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    Default HTC branding peeling off.

    I've had my phone since 1st week of launch and today I pulled it out of my pocket to discover that the plastic HTC lettering on the back of the phone peeled off. I guess it got too hot and melted the glue? Or maybe it's because I don't use a case.. Either way, they glued those in really cheaply. My little plastic letters were all bent and now instead of a smooth back there is an HTC indent with ugly unfinished metal at the bottom.
    Has anyone else experienced this? It doesn't really bother me but it was better before.

    Any suggestions on what to do? Will htc mail me new letters and glue? Or is there some other way to fill in the gaps? I don't think it's worth exchanging or sending for repairs.

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    Well that sucks. To be honest, the best answers you will get will probably be from HTC...may as well just call them up.

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    Interesting. Picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdane07 View Post
    Interesting. Picture?

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    Exactly!

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    I didn't know they could even peel off. But hell for what it's worth I think it might look clean without any branding. If.... All the residue could be removed.

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    http://imgur.com/YHw9Pxo
    Yeah it looks really unfinished underneath. I'm glad it's on the back.

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    This happened to me also the c fell off I got a safety pen an pulled up the tape an cleaned out the sticky gunk real good I'm honestly thinking about peeling off the h and the t also

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    I didn't know they peeled off either.. though it would be pretty cool to leave them out, get something like this > Performix® Plasti-Dip Multipurpose Rubber Coating - Specialty Paints - Ace Hardware and filled the gaps. Red or blue would be pretty sweet in there I think.
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    Default Re: HTC branding peeling off.

    I'm surprised and upset by the various build quality issues, from plastic lens covers, bezels peeling, lettering peeling, etc. I noticed today that the bottom left corner of my display isn't flush. I can push on it and it becomes flush, but when I let up, it's back to sticking out just a bit. Honestly I feel that this isn't acceptable on a flagship. I had an S3, and though it was mostly polycarb, everything lined up and nothing fell apart. My iPhone 5 was pristine. I still really enjoy this phone, but this might be my last HTC model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alyled View Post
    I'm surprised and upset by the various build quality issues, from plastic lens covers, bezels peeling, lettering peeling, etc. I noticed today that the bottom left corner of my display isn't flush. I can push on it and it becomes flush, but when I let up, it's back to sticking out just a bit. Honestly I feel that this isn't acceptable on a flagship. I had an S3, and though it was mostly polycarb, everything lined up and nothing fell apart. My iPhone 5 was pristine. I still really enjoy this phone, but this might be my last HTC model.
    Your s3 may have been perfect but Samsung definitely isn't excluded from build quality issues. Check the s5 section here, Google Sony Xperia z2 build quality issues, all manufactures, including the almighty iPhone, have problems.

    Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogart25 View Post
    imgur: the simple image sharer
    Yeah it looks really unfinished underneath. I'm glad it's on the back.

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    Looks like your camera is dying too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post
    Looks like your camera is dying too?
    What's wrong with the camera in the pic? I don't see anything wrong with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post
    It's way too grainy and out of focus for a still picture. It looks same as if I took a picture of my Flex with the fixed focus 2mpx camera on my Tab 3. The M8 camera should be better than that.
    Not every picture taken by every camera is going to be in focus and without grain. A camera is a tool and it's only as good as its user. It doesn't necessarily mean his camera is dying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post
    I don't know why you keep adding back in the obvious. I made one remark inviting response from *the person that posted the image*, which is not you. Because people on both the M8 and S5 subforums around the web have been complaining of 'camera quality degrading rapidly' due to various issues.

    So I commented on the image hoping for a clarification from the person that shared it, not instead an apologist lecture from an unrelated party. Both your and my comments should be snipped for threadjacking. In a couple hours I will blank my prior posts for reason "unconstructive".
    Wow, you get offended very easily and I'm not apologizing for anything. I was simply wondering what you meant by "camera dying" because I haven't seen a single report of the m8 camera rapidly degrading. I will continue to reply to whatever I want, in whatever thread I want. After all, this is a forum, where people discuss things....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Default Re: HTC branding peeling off.

    this is uncommon.

    i read it happened to an M7 user last year as well but he admitted leaving his phone in particularly hot conditions which he suspected caused the glue to melt as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    Wow, you get offended very easily and I'm not apologizing for anything. I was simply wondering what you meant by "camera dying" because I haven't seen a single report of the m8 camera rapidly degrading. I will continue to reply to whatever I want, in whatever thread I want. After all, this is a forum, where people discuss things....

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    Default Re: HTC branding peeling off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    Not every picture taken by every camera is going to be in focus and without grain. A camera is a tool and it's only as good as its user. It doesn't necessarily mean his camera is dying

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    Maybe its not the camera, instead the mirror is out of focus.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
    Lol awesome! I love bender, he's definitely the funniest and coolest robot of all time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_fresh View Post
    Maybe its not the camera, instead the mirror is out of focus.....
    Fair enough, I've had my share of mirrors that were out of focus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    I have this issue too and it is very disappointing. I haven't exposed my phone to heat either.
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    I've lost the "C" on the back of my phone. Like above - makes me tempted to just peel off the "H" and "T" so it at least is uniform.

    I was quite shocked that they come off.
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    Where are the pictures??? Usually when someone has a problem cosmetically they try to show what happened. Just saying it doesn't make it fact

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    Where are the pictures??? Usually when someone has a problem cosmetically they try to show what happened. Just saying it doesn't make it fact

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    One of the first reports had two pictures when I saw it. My suggestion is to clean the pits extensively and then float some compound into them with a syringe. Make your own letter accents.
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