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  1. #1
    Aaron
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    I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a cell
    phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I think
    the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia phone
    that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637 is
    within a few weeks.

    Thanks!
    Aaron





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  2. #2
    Lorne Tontegode
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    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    I have noticed the exact same thing with my T616. I put a PDA sheet over it
    for a while but then took it off. It managed to get scratched anyway.

    A little frustrating when you like to keep your stuff nice.
    "Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a cell
    > phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    > easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    > serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I
    > think
    > the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia
    > phone
    > that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637 is
    > within a few weeks.
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Aaron
    >
    >






  3. #3
    CasinoMaker
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    I have the same problem with my t637, but mine had a big scratch the second
    day I got it. I was pissed. So yes they do seem to get scratched easily.
    I've seen OEM faceplates on ebay for around 10.00 US.

    Another option is a product called Displex that I found web searching ideas
    to fix the scratch. This stuff works great and it also took the nicks out
    of my wrist watch. Just don't rub this stuff too hard. try a couple of
    light applications and you'll be fine.

    here's the link: http://www.displex.de/


    Good luck

    Marc



    "Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a cell
    > phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    > easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    > serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I

    think
    > the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia

    phone
    > that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637 is
    > within a few weeks.
    >
    > Thanks!
    > Aaron
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Aaron
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    Well, good to know I wasn't the only one. I know in 6 months I won't even
    care, but damn, such big scratches so soon.

    Thanks for the link to displex. I'll definitely check it out.

    Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black plastic
    casing?

    Aaron

    "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have the same problem with my t637, but mine had a big scratch the

    second
    > day I got it. I was pissed. So yes they do seem to get scratched

    easily.
    > I've seen OEM faceplates on ebay for around 10.00 US.
    >
    > Another option is a product called Displex that I found web searching

    ideas
    > to fix the scratch. This stuff works great and it also took the nicks

    out
    > of my wrist watch. Just don't rub this stuff too hard. try a couple

    of
    > light applications and you'll be fine.
    >
    > here's the link: http://www.displex.de/
    >
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    > Marc
    >
    >
    >
    > "Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a

    cell
    > > phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    > > easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    > > serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I

    > think
    > > the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia

    > phone
    > > that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637

    is
    > > within a few weeks.
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > > Aaron
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  5. #5
    Horst Peiffer
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    Watch out, they charge you a fortune for a tiny portion of this stuff. A
    real rip off! You'll be as fine with visor polish from any motorcycle
    shop for a fraction of the price. If you don't mind the smelling you can
    even polish the disply with tooth paste....:-)

    Cheers,
    Horst


    Aaron wrote:
    > Well, good to know I wasn't the only one. I know in 6 months I won't even
    > care, but damn, such big scratches so soon.
    >
    > Thanks for the link to displex. I'll definitely check it out.
    >
    > Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black plastic
    > casing?
    >
    > Aaron
    >
    > "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I have the same problem with my t637, but mine had a big scratch the

    >
    > second
    >
    >>day I got it. I was pissed. So yes they do seem to get scratched

    >
    > easily.
    >
    >>I've seen OEM faceplates on ebay for around 10.00 US.
    >>
    >>Another option is a product called Displex that I found web searching

    >
    > ideas
    >
    >>to fix the scratch. This stuff works great and it also took the nicks

    >
    > out
    >
    >>of my wrist watch. Just don't rub this stuff too hard. try a couple

    >
    > of
    >
    >>light applications and you'll be fine.
    >>
    >>here's the link: http://www.displex.de/
    >>
    >>
    >>Good luck
    >>
    >>Marc
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a

    >
    > cell
    >
    >>>phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    >>>easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    >>>serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I

    >>
    >>think
    >>
    >>>the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia

    >>
    >>phone
    >>
    >>>that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637

    >
    > is
    >
    >>>within a few weeks.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks!
    >>>Aaron
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  6. #6
    michael turner
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 09:56:10 +0100, Horst Peiffer wrote:

    > Watch out, they charge you a fortune for a tiny portion of this stuff. A
    > real rip off! You'll be as fine with visor polish from any motorcycle
    > shop for a fraction of the price. If you don't mind the smelling you can
    > even polish the disply with tooth paste....:-)


    Those inexpensive scratched-CD repair kits, are very good on mobile phone
    screens as well.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  7. #7
    M4tt
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    same problem here , i own a T237 and the screen
    got scratched from day first , i dont mind since its
    a cheapo phone but i would be kickin myself in the
    head if it was a k700 for sure....

    M4tt





    Aaron wrote:

    > Well, good to know I wasn't the only one. I know in 6 months I won't even
    > care, but damn, such big scratches so soon.
    >
    > Thanks for the link to displex. I'll definitely check it out.
    >
    > Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black plastic
    > casing?
    >
    > Aaron
    >
    > "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I have the same problem with my t637, but mine had a big scratch the

    >
    > second
    >
    >>day I got it. I was pissed. So yes they do seem to get scratched

    >
    > easily.
    >
    >>I've seen OEM faceplates on ebay for around 10.00 US.
    >>
    >>Another option is a product called Displex that I found web searching

    >
    > ideas
    >
    >>to fix the scratch. This stuff works great and it also took the nicks

    >
    > out
    >
    >>of my wrist watch. Just don't rub this stuff too hard. try a couple

    >
    > of
    >
    >>light applications and you'll be fine.
    >>
    >>here's the link: http://www.displex.de/
    >>
    >>
    >>Good luck
    >>
    >>Marc
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>>I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a

    >
    > cell
    >
    >>>phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    >>>easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    >>>serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this? I

    >>
    >>think
    >>
    >>>the different faceplates you buy do not replace the screen. My Nokia

    >>
    >>phone
    >>
    >>>that I had for a year and a half isn't even as scratched as my SE T637

    >
    > is
    >
    >>>within a few weeks.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks!
    >>>Aaron
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  8. #8
    CasinoMaker
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    > Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black plastic
    > casing?


    I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on ebay.....I
    will ask the seller before I buy.

    Marc





  9. #9
    CasinoMaker
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?


    > Those inexpensive scratched-CD repair kits, are very good on mobile phone
    > screens as well.


    Maybe for light scratches, but the CD stuff didn't work for me.

    Marc





  10. #10
    Ryan D
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    I have bought several OEM faceplates on ebay. They all come with a back
    plate, a part to cover the area around the camera, keypad, and a faceplate.
    The faceplate has a new clear window to cover the LCD sceen on your phone. I
    have a T616 and have got a couple different covers. Once one gets real
    scratched up, I buy a new one, usually a new color to try it out. It usually
    ends up being like $5-10 for the faceplates. Make sure you get a Torx
    screwdriver for it too, usually the ebay seller will offer one to add or try
    a hardware store. Some stores like Radiosuck and Lowe's and Home Depot will
    not carry the right size (T6) screwdriver for it. I got mine in a 6 pack at
    Harbor Freight for like $5. Changing the face plate isnt difficutl either.
    Dont lose any screws, try not to touch the screen surface w/ the faceplate
    off, and use a can of Dust Off or compressed air to clean out the phone as
    well.


    "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black plastic
    >> casing?

    >
    > I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on ebay.....I
    > will ask the seller before I buy.
    >
    > Marc
    >
    >






  11. #11
    Aaron
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    That's awesome info. Thanks much. I checked out Ebay and they have some
    cool faceplates. The shiny silver one looks neat, but I bet it fingerprints
    up like a bi*ch.

    Aaron

    "Ryan D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have bought several OEM faceplates on ebay. They all come with a back
    > plate, a part to cover the area around the camera, keypad, and a

    faceplate.
    > The faceplate has a new clear window to cover the LCD sceen on your phone.

    I
    > have a T616 and have got a couple different covers. Once one gets real
    > scratched up, I buy a new one, usually a new color to try it out. It

    usually
    > ends up being like $5-10 for the faceplates. Make sure you get a Torx
    > screwdriver for it too, usually the ebay seller will offer one to add or

    try
    > a hardware store. Some stores like Radiosuck and Lowe's and Home Depot

    will
    > not carry the right size (T6) screwdriver for it. I got mine in a 6 pack

    at
    > Harbor Freight for like $5. Changing the face plate isnt difficutl either.
    > Dont lose any screws, try not to touch the screen surface w/ the faceplate
    > off, and use a can of Dust Off or compressed air to clean out the phone as
    > well.
    >
    >
    > "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >> Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black

    plastic
    > >> casing?

    > >
    > > I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on

    ebay.....I
    > > will ask the seller before I buy.
    > >
    > > Marc
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






  12. #12
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    Be warned that the fit and finish of cheap aftermarket faceplates can be poor.

    In <[email protected]> on Thu, 04 Nov 2004 19:33:17
    GMT, "Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote:

    >That's awesome info. Thanks much. I checked out Ebay and they have some
    >cool faceplates. The shiny silver one looks neat, but I bet it fingerprints
    >up like a bi*ch.
    >
    >Aaron
    >
    >"Ryan D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I have bought several OEM faceplates on ebay. They all come with a back
    >> plate, a part to cover the area around the camera, keypad, and a

    >faceplate.
    >> The faceplate has a new clear window to cover the LCD sceen on your phone.

    >I
    >> have a T616 and have got a couple different covers. Once one gets real
    >> scratched up, I buy a new one, usually a new color to try it out. It

    >usually
    >> ends up being like $5-10 for the faceplates. Make sure you get a Torx
    >> screwdriver for it too, usually the ebay seller will offer one to add or

    >try
    >> a hardware store. Some stores like Radiosuck and Lowe's and Home Depot

    >will
    >> not carry the right size (T6) screwdriver for it. I got mine in a 6 pack

    >at
    >> Harbor Freight for like $5. Changing the face plate isnt difficutl either.
    >> Dont lose any screws, try not to touch the screen surface w/ the faceplate
    >> off, and use a can of Dust Off or compressed air to clean out the phone as
    >> well.
    >>
    >>
    >> "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> >> Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black

    >plastic
    >> >> casing?
    >> >
    >> > I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on

    >ebay.....I
    >> > will ask the seller before I buy.
    >> >
    >> > Marc
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >


    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  13. #13
    Cary
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    The fact is that the T637 was not designed to accommodate user-swappable
    covers so you may void your warranty by taking your phone apart. Removing
    the antenna cover portion of the housing can be a tricky and delicate job.
    Only undertake this task if you are confident in your ability to tinker with
    small electronics. You might want to consider wearing a grounding strap on
    your wrist. And working with at least one foot in a bucket of water will
    render you doubly static resistant. Good luck.
    -- Cary





    "Ryan D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have bought several OEM faceplates on ebay. They all come with a back
    >plate, a part to cover the area around the camera, keypad, and a faceplate.
    >The faceplate has a new clear window to cover the LCD sceen on your phone.
    >I have a T616 and have got a couple different covers. Once one gets real
    >scratched up, I buy a new one, usually a new color to try it out. It
    >usually ends up being like $5-10 for the faceplates. Make sure you get a
    >Torx screwdriver for it too, usually the ebay seller will offer one to add
    >or try a hardware store. Some stores like Radiosuck and Lowe's and Home
    >Depot will not carry the right size (T6) screwdriver for it. I got mine in
    >a 6 pack at Harbor Freight for like $5. Changing the face plate isnt
    >difficutl either. Dont lose any screws, try not to touch the screen surface
    >w/ the faceplate off, and use a can of Dust Off or compressed air to clean
    >out the phone as well.
    >
    >
    > "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>> Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black
    >>> plastic
    >>> casing?

    >>
    >> I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on
    >> ebay.....I
    >> will ask the seller before I buy.
    >>
    >> Marc
    >>
    >>

    >
    >






  14. #14
    Ryan D
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?

    Speaking of such things. what exactly will void the warranty? I just sent my
    phone in because the joystick and powerbuttons stopped functioning good.
    they ask the obvious questions of was the phone dropped or get wet and that
    was a NO. so just by taking the phone apart and persay temporarily changing
    the faceplate void warranty?



    "Cary" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The fact is that the T637 was not designed to accommodate user-swappable
    > covers so you may void your warranty by taking your phone apart. Removing
    > the antenna cover portion of the housing can be a tricky and delicate job.
    > Only undertake this task if you are confident in your ability to tinker
    > with small electronics. You might want to consider wearing a grounding
    > strap on your wrist. And working with at least one foot in a bucket of
    > water will render you doubly static resistant. Good luck.
    > -- Cary
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Ryan D" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I have bought several OEM faceplates on ebay. They all come with a back
    >>plate, a part to cover the area around the camera, keypad, and a
    >>faceplate. The faceplate has a new clear window to cover the LCD sceen on
    >>your phone. I have a T616 and have got a couple different covers. Once one
    >>gets real scratched up, I buy a new one, usually a new color to try it
    >>out. It usually ends up being like $5-10 for the faceplates. Make sure you
    >>get a Torx screwdriver for it too, usually the ebay seller will offer one
    >>to add or try a hardware store. Some stores like Radiosuck and Lowe's and
    >>Home Depot will not carry the right size (T6) screwdriver for it. I got
    >>mine in a 6 pack at Harbor Freight for like $5. Changing the face plate
    >>isnt difficutl either. Dont lose any screws, try not to touch the screen
    >>surface w/ the faceplate off, and use a can of Dust Off or compressed air
    >>to clean out the phone as well.
    >>
    >>
    >> "CasinoMaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>> Do the OEM faceplates replace the screen, too? Or just the black
    >>>> plastic
    >>>> casing?
    >>>
    >>> I don't really know. If I do end up buying a new faceplate on
    >>> ebay.....I
    >>> will ask the seller before I buy.
    >>>
    >>> Marc
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >






  15. #15
    Cary
    Guest

    Re: Sony Ericsson T637 scratching easily?


    "Aaron" <[email protected]_this_out_attglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I almost feel silly about worrying about this - after all its only a cell
    > phone. But has anyone noticed that this or other SE cell phones scratch
    > easily? I've had my T637 for 3 weeks and already I've got some pretty
    > serious scratches on the screen. It there anyway to replace this?


    Yes, there is. The bezel covering the screen on the T637 is held in place
    by a sticky strips that do not harden. One strip is located along the top of
    the phone and the other is just under the joystick surround. The bezel
    covers the screen and extends from covering the joystick to just above the
    earspeaker horizontal slit. You can run your thumbnail around this bezel as
    their is a groove around its perimeter.
    By digging your thumbnail under the bottom of the bezel that surrounds the
    joystick and prying u,p you can remove the bezel which includes the outer
    plastic screen covering. The screen underneath can be cleaned as well as
    the underside of the protector panel. The bezel can then be placed back on
    the phone (as the sticky strips will remain sticky) or you can replace the
    bezel with a new one extracted from another front cover. The bezel is not
    offered separately, AFAIK, but is considered part of the front housing even
    though the screen bezel is merely stuck on to the front housing with the
    sticky strips. In effect, they work like velcro.
    -- Cordially, Cary





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