Loose volume rocker on surface

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface General Discussion' started by borka105, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. borka105

    borka105 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I received my Surface two days ago and while using the device, I noticed that my volume rocker button has room to jiggle up and down. I have not had a chance to go back to the store and see if this is the case for all the surfaces or just something that I am observing.

    Can you please let me know if you are able to jiggle your button up and down.. it's as if there is an extra mm of room between the cut out for the rocker and the actual rocker. The volume button works perfectly (no issues) when pressing it, but it makes a noise/rattle because there is room for it to move up and down.

    Does my Surface have an issue?

    Thanks,
     
  2. ArnoldC

    ArnoldC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,537
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Makati, Philippines
    Not on mine.
     
  3. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    My Device:
    RT
    Mine moves a few micros or so... I'm not worried. Exactly how loose is your volume rocker?
     
  4. borka105

    borka105 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I can put my finger over it and shift the button up and down... what annoys me is the cheap rattle sound it generates. I am thinking it should be pressed tight into the frame of the tablet similarly to how the volume buttons are on my phone and other tablets.
     
  5. Sin

    Sin New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2012
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    My Device:
    RT
    Mine moves as well. Doesn't rattle around when moving the device but I can move it pretty easily with my finger.
     
  6. gpstrucker

    gpstrucker New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On the road
    My Device:
    RT
    Nope, mine is firmly in place.
     
  7. bosamar

    bosamar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    48
    My Device:
    RT
    Interesting!
     
  8. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,177
    Likes Received:
    262
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern CA
    My Device:
    RT
    Mine moves a tiny bit ~1mm or less. More than some of my other devices but nothing I would consider out of the ordinary.
     
  9. borka105

    borka105 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think I'll be stopping by my local pop-up store this weekend and checking out what the Surface's there are like.. to me personally it seems out of place compared to how well situated/firm everything else is on the device.

    I will update once I've had a chance to investigate.
     
  10. mrspidernz

    mrspidernz New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Now that you mention it, mine rattles as other people have discussed - I swear it wasn't like that before!
    Also I think it makes much more of a louder harsh click noise when you press the down volume button.
     
  11. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    mine moves sideways slightly as well if I move it. however there is no rattle when moving or shaking the device.
     
  12. dizx

    dizx New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I solved this problem with cutting a small piece of plastic (10mm x 2mm), similar to the plastic used in screen protectors, and inserted this piece in the small gap between the volume rocker and the body. Rattle gone, problem solved!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
loose volume nobe in surface rt
,
surface 2 volume button
,

surface 2 volume rocker

,
surface 2 volume rocker loose
,
surface 2 volume rocker problem
,

surface rt volume problem

,
surface rt volume rocker
,
surface rt volume rocker problem
,
surface volume rocker
,

surface volume rocker issue