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Old 21-10-2008, 09:56 AM
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Nokia N85 Wobbly Slider.

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I bought an Nokia N85 today excellent phone, but the problem is that the slider is very wobbly, if you open the phone and tap on the bottom right corner of the phone you will see it has too much play, anyone else have the same problem or is it a faulty phone?, got mine from Europe (Hungary) is their a fix for this, any help welcome. Thanks

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Old 21-10-2008, 11:23 AM
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Sounds like the same problem that my N81 8GB has.

As to a DIY fix, can you not get it repaired, or replaced under the European Warranty?

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Old 21-10-2008, 02:16 PM
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I bought my N85 yesterday in the Nokia Store in Regents St and took it back today as I think the slider rocks excessively. Tried the demo models in the store and they all seem to have a wobble, so assume it is an undesirable "feature". Not impressed - it just does not feel right, so may take it back for a refund.

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Old 23-10-2008, 01:27 PM
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I agree. I was in the Nokia shop this lunchtime (23rd October) and spent about an hour playing with it. Great screen, like the transition effects from landscape to portrait etc. but the build quality isn't there. I've got an HTC Touch Dual and that has a rock solid slider with absolutely NO play whatsoever. It just feels a lot better put together. I was going to buy the N85 today, but after noticing that loose play in the slide (and knowing how much it would drive me mad!) I changed my mind. Why can't the slide be the same as the E series? Played with them as well and it's a very solid slide with no play. Nokia have lost a sale. AndI was soooo looking forward to getting my new toy as well...

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Old 23-10-2008, 01:33 PM
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Yeah mine's the same. It's something I can live with though.

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Old 23-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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Does this seem to be an across the board problem for everyone who was a N85 or can anyone share any other experiences with more stable sliders? In the pre release reviews I don't remember hearing these kinds of complaints. Maybe the ramp up to production has caused some compromises in build quality?

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Old 27-10-2008, 05:17 PM
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I have an N85 and its the same, on the z axis (i.e. tapping the bottom of the screen when the slider is open) it moves with a click, which is a little annoying and makes the phone feel a bit limp when your using it with the slider open. N95x had a very very small amount of movement but this is considerably more.
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Smile Mine is perfect ..

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Does this seem to be an across the board problem for everyone who was a N85 or can anyone share any other experiences with more stable sliders? In the pre release reviews I don't remember hearing these kinds of complaints. Maybe the ramp up to production has caused some compromises in build quality?
I've never had a problem with the slider .. mind you when I buy my phone's from HongKong I'm pretty sure they give them an extra quality control check before shipping them half-way round the world.

sorry to hear others are having issues .. maybe their phones are coming out of some eastern european factory with poor QC ??

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Hi Guys,

Question. What happened with all those N85's with a wobly slider. Tgey got repaired or changed with a new one?
Could the wobbly slider be the cause for much scratches on the keypad?

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