Bold 9900/9930 silver paint fades away in 4 plastic stripes in keyboard.
Im living in Vietnam and due to humidity or something else etc etc in here, the paint in 4 lines between the keyboard layouts start to fade away.
Resulting that in some place the paint fades away and you can see black dots wich is very very annoying. So some of the guys already either replace the keyboard coz of this (while it still works perfectly!) or just remove the whole paint.
Regardless of device carrier: AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, etc etc, all may have this problem.
While the bezel is made from inox itself, it will not have the issue as it have no paint in it lols. but the 4 stripes are made of plastic
So now the Blackberry is trully BLACK
Last edited by hieupham; 05-09-2012 at 10:53 PM.
- 05-10-2012, 11:52 AM #7
I would love to have that. Looks like it's almost painted lmao. Look pretty nice on it!
And that gold one looks nice, i'm currently looking for a good gold quality bezel though.gee gee baby~
- 05-10-2012, 12:49 PM #8
With all that Gold plating, I would be too afraid to use the thing...LoLCuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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- 05-10-2012, 01:01 PM #9
To the OP, I personally like that all black keypad look . What was the time frame (age) of the device when that started happening......KODOS to the GOLD 99xx, that looks good also.
Last edited by spencerdl; 05-10-2012 at 01:04 PM.
- 05-11-2012, 11:27 PM #11
Some people have a higher ph and are more corrosive than others. No pun intended! . I have a friend who can corrode a nickle plated guitar bridge in 1 month. (True story). Personally I like the all black look. Don't feel cheated, I want one!
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05-12-2012, 03:02 AM #12
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I also like the all black look, good job I'd say! Although this for me is just another proof that RIM obviously has quality problems. Someing like this can happen either to el-cheapo "dumpphones" or maybe low-cost smartphones. But not to a 500,-€ flagship device. That's simply annoying.
On another sidenote:
How did you remove the paint? Did you carefully scratch it off with a knive? If so, I would be too much concerned to damage the keys when doing so. Also parts of the scratched paint might get in between or under the keys which might not be that good either.
My keyboard on the bb is holding still for the moment but it already has some small black dots in the top stripe, i think its dut to near location to the trackpad. Vodafone uk device, i always prefer the Eu devices moar btw
The paint is kind of easy to shed off tho. Anyways I believe the degree is related to the climate, way of usage and ofc the batch, might be.
Anyway the bb9900 and 9930 is not as tank-built like the 9700, 9780. The brick problem and never come back alive again is a very popular issue, its seems ro be fixed in the latter models from 11/2011 tho. We have lot of dead bb99 and the latter models and esp the white ones hold really well. All the previous Batches are related to L U C K
- 05-13-2012, 07:22 AM #19
Every blackberry I have ever owned has had this issue especially with the keys. The T and Y keys are the worst on my 9930.
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05-13-2012, 10:53 PM #20
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Switch to gold, you bought the 9900 to pimp. So pimp properly.
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