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NormMonkey

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« on: January 02, 2020, 10:41:53 am »
Hi all,
My Cosmo closes nice and tight, but when it is open the hinge is pretty loose and the top is a bit flappy if you know what I mean.

Is this normal for the Cosmo and the Gemini?

Are there any known tweaks for tightening things up a bit?  I haven't braved taking the cover plates off my Cosmo yet....

NormMonkey

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 11:26:44 am »
Just found this Gemini post on the loose hinge: [a href=\'index.php?showtopic=35377\']Gemini loose hinge post[/a]
Has anyone tried this on their Cosmo?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 03:26:19 pm by NormMonkey »

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 05:31:02 pm »
From my experience the hinge of the Cosmo is much more sturdy than the Hinge of the Gemini (At least with my devices). I would say the Hinge of the Cosmo is perfect. The screen nearly does not move when shaking the Cosmo around. With the Gemini I can easily close the device just by shaking it around. This is not possible with the Cosmo (with reasonable force).
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 05:50:12 pm by mithrandir »

NormMonkey

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 10:52:37 am »
Quote from: mithrandir
From my experience the hinge of the Cosmo is much more sturdy than the Hinge of the Gemini (At least with my devices). I would say the Hinge of the Cosmo is perfect. The screen nearly does not move when shaking the Cosmo around. With the Gemini I can easily close the device just by shaking it around. This is not possible with the Cosmo (with reasonable force).

My Cosmo screen flops a fair bit, but not as bad as you describe for your Gemini hinge.  I can close the Cosmo with a determined flick, but not accidentally.
(normally I close it quite gently, though ... I'm treating it delicately since it would be a real pain to get another Cosmo if I break this one, and it's my daily (only) phone)

I suspect that the factory QC tolerance for hinge tightness isn't very strict.  I imagine there are many Cosmos that are sturdy out of the box, and some that are more floppy like mine.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 03:17:20 pm »
my hinge just started clicking when it opens and closes today... uhhhhg