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    Default so umm...how the heck do you take off this case?



    I bought this case a few days ago. Its the platinum series case (seido) sold at best buy. I bought a microsd...only problem...I can't take off the freakinn case. HELP PLEASE.
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    I have the same case and I tried to remove it yesterday. It took about 15 minutes to get the damn thing off! If you can't get the sections apart I suggest you let Best Buy remove it.

    I have another case ordered.

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    On the bottom half of the case push down where the pieces connect and pull them apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikshuman View Post
    On the bottom half of the case push down where the pieces connect and pull them apart

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    That's how it should work but the case I have stays together like it's glued!

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    Default Re: so umm...how the heck do you take off this case?

    Yep, I "tested" one in the store - well, the Best Buy rep offered. But he couldn't get it back off without a lot of force. Not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_H View Post
    That's how it should work but the case I have stays together like it's glued!

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    Same with mine... wow... not even my dad could take it off...haha

    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Yep, I "tested" one in the store - well, the Best Buy rep offered. But he couldn't get it back off without a lot of force. Not for me.
    Haha wow... did you see what technique he used??
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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerdude2014 View Post
    Same with mine... wow... not even my dad could take it off...haha



    Haha wow... did you see what technique he used??
    Yeah....he used a small screwdriver to separate the pieces. Needless to say, he couldn't sell it again.
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    That's the first case I got.
    Ended up spreading the sides that hug the screen to slide the case off.
    Definitely a case to never take off for any reason.
    I returned mine to BB.
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    still no luck -___-
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    Wow, this is basically the Seidio Surface right with the extra protection right?

    I have one and it isn't really that hard to take it off. There is a little bump on the bottom half of the case. The corresponding hole for the little bump/latch is on the upper half of the case. To have the 2 disengage, grip the lower half of the case with your dominant hand and press down firmly with your index finger on the area with the triangle.

    Next, with your other hand, firmly squeeze the sides of the upper half of the case near the middle of the case while simultaneously pulling up on the upper half then proceed to pull the two sides apart as well.

    I can get it off in one second, very consistently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaebberwock View Post
    Wow, this is basically the Seidio Surface right with the extra protection right?

    I have one and it isn't really that hard to take it off. There is a little bump on the bottom half of the case. The corresponding hole for the little bump/latch is on the upper half of the case. To have the 2 disengage, grip the lower half of the case with your dominant hand and press down firmly with your index finger on the area with the triangle.

    Next, with your other hand, firmly squeeze the sides of the upper half of the case near the middle of the case while simultaneously pulling up on the upper half then proceed to pull the two sides apart as well.

    I can get it off in one second, very consistently.
    this case is a bit different tho... its glued stuck. ahhhh.
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    The Seidio Surface, which is the same case is actually pretty easy to to remove if you know how. Grip one hand on each side of the seam, face the phone horizontally and push down on the seam like you are snapping a twig, the bottom should pop out slightly and then it will pull apart pretty easily. You may have to repeat the other side when the phone is due.
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    I got it off over the weekend haha. Mustve gained some musce with all the attempts, haha.

    Going back to best buy..
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    Hahaha. I have this case also. I must say I like it. The first t time I tried to take it off I was paranoid. Couldn't get it off for . After the first try I put it back on to see if I could get it again. I got it after a little elbow grease. Keep doing it. Now it comes off easily. It just needs to be broken in. Good protection though. Sexy too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkbredx View Post
    Hahaha. I have this case also. I must say I like it. The first t time I tried to take it off I was paranoid. Couldn't get it off for . After the first try I put it back on to see if I could get it again. I got it after a little elbow grease. Keep doing it. Now it comes off easily. It just needs to be broken in. Good protection though. Sexy too
    Haha, I'm returning it to best buy anyway. It cost $35. Kind of a ripoff when there's better cases for a lower price.
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    When I was returning mine to BB I told the sales accociate I had to use an old credit card
    jammed between the two peices in the back to get it off. There is no delicate way so
    it was scratched. Funny, she said that so many people are returning these that they
    will probably stop selling them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damitux View Post
    When I was returning mine to BB I told the sales accociate I had to use an old credit card
    jammed between the two peices in the back to get it off. There is no delicate way so
    it was scratched. Funny, she said that so many people are returning these that they
    will probably stop selling them.
    Haha really? thats crazy. Just a quick question. Can you return this without the original packaging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerdude2014 View Post
    Haha, I'm returning it to best buy anyway. It cost $35. Kind of a ripoff when there's better cases for a lower price.
    Currently in the bathroom. Was about to turn the water on when bam! I dropped my gs3 on to the edge of the bathtub.it made a huge sound. Thought my baby was gone. Looked at the phone. It was perfect! I love this case. No screen protector either. Case took all the damage. Not one scratch. Came here immediately. It's worth the $35
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    When I read the title of this thread I knew right away which case you were talking about. lol. I do not have one for my GS3 but have had many of the Best Buy Seidio cases in the past. I can tell you this that they are a pain to get off for the first four or five times, then after that they come right off. They are good cases. You just have to work them a little. Best thing to do is when you first get the case to keep taking it off and putting it on until it becomes easy. Use the method AtoGT mentioned. It will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Yeah....he used a small screwdriver to separate the pieces. Needless to say, he couldn't sell it again.
    hahahah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mak916 View Post
    When I read the title of this thread I knew right away which case you were talking about. lol. I do not have one for my GS3 but have had many of the Best Buy Seidio cases in the past. I can tell you this that they are a pain to get off for the first four or five times, then after that they come right off. They are good cases. You just have to work them a little. Best thing to do is when you first get the case to keep taking it off and putting it on until it becomes easy. Use the method AtoGT mentioned. It will work.
    Hahah, that made me chuckle. They're pretty good cases i guess, but it was actually a bit too thick for my liking.
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    I just got a white Seidio Surface and although l like the case it is too slippery so I am not going to be using it. It's a real let down since they haven't been that way in the past.
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    This technique works for me - It's a GREAT case if you figure out how to take it out

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    I read this post and was averse to the case. I went into best buy. The sales rep was using it. I looked at an otterbox commuter and hated it. I fell in love with this case. Yes it can be hard to get off, but I like the look and feel of it.

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    Thanks did just as you said and it worked very easy.. I was worried cuz i say 5 folks in Best buy try and could not do it.. LOL THanks
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