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  1. #301  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't any Qi receiver cross the path of the seal in order to make contact? I could be wrong but I could swear I read this and if so that breaks the seal.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    I only have experience with the one I ordered and it is small enough to not cross the path of the seal.
    it is also just a thin mylar wafer enclosing the wireless receiver coil, it does not have the much thicker plastic case like most that you see.

    * Qi Standard Wireless Charger kit 'mine'
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  2. #302  

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    I just bought myself a couple as i know ill break the new one! I dont even know when mine feel off, or where! So my phone is completely naked right now, and ironically my last phone (S4) died due to water damage.. so i gotta get me a few of these ASAP lol!

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  3. #303  

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    My port cover is so hard to get to stay in place it drives me crazy.
  4. #304  

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    Be careful of plastic cover on charger. Mine broke off a few weeks ago. I think my plastic phone case was not wide enough (speck), and caused the cover to break off. It's not designed well anyway. So please be extremely careful when charging phone. Samsung needs to change this ASAP! I love my phone except for this one problem. I believe almost everyone will have this happen until design is changed!!
  5. #305  

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    I literally JUST had this issue. what am I supposed to do? It still hold into place but i dont want to hold it every time i charge my phone..
  6. #306  

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    It seems that many people are having issues with the Samsung GalaxyS5 charger port breaking. I heard that you could buy a replacement cover online for $20. Not sure if this is a good idea. Samsung needs to advise owners of what is correct way to repair this. I hope Samsung will do something fast!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce e View Post
    It seems that many people are having issues with the Samsung GalaxyS5 charger port breaking. I heard that you could buy a replacement cover online for $20. Not sure if this is a good idea. Samsung needs to advise owners of what is correct way to repair this. I hope Samsung will do something fast!!!
    You can buy the replacement cover for about twenty beans and they are very simple to install - one screw and you're good to go. the cover needs to go left and right.....i.e. when you open it simply open it to the right just as far to plug in the charger. Don't go up and down with the cover or else.....
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  8. #308  

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    Also, when closing it, do NOT force it closed.

    Use a gentle pressure to help the slide to re-enter the case towards the right side and back.

    Forcing the left side down and locked while the slide is still partially out will break it.

    I always pull it out just a tad (at a 45 degree angle to the left) to get it lined up.
    then I push inwards and help it to slide back into the case, and then draw my thumbnail across the cover from right to left.

    Had my phone since launch day and the OEM cover still in like new condition.

    Could they have used a better design?
    IMO, yes....

    but I am not the one who made the financial decisions on how much money to spend on that port cover.
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  9. #309  

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    You can buy the replacement cover for about twenty beans and they are very simple to install - one screw and you're good to go. the cover needs to go left and right.....i.e. when you open it simply open it to the right just as far to plug in the charger. Don't go up and down with the cover or else.....
    Here is a picture of how to open the port cover:

    Charger Cover Broke-s5-port-cover.jpg

    Notice how the port cover MUST remain parallel to the connector and at no more than a 90 degree angle. The plastic tab connecting the port cover to the s5 does not have enough elasticity to be twisted up, down or more than 90 degrees without stress and possible breakage.

    It is best to make the connection on a flat surface like a table or desk.

    The witrigs site has replacement covers and appropriate screw drivers for a reasonable price. However, unless the connector is inserted EXACTLY like shown above, they will continue to break.

    The part is labelled: "OEM USB Cover Flap for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Silver"

    It is being sold by Witrigs for $ 15.99 with an optional $ 4.79 extra for an appropriate screw driver if required.

    Call your nearest carrier store. They may also replace a broken cover for you free right in the store while you wait if it is within the warrenty period. If necessary, inform them of the witrigs site if they need to order the part.
    Last edited by sirmaru; 06-20-2014 at 11:00 AM.
  10. #310  

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    Here is a picture of how to open the port cover:

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    Notice how the port cover MUST remain parallel to the connector and at no more than a 90 degree angle. The plastic tab connecting the port cover to the s5 does not have enough elasticity to be twisted up, down or more than 90 degrees without stress and possible breakage.

    It is best to make the connection on a flat surface like a table or desk.

    The witrigs site has replacement covers and appropriate screw drivers for a reasonable price. However, unless the connector is inserted EXACTLY like shown above, they will continue to break.

    The part is labelled: "OEM USB Cover Flap for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Silver"

    It is being sold by Witrigs for $ 15.99 with an optional $ 4.79 extra for an appropriate screw driver if required.

    Call your nearest carrier store. They may also replace a broken cover for you free right in the store while you wait if it is within the warrenty period. If necessary, inform them of the witrigs site if they need to order the part.
    Again, just because WitRigs claims its OEM doesn't necessarily make it true.

    Thank you for posting that image though. I wonder how many of those that have broken covers followed that advice or pulled further. I have done it as you show since day one with no issues but that's not to say others haven't.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
  11. #311  

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    my s5 900F covers fine u can get a new one eBay £3 post paid from Hong Kong easy to fit yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaramouch1 View Post
    my s5 900F covers fine u can get a new one eBay £3 post paid from Hong Kong easy to fit yourself
    Again, does anyone actually believe the Hong Kong covers match the IP67 certification? I don't care if they fit well. The fact is there's a rather high chance it does just as much as not having a cover at all.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
  13. #313  

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    Just cheap cheap crap. They should have had a sliding cover instead of a cheap flimsy crap from China.
    Just more junk that should cost about 3 cents to buy, and they want $19.00 for the flimsy poorly designed BS.
    Last Samsung I will ever purchase. I'm tired of buying junk from China.
  14. #314  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget_Radar View Post
    Just cheap cheap crap. They should have had a sliding cover instead of a cheap flimsy crap from China.
    Just more junk that should cost about 3 cents to buy, and they want $19.00 for the flimsy poorly designed BS.
    Last Samsung I will ever purchase. I'm tired of buying junk from China.
    All electronic devices are made in China: cell phones, TV's,. PC's, etc. Samsung is a Korean brand but still made in China. Apple is an American brand but still made in China. Sony is a Japanese brand, but since the Fukushima disaster, still made in China. Live with it.

    Innovation comes from America and Japan but manufacturing is ALL China. If they were not manufactured in China, the retail price would quadruple.

    If China ever shuts down for some reason, there will be no more adult toys for anyone on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    All electronic devices are made in China: cell phones, TV's,. PC's, etc. Samsung is a Korean brand but still made in China. Apple is an American brand but still made in China. Sony is a Japanese brand, but since the Fukushima disaster, still made in China. Live with it.

    Innovation comes from America and Japan but manufacturing is ALL China. If they were not manufactured in China, the retail price would quadruple.

    If China ever shuts down for some reason, there will be no more adult toys for anyone on the planet.
    Most phones retail for $500+ yet cost under $200 to make. They could do it just fine but choose not to.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
  16. #316  

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    Went to Verizon yesterday. They are sending me a new phone... STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FAST THIS COVER BROKE.. I did order replacement parts.. I got five of them.
    But they are made in Hong Kong and they just don't fit as snug....
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    I just finished with taking to tech support and I can't believe that the port is defective
    And they want me to mail the part to prove it's broke. I found a short fix put the piece in left side attachment facing left despite it attaches on right should pop in easily once it breaks it won't go in the original way . Now apply clear tape along port long ways and to back of phone. Open port on left side it should flip down now. Just a quick way to keep it on and not lose it till samsung sends replacement pop in ports or fix.
    Last edited by Nekomom; 06-30-2014 at 01:53 PM. Reason: Typo
  18. #318  

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    Technically it is water resistant but it can be submersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Not just get splashed a little. So a broken cover basically removes that feature.
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    That's the part ... mine broke apart last night. the rubber hinge separated from the metal cover. i tried crazy gluing it, but it fell right off.
    And, after way to long on the phone with customer support:
    1) NOT covered under warranty
    2) NOT an available part

    I confirmed with my local Verizon store that that is the case as well :-(
  20. #320  

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    My front facing camera is broken and shows a half moon when I take pictures. I also have a cover that doesn't always close correctly. ATT is replacing my phone due to the camera problem so in turn i win i supposed :-) i can fix two problems with one.
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    I have had my S5 for 3 months now amd it's srill attached... keeping my fingers crossed!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    I have had my S5 for 3 months now amd it's srill attached... keeping my fingers crossed!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5
    I haven't had an issue myself although now I'm using Qi. My concern wasn't so much it breaking off but the seal becoming weaker each time.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    I haven't had an issue myself although now I'm using Qi. My concern wasn't so much it breaking off but the seal becoming weaker each time.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
    It does seem looser than when I first got the phone. I just treat it as an extra layer of protection. I would not purposely get it wet.
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  24. #324  

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    The part is easily repaired. I found it on amazon...unfortunately samsung/T-mobile wanted me to pay a $150 dollar deductible stating I damaged the phone :-/ (kinda irritated)

    I have a prime account so I got the part quick and shipped free. I figure order a few and be more careful i guess.

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S5 Waterproof Charger Cover Retail New: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Factory original part is also on amazon.com fulfilled by amazon so it is quick shipping. It came with the screw, the little door and the USB charger cover. I replaced mine it was quick and easy. Here is the link if anyone would rather use amazon.

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S5 Waterproof Charger Cover Retail New: Cell Phones & Accessories

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