Received my Droid X 5th Aug. Yesterday I started to take a picture and noticed the snap button missing. Now I have a choice pay $90 to receive another phone or not use my camera. AND if I send my phone in for replacement and it is decided the missing button is physical damage I will be charged $600. Im glad it was not the power button that fell off!!!!!
Can any one tell me where I can purchase a snap on button for the droid x (3week old) that does not cost $90-$600 dollars!!!!
As stated, unless you dropped or banged it, it will be covered by the warrenty. If it was your fault, then you are actually in luck (or will be). Froyo will include a "on screen" shutter button when it is released. So you will not need the actual mechanical button.
From the worry that has been expressed about being charged full replacement price I'm going to venture a guess that there are signs of physical damage on the phone. If there isn't any damage and you still have the Camera Button, you could try some strategically placed super glue.
Really not sure if this will help you and I don't know if it was an application that my son put on my phone but when I take a picture I tap the screen twice and it takes the picture just fine.
I wouldn't recommend using super glue at all. I am pretty sure once you turn your phone, the warranty department will see that super glue was used or something is off.
The phone is in perfect condition. I was so blowed away by the amount of $$$, they wanted for the deductible and only had the phone for 3 weeks. The rep. at the store did not even look at my phone. Just informed me (after I told him my button was missing) that it would be considered "physical damage."
Then customer service (on the phone) informed me of the cost of $600 if they considered it to be physical damage. I have been a customer with Verizon for over 15 years, never had a problem that was not resolved in a professional manner. But this is a different story. When my contract runs out on all 5 of my phones I will cancel and find another carrier.
I have been told that the upgrade 2.2 will have on screen button to take pictures.
Yes it does have the shutter button on screen.
As for the rep at the store, it sounds highly suspect that they would not take to time to look at the phone if you made a trip up to the store. If they did not look at it I would have insisted that they do so, or speak to a manager.
Maybe the button fell off, maybe you dropped the phone and it popped off, we will never know for certain. This is a case that should be settled in person at a corporate store.
As for threatening to take your business elsewhere because of this, good luck. Sprint calls bad phone updates physical damage, T-Mobile has crap coverage area and won't stand behind their products, AT&T just sucks in general.
Go to a different Verizon store. I received my X on Aug 9. I purchased a combination case/holster at the Verizon store that same day. On the 11th, I noticed that my camera button was gone. I stopped at a Verizon store on my way home from work and they took one look and immediately ordered a new phone for me. I received it the very next day (the 12th).