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    Default HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    I got my M8 yesterday and discovered the volume button was very loose. I brought it back the shops, we checked the display model which was also loose. They gave me a new one which was less loose but I don't think I am happy. You can actually hear it rattle!

    Does anyone else have this issue? I have seen some others on XDA have it.

    Here's a video on youtube showing the issue:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=rr-cDDgSwpo
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 04-06-2014 at 12:11 PM.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    That looks pretty bad. Mine is not like that.

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Mine's a little loose. Nothing I'm worried about.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Mine will rattle but only a tiny bit, very quietly, and I have to shake the phone in a very specific way that I can't replicate 9/10 times. Holding it up, I can barely wiggle it from side to side, but not up and down. It still feels really solid.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    No loosey goosey here.
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    Mine is just like the video.

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    Huh. After jiggling mine, I can hear it too. I guess it's by design.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Thanks for the replies.

    I do not think this is by design as I contacted HTC directly and had the issue escalated to HQ level.

    They told me it should absolutely not be making a rattling noise or be loose. That it should be a firm button that juts out slightly from the side of the phone to allow you find it more easily.

    I don't know about anyone else but the looseness drives me mad.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    mine is a tiny bit loose if i move it with my finger but i can't shake the phone and hear anything. The biggest thing i notice is that the top of the button juts out more than the bottom. Not a big deal to me and i don't want to send in my phone just to get that fixed so i think i'm just going to deal with it.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph44 View Post
    Thanks for the replies.

    I do not think this is by design as I contacted HTC directly and had the issue escalated to HQ level.

    They told me it should absolutely not be making a rattling noise or be loose. That it should be a firm button that juts out slightly from the side of the phone to allow you find it more easily.

    I don't know about anyone else but the looseness drives me mad.
    So I should contact HTC too? Dang it. I'd rather not. LOL. I didn't even notice it until you brought it up. Think I'll just live with it.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    ive been through a few M8's because of this and one thing I found out, the glacier silvers all have this issue. The gunmetal M8's do not. Very strange. I tested about 4 silvers and 3 gunmetals. I settled with a little loose, because they all do this. You have a one year warranty from your carrier so no big deal.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Gjonaj View Post
    ive been through a few M8's because of this and one thing I found out, the glacier silvers all have this issue. The gunmetal M8's do not. Very strange. I tested about 4 silvers and 3 gunmetals. I settled with a little loose, because they all do this. You have a one year warranty from your carrier so no big deal.
    I haven't gone near any silvers but all the ones I've been through have been grey / gunmetal.
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    Mine does not move or rattle at all. My volume button is very firm and can't even be wiggled. Mine works great, so it sounds like yours is defective.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    This sounds like a very widespread issue or design flaw. This forum represents a tiny percent of the actual user base, so the fact that so many owners are reporting the same thing is a little worrisome.

    I still think I'm gonna give it a try this Friday on T-Mobile. Hopefully this delay by T-Mobile will be a blessing in disguise and give us a batch that has more solid feeling buttons. If not... I'll try and suck it up and live with it.

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    I have had 3 m8s with this issue now!

    all gunmetal grey, one I have now its very very loose, worst I have had

    getting a 4th in the next couple of days, wont give up until I get a perfect one
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Nope. Mine is not loose at all.
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    Got my gold one in the mail this afternoon from Best Buy. Haven't even used it yet (thanks to Grad School), but just looked at the volume button. Yup. REAL loose. Damn.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Mine makes rattling sounds even in a case.

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    I have the gun metal at&t version, and yes my volume rocker is loose and rattles. Doesn't bother me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djenkins7 View Post
    I have had 3 m8s with this issue now!

    all gunmetal grey, one I have now its very very loose, worst I have had

    getting a 4th in the next couple of days, wont give up until I get a perfect one
    how are u returning them without issue? id like to know
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    by contacting my provider and telling them my replacement phone is faulty..they send another next day and tell me not to worry they will keep sending until I get one that isn't faulty

    just had one delivered, slightly better but still loose, I am keeping it now, they don't do the silver version otherwise I would get that instead

    htc will fix it if the button fails in the next 2 years anyway
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    Quote Originally Posted by djenkins7 View Post
    I have had 3 m8s with this issue now!

    all gunmetal grey, one I have now its very very loose, worst I have had

    getting a 4th in the next couple of days, wont give up until I get a perfect one
    There's no such thing as a PERFECT phone. Dang, I thought I was picky! Depending on the case you use, there's a good chance the volume rockers will be covered anyway, so you won't even know they're loose. Just like in my case. Pardon the pun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbski300 View Post
    There's no such thing as a PERFECT phone. Dang, I thought I was picky! Depending on the case you use, there's a good chance the volume rockers will be covered anyway, so you won't even know they're loose. Just like in my case. Pardon the pun.
    my last phone which was the htc one s was perfect, the free case works fine and stops the rattling I just thought for the sake of not using a new phone for a week or so I would try and get a better one, I had to try otherwise it would depress me each time I take the case off to clean my phone
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Is your volume button loose?

    That's cool. It seems like the majority of these phones' volume rockers have a little bit of "play" to them. Not a big deal to most people unless it becomes more of a function versus fit problem.
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    Mine rattles as well idk if it's a huge deal as long as it works I'm happy

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