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retired17
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join:2007-01-24
Anaheim, CA

[Troubleshooting] removing back cover from Samsung Galaxy S3

The user manual says to remove the back cover to change the battery or SIM card. I thought it would easily come off but it doesn't. I put my fingernail in the slot at the top and pulled but the cover stayed on. Is there a trick to get the cover off? I hope I don't have to use a tool. Thanks for your responses.


Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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Pull harder... I've taken mine off many, many times. The cover is very flexible, in my opinion, so it's pretty unlikely that you'll break it.


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1
reply to retired17
It comes off really easy... not sure why you can't get yours off.

retired17
Premium
join:2007-01-24
Anaheim, CA
reply to retired17
Thanks for the information. I will pull harder. I was just afraid I would break the 2 weeks old phone. The ifixit website says to use a tool to safely remove the back cover. Just being cautious after reading that. Thanks again.


Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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And I bet they will SELL you that tool too, huh ?


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1
reply to retired17
No tool is needed, that's just, odd.


Smith6612
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join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
reply to retired17
Just use the cover opening at the top and work a fingernail around the perimeter of the phone. Once you get enough of it released the cover pops off without a problem.

I've pulled the cover off of my S3 plenty of times!

Mr Matt

join:2008-01-29
Eustis, FL
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reply to retired17
Remember removing the cover from any electronic device may allow all of the bugs to escape!


Smith6612
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join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24
I'd be more worried about the magic smoke