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

130. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I haven't met one yet that isn't smarter than you.

77. ISISSecretAgent unregistered

cool knowing, now i wont lend my note or ill keep the spen before doing it

82. Reshad

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Why even iphonearena post this article? Just bulls**t. It is like saying "if your iPhone fall down it will damage permanently".

85. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

What a crap artical to degrade sam. Will such childish thing happen? No. If u insert ur fingers in electric socket, u will b toasted.

90. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I just hope that Samsung says aggressively, insert the S-pen correctly and if it goes backwards, do not push or otherwise have to go through a store and buy another S-pen thanks. Enough to be encouraging idiots if you do it wrong you pay period.

91. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Oh, this is about inserting the S-Pen in the phone. ;-)

93. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Ok so which dunce would really do something like this!!?

95. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This is an Epic fail for Samsung. That what happens when you try to rush and beat the iPhone out. Good luck with the customer service. At least with Apple, you could just head over to the Apple Store and be done with it. This is all over the tech sites.

107. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This doesn't even come close to the design fail of the iPhone 4 antenna or the iPhone 6 bending. Tell that to all the people with bent iPhones who got turned away. So much for customer service.

97. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

It's funny most people who use Notes almost never use their S-Pen so for many of those people, this won't be a problem. But still it is a design flaw and I'm sure it will be fixed by the Note 6.

106. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The funniest thing from this whole non-issue is seeing all the Apple extremists who to this day deny the whole antennagate and bendgate fiascos as design flaws are screaming design flaw for this.

117. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Well the Android fans reap what they sow. Personally I don't think 'Antennagate', 'Bendgate' and now 'Pengate' are/were design flaws. But then I take good care of my devices and use them as per the manufacturers instructions (i.e., not sitting down with my phone in a back pocket, not covering the location of the antenna with my hand etc) and I've never had any problems.

124. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Antennagate was clearly a design flaw - one fingertip across the gap lost nearly double the signal of any other phone. It was a design flaw that a first year electrical engineering student would have known about. Bendgate is more iffy. If phones were bending in front pockets as reported by many, then it was a design flaw.

133. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Well then by that logic, PenGate is also a design flaw as no other Note series phone allows you to put the S-Pen in backwards. The Note 5 has 100% greater chance of you being able to put the S-Pen in backwards and break the device. My solution to both problems would be, don't cover the antenna on your phone (as you'd do with any phone) and don't put the S-Pen in backwards (as you'd do with any phone).

110. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

These Note people are ridiculously defensive. They are acting like no has ever made a simple mistake when any rational person knows EVERYONE makes simple mistakes all of the time..

125. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course. But if you make a mistake, it's your fault. If I pump diesel into my gas tank, is it my fault or should my car manufacturer be at fault?

134. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

If you cover the antenna on your device and it lowers your signal, it's your own fault. If you sit on your device with it in your back pocket and it bends, it's your own fault. See how that works now? Yet somehow these issues were Apple's fault in the eyes of many. Are you you even remotely surprised that some now see this as Samsung's fault? Just remember to be consistent with whether you believe it's the manufacturer or the user at fault.

115. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

IT HAPPENED TO PA THATS Y THEY QUICKLY POSTED IT LMAO

118. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

It would have been soooo easy for them to design it so the pen would only go in one way. A truly amateur mistake.

119. justForTheRecord

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Quick fix: make both ends of the pen the same shape so it matters not which end enters first.

126. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

"make both ends the same shape"

121. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Maybe there could be a software update when you start to put in your pen backwards, the pen detection sensor will sound a loud warning beep and hopefully you stop before inserting it in further.

131. darkkjedii

Posts: 31041; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Haters can say what they want, but this is hands down the best device out. Those who own one, will know not to insert the pen backwards. When you're the king of the hill, criticism comes from the bottom. N5 FTW!
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