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New Droid X Purchasers: Beware of the Pull Tab! (voids warranty?)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trojita, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Trojita

    Trojita Active Member
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    When you receive your Droid X and are about to put the battery into the back you will see a tab telling you to pull it. You will not find it mentioned anywhere in the instructions and its presence is an oddity.

    DO NOT PULL IT OUT!

    It is supposed to help you get the battery out when you have it in. If you pull the whole thing like indicated the backing will completely rip out.
     

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  2. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member
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  3. Clittzen

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    Lol. I freaked out when I saw that too to be honest.
     
  4. Azaka

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    I actually did that and just now put it back in lol. Unless you throw it away you'll be fine.
     
  5. teeno

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    LOL!. my lil bro was pulling on it. i was like what are u doing? he said "it said to pull it" hahahahaha.
     
  6. Naughty#9

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    i gave it an inquisitive tug, then realized what it was for. poorly labeled for sure.
     
  7. backwater

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    seems like i'm the only idiot who actually pulled it off AND threw it away. i made a thread yesterday asking if there's any other way to get the battery out, i just had to pry it out. for anyone else that did this, someone said to put a doubled up piece of tape in to replace the tab and leave a bit of adhesive on the battery so you can pull it out. i did this and it works.
     
  8. tbert

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    Maybe you can return it and claim the phone was missing the tab.
     
  9. mikeyfl

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    i pulled it and my droid farted.
     
  10. Vihzel

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    I pulled it out. :( lol My phone is running fine though. When I first say that I was like "Pull it? Okay!... Hmm... this is kind of difficult... need just one big yank!"
     
  11. backwater

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    i was actually thinking of that but i'm not sure if it would be worth the trouble. does anyone know if the absence of the plastic sheet could cause any problems with the phone/battery? i'm guessing it won't.
     
  12. 10splaya22

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    No you will be fine. Its just to help get the battery out lol. I hope its not a secret self-destruct detonator!
     
  13. Vihzel

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    ... maybe it's the passageway to root!
     
  14. kstuffer

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    so.... if i hypothetically pulled it out. could it cause problems?

    damn..
     
  15. nevergonnauseth

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    ^its just a way to get the battery out without shaking it like a drunk chick at a club
     
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  16. Big_Meech

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    How exactly did you pull the battery out without the tab? I kept it, because I don't throw away stuff immediately and lucky I didn't. If you could shoot me a PM/Thread I'd appreciate it.
     
  17. nevergonnauseth

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    just use leverage. take a pen or a key and just push at the battery while moving up. oh and dont mess anything up. you could just flip the phone upside down and smack the screen like your trying to get ketchup out of a brand new catsup bottle
     
  18. backwater

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    I used the staple remover of a mini stapler. sort of like this (the little plastic part sticking out on the back) but it's metal.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. jenc414

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    You were not the only idiot!!! I did the same thing with TWO (my husbands and mine) Luckily I didn't throw them away so I pried the battery out and put those babies back in...When I say pry, I mean I pried! I felt totally stupid- but what I saw was pull do not cut. hahahaha!!! joke was on me!:p
     
  20. Motorola

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    LOL I almost pulled mine fully out. I started to pull it and was like hmmm.. this doesnt seem right, so I pushed it back down. I googled the question "should I pull tab on battery for Droid X" and it linked to a thread on this forum lol.
     
  21. Ru83n

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    this is funny lol i kinda guessed what it was for but then when i put the battery in i knew for sure it was what i though, glad i didn't pull it lol
     
  22. 5murphy7

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    The freaking tab says "pull" but it also says "do not cut". Seemed obvious to me...considering almost everything with a battery has a pull tab very similar. :(

    Though I can see how during the excitment of the new device, it can get missunderstood. If not read.
     
  23. Theibault

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    I could see this coming. If you did remove yours, fear not. A business card can be wedged in to help get your batt out. Also, use the tape method metioned above.
     
  24. dB Zac

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    hahahahahaha
     
  25. ctxx24

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    it said pull so i pulled oh well....
     

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