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  1. SassyLee's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon and was wondering if anyone else has a problem getting the s pen out. I'm chipping my nails just to get it out doesn't matter if it's in the case or out. I only had a Note 1 and it wasn't this bad getting the s pen out.
    10-17-2013 01:48 PM
  2. karsdroid's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon and was wondering if anyone else has a problem getting the s pen out. I'm chipping my nails just to get it out doesn't matter if it's in the case or out. I only had a Note 1 and it wasn't this bad getting the s pen out.
    agreed....its my only gripe about the phone.....i've come down to flipping the phone over, with its **** up, and then taking my thumb nail to push the pen up and out....its like they gave the pen a lip but not enough of one....i have to say i liked my note 2 pen better.
    10-17-2013 01:52 PM
  3. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Yes. The S Pen is too hard to take out. It is also an inferior design to the Note 2 S Pen in it it harder to tell by feel where the button is due to the two flat sides.

    sent from my Note 3
    10-17-2013 02:01 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Chipping nails? Must be a Verizon thing. Mine is locked in there but definitely isn't difficult enough to do that...

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    crester and MaTtKs1 like this.
    10-17-2013 02:15 PM
  5. nooaah's Avatar
    No trouble with mine. Vzw user here.
    MaTtKs1 and crester like this.
    10-17-2013 02:18 PM
  6. TheMacs's Avatar
    I've had the misfortune to have 2 (sent back 'cause voice quality was horrible), both Spens were hard to get out. I'm hoping in loosens up with time. If not, out comes the Dremel.
    10-17-2013 02:20 PM
  7. AuburnGrad's Avatar
    No issue on my Verizon getting it out. It has become more difficult to access with the Spigen case, but it is not so hard to chip a nail.
    Ronnie Jordan likes this.
    10-17-2013 02:40 PM
  8. SassyLee's Avatar
    agreed....its my only gripe about the phone.....i've come down to flipping the phone over, with its **** up, and then taking my thumb nail to push the pen up and out....its like they gave the pen a lip but not enough of one....i have to say i liked my note 2 pen better.
    Just tried this I'm going to take it to Verizon an see if they could help me out.
    10-17-2013 03:17 PM
  9. SassyLee's Avatar
    No issue on my Verizon getting it out. It has become more difficult to access with the Spigen case, but it is not so hard to chip a nail.
    I have the S View cover and a I-Blason wallet case and even without a case it's still hard I'm going to need a manicure just to get my nails looking good.
    10-17-2013 03:22 PM
  10. mavrrick's Avatar
    The first Note 3 was very difficult. I had finally had enough and went to the ATT Corp store. They agreed it was unreasonably difficult. They found that it was the S-Pen itself and just offered to exchange it. See if they will let you test out a different pen.
    10-17-2013 04:08 PM
  11. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    Chipping nails? Must be a Verizon thing. Mine is locked in there but definitely isn't difficult enough to do that...

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Dito, mine is the same way. Actually I like it this way because my note 2 once dropped and the s pen went flying across the room.. So I like that extra fit the note 3 has.

    i love my note 3 until 4 comes along
    10-17-2013 04:57 PM
  12. karsdroid's Avatar
    The first Note 3 was very difficult. I had finally had enough and went to the ATT Corp store. They agreed it was unreasonably difficult. They found that it was the S-Pen itself and just offered to exchange it. See if they will let you test out a different pen.
    interesting....thanks, i'll give that a try. cuz really its locked in there.
    10-17-2013 05:57 PM
  13. J HighNote's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy Note 3 on Verizon and was wondering if anyone else has a problem getting the s pen out. I'm chipping my nails just to get it out doesn't matter if it's in the case or out. I only had a Note 1 and it wasn't this bad getting the s pen out.
    I agree, this version of the S-pen is difficult to get out. I've gotten used to leaving it stick out a bit. If you leave it stick out too far though, the dandy little alarm goes off. Just stick it in until you feel it grab a bit. The alarm will soon teach you when it's in far enough to not sound off and still out enough to easily remove.
    10-17-2013 06:00 PM
  14. SassyLee's Avatar
    Well I went to Verizon the sales guy took it like it was nothing of course but then he gave it to the tech woman and she was struggling to take out the pen just like me. The sales guys just kept taking out and it did loosen up a little so he say probably the more I use it it won't be so hard to take out. Yes we tried different pens still the same results so for now I either deal with it or get a different phone which I really don't want to since I fell in love with my gear.
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    10-17-2013 06:43 PM
  15. dontlookatme's Avatar
    my wife's verizon's note 3 is hard to get out. i can remove the s pen but with less effort. maybe since i loosen it up a little bit, because it was harder at first, or maybe i got used to it.
    10-17-2013 07:18 PM
  16. Johnly's Avatar
    I think it is nestled in a bit more than the note 2, but no problems getting it out. Better design as you don't have to worry about what way it is going in.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-17-2013 07:25 PM
  17. john248's Avatar
    Mine is difficult to remove as well. Thinking I need to put lube on it or something.
    10-18-2013 02:07 AM
  18. XChrisX's Avatar
    Mine was definitely difficult to get out at first, but has loosened up over time. I like the idea that it's snug, and don't have to worry about it falling out at all.
    10-18-2013 07:17 AM
  19. SassyLee's Avatar
    We'll today I was able to take it out with not to much problem, so it did loosen up and my nails will be better for it.
    10-18-2013 10:32 AM
  20. semp1's Avatar
    Yes it's very hard. You actually need a finger nail. And since I'm a man who actually isn't dirty I cut my nails. LOL. So it's even harder. It has loosened up a little but still very hard.

    Posted via My Galaxy Note 3
    10-18-2013 10:52 AM
  21. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Mine has definitely loosened after the first week. I use the S Pen quite a lot.

    sent from my Note 3
    crester likes this.
    10-19-2013 04:41 AM
  22. wrich2005's Avatar
    Mine is difficult to remove as well. Thinking I need to put lube on it or something.
    I hope you're joking I definitely would not lubricate anything going inside my phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    crester likes this.
    10-19-2013 08:53 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    I hope you're joking I definitely would not lubricate anything going inside my phone

    Posted via Android Central App
    ...... He was making a sexual joke... :rolleyes:

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    10-19-2013 09:39 AM
  24. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Please do not elaborate.

    from my '14 Note 10.1
    What do you mean? I don't understand.

    sent from my Note 3
    10-19-2013 02:34 PM
  25. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    While we all appreciate some humor, please remember that users of all ages visit this site, so let's try to keep the jokes appropriate please. Thread cleaned.
    10-19-2013 02:41 PM
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