Battery Cover cheap fix (What I did)

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  1. billyNOTnice

    billyNOTnice New Member

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    I'm not sure if this has been addressed or not, i didn't see a thread, but i thought i'd just let you guys know what i did to assist the back of my droid. Since mine has come off a half dozen times even with me being very careful not to knock it off... anyhow what i did was get a rubber band... the gumband i had was about as wide as a pencil. i cut like a 1/4" piece and pulled my battery out laid it under the battery (between the battery and phone) then put the cover back on. Now i also tried it the other way, between the cover and the battery, but you could feel a bulge that way. My battery cover has yet to come off since... TIPS: use your head, you know how big of a piece feels the best. there should NOT be a huge bulge under your case and you shouldn't have to use all your force to get the battery cover back on.. just a tiny piece will fix this issue.
     
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    Also, just slightly bending the metal tabs inwards adds enough tension to make it hold better on the ones that are loose (mine is already tight, but had a friend almost lose his and this fixed it).

    Alan
     
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    i believe they will either replace the phone in full or just replace the back battery cover for you. Why sit and mess around with a faulty bit of hardware when verizon will replace it for you?

    I messed around with my storm and the business card screen trick and refuse to do all that mess again with a device as high end as these smart phones are.

    Also, when i had a loose battery cover i noticed the metal tabs were way more offset than the one i currently have. On my current one the tabs are more even on opposing sides.
     
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    just offering advice. To me it's a minor issue that i can correct myself with little to no effort. maybe if i lived closer to a verizon store i would be more inclined to go in and push the issue, but that's an hour drive for me.
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    cause alot of us don't want to deal with Verizon employees and the process it takes to activate a new phone and all of that.
     
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    I'm not returning my phone because of a loose battery cover. This is my third Droid, and the loose battery cover has been the least of my worries.

    That's why I won't just take it back.
     
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    Three DROIDS? If you don't mind me asking....what was the issue in all the trades?

    Cya
     
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    The best solution so far and by far the easiest of all that i have seen, is truely the business card trick. If you cut a business card and place it in between the battery and the cover, it wont come off. I've had it now like this for 5 days and never came off, before that it would come off if i looked at it wrong.
     
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    My cover was a pain to get off the (only) time I had to pull my battery. I can't imagine some coming off so easy!
     
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    I've recommended this to people as well. I don't have the issue but it's good to know it works.

    Personally I'd go this route but that's just me.
     
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    tell me about it.. they look at you in a weird way when you go to the store and ask for a replacement..
     
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    A protective case does the job, & protects the Droid.