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LeslieAnn

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Carefull with your battery covers.
« on: June 19, 2012, 06:40:16 PM »
They bend easy.
The trim around the camera is aluminum, and if something is dropped on it, or you distort it while removing the cover you get things like the pictures below. The pressures of pulling the cover off can also deform this.


These are pics of the purple cover I just got today in the mail. After emailing the seller I started looking at it and thinking maybe I could straighten it or swap the trim. It was at that point I noticed the cover I already owned was also bent there. Not as extreme, hence no pics, these were already hard to capture, but already it showed signs of distortion.

Careful massaging (push, pull, bend) with my fingers straightened it all out in a few seconds.


What I now do, is lift the bottom up like normal, but only enough to get a fingernail under. Then I run my fingernail around the cover opposite the camera button towards the top. This releases the whole side oppose the camera button and allows the entire cover to come off more uniform.
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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 06:41:34 PM »
Anyway to prevent this?

LeslieAnn

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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 09:21:18 PM »
Be careful how you remove the cover.

I've noticed I tend to pry up trying to release around the camera buttons and it puts pressure on this weak spot.

What I now do, is lift the bottom up like normal, but only enough to get a fingernail under. Then I run my fingernail around the cover opposite the camera button towards the top. This releases the whole side oppose the camera button and allows the entire cover to come off more uniform.

The biggest things to remember is don't force it, and that covers are cheap to replace, and easy to fix.

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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 10:39:04 PM »
Be careful how you remove the cover.

Greatly appreciated the sticky-warning! A bent cover may not be much in the grand scheme of things, but it's nice not to have to learn this lesson firsthand :D

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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 08:07:40 PM »
I just got my Evo V... and I noticed my battery cover is plastic and not aluminum.  Looks like that may actually be a good thing in this case.

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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 08:10:35 PM »
I just got my Evo V... and I noticed my battery cover is plastic and not aluminum.  Looks like that may actually be a good thing in this case.

I think you've misunderstood the issue.  There's an aluminum ring on the cover (the red part); the whole cover isn't aluminum.

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Re: Carefull with your battery covers.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 09:41:25 PM »
You're right I did.  Thanks for clearing that up.