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POLL: Who's still got the silver rectangle in the P?
View Poll Results: Does your Pre 3 back cover still have the silver rectangle in the P?
Yes 114 57.87%
No 62 31.47%
I have no Pre 3, why am I reading this? 21 10.66%
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Old 08/19/2012, 06:31 AM   #41 (permalink)
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hp will repair pre3's? how do you go about getting it started
I think it's only UK Pre3s that they cover, and only under warranty (as mine is for about another week!)
The repairs are handled by a company called SBE ltd. but you have to contact HP first on 020 7660 0950 to get an SRO number. After that you package up the phone without battery, back cover etc. and send it to SBE, where they will repair it and send it back to you.

Or if you're me, they'll claim to have repaired it but manage to not fix anything! So I emailed a few contacts at SBE repeatedly until they promised to send a courier to collect it free from me and then repair it again, properly this time. They did a good job second time around and the paperwork said "New Mainboard", so there was clearly a bit of faulty hardware somewhere.
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Old 08/19/2012, 10:09 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Almost a year old and my Pre 3's silver rectangle is still haning in there.
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Old 08/19/2012, 12:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Mine fell off after 3 months. About a year old now

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Old 09/14/2012, 11:44 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Mine disappeared. Sad to say that I'm using an SGS3 now but I still come back to these forums to check up on news regarding my now "backup" veer and pre3
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Old 09/15/2012, 12:11 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mine came off a month or 2 ago. I've gotten a new pre3 since then (after smashing the screen - parts anyone?). Would have used the back from the new pre3, but looks like it had some sort of sticky pad on the back.

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Old 09/15/2012, 04:03 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Still good here . . Then again Ive only had my Pre 3 for 2 or 3 months
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Old 10/13/2012, 12:46 PM   #47 (permalink)
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If you get a chance, post pic, I am thinking of removing mine...
I am thinking of cutting a new nice little rectangle out of a vinyl foil and stick it there.
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Old 10/13/2012, 01:06 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I am thinking of cutting a new nice little rectangle out of a vinyl foil and stick it there.
Just take the rest of the chrome out. It will scratch anyway. You won't regret it.

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Old 10/13/2012, 02:02 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Totally agree. Heat it up a bit by keeping it on the touchstone for a while and pry it off with a fingernail. Looks awesome afterwards!


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Old 10/13/2012, 03:36 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Let's start a band: 'The Silver Rectangles'.
Anyhow, the HP logo is much uglier than the Palm logo, and so it makes sense that the physical quality is bad.
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Old 10/14/2012, 03:22 PM   #51 (permalink)
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voted yes, but using my Pre3 only as spare device cause the EU 8GB/500MB Pre3 is crippled compared to Pre2 (which also still has it's palm logo). Hope both will last a bit, btw. are there spareparts for Pre's available on some HK websites?
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Old 10/20/2012, 01:19 AM   #52 (permalink)
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hehe just lost it on my Pre3. So it has little to do with how often you use it
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Old 10/22/2012, 05:06 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Totally agree. Heat it up a bit by keeping it on the touchstone for a while and pry it off with a fingernail. Looks awesome afterwards!


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I finally pulled mine off, was looking at it one day and decided to attempt to get my nail under there, came right off.
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Old 10/23/2012, 07:31 PM   #54 (permalink)
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My silver rectangle disappeared last month. Took all the silver bits out, I think it looks even better now.
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Old 10/24/2012, 02:02 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Mine's still all good!
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Old 10/24/2012, 09:18 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Mine's still there after well over a year of daily use, no sign of movement at all.

On mine the P rectangle/rhombus/parallelogram seems to be set slightly deeper than the other chrome parts. It shows no sign of scratching despite the rest of the chrome being seriously scratched.
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Old 10/24/2012, 10:36 AM   #57 (permalink)
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My silver rectangle disappeared last month. Took all the silver bits out, I think it looks even better now.
Agreed, looks much better!
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Old 12/12/2012, 12:16 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I am thinking of cutting a new nice little rectangle out of a vinyl foil and stick it there.
Before I implement my idea, the whole logo got detached! So no bother now!
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Old 12/12/2012, 06:35 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I still have mine here.

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Old 01/27/2013, 09:01 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Just got my Pre 3 going, but can say I've lost letters off of my Pre 2 back plate several times now. Glued them back on a couple times, but usually just pick up a spare cover when I see one for a couple bucks.

To be fair, I have the habit of twirling my phone spin-the-bottle style when it's sitting on the table in front of me.
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