Fixed my kickstand case!Accessories


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  1. herbivore

    herbivore Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh happy day!

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    The kickstand case from Verizon. For those of who haven't seen this case, the power plug normally sits on the bottom. So you can't plug it in while on the kickstand. But since Froyo lets the screen flip both ways, I decided to flip the kickstand around.

    I have some pics of the process that I can post if anyone is interested.
     

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  2. maquina

    maquina Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested. I own the same case. Awesome.
     
  3. herbivore

    herbivore Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Pry the kickstand off the case. Kinda work from front and back. There is some adhesive, as well as two tiny tabs that can slightly be seen in the third picture.
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    Cover the area with tape. Masking tape would be best, but I did not have any.
    Measure to find the center line and transpose the main hole as well as the two slots for the tabs to sit in. Note that you do NOT need the two small holes can be seen from inside the case, just the two slits for the tabs to fit in. Cut out the little square from the tape.
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    Heat a razor blade with a heat source. The razor blade heats up and cools down quickly. This is good because you dont want to have a lot of heat to transfer into the plastic, then things get all warpy. Take your time during this part. I probably went through 20 heat cycles while doing this.
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    Make a couple test scratches in the middle of the cutout to get a feel for it. While cutting - don't try to pull/push the blade much. It should just ease through. Once it loses its heat stop or you might end up slipping the blade across the case.
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    After cutout is removed, heat blade up more and bend over tip with pair of pliers. Use this to create the slots for the tabs. Be real careful - I ended up with a very slight bump on each side of the kickstand here. It isn't noticeable unless I look for it, but it could have been worse.
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    Remove any burring from around the holes. Test fit the tabs one side at a time. I had to touch up my tab slots.
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    Install the kickstand. I found that my tabs locked in so tightly that I did not need any adhesive. Your results may differ. Note the two small bumpps created during the slotting process.
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    After doing this my kickstand now has a much better level of tension to pop out. It is still help firmly in place, but can now be opened easily with one finger.
     
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  4. jfulcher

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    They still sell calculator watches? :D
     
  5. akita

    akita Well-Known Member

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    Don't hate.i think it has a built in laser beam& bluetooth:D
     
  6. herbivore

    herbivore Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have had my Casio wrist remote controller for quite some time now. I hope to still have it when I'm 80. It has a built in IR module that can learn. I use it to control the movie trailers on my mac mini at work, and the video playback on my xbox at home. Sometimes I even calculate with it. :)
     
  7. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

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    Good job!
     
  8. akita

    akita Well-Known Member

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    that's awesome. you and macguyver should team up sometime. I smell a new sitcom for ABC.
     

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