1. kwatkins66's Avatar
    Hey all, does anyone here happen to have a classic that doesn't have any light bleeds around the keys and/or toolbelt. Never had to worry about it with prior BB devices. My classic has a small light bleed near the call button right between the button and the metal side. Was just wondering if "bleedless" units are out there and if it would be worth it to order another one on amazon and return this one? Thanks so much for your honest replies! Short of the cosmetic issue, I am LOVING my classic. Just with paying full price for a phone, didn't want to have settle if there are better units available.

    Posted via CB10
    01-27-15 09:36 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I don't care what anyone says after me, all devices have some level of light bleed. May not be in the same area as yours but there's some there. Mine happens to be under the toolbelt above the keys. Kinda up to you to decide if it's something you want to ignore or risk trading in for one that is possibly worse off. Of course, if you think you can't get any worse off then it might be worth it lol.
    01-27-15 10:00 PM
  3. kwatkins66's Avatar
    Thank you for an honest answer!! It's only moderately noticeable in a very dark room!

    Posted via CB10
    01-27-15 10:02 PM
  4. blckberry4life's Avatar
    Haven't got my classic yet, waiting on Verizon or AT&T but I don't think the light bleed would bother me just as long as the unit functions properly

    01-27-15 11:09 PM
  5. CompMan2013's Avatar
    Just got mine today and there's plenty of light bleed on my keyboard but I really don't see it as a big deal.
    01-27-15 11:59 PM
  6. Mr4aces's Avatar

    Posted via CB10
    01-28-15 12:04 AM
  7. eji930's Avatar
    Think of it this way, the more you use your device the dust will fill and then WHAM! No more light bleed

    Sent from my: SM-N910T / SQC100-4 with Tapatalk : PIN 2BFBBCE3: T-Mobile 4G LTE
    celcius32 likes this.
    01-28-15 12:11 AM
  8. Jasonamarshall's Avatar
    I also think it's has something to do with air flow movement to keep the device cool since their is a non removable battery so on my part of really analyze how all the right side key are very close and left has most of light bleed that's where I'm assuming the cpu and other components that my warm up

    Posted via CB10
    01-28-15 12:16 AM
  9. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    It is indeed noticeable but it's not bothersome at all to me.

    Posted via BlackBerry Classic
    01-28-15 01:05 AM
  10. Lucas D's Avatar
    What's bleed mean? Gaps...

    Posted via CB10
    01-28-15 05:27 AM
  11. BBUniq01's Avatar
    I never even noticed it until all of these posts. I am not even sure what I am to look for but I think my Classic is gorgeous the way it is.

    Posted via Classic
    01-28-15 07:28 AM
  12. mmk1954's Avatar
    No gaps, no jagged edges, no light bleeds that I can find. I guess I have a perfect classic!

    Using my BlackBerry Classic :-)
    02-11-15 02:49 PM
  13. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    Stop being anal about stuff that is not really important. Seriously, if it is a big gash and it blinds you I can see complaining. It is a phone made and assembled by "man" and their machines. Imperfection is perfectly fine.
    BBRYQ10 likes this.
    02-11-15 03:23 PM
  14. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Best quality ever. Why? Because BlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-15 09:29 PM
  15. jaycnchacko's Avatar
    The issue of "Light Bleed" on the Classic is more of a "feature" than a "defect". Don't expect to get one without it even if you try to get another unit by replacing your current one. You could end up with one which is more "feature rich"!! :P

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-15 09:45 PM
  16. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    I don't think I've ever seen any physical back-lit keyboards on any device in my entire life that don't show some light bleed. I have never had a BlackBerry that didn't have some light coming through from between keys. Why? Because each f#cking key is an individual piece / component and when light finds a crack, it shines through. Are some BlackBerry keyboard keys going to have slightly more light shining through than others? YES. So what.

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-15 09:51 PM
  17. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    It's not like each individual key is separately back-lit with its very own light emitting diode. The phones would probably cost six figures with that kind of special, precision construction (plus kill batteries...). It actually looks like each side of the Passport keyboard maybe has one LED, meaning it seems like (without having to disassemble) there are two LEDs total, therefore the 'Q,A,Z' and 'P, backspace, enter' keys are the brightest and show the most 'light bleed'. Honestly, I wouldn't even look for light bleed because you're going to always find it. Seriously though, who friggin' cares. The keyboards look fantastic regardless of these non-problems.

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-15 09:59 PM
  18. BBGary's Avatar
    I consider the build quality of my device as very good ( well it is BlackBerry), but the devices that some people received at work had some space between screen and tool belt.
    I got my device from shopBB and it is just fine. No loose keys on kb, no light bleeding, and no any other built quality problems whatsoever.

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-15 10:05 PM
  19. kjpeigan's Avatar
    Got mine...woo-hoo woot woot

    Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada
    02-12-15 10:51 PM

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