Loose Battery Door

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  1. MikeDroid
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    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a loose battery door on their Droid? Mine slides easy back and forth and had fallen off in my shirt pocket while at home easily,

    Thanks in advance!

    Mike
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    mine is like that too...i work on an ambulance so i know i'm goin to end up losing it eventually...quick fix: gonna buy a cover for my phone
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    Another person suggested cutting a business card a bit and inserting it. Just enough width to keep it in place. Works great.
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    This may be a stupid question, but did all of your phones come with a little black sticker looking thing on the inside of the back cover?? It's about the thickness of a business card
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    It's a known Motorola issue. I lost mine, & got 2 replacements - 1 from Motorola, and 1 from Verizon.
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    Are the replacements any tighter?
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    I took mine battery cover off and pinched the 4 small metal tabs outward (very, very carefully) and when I re-installed it I actually heard an "audible" click when it engaged. Worked well and is very secure on mine. :greendroid:
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    The tabs fit in an open channel. So pinching them inward or outward will have the same effect. Essentially you are just creating a 'wedge' fit to help secure the cover. This can be acheived through either method. Just stating what worked for me. The business card trick may cause some battery covers not to sit flush when they once did. Now for my application it actually requires some force to remove the battery cover.
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    My Droid's battery door is very tight.
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    nice post. thanks

    good article as usual!
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    Loose Door

    My phone did have a loose door to where it fell of without me knowing. I did an online chat with Motorola and they 2nd day'd me a free replacement. You can also buy it on the Motorola Website.
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    I thought my phone was good an tight but the cover has fallen off 3 times in the last 2 days when I've pulled it from my pocket. I'll probably try widening the tabs but I'm wondering if the removal will be an issue, as "On Droids" stated.
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    I can't find the post, but there is a better way to fix it.

    If you look at the inside top of the batter door, you will see a protrusion. Then look at the phone, you can see where that part slides into the silver metal piece of the phone. Just bend that metal peice up a bit and it will lock your door tight.

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
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    Does the business card trick overheat the phone or affect the battery in anyway? I've had problems with this on other phones.
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    Like you I am not a fan of the b-card trick. The less "insulation" the battery has, IMO, the better. I simply, slowly, moved my tabs outwardly.
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    Just did the same thing with mine today.
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    All this hassle that you guys are going through for a simple fix. Look at the video in Ed Blown Vert's post. Short and sweet, and only one thing you have to warp, vice four.
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    Does the replacement door stay on better then the door provided? Is it worth the time to chat with them?
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    I am guessing it does. Mine should be here today or tomorrow. The part description of my order says something like battery door with shim, so they must have added a shim of some kind to it. Guess we will see when I get it.
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    Got mine today. It's basically just a new battery door with a black piece of hard foam on the inside of it.
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