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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

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    I took a razor blade to it and sliced it in half. No need for tape and its nice and flush now.

    Alex

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    I will just leave the foam in there. I think that over time, the foam will flatten to the point where its not pushing the battery cover out too much. ....Just my 2 cents...

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_R
    I will just leave the foam in there. I think that over time, the foam will flatten to the point where its not pushing the battery cover out too much. ....Just my 2 cents...
    How much time are you giving it 'over'? Ive found old cordless phones that have foam in the battery compartment which is still like the day it was brought home. These phones are about 10 yrs old now. I dont plan on keeping this phone for more than a year. Ill take care of the foam now thanks.

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperM3
    How much time are you giving it 'over'? Ive found old cordless phones that have foam in the battery compartment which is still like the day it was brought home. These phones are about 10 yrs old now. I dont plan on keeping this phone for more than a year. Ill take care of the foam now thanks.

    Alex
    Seeing how foam is on the list of anti-environment products because it will last 1000 years. Stuff just does not decompose.

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    It has always been a pet peeve of mine with phones, when you press on the battery cover it will move. I solved this by buying felt pads on adding this to the battery cover. It makes the battery cover tight on no more anonying clicks when on a call.

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    After removing the foam, the way I fixed the cover issue was to superglue it shut. End of problem.


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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    I removed the foam and cut three layers of duct tape to fit the back of the battery. Seems to be a good fit with no flex.

    SF: you have to be kidding...

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    Re: Anyone remove the sponge thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by dwc
    SF: you have to be kidding...
    Why do you say that? :cry:

    I use Super Glue for all my adhering needs:

    Hairpiece,

    A cracked tooth,

    Sequins on my "Broadway Stripper" Halloween costume

    Cloth, e.g. my favorite thong that broke a strap

    I was even able to glue a Jesus figurine on to the hood of my car

    And now the Pearl.

    Super Glue RULES in my book.

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    What about if you have to hard reset it, or remove battery, sim, or media card... lol

    P.S. super glue is awesome but not for my BB :P


    Quote Originally Posted by sanfrancisco
    After removing the foam, the way I fixed the cover issue was to superglue it shut. End of problem.


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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfc420
    What about if you have to hard reset it, or remove battery, sim, or media card... lol

    P.S. super glue is awesome but not for my BB :P
    DOH... I didn't think about that. Matter of fact I forgot to put the battery inside before super gluing the cover.

    Anyone wanna buy a Pearl in like new condition?

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by qbangringo
    three strips on top of one another ? and u put the strips on the battery or on the back plate?
    Yeah - one on top of the other, on the inside of the cover (not the battery itself).

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecrishon
    so about these strips of duct tape...

    is this for a specific purpose? or after removing the square spongy thing, is it ok just to put the battery cover back on?
    I had the opposite problem from the original poster. Rather than having the edges pushed up by the spongy thing, I had extra room between the spongy thing and battery that was causing the battery cover to flex inward as I typed on the Pearl keyboard. By putting in the duct tape, I filled the space between battery and cover more completely, and more importantly more evenly. Now I have no give and the back cover is perfectly flush with the phone body.

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    Re: Anyone remove the spongey thing on battery cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by wblovett
    i removed the spongy thing, replacing it with three strips of duct tape.
    ::LOL:: You remind me of our IT guy at work - hahaha

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    Well, I just realized why that spongey thing is on there. Its obviously not to protect the battery from impact or scratches. Its there to help the door be tight. It puts pressure of the door to push back against the battery thus making the 4 parts of the little slides secure more firmly. After I cut it down I noticed the battery cover would slide off more easily, sometimes without even pushing the silver release bar. After throwing my phone the other night I think if I had left the spongey thing fully intact the battery door wouldnt have cracked.

    Just my $.02,

    Alex

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    if it aint broke, dont try to fix it


    ......yeah, right

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