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How To Battery Door Replacement do to loose cover

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sho95, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. sho95

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    Got this from another forum:

    Motorola Owners' Forum acknowledged the following:

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    "A very small percentage of the doors are a the low end of our specifications. If you are having a problem with your door falling off, contact our call center. Use the link on our forum home page that says "Contact Us" and you can either call or chat or e-mail. We'll send you a new one.
    Sorry for the problem."


    Here is the link: https://www.motorola.com/feedback.jsp
     

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    Nice to hear. One of the early reviews noted this problem, and they solved it by very slightly bending the prongs outward. Much better to get a replacement from the manufacturer.
     
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    Awesome! I was disappointed because mine fell off twice in one day while I was at work. I wouldve been distraught if I lost it. Trick works like a charm!
     
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    Yes! I was thinking about messing with it because mine falls off daily.
     
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    works great!
     
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    Thanks, I've sent a message to Motorola using the forum you mentioned; glad to see I wasn't the only one with this problem.
     
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    Keep us posted how it goes.
     
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    Thanks for the post Legacy; makes more sense than bending the prongs; I'm still going to wait till Motorola sends me (if they send me) a door replacement before trying the metal panel bending method.
     
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    np. i think the inconsistancy in the tightness of the cover has to do solely with that piece being so flimbsy
     
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    Excellent find and excellent fix. No more worrying about whether or not it's there. I've almost lost mine a couple times.
     
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    Thanks, for the video. The cover falling off has been the only problem I've had with my droid.
     
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    has anyone been told there being send a new door cause i contacted them and they want me to buy one from there site for 9.99..i expected this to be a free replacement
     
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    Same here; I went to that link from above, and they sent me to their website to buy a replacement; screw that, this is their problem and they should fix it free; I'll email them and if they won't send it for free, I might try the screwdriver to the metal plate thing that the video above suggested.
     
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    Sending me a new one for free!! Nice find!!
     
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    How did u get them to send u one for free
     
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    Just filled out the form and told them of the problem. They responded that a free one was on the way.
     
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    i just emailed them back..and said i want a free replacment that others are getting because the door is faulty
     
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    see this thread for a business card fix:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/15292-battery-cover-falling-off.html#post139213

    Motorola is responsive via link mentioned above, originally referred me to their webpage to order a $9.99 cover; I protested, and they are sending me a cover for free. Hoping it will fix it, if not, will try the business card trick. I'd much rather do something reversible than go bending metal personally.
     
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    Or, you can just pop on the $20 plastic shell and take care of the problem for good.....:rolleyes:
     
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    +1 another member getting a free replacement. I just did the live chat thingy thru motos support site, an without hesitation, "please give me your exact address, and I will send a free replacement out to you." Even if it doesnt fix it 100%, hell, u cant go wrong with a free one from moto :)
     
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    I solved mine by placing aprox. a 1 inch piece of electrical tape on the back side of the door to decrease the gap between the door and the battery.
    If you need to you can stack 2 or 3 pieces together.
    Works great
     
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    Tape! Business Cards! Free replacement doors! No free replacement doors! Bending Prongs! Why are you people having to do any of this garbage?
     
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    LOL ..... is somebody grumpy today ? :rolleyes:
     

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