I was changing sd cards today and the internal latch broke!
How the hell this happened is beyond me.
I'm extremely careful with all of my devices, and have NEVER had one of these fail.
The only thing I can figure is the fragile a$$ build quality of this phone.
I carefully pressed inward to unlock the sd card, it popped out no problem.
I put the other one in and it wouldn't lock into place.
I tried over and over to get it to lock in, but it just wouldn't.
So I tried the previous card that I had just removed...same thing...it wouldn't lock.
Finally....frustration got the better of me (because I knew the damn thing was broken)
and I rammed the thing into position!
So....now it's in there and working fine, but now it won't release.
At least it's in and working.
The problem is that I doubt I can ever get it back out without breaking something for good.
Need some suggestions on what to do.
If I call my carrier, they will just replace it with some refurb.
That right there is the reason why I got so angry in the first place and forced it into position.
The phone is only 2 months old, and I've only removed the sd card maybe 3-4 times.
Theres NO REASON that latch should have failed, and I shouldn't have to settle for a refurb so soon do to crappy build quality!!!
(bad experiences with refurbs in the past)
I called the only local repair shop in town and they said the S4 is so new that they can't do the job right now, and even if they could it would be expensive.
I really feel stuck in a bad spot here and very cheated.