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  1. blog

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    The back of mine doesn't seem to go on as snugly as it used to. I've swapped the battery a few times since getting mine on launch day. Probably 10 or so times. If i press lightly with my thumb on the center of the bottom part of the back, it makes a squeaky noise and definitely gives.

    I'm used to backs that are made to come off the phone a bit more easily (blackberrys, moto droid), so I've always found the plastic tabs on the inc kind of suboptimal. I guess that's one of the sacrifices you make for a super slim and light phone.

    I ordered a new back cover from ebay, hopefully that will give me back that tight-as-a-drum new phone feel.
     

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    i use an external charger to charge my batteries so i take the cover off daily. still seems fine.
     
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    i've been pretty gentle taking the back off, but i suppose it could have been user error
     
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    Mine stays on there, but it makes this clicking sound if I press on it in one direction. It sounds flimsy but in reality it's not.

    I think the whole snap on, snap off design of the Droid Inc's battery cover is pretty crappy.
     
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    still beats the Moto Droid with it's sliding battery door that falls off.
     
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    i swap between the 2 cases, red/blk 2 piece snap together gradient and high gloss silicon slip on.
    only had my bat cover off twice, install org bat , then to replace it with 1500 bat.
    the cases are cut out for charging, so its still snug
     
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    the 'h' in htc on the back fell off a couple days after i got the phone (4-29), and the other letters are coming off now too.
     
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    FYI They sell replacement OEM backs on the Verizon site for $15.

    I am not surprised there arent more options because we can't even get a damn horizontal dock or TV out cable and its been more than 2 months :mad:

    My back creaks with the stock battery but not with the HTC 1500 OEM.
     
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    my launch droid did that, but i emailed motorola and they sent me a new back for free
     
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    Mine also makes a clicking noise on the right side sometimes. And here I thought I would get rid of that noise coming from a storm 1
     
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    The 'C' fell off, now I have an HT Incredible!
     
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    The letters fell off (no biggie, it looks okay without the letters), and the rubber soft-touch material is coming off. It's sort of bunched up around the edges and one small piece has come off. It isn't that noticeable. Does anyone know how I go about getting this replaced? If I walk into a random Verizon store will they take care of it for me?

    Other than that the phone's been great.

    EDIT: I should add that I never take the back cover off or anything. I'm using a stock battery and just leave it alone. However, I'm not using a case.
     
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    I think the design of the cover is garbage and way too cheap feeling. I feel like im peeling filo dough or paper when I remove it.
     
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    My back creaks every morning when I roll outta bed
     
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    I would really like a aluminum back, though not if it degrades signal in any way, cant afford that.

    If I rem correctly wasn't the initial run 100,000+ ?
    Since then all back orders, frankly I'm surprised at any 3rd party support.
     
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    The back of the phone seems fine with the stock battery. The HTC letters did come off after a few weeks. But I got used to it.
     
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    have to agree with you on that one.... Feels like i'm gonna break the damn thing when i take it off. Would be hating it if i was swapping batteries out constantly
     

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