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Old March 25th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC Bottom Cover: why are they soooo expensive?

I've got a HTC Desire HD. The bottom cover is a little mangled. It's the bottom part where you push/slide open to put the SIM in.

I've looked on eBay - wow... why so expensive??

It's ONLY a piece of plastic!

Cheapest must be about 16

Doesn't make sense

Anyone know where I can get one for cheaper?

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Old March 25th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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cant help you here. that part is an essential part of the phone. heheh! its hard to live without it. that will be your only choice - i guess.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not just a sim/SD card cover, it's also the aerial for the phone.
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what's an aerial?
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An antenna.
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It's not just a sim/SD card cover, it's also the aerial for the phone.
oh... i can understand in that case
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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can see in the image below how the phone uses the cover as an antenna, the same on the battery cover which I believe is for Wifi.

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I've got a HTC Desire HD. The bottom cover is a little mangled. It's the bottom part where you push/slide open to put the SIM in.

I've looked on eBay - wow... why so expensive??

It's ONLY a piece of plastic!

Cheapest must be about 16

Doesn't make sense

Anyone know where I can get one for cheaper?

Thanks


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Broke mine the first day i got the phone trying to take it off to put the sim in. Contact HTC via the support page on the website and tell them you damaged it taking it off, thats what i did. 1 week later i had a replacement and also a brand new battery cover as well.
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Very, very old word now generally replaced by "antenna" in the U.S., but still aerial in the U.K.

They say "lift," we say "elevator." That sort of thing.
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Let's call the whole thing off!
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