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    Default I Can't Open The Charging Cover Door!

    As a result of my horrible and disgusting habit of biting my nails, I am unable to open the charging cover door. It's horrible. I climb into bed and struggle with it every night.

    I wish Samsung had put some sort of tool (like a hook or something) that was connected to the USB cord.

    Anyone else having the same issue, and have any suggestions besides making sure I have a paperclip kicking around when I plug my phone in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    As a result of my horrible and disgusting habit of biting my nails, I am unable to open the charging cover door. It's horrible. I climb into bed and struggle with it every night.

    I wish Samsung had put some sort of tool (like a hook or something) that was connected to the USB cord.

    Anyone else having the same issue, and have any suggestions besides making sure I have a paperclip kicking around when I plug my phone in?

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    I bought a wireless card for $10 to put in the back already had a wireless charger works great and it would solve your problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by scallawag View Post
    I bought a wireless card for $10 to put in the back already had a wireless charger works great and it would solve your problem
    What type of "wireless" card are you talking about? I'm confussed. And where do you keep it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scallawag View Post
    I bought a wireless card for $10 to put in the back already had a wireless charger works great and it would solve your problem
    Its been said these lift the cover just enough to make the water resistance non existent.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    As a result of my horrible and disgusting habit of biting my nails, I am unable to open the charging cover door. It's horrible. I climb into bed and struggle with it every night.

    I wish Samsung had put some sort of tool (like a hook or something) that was connected to the USB cord.

    Anyone else having the same issue, and have any suggestions besides making sure I have a paperclip kicking around when I plug my phone in?

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    Man I can totally relate. I'm a chronic nail biter so getting the stupid charging door was very frustrating. I finally said screw it and took the door off by unscrewing the cover that holds the flap on. It's much easier to charge the phone now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimer44 View Post
    Man I can totally relate. I'm a chronic nail biter so getting the stupid charging door was very frustrating. I finally said screw it and took the door off by unscrewing the cover that holds the flap on. It's much easier to charge the phone now.

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    Problem Solving 101 professor here.

    You didn't need the flap on older phones so there's really no need now. It is quite annoying at times I do admit.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    I like the fact that the cover keeps the phone water resistant.

    The original point of my post was that I wish Samsung had some sort of "opener" connected to the plug at the end of the charging cable. A simple hook or something would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    You didn't need the flap on older phones so there's really no need now. It is quite annoying at times I do admit.
    Hopefully you realize that there's an actual purpose for the charger door? It's meant to waterproof the port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winnersmw View Post
    Hopefully you realize that there's an actual purpose for the charger door? It's meant to waterproof the port.
    I realize this but not everyone cares about that. We have used phones for years without this and had minimal to no issues so if its a hassle than remove it. If you need water resistance, not proof, leave the cover.

    I'm not taking mine off but I can see why others do.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Wireless charging cover only can solve the problem of charging but not syncing. Actually, remove the screws is a way to solve the problem. You also can put it back if you operate properly. Don't break it. Share a link, not only tell how to remove rightly, also provide the replacement. USB Cover Flap for Galaxy S5 - Witrigs.com
    Also, if you feel annoy about it, you can abandon it directly. If you want to keep your phone water resistant, you'd better deal with it carefully.
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    Try a few things laying around the house. I like these flosser's, and after dulling down the end a bit worked fine. Wooden tooth pic also worked, with a less pointed end.
    http://www.dumoreinc.com/flossers.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    As a result of my horrible and disgusting habit of biting my nails, I am unable to open the charging cover door. It's horrible. I climb into bed and struggle with it every night.

    I wish Samsung had put some sort of tool (like a hook or something) that was connected to the USB cord.

    Anyone else having the same issue, and have any suggestions besides making sure I have a paperclip kicking around when I plug my phone in?

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    Yep, the only way I can open it is via one corner on my pinky nail

    -Sent from Tapatalk
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    I have a paperclip (unfolded) on my desk that I've used to get the cover open.
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    I too use a paperclip. I just wish Samsung had a little plastic clip connected to the charger end to pry it open. That was it was always there when I needed to open it.

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    Maybe leave one nail not bitten down? I mean, you have nice other fingers to gnaw on.
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    Don't you keep one long nail on your booger hooker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplayrguy View Post
    Don't you keep one long nail on your booger hooker?
    Can't Stop Laughing..... :-P
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    I think the charging port flip cover for Samsung Galaxy S5, is one of the dumbest things Samsung engineers have come with. Here are some of the reasons that decide to remove it by unscrewing the "Warranty prohibited" action. What warranty if it nuisance to use? You see the manufacturers will do anything and everything to avoid replacing a unit claiming that "you have violated the warranty" by removing the cover to remove the stupid flap.
    1) It is silly to figure out how to removed the "Hinged" thing making sure you don't "Rip off" the flap from the hinge side even if one has "Finger nails"!
    2) It was bad enough that these freaking manufacturers not to have the wisdom of offering dedicated charging docs (as option - probably at horrendous price), that one has to fiddle with a USB to mate it, now they add a silly idea of "Water proof" flap door that one has to struggle with - to add to the misery. I do not know to many people that would want to swim with their sell phone. If they do, I bet you your $600 that little flipper is not going to save your unit from water sipping in, and VOID the infamous warranty,
    3, Finally, if you want to use your phone in a cradle (Dock) like I do,good luck, for that little useless flapper might be on your way from enjoying a windshield mounted GPS Navigation or video watching at home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmorry View Post
    As a result of my horrible and disgusting habit of biting my nails, I am unable to open the charging cover door. It's horrible. I climb into bed and struggle with it every night.

    I wish Samsung had put some sort of tool (like a hook or something) that was connected to the USB cord.

    Anyone else having the same issue, and have any suggestions besides making sure I have a paperclip kicking around when I plug my phone in?

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    I have a problem because I have acrylic nails which are thicker than natural. It's ridiculous it's so difficult. I can imagine a time when I'll need to recharge, but I don't have a tool lwith me.
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    I have the same problem. I use the corner of one of those store loyalty cards that are always on my key chain. At least there is always one with me because I usually have my keys close by. I have also used toothpicks, whatever else I can find.
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    ^^I think the part on the top left that connects to the contacts intrudes into the o-ring channel, at least that would be my worry.^^
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    I use wireless "most of the time", but I use the USB port almost daily to transfer files/pictures off the phone.

    This wireless charger is only $18.99 and they give you a charging pad with it. Hellof a deal and it does not make the back cover bulge out at all.

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    I don't have to worry about that cover anymore seeing how it broke off anyway.. don't worry you open and close it enough probably break off like mine did anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    If you read one of the questions posted customers, the answer was "Yes it will leave a slight bump, esp being 1mm thick, and yes it will loose the waterproof tightness because of that."
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