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  1. evilrob's Avatar
    Got three problems with my 930:

    1. Vibrate has gotten crazy loud and harsh-sounding - high pitched; polar opposite to the delightful low rumble of my previous phone, the Lumia 920
    2. Screen lift in top right hand corner
    3. Camera button has weirdly deteriorated; power and volume rocker are perfect even though I use these buttons WAY more frequently!


    Normal corner:
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    Comedy corner:
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    Perfect button:
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    Comedy button:
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    Anyone else had these problems? Reckon this list of niggles is worthy of sending back for repair/replacement under warranty?
    11-06-2014 03:11 PM
  2. surfacedude's Avatar
    I'd send it back, no question about it.
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    11-06-2014 04:35 PM
  3. Ignition1's Avatar
    The button deterioration I could live with, it's minor (IMO)...but the screen lift is unacceptable for a flagship, or in fact ANY smartphone. Take it back for sure.
    evilrob likes this.
    11-07-2014 07:49 AM
  4. evilrob's Avatar
    Complained on the Microsoft Lumia UK Facebook page, received this response the next day:

    "Hi, Robert. Replacement depends on the technician's decision after evaluating your phone. Best to visit the nearest local Nokia Care Point to have your phone physically checked by the Nokia authorized technicians. This could be a better option since the Nokia online troubleshooter page is under maintenance. Click here to find the nearest local care point: Support - Userguides, updates and downloads - Microsoft - UK. Note that physical and liquid damages aren't covered by the warranty. Thanks! - Carlo"

    Wow... could they fit any more disclaimers in their response? Not, "I'm sorry to hear you're having issues" or, "I'm sorry our actual fault reporting service is out of order" just, "this isn't covered, that isn't covered - go take it to your nearest Care Point so we can check you haven't damaged the phone yourself"

    My nearest Care Point is an hour away. I gave them a call and explained how whatever should keep the screen stuck down is failing on my unit, along with the other two issues. They said there's no glue used in the screen assembly (it's all one piece apparently), they've never seen it happen on any other phone and they'd have to send it to head office for 'further analysis' as it's probably not covered under warranty. They then went on to quote me 180 to repair.

    I'm fuming.
    11-07-2014 08:13 AM
  5. evilrob's Avatar
    The button deterioration I could live with, it's minor (IMO)
    It is minor, but it shouldn't happen on a flagship phone that's two months old!
    11-07-2014 08:14 AM
  6. evilrob's Avatar
    Tried via Twitter - again, complete lack of concern, straight in with the accusations:

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    11-07-2014 09:18 AM
  7. evilrob's Avatar
    Twitter advise to book a repair:
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    Repair system not working:
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    I'm starting to get a bit angry now.
    11-07-2014 09:38 AM
  8. evilrob's Avatar
    Via Nokia Live chat:

    "The [camera button] discolorations are cosmetic. As per the warranty terms and conditions, cosmetic issues will not be covered by the warranty."

    Ship me a phone with a s**tty camera button that wears prematurely due to a manufacturing defect / quality control issue and then tell me it's not your problem. Thanks, Nokia.
    11-07-2014 10:26 AM
  9. evilrob's Avatar
    My issues have been escalated. I'll keep you posted on any developments.

    So far, very unimpressed with Microkia's woeful customer service. With the exception of the last lady I spoke to via Live Chat who was polite and professional throughout, and despite not telling me what I wanted to hear, did actually escalate my case.
    11-07-2014 10:36 AM
  10. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Screen lifting is clearly a manufacturing error. Someone there was to drunk to properly test the assembly of the phone. The same as the overheating problem. The way this phone is assembled causes the heat and the screen lifting, it's obvious! From my side, this is one hell of a looking device, especially the white version, but these HW failures will throw many potential customers away from it :( I have sold mine because of three major problems: 2 caused by bad hw assembly and one from OS: overheating, phone not changing GSM bands as it should, it took more than five minutes to find the 2G band in my home where I do not have 3G or 4G and the fact that when browsing on 2G the screen flickers like a mad TV! Other phones have the same display technology and DON'T have this problem, so shame on you Nokia and MS!!
    11-13-2014 03:06 AM
  11. evilrob's Avatar
    Well, Nokia sent UPS to pick up my handset today. Will keep you posted.
    11-13-2014 05:24 AM
  12. Mars2003's Avatar
    Good luck, I'm gonna try this next week with my 930 and if that's ok I'll get my wifes one fixed next.

    ​I'm pretty disappointed with MS at the lack of QC on this product,
    11-14-2014 09:28 AM
  13. Aresjr21's Avatar
    ​I'm pretty disappointed with MS at the lack of QC on this product,
    Nokia, you are disappointed with Nokia because they designed and manufactured this product with help from MSFT. Although I would admit the build quality of MSFT devices were terrible on its first run of new devices, Xbox 360, they do provide a stellar with quality material such as the Surface line.
    11-14-2014 10:07 AM
  14. evilrob's Avatar
    Not sure what to make of this:

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    11-14-2014 01:28 PM
  15. Lemmiwinkles's Avatar
    Mine said the same thing. Confusing! You can track the repair process on Nokia's website.
    evilrob likes this.
    11-17-2014 04:11 AM
  16. ngoclien0811's Avatar
    I'd send it back, no question about it.
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    11-17-2014 10:47 PM
  17. Mars2003's Avatar
    Nope, MS contains the former Nokia mobile division that made my defective 930, no point in being annoyed with Nokia now is there.
    However I am impressed that the service centre today replaced both the screen and metal frame to fix the issue, no questions asked. The tech suggested there was an issue in early models, which is interesting as I'd have thought all issues would have been worked through via the Icon.
    11-20-2014 12:14 PM
  18. evilrob's Avatar
    Phone will be back, repaired, tomorrow apparently:

    Hi there

    Your handset has now been repaired and is on its way back to you.

    The tracking number for the delivery tomorrow is [TRACKING NUMBER REDACTED] and can be tracked at UPS.

    Should you require any further support, please feel free to call on [NUMBER REDACTED].

    For more information on our warranty programme, please visit the following link:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile/support/manufacturers-limited-warranty/

    Kind Regards

    [NAME REDACTED]
    Support Agent, Customer Escalations and Resolutions
    on behalf of Nokia UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy
    11-20-2014 03:05 PM
  19. evilrob's Avatar
    Fair play - phone received this morning. It's perfect - screen is sitting flush, camera button is blemish free, vibrate is spot on.

    Was a bit of a faff to get to this stage, but we got there in the end. I appreciate the guidance from Lemmiwinkles on the 'screen lift' thread or I might not have pushed as hard as I did, and may well have allowed myself to be fobbed off at an earlier stage.

    Moral of the story: if you moan enough, they'll eventually fix it.
    Ignition1 likes this.
    11-21-2014 06:00 AM
  20. Ignition1's Avatar
    Fair play - phone received this morning. It's perfect - screen is sitting flush, camera button is blemish free, vibrate is spot on.

    Was a bit of a faff to get to this stage, but we got there in the end. I appreciate the guidance from Lemmiwinkles on the 'screen lift' thread or I might not have pushed as hard as I did, and may well have allowed myself to be fobbed off at an earlier stage.

    Moral of the story: if you moan enough, they'll eventually fix it.
    Well done! The good thing for us - being in the UK - is eventually you can throw all sorts of consumer protection laws at them. Citizens Advice are useful. Last resort you can tweet Anne Robinson and get yourself onto BBC Watchdog (lol).
    11-24-2014 04:59 AM
  21. sketchedout's Avatar
    Fair play - phone received this morning. It's perfect - screen is sitting flush, camera button is blemish free, vibrate is spot on.

    Was a bit of a faff to get to this stage, but we got there in the end. I appreciate the guidance from Lemmiwinkles on the 'screen lift' thread or I might not have pushed as hard as I did, and may well have allowed myself to be fobbed off at an earlier stage.

    Moral of the story: if you moan enough, they'll eventually fix it.
    Hi

    I'm having a nightmare at moment. Was experiencing double tap to wake not working and screen staying black on calls.

    Went for repair and even though I had email come back saying they were replacing the handset my original handset has been returned with the back cover loose and I can see screen lift in top right corner and bottom left which wasn't there before.

    I'm now having it collected again because the fault I reported is still there, but intermittent now, but also because handset is in worse condition than when I sent it off!

    I have compared my handset with others in store and have seen some with screen lift and others with it being completely flush with the aluminium frame.
    11-25-2014 06:19 AM
  22. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Return it and if they mumble about it threaten them with Consumer Protection Laws. Last thing they would want is a trial with the authorities.
    I am starting to think that MS is lacking a decent QA/QC Team and a decent customer service team.
    12-16-2014 08:41 AM
  23. evilrob's Avatar
    Sorry to hear of your woes. Maybe I got lucky.

    All I can tell you is that I sent off my faulty phone and got a perfect one back first time.
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    12-16-2014 08:58 AM
  24. sketchedout's Avatar
    Well I received my handset back again last Tuesday and it already has same problem. So annoyed. I sent a letter with the parcel explaining that since the initial repair the problem was intermittent and not permanent and also highlighted where there was screen lift. To my dismay when going on the nokia track my repair I could see that it was with someone for less than 10 mins before being deemed not faulty with no mention about the screen either and it was being dispatched back to me. I immediately contacted the support person I was in contact with and said I was really concerned about getting it back wrong. They managed to re-route the handset to check for themselves and they agreed that the screen was lifted once they checked themselves. They then organised for the phone to go back to the repair centre to get the screen sorted. It arrived back and looked much better, plus I could tell they replaced the frame as my original one had a small mark on it. However, a week on and that area in top right is once again lifted and causes double tap not to work and screen to stay black on a call. If I squeeze that area together first it works fine and on a call but after a short time happens again. Yesterday morning I took the back cover off, which was surprisingly easy and tightened a screw in that area and lo and behold it started working again fine despite the screen lift. However, today it is happening again. I will highlight this again to them but have reached the point where I just cannot be bothered to send it back in, especially at xmas when I could do with the handset for pictures etc.
    12-16-2014 11:24 AM
  25. Ssrki's Avatar
    If you do that again, it would be perfect to ad some picture with a screw which need to be screwed.
    Upper right corner of my L930 is little lifted but for now everything works fine.
    12-16-2014 11:37 AM
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