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Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID, carrier out of stock

Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID, carrier out of stock
Does your Motorola DROID feel a draft from the lack of its rear battery cover? With reports circulating about loose battery covers on Verizon's flagship device, the carrier was offering a replacement with overnight shipping all totally free. Most replacement covers will set you back close to $5, so it is no surprise that Verizon has run out of inventory for the time being. With no word from Big Red as to when another shipment is expected, keep checking in here and we will stay on top of the situation for you. After all, there is nothing worse than continually getting taunted by others that your battery is showing. If you can't wait for Verizon to restock, a flat head screwdriver and a strategically bent flap can provide a decent solution.

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Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID, carrier out of stock


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


mine seems normal.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 11:14

2. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


mine too

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 11:51

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


mine fell off once and that was my fault...

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 11:51

4. dandirk (unregistered)


must be a bad batch... mine seems fine as well.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 12:16

5. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Agreed.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 15:25

6. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


I wish I had one...that way I can tell you guys whether mine would be falling out or not.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 17:12

7. VZ DUB (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Jan 2010)


I never take my body glove off so im not sure :/ havent had many issues around here though. hmmm

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 17:24

8. endokun83 (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Aug 2009)


u don't even have to replace the back cover if it's loose. You just take a flat head screw driver to the metal piece above the battery compartment. Theres a youtube video explaining how to do it. Did it to mine and now it sits just fine, no need to wait for a vzw fix.

posted on 03 Jan 2010, 18:33

9. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009)


For thr amount of money one pays for this device + service why in theb heck should anyone have to revert to taking a screw driver to or bending pieces of the phone? That's rediculous! A ny other phone and everyone would be screaming "shoddy manufactoring." Not to mention that this little quick fix can void your warranty. This comes first hand from my local VZW store who objects to the modification of this or any other device. Perhaps Droid doesn't do perfection like everyone thinks it does, or wants it too. Took mine back

posted on 04 Jan 2010, 00:24

10. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


Well after all, no phone is perfect. Why do you think the iPhone has so many "successors". They keep releasing more updated devices. And the Android software really does a good job. All I have to say, if the battery cover is the only flaw, then there is no worries. That is an easy fix. Having a screen that doesn't work, camera being crap, buttons not working...that would be a real problem complaining about. And I don't see how a battery cover could void your warranty, after all Verizon is offering a free replacement. If you try to fix your original one and break it, just request for the free one. I'm completly happy with my Droid, for the first time in years I've quit browsing the VZW website for the next "new thing".

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