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Accessories HTC Bottom Cover: why are they soooo expensive?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OM2, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
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    I've got a HTC Desire HD. The bottom cover is a little mangled. It's the bottom part where you push/slide open to put the SIM in.

    I've looked on eBay - wow... why so expensive??

    It's ONLY a piece of plastic!

    Cheapest must be about
     

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  2. cant help you here. that part is an essential part of the phone. heheh! its hard to live without it. that will be your only choice - i guess.
     
  3. BynoUK

    BynoUK Well-Known Member
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    It's not just a sim/SD card cover, it's also the aerial for the phone.
     
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  4. crAsHak

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    what's an aerial?
     
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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  6. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
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    oh... i can understand in that case
     
  7. CuBz

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    You can see in the image below how the phone uses the cover as an antenna, the same on the battery cover which I believe is for Wifi.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. murzz

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  9. Very, very old word now generally replaced by "antenna" in the U.S., but still aerial in the U.K. ;)

    They say "lift," we say "elevator." That sort of thing. :D
     
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  10. TheBrit

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    Let's call the whole thing off! :D
     
  11. :D
     
  12. Jaffa

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    Do you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?
     
  13. TheBrit

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    Royal Cheese - according to Wikipedia. :D
     

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