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    Default Can't get the battery cover back on!

    I have only taken the batter cover off a few times and it is a pain with all the snapping it takes to get the cover back on. I recently took it off to take the battery out and back in and can't get the cover to go back on completely. I tried for almost 1/2 hr and it wouldn't go back on. Mainly the bottom left corner just won't snap in and when i try to force it the other side pops up. I can't figure out why, I did not drop the phone or anything.

    Here are some photos, any ideas?

    Thanks.
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    fit the bottom on first, make sure it's perfectly in place, then snap the top of the cover in

    i've got the stock cover on over the extended battery and it still snaps in place
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    Wow, seriously? LOL... man. How about take the cover off completely, ok? Now, catch your breath and calm down some. Deep breaths. Good. Now, put it back on starting with... THE SIDE THAT WON'T SNAP ON. OH MY GODDDDDDDDD MIND BLOWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! No, but seriously that should do it. It is a pain in the *** to get going, but I seriously don't think it's new-thread worthy.
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    Default Re: Can't get the battery cover back on!

    the back cover for this phone really is annoying to get on..
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    Lol sorry i tried all that made me lose my mind when i secure the bottom first it then pops out when i put the rest on its weird i never had that issue feel like im going crazy
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    There is a little trick to the GN cover. If you look at it carefully, you will see that there are 2 tabs that have to slide in at the bottom but the next 2 tabs up along the sides are bit different than the others up the side. They have to slide under at the same time as the 2 tabs. They are kind of hook like while the rest of the tabs up the side clip in.

    So, insert the 2 bottom tabs and at the same time make sure the next 2 are pushed in at the same time as you slide the cover down. Now squeeze the rest of the cover on.
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    Can you post a picture of the extended battery and OEM cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermojorizin View Post
    fit the bottom on first, make sure it's perfectly in place, then snap the top of the cover in

    i've got the stock cover on over the extended battery and it still snaps in place
    Can you post a picture of the extended battery and OEM cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie1961 View Post
    There is a little trick to the GN cover. If you look at it carefully, you will see that there are 2 tabs that have to slide in at the bottom but the next 2 tabs up along the sides are bit different than the others up the side. They have to slide under at the same time as the 2 tabs. They are kind of hook like while the rest of the tabs up the side clip in.

    So, insert the 2 bottom tabs and at the same time make sure the next 2 are pushed in at the same time as you slide the cover down. Now squeeze the rest of the cover on.
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    And, make SURE the hooks aren't bent up. I am betting the hooks have been bent up, at least on one side, from trying to push it closed. (dont ask how I know). Look very closely at the hooks. Put your finger nail under them and pry them up/apart from the back if they are too close to the cover to engage the clips on the phone. When done right, it just snaps on. But, you must get the bottom done first.
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    VZW has replacement back covers for $4.95 -
    think I'll buy one before I inevitably break mine ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermojorizin View Post
    fit the bottom on first, make sure it's perfectly in place, then snap the top of the cover in

    i've got the stock cover on over the extended battery and it still snaps in place
    are you serious, this looks/feels like crap-
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBVille View Post
    +1


    And, make SURE the hooks aren't bent up. I am betting the hooks have been bent up, at least on one side, from trying to push it closed. (dont ask how I know). Look very closely at the hooks. Put your finger nail under them and pry them up/apart from the back if they are too close to the cover to engage the clips on the phone. When done right, it just snaps on. But, you must get the bottom done first.
    Yeah, this is the exact problem I had. Definitely check those bottom hooks. Before I bent them worse by pressing harder, I stumbled onto this solve. From the looks of his photos, that seems to be the issue here.
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    This is unreal but I think this hook issue is what I need to figure out. Here is another photo, so the last 2 tabs on the bottom left and right (before the 3 on the bottom) is what you are referring too as hooks? Sorry just had surgery on my eye lol hard to see things close for a few days.
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    Ok got it, the 2 hooks on the bottom had to pry back up with mt nail, holy crap I would never have figured that out. Thanks.
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    This was a very helpful string. I ended up having to use my teeth to pry up those bottom two hooks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcarson13 View Post
    VZW has replacement back covers for $4.95 -
    think I'll buy one before I inevitably break mine ...
    Mine did the same exact thing after playing with it for a while i just took the tab on the side that wont go in completely and bent it out slightly, did it with my teeth and presto wnt right on no problem, apparently some off these tabs are bent in forward too much and wont catch, just bend it out a bit. should work
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    Default Re: Can't get the battery cover back on!

    ladies and gentleman we have a genius here, and his name is OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeh0 View Post
    ladies and gentleman we have a genius here, and his name is OP
    lol
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    What happens when you bend them back, will they eventually shear off?
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    Thats it.... Hand over your Man Card...!!
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    I found this thread hilarious. Holy Cow!!! I had the same freaking problem this morning. I thought it was only me. LOL
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    Default Re: Can't get the battery cover back on!

    I take my cover off about once or twice a day to swap batteries. Never have any trouble getting the cover off or putting it on. I just start from the bottom and run my thumbs up both sides to the top and done. Really couldn't be easier IMO.
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    Default Re: Can't get the battery cover back on!

    Yeah I had the same problem for about an hour. I realized I had bent the two bottom hooks of the battery cover that didnt allow the cover to sit flush. I carefully bent them back and it finally latched on perfect. Now I always put on the cover starting with the bottom two in and snapping the rest in. You are not alone friend.
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    Default Re: Can't get the battery cover back on!

    Consider this back cover of GN as a type of zipper. Just align the very bottom, then continue squeezing both side from the bottom to the top. It is extremely important you start from the very bottom to the top all the time. Once you get used to it, it just take 2 sec to remove, 5 sec to put it on.

    Don't forget! From the very bottom to the top!
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    Same problem with mine. Fixed it by pulling it out slowly and now I put it on making sure the bottom is in first.

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