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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brandy, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. brandy

    brandy Lurker
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    So I just got my Moment last night, and I cannot figure out how to remove the SD card. EVERYTHING I have found says it's under the battery (wtf), but I can't get the battery cover off to get to it, and I can't find any instructions on how to remove the battery cover.

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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Easiest way I've found is to press on the speaker "bump" and push upward. You will see the sd card, but you have to remove the battery to access it.
  3. brandy

    brandy Lurker
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    Yeah that's not working at all. I know I have to take out the battery to get the card out, but the problem is actually getting TO the battery.
  4. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    Brandy, I used to have the same problem as you, the easiest way I have found is to push at the top of the cover (near the camera) where there is an arrow, push in the direction of the arrow. Make sure you are only pushing the cover not the whole phone. The cover should slide down and you can then remove it.

    I used to use the method of pushing up from the speaker, but I nearly snapped the cover in half once so I decided to find an easier safer way, and that is what I found.

    By the way, the battery cover is actually the entire back plate of the phone, I know some phones only use a small portion as the battery cover, not this one.... lol
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  5. brandy

    brandy Lurker
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    Adrift, THANK YOU. I tried this earlier, but I think I was doing it wrong, because it worked this time. I knew the cover was the whole back, I just couldn't figure out the best way to get it off without too much force!
  6. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    No prob, glad it worked for yah!

    If only the SD card was removable from the outside of the phone (as it should be) we wouldn't have to do this...lol
  7. toefer

    toefer Member

    I found it's easy to use your thumbnail, and stick it in the little slit cut out near the speaker. Just pull down from there (assuming your thumbnail is strong enough).
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  8. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast

    This is what alot of folks say they do, when I try it seems to need alot of force.
  9. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member

    Yes, and especially since the process for mounting the phone as an external drive is so convoluted.

    Every other phone I've owned, you just plug it in, and windows asks if you want to open the folder.

    Now it's harder to just pop out the SD and stick it in a card reader than it is to go though the mounting hassle.
  10. ChrisDrinkut

    ChrisDrinkut Lurker

    RE Adrift ~> Many thanks. All morning I couldn't get that thing unlocked. Pushing down on the arrow (in the direction of the arrow) worked like a charm. THANKS!
  11. redcoyote12

    redcoyote12 Lurker

    I downloaded a Windows driver for the phone, and it now mounts like a drive in Windows. You might try that.
  12. kap0w

    kap0w Lurker

    mebbe old news by now, however theres also a market app called mount USB that turns your sdcard into a 'usb drive'

    because its mounting the card, the phone cant do anything else until you undock it
  13. Thank you Adrift! I couldn't figure out how to get to the battery either. You're instructions helped and I just activated my new phone:)
  14. The111

    The111 Member

    Easiest way is just to place the palm of your hand against the entire back cover (cupping a bit around the edges), using friction. Don't need any thumbnails or special technique. :)
  15. hlmbugle

    hlmbugle Lurker

    I tried all of these (I even remembered to take the extra case off first!) with no success on my Galaxy S until I realized that the little slit near the speaker at the bottom of the phone is actually on the narrow EDGE of the phone, not the flat back part. It popped off so easily, I was embarrassed at how much force I was trying to use. :) Thanks for the help!

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The Samsung Moment release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1440mAh battery.

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