobbly battery door and put a skin on ... Would bother me without the skin
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My door is not wobbly at all and I bought the skin and blew my money as I prefer the Tour naked, no skin at all.
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Mine is also wobbly. I thing I will end up with a skin or case eventually, but it still shouldn't be that way.
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yeah mine is a bit wobbly too, i dont have a case, and i cant really say its annoying me at all. I suppose if it annoys me ill stick a little piece of paper in there to hold it tight, i never open the battery door anyway. No way im going through returning it for a new one just cause of a wobbly door.
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Mine is not the slightest bit wobbly.
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Mine is not the slightest bit wobbly.
Lucky! .. Although as I said wirelessly above, with the silicon cover it is a non issue. Now I just have to wait for the holster to loosen up a bit so that my tour fits better with the silicon on.
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Ever so slight flex here, but not a bother at all. It latches securely. Certainly not a reason to return it.
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Default Tour Battery Door is Loose

I purchased 10 Tours from Verizon for our corporate account.

Almost all of them have loose battery cover doors. They wiggle up and down while you hold it, type and navigate with the trackball.

I don't suggest the business card trick to tighten up the void. This baby generates a boat-load of heat after about 30 minutes of use.

The heat seems to concentrate in the lower quadrant on the back, probably could cause a fire with paper inserted in there.

I'm thinking of putting in a small strip of duck tape on the top inside battery cover to fill the void and make the back battery cover more solid. It is a real bummer that you need to MacGuiver this brand new device.

Come on RIM! How about some Quality Control!
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Default How I fixed my Tour's wobbly door

Two layers of clear shipping tape at the very bottom of the battery door, trimmed so you can't see it. I only just did this a couple hours ago, and I know it may result in some sticky goo because of the heat - so I'll keep an eye on it. Seems to have worked, though...
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I have a number of BB Tours as well, all made in Canada. No battery cover wiggles here.
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Default Mexico Tour MFG/Assembly Defect?

Interesting.....

All of our Tour boxes with the loose battery cover say "Handheld made in Mexico".

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How do you find out where your Tour was made?
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Tour#1 - Wobbly cover
Tour#2 - Solid
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I have a number of BB Tours as well, all made in Canada. No battery cover wiggles here.
Interesting. I remember there was something like that with the Storm when it first came out too. Except all made in Mexico were fine and all made in Canada had problems.
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Default How to find out if Tour is made in Mexico

Pop off the battery cover, take out the battery on your Tour.

At the bottom of the first sticker with the FCC ID, it will say "Made in Mexico" or "Made in Canada".

This is interesting to see if the defective ones are all made in Mexico and the "OK" ones are made in Canada.
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