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...
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113 Comments

53. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Yes, because this is exactly what this is, inserting it wrong. Not an issue that can arise from normal and correct usage of the handset and its pen.

79. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Being drunk and trying to insert something IS a normal use :))))

88. tedkord

Posts: 17355; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's got the IQ of a walnut. He doesn't even realize that he made a correct statement, let alone that Apple is the company that blames it's design flaws on users.

55. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ofcourse it will happen with a wrong insertion, just like you happen to be ;)

74. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Your dream of PenGate . LOL Here to explain again. Even if you put it wrong, the clicking part is on the pen- not on the phone. And if clicking part stop working (it could happen only if press S-Pen hard wrong way) you just buy new S-Pen. To reach the phone internals, though, with pen put in the wrong way, you need to use a hammer. Because the thick back part of the Pen can not pass there. To stuck the pen inside wrong way , you need a hammer, too. So, this is just another doctored article for bashing Note 5. And that's normal for the tech media.

132. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its more like #Stupidgate

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Rare, might be the case, but this can actually happen if someone isn't paying attention at what he's doing.

20. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

This can happen? Really? Are you mentally ok?

46. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not after I saw your picture, no. Yes, silly things can happen... That's why it's called "silly things".

64. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You never done anything in your life that was stupid just cause you didn't pay attention? We humans have destroyed billions worth of spaceships cause of our stupidity and killed so many innocent people cause being careless. This will definitely happen. Especially when you lend your note 5 to a never used note 5 user.

72. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Thanks Coop!

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's a serious design flaw. One small little mistake could basically ruin a big part of the phone. And it seems careless too, as previous galaxy devices didn't have the problem. Even on my new 3DS, you can only insert it one way.

73. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You just buy a new spen, no real big deal, it does not damage the phone

83. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Not if it gets stuck you can't

108. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The real damage is done to the Pen Detection system inside the phone, not the stylus itself

12. SnakeBoyVincentLiu

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Naughty Sammy trying to insert the wrong hole, but that's what they deserves anyway. Android users are so low, low low low :)

89. tedkord

Posts: 17355; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tard tarding hard.

103. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

I'm pretty sure you like it when people insert it to your right hole ;)

13. Blazers

Posts: 741; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Personally I'm not a fan of the spring loaded mechanism. It was quicker for me to pull the stylus out on my Note 3, then my Note 5.

26. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Look at the design and you can see an ugly hole in the back with the old mechanism. Just imagine if the same thing on the glass back of Note 5.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

Accidents happen and I can see this as being a problem.

16. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

hehe a self destruct feature.. coool!

18. techneo

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Samy will fix it in their next security update. LOL

19. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Are this article written for people that are mentally ill? Because you MUST be mentally ill to put the pen in that direction. Or the autor is trying to make some bad noise around note 5 device?

84. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

No their are people who genuinely put it in the wrong way by accident, many in fact, the only mentally ill one here is you who is stupid enough to not realize people can make mistakes

98. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Ok. I'm mentally I'll, according to you, but if you make such accidents, then you're totally uneducated, senseless, stupid person, which must be outcastes from any society. Go in your cave. You started it. I'll finish it.

120. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Yeah alright, that's way too harsh for people, now I wanna see you complain when you do it, if ever oh mighty man who never makes a single goddamn mistake apparently

21. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I can confirm that the risk is very real. Once, I accidently put toothbrush instead of s-pen into my note2 and I tell you guys, nothing but problems... The other time it was a spoon... Beware!!!

22. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Phone Will Still Work And Honestly If Your Stupid Enough To Insert The Pen Backwards, You Shouldn't Even Own A Smartphone.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

lol these must be the isheep trying Android for the first time, because only they can be this clueless. Doing this by accident is akin to clicking a virus email or falling for a scam where you send money to release a package of more money.
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