Battery cover falling off...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidood, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Droidood

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else's battery cover come off way too easily? I'll accidentally slide it off when pulling my phone out of my pocket all the time... and sometimes it gets pulled off in my pocket so I take the phone out and the cover falls on the ground :thinking:

    I really don't want to put a case on my phone just to hold the damn attery cover on.
     

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  2. Campah

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    I've noticed that too. Is there any way I can better secure it?
     
  3. fshine

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    Same problem I have as well.. really annoying. You would have thought this one would have come up in the tests for the phone as well. The problem is that the back is rubberized the fabric in the pocket grips the back of the phone when slipping it out of your pocket...
     
  4. QrafTee

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    But the metal hinges should keep it readily secured. From a lot of the hands-on videos the reviewer took like 2-3 tries before the cover came off. Maybe the heat from the phone and your body with the friction from the rubberized grip with the lining of your pocket is warping the metal just enough so that it comes off easily... That's not good--hopefully you guys just have defective units. :)
     
  5. DigitalRapture

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    I have not taken my battery out and have not had any problems with my cover falling off.
     
  6. nul7

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    Slash Gear mentioned this in their review: Motorola Droid Review - SlashGear

    Might be worth a try.
     
  7. fshine

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    Thanks for the suggestion. However, I think this is not just my unit as I bought two Droids (one for my fiance as well) and here battery cover pops off readily as well. I did try Slashgear's suggestion and it will at least keep the cover from falling off, but it doesn't prevent it from easily sliding out of the "lock" position. Poor design by Moto, it would seem. :(
     
  8. chris.h

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    Mine stays in place fine and requires a little force to get it to click past the lock point. I haven't bent any of the prongs either.
     
  9. wsbsteven

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    Mine comes off in my pocket too but it doesn't come off easy otherwise. I just put it in my pocket upside down and that does the trick until I get my holster.
     
  10. Campah

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    Perfect, worked for me. Just bent all 4 pins slightly out and it stays it's rock solid now. Thanks!
     
  11. Indiana Camper

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    Mine is coming off way too easy and often.
     
  12. Droidood

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    Not really sure I want to bend the pins... then if it comes loose again they'll just say "well obviously you screwed it up by bending the pins." :p
     
  13. vtlock

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    Had the same problem. I'm tempted to put a little electrical tape on the battery cover.
     
  14. Campah

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    Seriously, bend the pins just a bit to the outside. You can't even really see the difference, but it makes a huge one. My cover hasn't fallen off once since!
     
  15. GrandMasterB

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    Mine is SOLID you almost have to press a little too hard to slide mine off. As far as being afraid to bend the tabs a little bit... well you can only bend them a tiny bit and still be able to hit the holes so I dont think anybody wil ever be able to tell. And I bet just a little bend would make all the diference....
     
  16. johnlgalt

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    This problem right here is beginning to make me wonder. I have seen other problems that folks are having, with things like software that is not working OOB, etc., and when I was talking to the VZW reps before buying this phone (after I joined here, before the phone came out) one of the reps spilled the beans about them having the phone out and about to play with. Also, I went to Best Buy to look at their phone After I had received mine on Saturday, looking for cases, and I noticed that the slide out KB on the BB display was very easy to slide out - whereas mine is nice and tight, meaning it doesn't open easily (and thus not in my pocket, either, like in yet another thread).

    Is it possible that folks who purchased the phones in VZW stores actually got units that have been used and passe around a lot, and thus have parts that have been used, making them vulnerable in this manner to ease of removal and ease of sliding out?

    I mean, mine came from VZW via calling them, it has one of the latest dates of manufacture that I have seen, and everything is tight (battery cover requires a good amount of pressure, just like GMB said above me) and the KB is tight, as I mentioned....
     
  17. N2o

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    I added a small piece of scotch tape and it instantly solved my problem. Whenever I wear jeans and take the phone out of my pocket, the material would hug the case and slide it off. No worries.
     
  18. Nicks88

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    Mine is slightly loose, but not a huge deal as I think the pad on the back of my case is a little too thin. I am just going to get some adhesive-backed thin foam or tape (whatever I can find) and put that on to make it snug.
     
  19. asilver

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    I put a small portion of a business card (cut it to the same dimension as the gray piece already stuck to the battery door cover) and it works perfect.

    As a permenant solution I would remove the factory foam/tape from the cover and install a slightly thicker one.

    My concern with bending the tabs is if they are bent to far or too many times, they'll crack right off and then you won't have a cover that works at all anymore.

    try this, and let me know, seems like motorla just needed a thicker pad in the first place to use between the cover and the battery.
     
  20. fumoh

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    I just took a business card, cut it in half, and placed one half (the whole thing was a bit too much) between the battery and the cover. It's very snug now and discreet.
     
  21. Legacystar

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  22. anthrobot

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    ^^^YES! Best fix yet! Its almost hard to get off after doing this. Good work.
     
  23. Legacystar

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    really is the easiest thing to do
     
  24. JonnyCerv

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    Motorola will send you a replacement. They are aware of the problem. Basically you send them an e-mail through their website and they will respond with 24 hours.

    Mine was giving me the same problem....I sent the e-mail...and they are sending me a 1-time replacement for free. Currently I am using the business card trick and it seems to be working!!


    Here is the link:

    https://www.motorola.com/feedback.jsp
     
  25. asilver

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    thanks I took the biz card out and modified the catch....much better, I'd never swap my phone for this b/c then I'd have to start all over with a new phone and new potential glitches

    Thanks
     

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