What is a "normal" silent slider?

arts11

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After reading about how other peoples' silent switch metal cap fell off, I noticed that most said prior to that, their silent switches were really hard to slide and/or they were stiff. Now, I'm wondering, just how stiff was it? Like when I shift my silent switch, I hear a click both ways (from ringer to silent, and silent to ringer) and there's a slight resistance when I shift. My friends' switches all kinda "glide" when they shift it. Is mine (soon to be) defective or is it within normal range?
 

showguy

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Mine has some slight resistance (like I think it should) and makes a clicking noise in both directions. Feels solid as a rock.
 

arts11

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Mine has some slight resistance (like I think it should) and makes a clicking noise in both directions. Feels solid as a rock.
Good to hear. I just got paranoid after reading about the broken silent sliders. Mine's definitely not super-hard to switch, but it takes a noticeable amount of extra pressure to switch it than w/ some of my friends' phones.

My silent switch basically goes "on-off," and it's a really "sharp" movement, while my friends' phones are more "onnn-off," in a smoother transition.

Plus, there's a small "jiggle" when it's on ringer mode. Like if I just thumb it, it moves a little. None of friends' phones are like that either.
 

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Mine broke when I was getting the damn invisible shield on:(!
 
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My brother's broke on his 3G, and he got the phone replaced by Apple. Mine seems as solid as a rock. I think how you slide it has a lot to do with wear and tear on the switch. My brother tended to use his thumbnail, I think, which put additional stress on the switch.
 

arts11

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My brother's broke on his 3G, and he got the phone replaced by Apple. Mine seems as solid as a rock. I think how you slide it has a lot to do with wear and tear on the switch. My brother tended to use his thumbnail, I think, which put additional stress on the switch.
Interesting, that's how I tend to flip it too, w/ my nail. Would you suggest just using the "flesh" of my thumb to do so then?