Droid keyboard membrane coming off
I just noticed that the membrane covering my keys is starting to come up and when I type, the sticky-ness under the membrane is causing a sticking sound..SUUPER ANNOYING.
I refuse to get it warranty exchanged because of this because I have the raised keyboard.. UGH..what to do what to do.Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 03-18-2010, 12:47 PM #2
- 03-18-2010, 12:54 PM #3
- 03-18-2010, 03:11 PM #4
- 03-18-2010, 10:45 PM #5
Newer Droids have a slightly raised keyboard. Comparison pictures can be found on this website in a thread titled "Flat/Raised keyboard (pics)", but I am unable to link to it due to the post count limitation.. If your still unsure whether your's has a rasied or flat keyboard you can look under you battery. There should be a build date on the phone. if it's 43/2009 or earlier it is most likely a flat keyboard and if it is 44/2009 or newer it is probably a raised keyboard.
As for the original poster. I would find it highly unlikely that you'd recieve a replacement phone with a build date older than 44/2009 in which they changed to the raised keyboard. I don't think you have anything to worry about when receiving a replacement.
- 03-19-2010, 12:47 AM #6
I have the raised keyboard as well, and the right half of my keyboard has the same issue as you are describing. It actually just started making the sound last week. I have friends with a flat keyboard who do not have this issue. Pretty annoying...
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- 03-19-2010, 09:01 AM #7
- 03-19-2010, 09:23 AM #8Originally Posted by philip.stinger
- 03-19-2010, 09:39 AM #9
My build lot is 48/09, I think (not looking right now). I could always feel the slightly raised buttons. I almost can't tell to look at them except when I notice an almost imperceptible curve shape between keys. I've always been pretty happy with the hardware keyboard, especially after it got a bit broken in and softer with use, and couldn't really figure out what all the complaints were about. Maybe the flat/raised difference is why.
I think if my keys were any flatter, I wouldn't like the keyboard very much and probably wouldn't be able to use it because of my fat, stubby fingers. As it stands, though, I can type with it pretty well without looking right at it, except to find special characters. I like the soft keyboards, too (both portrait and landscape) and I often use them for short stints of typing, but if I plan to write something longer, I always go with the physical keyboard. It is a tad slower for me than the software keyboards, but I don't make nearly as many mistakes and I have the D-pad ready for me to correct mistakes that I find.
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- 03-19-2010, 11:20 AM #12
Go into a Verizon store and have them open a box. EVERYONE SINGLE ONE OF THEM WILL HAVE FLAT KEYBOARDS.
Flat keyboards are the way they are being made now.
My Droid, was a Droid I had 2 weeks before they were out on the market. After they were released, I ordered about 10 of them, EVERY SINGLE ONE HAS FLAT KEYBOARDS. When I showed those 10 users my raised keyboards, they were amazed and wanted me to send them back for raised keyboards, which I cannot do because THE RAISED KEYBOARDS ARE NO LONGER BEING MADE.
If all the "newer" Droids have raised keyboards, WHY does every single user complain about them never seeing raised keyboards? Think logically man.
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- 03-19-2010, 02:01 PM #14
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- 03-19-2010, 03:01 PM #17
I think this raised vs. flat keyboards is largely subjective. From looking at all the pictures of users keyboards, both raised and flat, I can make my keyboard look like both versions. Honestly, I'm in the camp that Motorola has not changed the design of the keyboard since they first released it. If Moto puts out an official statement regarding this difference, then let me know. Until then, I think the entire raised v. flat debate doesn't have enough substantial evidence to be decided in either direction.
Last edited by herki; 03-19-2010 at 03:04 PM.
Dude, if you've ever seen both of them, you would know there is a clear difference between them.
the flat keyboard is completely flat, they are not raised, you can swipe your fingers between the keys and barely notice you are moving between letters.
the raised keyboards , the letters are bubbled and you can easily feel a difference going between keys.Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 03-19-2010, 03:21 PM #19
Very odd, so yours is a older device with flat keys and his is newer with raised.
This makes no sense unless Motorola had multiple companies building them and they are being shipped from different locations with each their own stock.Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 03-19-2010, 05:35 PM #21
- 03-19-2010, 05:39 PM #22
I know 4 different people with Droids, and they all have the same keyboard.
My cousins got his the day it came out (??/09- likely low), I got mine about a week afterwards (42/09), but ordered it the day after it came out, and two of my friends got theirs in about December(44/09). They all have bumped keyboards.
So maybe I just haven't come across a keyboard that's completely flat yet, but regardless I don't think that the way to determine the type is by using build numbers.
Whether the keyboard type is determined by build number or manufacturer, I think the odds of getting a Droid with a flat keyboard are pretty slim. I wouldn't worry about losing that if you return it.
- 03-21-2010, 02:31 PM #24
I had ordered mine 8 days after the Droid was launched, build says 44/09 and I have a bubbled keyboard. I don't remember if the keys were flat when I got it or not, I believe they were flat since my Q key is not as raised as the others, it's very flat when compared to the other keys as I hardly every use any words that start with Q. But I think that the buttons are bubbled due to so much use.
I don't think it matters when the phone was made, I think it's a matter of use. Since day 1, I've used the physical keyboard and the keys are bubbled from an insane amount of usage. The keyboard was criticized for being super flat. So I can only assume that people whose keyboards are flat, mostly use the touchscreen keyboard.
- 03-21-2010, 03:24 PM #25
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I bought my Droid a few weeks ago (build date 50/09). My keyboard is not as "bubbled" as some of the photos I have seen, but when I run my finger over the keyboard, there is a definite bump for each key. I can tell when I'm pressing the center of a key without having to look at the keyboard.