Inserting your S Pen the wrong way could permanently destroy your Samsung Galaxy Note5

Before the Samsung Galaxy Note5, previous Note models were designed to prevent you from inserting the S Pen the wrong way with the top of the Pen going into its housing first. But with the Galaxy Note5, Samsung created a spring-based method to help users eject the pen out of the phablet. And with this new technology, Samsung disabled the safety mechanism that prevented the S Pen from being inserted backwards.

The big problem for Galaxy Note5 users is that should they accidentally insert their S Pen backwards, it could permanently damage the phone. Either the S Pen gets stuck inside the device forever, or the spring release technology is damaged and can never be used again. Either way, your new pride and joy is broken, and the S Pen detection feature won't work anymore.

If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note5, let this be a warning; you need to make sure that the S Pen is replaced the right way. More importantly, you need to watch those you lend your phone to lest they replace the S Pen incorrectly. And that certainly includes your kids, who might not realize what they are doing when they try to put the S Pen back into its home.
source: AndroidPolice

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)



1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yeah, it's Sammy. What did you expect?

3. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Yeah it's bobby. What did you expect?

5. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

You made my day :P

78. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Some people just want to comment first and it's too impulsive that they don't realise what they have typed is going to hit them back like a cannon.

127. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And it's very sad that They want to be Me. Green thumbs. BIG Damn deal grow the F up people stop arguing like kids for once

128. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I mean Mr.Green thumbs up. Big F deal guys grow the F up people and stop arguing like lil kids

10. Nathillien unregistered


14. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Well said!

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015


30. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Spot on maccess +1

37. unregistered

What about inserting your door key wrongly, It will certainly make the door lock more stronger,Right? Nonsense.

75. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Just to be clear this just damages the spen and not the note 5 so just buy a new spen, this is as bad as just loosing the spen, no big deal

80. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

I'm Note user since day one, and I have NEVER tried yet by mistake to put my S-Pen wrong way. BTW the link of source (of course some "Android...blah" site. lol) didn't show on the video how they broke it(and why didn't they?) They just showed one already broken S-Pen. This is nothing but doctored bashing Samsung article.

28. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I expect that your are jealous like always. Why so poor and jealous of Samsung?

52. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iSheep busted.

86. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We expected what we got, the absolute best phablet sized phone on the market.

101. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I wish u apple fan boy would stop posting on every android story, we can see your a apple sheep.

109. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're stupid. First off its just a warning to users who likely don't pay attention. People WITH common sense will know to place the pen back the same way they pulled it out. However the potential for accidents of common. At least we are getting a warning. You're so stupid as to troll every article. There si no law that says Samsung had to make it do you cant accidently put the pen in backwards. God gave you 2 eyes, all you have to do si use them. You are such a dog...yea I said it. You're a dog. Why aren't you banded? You bring nothing to the table but BS. Do you work for PA? Are you an employee? FESS UP!!!!

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Only a stupid drunk owner would do a reverse insert or a iphone fanboy..

4. Busyboy

Posts: 735; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Not sure why you felt obligated to mention iPhone users in this article...

29. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so what ok!,..

81. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Hey, don't equate iPhone users to iPhone fanboys!

112. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well ill just say it cus iphone users wont know how to use it since no iphone with a stylus ever exist.

61. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You can replace "stupid drunk" by "Android lover like me".

87. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Or with cnour.

99. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

or if some kid tries to put it in backwards.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013


24. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013


27. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Pengate 2015 or Pen15gate

39. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You are inserting it wrong.

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