Sony Ericsson K790a Joystick Problems

Maybe I should have heeded the advice of the few nay-sayers when I decided to pick up a Sony Ericsson K790a. The old K750 from Sony Ericsson came with a joystick navigation device and many users complained about it being unresponsive after some time. One group was adamant that SE had fixed the problem on their new generation phones while others were skeptical.

I think I can prove the former group wrong and the latter right.

I’ve only had the phone for about 6 months and for the past two months or so, I’ve felt the joystick starting to become loose. No longer does it give a solid ‘click’ when I push it in any direction. (Luckily, the downwards press still works fine.) Then about a week ago, the down direction started to become unresponsive. They just won’t register sometimes. Other times it seems as though I’ve pushed it multiple times in one motion.

If this keeps up, Sony Ericsson’s getting a call.