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# 36943 4-Jul-2009 15:32
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Hi,


I've had a SE W705a for about three weeks now. I've been very careful with it but last night noticed a large scratch across the screen. I have no idea how it got there (the phone was in my pocket, no keys or anything else in there) so I'm wondering whether anyone else has had issues with this phone and scratches. I'm trying to judge whether or not the screen on mine is up to the usual standard and therefore whether I could get it replaced as defective.


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  # 231011 4-Jul-2009 16:00
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I have one here (sending back to Sony Ericsson this week)... Have it rolling around for about three weeks (on my desk, pocket, backpack) and haven't noticed anything really.





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  # 231022 4-Jul-2009 17:34
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Had one for over a month in my pocket, on the desk at work, on my desk/floor/couch/shelf at home and it's fine..




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  # 231280 5-Jul-2009 19:46
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Hey, my W705 also has scuff marks on the screen, I guess because the screen is always being in contact when in bag/pocket... But I can only notice the marks on the screen when its black (as in off) otherwise when using the phone I cant see them at all, and playing games/looking at photos etc is not affected.

I had an iPhone for 8 months and I never got the screen marked like this one has (and I've only had the w705 5 weeks now) ... I have tried buffing/cleaning the screen with those little soft thingies which came with my iPhone but I can't get it any better.



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  # 231288 5-Jul-2009 19:56
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This isn't a "scuff mark", it's a full-blown scratch about 3 cm in length and is noticeable whether the screen is on or off. Unfortunately the only other camera I have is my webcam and it's not good enough to take a picture of it.

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  # 231300 5-Jul-2009 20:21
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Cell phone screens are going to get scratched if you treat them roughly, it's a fact of life. For the scratch to have happened, I'm sure something would have to have had a reasonable amount of force to imprint upon it, keys in your pocket perhaps?




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  # 231304 5-Jul-2009 20:29
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No, I keep my keys in a different pocket. As mentioned above I've been "babying" it so I'm a loss as to how it got scratched in the first place. The scratch is the only defect; the rest of the screen and phone is pristine.

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  # 231308 5-Jul-2009 20:36
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What I was alluding to was that it has to have become scratched at some point or another by something interacting with it. A screen on a $600 phone doesn't just scratch itself.




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  # 231344 5-Jul-2009 21:49
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Do you wear jeans? I have a nice scratch running along the outside of my phone from the rivets that hold the pocket to the leg.



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  # 231911 7-Jul-2009 09:50
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I've decided to just live with it, after all even if it hadn't developed a scratch now it was still sure to happen eventually. The phone still works, so I'll put up with it.

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