TechTalkz.com Logo Ask the Experts!

Go Back   TechTalkz.com Technology & Computer Troubleshooting Forums > Tech Support Archives > Mobile Phones & Operators

Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

Mobile Phones & Operators

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 08-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
Walker Moore
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

I've had this problem with Sony Ericsson phones in the past. After
about three/four weeks, particles of dust start to get between the LCD
and the glass and they cannot be removed without disassembling the
handset. Although barely noticeable indoors, the problem is extremely
evident out of doors due to the way the dust particles reflect natural
sunlight. After a few months of build up, it becomes a nuisance.

This time, a Nokia N73 has accumulated fifteen spots of dust after just
six days. I haven't even taken the handset out of the house because I
was waiting for a case - I certainly haven't put it in my pocket - and
I'm alarmed at the veritable snowstorm that is undoubtedly going to be
evident out of doors within a couple of months - with the dust particles
appearing at this rate.

So, I've decided to send the phone back for a complete refund (no
quibble guarantee). A Virgin Mobile person even said that Nokia handset
are prone to this. *sigh*

My question is as the subject really. Does *any* mobile phone
manufacturer have a reputation for creating handsets that are NOT prone
to the dust problem?
--
Walker Moore
(-_-),,|,

Sponsored Links
 
Unread 08-12-2007, 04:27 PM   #2
the dog from that film you saw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?


"Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
news:5rviuiF16jfqjU1@mid.individual.net...
> I've had this problem with Sony Ericsson phones in the past. After about
> three/four weeks, particles of dust start to get between the LCD and the
> glass and they cannot be removed without disassembling the handset.
> Although barely noticeable indoors, the problem is extremely evident out
> of doors due to the way the dust particles reflect natural sunlight.
> After a few months of build up, it becomes a nuisance.
>





my sonys have been immune so far - my motorola razer had a veritable
snowstorm inside it.
i came to the conclusion that it happens if you put them in pockets
containing tissues - so now i don't.


--
Gareth.

That fly... is your magic wand.
http://www.last.fm/user/dsbmusic/


 
Unread 08-12-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
Walker Moore
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

the dog from that film you saw wrote:
> "Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
> news:5rviuiF16jfqjU1@mid.individual.net...
>> I've had this problem with Sony Ericsson phones in the past. After about
>> three/four weeks, particles of dust start to get between the LCD and the
>> glass and they cannot be removed without disassembling the handset.
>> Although barely noticeable indoors, the problem is extremely evident out
>> of doors due to the way the dust particles reflect natural sunlight.
>> After a few months of build up, it becomes a nuisance.
>>

>
>
>
>
> my sonys have been immune so far - my motorola razer had a veritable
> snowstorm inside it.
> i came to the conclusion that it happens if you put them in pockets
> containing tissues - so now i don't.


I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset.
Very annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and
it hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
sealed if that's the case.

The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
**** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.
--
Walker Moore
(-_-),,|,
 
Unread 08-12-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
acdeag
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

"Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
news:5rvv75F16cbvjU1@mid.individual.net...
> the dog from that film you saw wrote:
>> "Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
>> news:5rviuiF16jfqjU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> I've had this problem with Sony Ericsson phones in the past. After
>>> about three/four weeks, particles of dust start to get between the LCD
>>> and the glass and they cannot be removed without disassembling the
>>> handset. Although barely noticeable indoors, the problem is extremely
>>> evident out of doors due to the way the dust particles reflect natural
>>> sunlight. After a few months of build up, it becomes a nuisance.
>>>

>>
>>
>>
>>
>> my sonys have been immune so far - my motorola razer had a veritable
>> snowstorm inside it.
>> i came to the conclusion that it happens if you put them in pockets
>> containing tissues - so now i don't.

>
> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.
>
> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.
> --
> Walker Moore
> (-_-),,|,



Had the same problem with an N73, however my 3 month old N95 has no specks
at all, nor did my N80.

 
Unread 08-12-2007, 07:50 PM   #5
Steve Dulieu
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?


"Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
news:5rvv75F16cbvjU1@mid.individual.net...
> the dog from that film you saw wrote:
>> "Walker Moore" <walker.moore***********> wrote in message
>> news:5rviuiF16jfqjU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> I've had this problem with Sony Ericsson phones in the past. After
>>> about three/four weeks, particles of dust start to get between the LCD
>>> and the glass and they cannot be removed without disassembling the
>>> handset. Although barely noticeable indoors, the problem is extremely
>>> evident out of doors due to the way the dust particles reflect natural
>>> sunlight. After a few months of build up, it becomes a nuisance.
>>>

>>
>>
>>
>>
>> my sonys have been immune so far - my motorola razer had a veritable
>> snowstorm inside it.
>> i came to the conclusion that it happens if you put them in pockets
>> containing tissues - so now i don't.

>
> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.
>
> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


This ought to do the trick, http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=151177 pug ugly
mind...
--
Cheers, Steve.
Change jealous to sad to reply.

 
Unread 11-12-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
Matthew Long
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.


I have an N73 that's nearly a year old. It has a very few fine specs, and I
mean a tiny few. The problem with the N73 with dust (in my opinion) is the
joystick. It leaves a big whole for dust to get in, as apposed to a 5 way
navi pad. I'm a mechanic in a dusty dirty workshop, and my phone is in my
pocket all day. Sounds silly, but whenever my phone is in my pocket, I have
a large supply of see through re-sealing bags I buy of Ebay (1.50 for 50).
Everyday, I place my phone in a new bag that fits my phone perfectly, and
it's in there for the rest of the day until I get home. Sounds really silly,
but I can do almost all the functions in the bag, even make phone calls and
it's sealed airtight all day. I know what you mean about dust in the
sunlight. I had a Nokia 7650 (again with a joystick) a number of years ago,
and dust got in there. It use to really wind me up in the day. When you get
home, and it's darker surroundings, you can hardly notice it! Since then,
because of my job, all my phones go in a bag all day!

> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


My wife has just upgraded to the N95 8GB, and it's a fantastic phone - And
has a navi pad instead of a joystick. No dust under the screen yet. And
can't fault the phone in anyway. Can even lock onto a GPS satellite in under
10 seconds, indoors! Which my Tom Tom can never do!

I will most definitely be upgrading to either the N95 or N82 in March....

Matthew Long



 
Unread 11-12-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
Matthew Long
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.


I have an N73 that's nearly a year old. It has a very few fine specs, and I
mean a tiny few. The problem with the N73 with dust (in my opinion) is the
joystick. It leaves a big whole for dust to get in, as apposed to a 5 way
navi pad. I'm a mechanic in a dusty dirty workshop, and my phone is in my
pocket all day. Sounds silly, but whenever my phone is in my pocket, I have
a large supply of see through re-sealing bags I buy of Ebay (1.50 for 50).
Everyday, I place my phone in a new bag that fits my phone perfectly, and
it's in there for the rest of the day until I get home. Sounds really silly,
but I can do almost all the functions in the bag, even make phone calls and
it's sealed airtight all day. I know what you mean about dust in the
sunlight. I had a Nokia 7650 (again with a joystick) a number of years ago,
and dust got in there. It use to really wind me up in the day. When you get
home, and it's darker surroundings, you can hardly notice it! Since then,
because of my job, all my phones go in a bag all day!

> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


My wife has just upgraded to the N95 8GB, and it's a fantastic phone - And
has a navi pad instead of a joystick. No dust under the screen yet. And
can't fault the phone in anyway. Can even lock onto a GPS satellite in under
10 seconds, indoors! Which my Tom Tom can never do!

I will most definitely be upgrading to either the N95 or N82 in March....

Matthew Long



 
Unread 11-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #8
Matthew Long
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.


I have an N73 that's nearly a year old. It has a very few fine specs, and I
mean a tiny few. The problem with the N73 with dust (in my opinion) is the
joystick. It leaves a big whole for dust to get in, as apposed to a 5 way
navi pad. I'm a mechanic in a dusty dirty workshop, and my phone is in my
pocket all day. Sounds silly, but whenever my phone is in my pocket, I have
a large supply of see through re-sealing bags I buy of Ebay (1.50 for 50).
Everyday, I place my phone in a new bag that fits my phone perfectly, and
it's in there for the rest of the day until I get home. Sounds really silly,
but I can do almost all the functions in the bag, even make phone calls and
it's sealed airtight all day. I know what you mean about dust in the
sunlight. I had a Nokia 7650 (again with a joystick) a number of years ago,
and dust got in there. It use to really wind me up in the day. When you get
home, and it's darker surroundings, you can hardly notice it! Since then,
because of my job, all my phones go in a bag all day!

> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


My wife has just upgraded to the N95 8GB, and it's a fantastic phone - And
has a navi pad instead of a joystick. No dust under the screen yet. And
can't fault the phone in anyway. Can even lock onto a GPS satellite in under
10 seconds, indoors! Which my Tom Tom can never do!

I will most definitely be upgrading to either the N95 or N82 in March....

Matthew Long



 
Unread 11-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
Matthew Long
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.


I have an N73 that's nearly a year old. It has a very few fine specs, and I
mean a tiny few. The problem with the N73 with dust (in my opinion) is the
joystick. It leaves a big whole for dust to get in, as apposed to a 5 way
navi pad. I'm a mechanic in a dusty dirty workshop, and my phone is in my
pocket all day. Sounds silly, but whenever my phone is in my pocket, I have
a large supply of see through re-sealing bags I buy of Ebay (1.50 for 50).
Everyday, I place my phone in a new bag that fits my phone perfectly, and
it's in there for the rest of the day until I get home. Sounds really silly,
but I can do almost all the functions in the bag, even make phone calls and
it's sealed airtight all day. I know what you mean about dust in the
sunlight. I had a Nokia 7650 (again with a joystick) a number of years ago,
and dust got in there. It use to really wind me up in the day. When you get
home, and it's darker surroundings, you can hardly notice it! Since then,
because of my job, all my phones go in a bag all day!

> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


My wife has just upgraded to the N95 8GB, and it's a fantastic phone - And
has a navi pad instead of a joystick. No dust under the screen yet. And
can't fault the phone in anyway. Can even lock onto a GPS satellite in under
10 seconds, indoors! Which my Tom Tom can never do!

I will most definitely be upgrading to either the N95 or N82 in March....

Matthew Long



 
Unread 11-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
Matthew Long
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Dust Inside Screen: Is Any Handset Resistant?

Sponsored Links
> I thought that too, which is why I didn't do it with the new handset. Very
> annoying. Even more dust has appeared behind the screen today and it
> hasn't even left my desk. I wonder if static is somehow building up
> behind the glass and pulling particles inside. It must be very badly
> sealed if that's the case.


I have an N73 that's nearly a year old. It has a very few fine specs, and I
mean a tiny few. The problem with the N73 with dust (in my opinion) is the
joystick. It leaves a big whole for dust to get in, as apposed to a 5 way
navi pad. I'm a mechanic in a dusty dirty workshop, and my phone is in my
pocket all day. Sounds silly, but whenever my phone is in my pocket, I have
a large supply of see through re-sealing bags I buy of Ebay (1.50 for 50).
Everyday, I place my phone in a new bag that fits my phone perfectly, and
it's in there for the rest of the day until I get home. Sounds really silly,
but I can do almost all the functions in the bag, even make phone calls and
it's sealed airtight all day. I know what you mean about dust in the
sunlight. I had a Nokia 7650 (again with a joystick) a number of years ago,
and dust got in there. It use to really wind me up in the day. When you get
home, and it's darker surroundings, you can hardly notice it! Since then,
because of my job, all my phones go in a bag all day!

> The phone is going back anyway. I was thinking about getting an N95 but
> **** that now. I'll never buy Nokia again.


My wife has just upgraded to the N95 8GB, and it's a fantastic phone - And
has a navi pad instead of a joystick. No dust under the screen yet. And
can't fault the phone in anyway. Can even lock onto a GPS satellite in under
10 seconds, indoors! Which my Tom Tom can never do!

I will most definitely be upgrading to either the N95 or N82 in March....

Matthew Long




Sponsored Links
 
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes



< Home - Windows Help - MS Office Help - Hardware Support >


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 AM.


vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2005-2016, TechTalkz.com. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional