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Thread: Removing the back cover is a PITA

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    Removing the back cover is a PITA

    There has got to be a non-violent way to do this. I'm really concerned about breaking something. And then having to live with a loose and squeaky cover, because I broke the plastic latches. The manual tells you to initially loosen the cover in the lock area...then you essentially rip-it-off with your fingers jammed in the speaker slots. Well, still no luck here...just sore fingers. So what good is a user replaceable battery or pretty colored back cover if the average person can't remove it?

    (I'd like to think I'm in the average category. Undoubtedly some of you will disagree)

    Be nice if someone wrote up a procedure or made a video of less violent method...one with no sweat, bloodshed, or broken fingernails.
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    It doesn't seem super difficult to me doing it that way. Unlock it, grab by one speaker and pop one or two clips loose, grab by the other speaker, do the same thing, and work it loose. No need to get violent with it, just a little patience at it will come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batfish View Post
    Here's one
    Thank you! That's what I was looking for. He made it look much easier. Part of my problem was the SD card. The cover seemed to come off much easier with it removed. It also helps if the port cover is open. My other problem was that I was trying to pull it straight off rather than lifting it from one end and opening it like a door.

    Definitely a much easier...no bloodshed or broken fingernails! Thanks again batfish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    Thank you! That's what I was looking for. He made it look much easier. Part of my problem was the SD card. The cover seemed to come off much easier with it removed. It also helps if the port cover is open. My other problem was that I was trying to pull it straight off rather than lifting it from one end and opening it like a door.

    Definitely a much easier...no bloodshed or broken fingernails! Thanks again batfish!
    Yeah removing that cover can be quite the task at first. You're Welcome

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    Extremely helpful video Danny! I've subscribed so I'll be keeping an eye open for more videos. Thank you VERY much for posting this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCB View Post
    Extremely helpful video Danny! I've subscribed so I'll be keeping an eye open for more videos. Thank you VERY much for posting this!

    You're Welcome I subscribed too he has some interesting videos in there, his review on the thrive was pretty good too.

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    Good method in the video, I'll have to give that a go next time. I keep a few of those really flexible dummy credit cards that companies send from time to time for jobs like this. I find slipping the card into the crack between front and back and running it along the outside is also a good way to get the back off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatNanners View Post
    Good method in the video, I'll have to give that a go next time. I keep a few of those really flexible dummy credit cards that companies send from time to time for jobs like this. I find slipping the card into the crack between front and back and running it along the outside is also a good way to get the back off.
    Thats a nice alternative to using your fingernails, thanks for the tip!

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    Just make sure the SD card is out, then, after you unlock it, open the ports cover and tug at the back cover from that area.


 


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