Why is the battery cover so hard to get off this phone?Support


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  1. chimpy

    chimpy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it just me? I feel like I'm going to accidentally launch my phone across the room when I try to open it.
     

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  2. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member

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    I find it's really easy. I hold it in my left hand with the slot facing my right hand, back facing away from me. With my right thumb nail, I pry the slot which pops the bottom loose. From there, I run my thumb along the side on the top ( opposite the side with the micro-usb port ) popping that entire side loose. At this point, I can just peel the back off from the bottom side fairly easily.

    Oh, and as for the reason: So the battery doesn't fall out. The back is the main thing that holds the battery in place. It doesn't have any kind of latch or anything, just friction. ( not like latches have ever worked anyways. All the phones I've seen a small drop always manages to dislodge the battery. )
     
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  3. regnak

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    The first time I opened my phone I was deathly afraid I was going to crack the screen when I was trying to get that battery cover off. Now after opening it a few times, and running the slightly larger 1500mAh battery it's a lot easier to pry open (not to mean it's loose though).
     
  4. literacolax

    literacolax Well-Known Member

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    why do you need to take the battery out so much that you have to worry about how hard it is to take the case off?
     
  5. frmovrfnctn

    frmovrfnctn Well-Known Member

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    maybe if you have Vienna sausages for fingers otherwise it should be pretty easy
     
  6. dragon999

    dragon999 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, yeah. Must be huge keilbasa sausage fingers with no nails, and oily. Thick stubs which have no coordination. Ninja Turtle fingers, that's whatcha got! isn't it!
     
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  7. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    I also feel like this. What i do is use a credit card, or a supermarket tag on my keychain, or anything like that.

    I jam it in the slot, then run it along the sides to detach the side as well
     
  8. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    I have relatively small hands and I find it's a pain in the ass to take the cover off. I have two batteries and make use of them both, so I take the cover off a lot to swap them.
     
  9. necosino

    necosino Well-Known Member

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    The extended battery cover I got from China was incredibly hard to remove. I almost broke my thumb nail trying to pry it off. What I ended up doing was taking a card (sams club to be exact) and using the corner to pop it off.

    The stock cover though I find to be very easy to remove with my bear thumb.
     
  10. jbuck1984

    jbuck1984 Well-Known Member

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    Be happy theres not a problem with keeping the battery cover on. In fact, be happy you can even get into the back of the device unlike apple.....
     
  11. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah see I dont get what the problem is. With my old phone a small breeze could send the back cover flying and it drove me nuts. I don't want the back cover coming off unless I want it to. Nobody remembers someone dropping a flip phone in high school after trying to hide it and the back cover and battery go flying?
     
  12. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    I agree. It's the lesser of all evils. That said, it is a pain in the ass, so I thought I'd agree with OP.
     
  13. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

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    common this didnt help anyone? lol. Just shove the corner in there, and shimmy it along the sides. Doing it this way, i was able to keep a much better grip on the phone and not risk dropping my baby
     

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