[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] strange thin crack in hardware... see fotos

From: Mike Lococo mpl22 at cornell.edu
Date: Sat Jul 15 21:03:00 EEST 2006
> The drop was really no big thing, I dropped my other PDAs like various
> Palm devices and they never even took a scratch. I don't keep my 770 in
> a PDA holder or anything. Like another reader of the list I keep it in
> my laptop bag together with other stuff. Anyway my 770 works just fine,
> and I was just wondering what was going on. Also could the crack be
> related to fast temperature changes?

As has been pointed out previously, this is a well known design flaw and 
has been discussed at length in the internettablettalk.com forums.  The 
area surrounding the plugs is the only part of the case that is plain 
old plastic, with no reinforcement.  It cracks randomly, and there's no 
amount of care that you can take with your device to ensure that it 
doesn't crack.  The crack will not spread beyond that little plug area, 
although some very few folks have reported multiple cracks working in 
concert to cause a small hole in the case there.

In most instances, the crack will spread from one edge of the plug area 
to another and stop.  It won't affect the functioning or structural 
integrity of the device, but if you follow up with Nokia, they'll 
fix/replace it under warranty.  I haven't read anything that indicates 
that replacements are any less likely to crack than the originally 
shipped units, though.


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