Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

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Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby willdao » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:12 pm

I didn't report this/ask for feedback at the time, because it became a moot issue. But, right before I got my RMA for my Teclast TL-M50HD, the "Advance" button (FF, the middle one of five) "lost its click," and became spongy. It was hard to tell if it had been activated, by feel alone. I'd only had it for a couple of weeks, max. so, as I have an OS-72 en route, this is a possible issue I wanted to check out with everyone, and their experiences with the OS-72HR and or Teclast M50HD. Has this happened to your unit(s)?

If so, how long did it take before this happenend?

I am VERY gentle with my hardware (when I'm not crushing it in my sleep, lol, ref. my OS-81 post), and did not abuse the button. I did, however, use the button a lot, e.g. to advance e-book pages--but not THAT much!

I'm just gonna chalk this one up to a totally messed up Teclast unit, which had LOTS of problems, but still would like to know how others have fared. Given that you're FORCED to use buttons on this unit (i.e. there's no touchscreen), and given its otherwise rugged design, I would hope that the buttons would have MUCH more longevity than I experienced!

Thanks for your replies! :)

Will

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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby The Warrior Poet » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:34 pm

Never had any issues with mine.
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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby Raz » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:34 pm

We haven't seen any issue with buttons, there have been a very few cases, but generally in all these cases a button did not work right out of the box.

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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby willdao » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:18 pm

Thx, guys.

When I first pulled the M50 out of the box and inspected it, it looked like that middle button was sitting a little lower in the case than the surrounding buttons--it definitely sat lower after the thing "lost its click." So, it may technically have been semi-broken out of the box, just waiting to fail...the bubble membrane below the button could have been faulty from the git-go. Glad to know it's an uncommon problem.

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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby The Warrior Poet » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:59 pm

Sounds like you just got a lemon Will.
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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby willdao » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:26 pm

Punishment for straying from the Nationite fold... :)

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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby The Warrior Poet » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:33 pm

Live and learn Will, live and learn. :P
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Re: Question Re: Buttons "Losing Their Click," Being Worn/Spongy

Postby Raz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:04 am

just for reference, we've only ever had 1 unit that had a button issue, then was fixed but the problem occurred again, in such circumstances the actual buttons on the board were probably bad and we're in process or replacing the entire unit.


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