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Old 07-17-2006, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My "f' key in particular (and surround keys to a lesser extent) tends to work pretty inconsistently. Sometimes it'll work fine for a few presses, then it just stops working for a while. Sometimes hard presses makes it work, sometimes only a few hard presses will. It's all kind of sucky. Anyone have any fixes for this? Or should I get it returned?
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Had this problem on a 7290. On mine it was the "m" key. Cingular replaced the phone.
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My 7290 from T-Mobile started developing sticky keys, although they worked, they were sticky and made a snappy sound when I pressed on them. T-Mobile refused to exchange.
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My I key doesnt always respond
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H key for me. T-Mo will not replace either...
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Crap, they won't replace? That's such bull :\ How bad are your responses? My f-key in particular I literally have to bash at multiple times for it to start working, which is very very impractical for fast typing at all.
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I realize that I'm opening myself up for some flaming here, but the reality is that keys generally don't get sticky all by themselves. Somehow, debris or liquid has gotten ito the keypad configuration- which places the device outside of the coverage of most manufacturer warranties.
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Um, ndub, this was like this out of the box. It's not sticky per se, just doesn't work half the time...
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mine also..out of the box
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Old 07-18-2006, 02:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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on my 8700 I lost the O, worked but wouldn't push down. Then it started spreading to the "end call" button

I called cingular at that point and said, its defective - i had had it 3 months. They sent me a refurbished one and i sent this back - no charge, at least that i have seen.

The 8700 is clearly substandard for BB construction. My first one, wouldn't work with my Acura BT system. This one does - but it has other quirky phone issues.
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My "S" key required an extra amount of force to get it to respond, but I dropped it a couple of times since then and now it works fine...


...The vibrate function seems a bit weird now though...
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My keys down the middle of the 8700g "T", "Y", were having this issue. I pressed down and there was no click. It was a pain. I got T-Mo to replace it for me. The refurb works MUCH better!
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My 7290 had the summer time "M" key right out of the box. It worked summer time.
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