How do you remove the battery!?

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  1. PJGratz

    PJGratz New Member

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    How do you remove the battery!?

    That battery is wedged in there pretty tight. I see the "pull here" marks and no luck removing. I cant really get an angle on it. I have debated using some kind of screwdriver but I am afraid I may crack the case.

    Am I missing something?
  2. tj!2k6

    tj!2k6 New Member

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    If you're looking at the Q from the back, and the battery is at the bottom end of the phone, use your fingernail to pry the right side of the battery out. My standard battery is a pretty snug fit as well, but that's a good thing.
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    No good, I tried that and actually split the protective casing exposing the metal a little bit. This was assuming the right side was while the phone was still in its normal vertical position. [short side of battery]
  4. inf3st

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    I just push it out with the battery cover. Just don't try to pry it out or you'll end up breaking the cover.
  5. SuperChicken

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    After breaking my thumbnail and all the little indention pry marks on the battery I was a little upset. What the heck...no way to do a soft reset other than taking battery out and you need a thermonuclear device to even budge the thing?

    Well i'm not real bright but I realized that if I ever needed to get the thing out again I'd have to find a reasonable solution. Drum roll please...dental floss.

    I took a piece of waxed (Mint flavored) dental floss and tied it into a loop. I then placed the battery on top of the loop and set it back in the Q leaving an exposed loop on each side of the battery so I could get my finger in the loops to pull. Since the dental floss is so thin the battery fits back perfectly as does the cover. Of course by perfectly I mean way too damn tight.

    I took a picture of the back of the Q in a mirror and have attached it so you can see (kind of) what I did. Maybe this well help someone.

    I love the Q. I wish there was a way to reset without taking battery out. Why did they make the battery that difficult to take out? Who needs the battery cover. That battery wouldn't fall out if the Q was smacked by Barry Steroids Bonds like a frozen rope 612' into San Francisco Bay.

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  6. Yester18

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    I like the way the battery sits in snug, I never take mine out so no biggy.
  7. SuperChicken

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    Just wait till you have to reset it :(
  8. ppcgal

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    Love the dental floss idea!

    I'm new to the Q (got it last week). I have broken nails as well trying to remove the battery. I have only removed it once to reset but I bought an extra battery to use. I previously had a ppc6700 and went through two batteries a day. So- thanks for the tip!
  9. ericshmerick

    ericshmerick New Member

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    I wish it had a pull tab like the 6700 had. I have to use a butterknife to remove mine. Not too intuitive.
  10. ppcgal

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    Exactly.... I've got the dental floss out now. Mine is not mint...think that will work?? :wink:
  11. Yester18

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    Okay i tried it and it's easy push to one side and pull up. not that difficult.
  12. byaah10

    byaah10 New Member

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    It will work, but naturally, it will be more difficult than if you were using mint. :2cool:

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