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taking magnet OUT of multimedia dock

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by turdbogls, Nov 15, 2010.

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    OK so here is my situation, i have 2 docks, one at home which i would like to keep the magnet in, and one at work which i would love to take the magnet out of since it seems to really mess with the phone when i have pandora or some other app running, and i just hate hitting the home button just to go back to the home screen to hit the pandora button again (not a big deal to do it once, but i take my phone out of the dock about 10 times through out the work day. i would like it to just switch orientation and keep the app open.

    so is there any way to get that magnet out of the back besides cutting it out like i have seen before. i did a google search with no luck.
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    Not unless you can teleport it out. :D
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    haha...i took the rubber feet off the bottom and noticed some small torx screws under there. i am guessing i can frankenstien it out of there somehow after getting those torx screws out. when i get some time i may have to do it.
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    The magnet itself is on the support backing and the backing is "molded" w/ the upper half of the craddle. That part doesn't disassemble. You'll need a dremel or some type of rotary tool to expose the magnet from the backside and then "pry" it out.
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    that's very funny
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    The tab sticking up in the Multimedia Dock has the magnet in it. This tab just plugs into the dock unit. I grabbed mine with a pair of pliers thinking it was glued but it just snaps out. You can just snap it back in if you ever decide to put it back in.
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    wow....4 months later...lol

    thanks for the reply, however i now have a DX and actually just did surgery on my X's Dock to remove the magnet :)
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    I knew it had been a long time but thought some one else might want to know as well. I just now had a need to remove my magnet and did a search on the forum. This was the only hit that I got, so I decided to just go for it and cut out the magnet when I realized how easy it was I thought I would post it. I have a few more months to go on my contract but probably won't go with another Moto but will likely stay with Android. Definately NOT iPhone though.
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    That part doesn't disassemble. You'll need a dremel or some type of rotary tool to expose the magnet from the backside and then "pry" it out.
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