Battery Cover - new "falling off" issueSupport


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  1. TivoTron

    TivoTron Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm onto my 2nd Droid. The first one had the same battery cover issue as everyone appears to be talking about...very loose, comes off in your pocket, etc.

    Now the new one has an entirely different battery cover issue...one of the door prongs doesn't appear to "catch" on one of the holes on the back (top right hole, closest to the USB connector). The net result is that the door stays on, but this corner of the battery cover sticks out/up.

    Anyone have the same issue? Fixes?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Coogi

    Coogi Well-Known Member

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    Both mine did, even the brand new ones I have in stock do it also. Sucks but its a lot better then it sliding off easily!
     
  3. TivoTron

    TivoTron Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ummm...yes, it's better than losing the cover altogether.

    Ideally, I wouldn't have to deal with a cover that is only 75% connected though. Is there a fix to this?
     
  4. skunkpbguy

    skunkpbguy Well-Known Member

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    search for the old threads on this, there is a way to properly tweak the door.
     
  5. TivoTron

    TivoTron Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    skunkpbguy --- appreciate the note, thank you. Unfortunately, my searches (which I did perform before I posted, let me add) have only yielded fixes for the loose battery door issue, not for this issue I'm having now, where one of the corners of the battery door won't latch. Can you point me somewhere please? (when you have a free moment)

    Many thanks.
     
  6. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    Get a pair of needle nose pliers and GENTLY apply pressure to the problematic prong.

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    I absolve myself from any damages that might incur by the incorrect application of this technique to correct the door issue.
     
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    My cover is the new-improved style and exhibits this loose corner problem. Like the above post says, I simply tweaked the offending tab slightly (as well as adding a slight bow to the entire cover) and now it fits tight and flush. Just takes a bit of trial and error.
     
  9. TivoTron

    TivoTron Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    cggorman --- well, I'm at least glad that I'm not the ONLY one with this problem!

    RE: The pliers-to-prong fix --- I don't fully understand what is being suggested here/what you did. Are you saying that you pushed the prong down? I'm not worried about hurting the device, I'm more worried that this wouldn't fix the problem, which is that the prong doesn't seem to catch in the hole...pushing it down would only seem to make the prong less long, and hence LESS likely to catch? What am I missing here?

    Attached are two pics of the situation (2 apologies for the pictures --- WAY too big, but I couldn't get them resized and the PQ is terrible since they were taken with my terrible work Blackberry)

    Cover not catching:
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    Prong - what to do?
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  10. MisterEff

    MisterEff Well-Known Member

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    You could buy a new door. I had the loose problem and got 3 free from verizon.
     
  11. cggorman

    cggorman Well-Known Member

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    No problem. Here:

    (took these with my droid. (who says the camera is junk?))

    I made two tweaks. both are subtle. See arrows. Combined, the result is an almost-perfectly flush and tight-fitting cover.
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    A result of the tab tweak is a slight inward bending of the tab (again, it's subtle. I drew in those exaggerated lines to point out what to look for with the tabs.). This is fine...just don't over-do it.
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    Would be a good idea to put a piece of electrical tape or something on the outside surface of the cover before going at it with pliers...just to protect the finish... Remove when tweaking is done, of course.
     
  12. jimmyjamusa

    jimmyjamusa New Member

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    TO ALL WITH BATTERY COVERS NOT CLOSING RIGHT: i've spent ALOT of money and time on this subject......i even broke out a micrometer/calipers to support my theory..... the problem is that even the best batteries SWELL just a smidge when charging and never fully return to original dimensions....droid has so cleverly utilized every square friggin' inch, there's no room for a hair!...swelling is more dramatic with a wall charger, and less so with a USB and computer.....a trickle charge is better with USB, i've found...less swelling and longer user times.....do your own research if you don't believe me!
     

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