S Pen on Note 7 got stuck? How to fix a stylus jammed by pushing too hard in

S Pen on Note 7 got stuck? How to fix a stylus jammed by pushing too hard in
New S Pen, new insertion dramas for the clumsier among us. While Samsung quietly fixed the little lever inside the Note 5's silo that allowed for its S Pen to get stuck if you insert it backwards, and it did away with that engineering solution altogether with the Note 7, some people still managed to get their flashy new color-coordinated S Pen stuck in the water-tight silo of the Note 7.

How did they do it? Well, on average it seems that the owners are exerting too much pressure while placing the S Pen back in the Note 7's silo, and push too hard so that the top of the pen can't be pushed back up, and gets stuck into the silo at a level lower than the metal side surface of the phone.

The power of the spring is not enough to push the top back up once you've shoved it in too hard, and it just languishes there in the deep rabbit hole. What to do? Well, two things:

1. Avoid jamming the S Pen too hard in the silo and pressing on the top hard to push it inwards for a period longer than a second or two. Just slide it in normally until it is almost there, and returns some resistance to be pushed further without activating the spring at the top. Click it in for a brief second, and that's it - the top of the S Pen sits nice and tight in the silo, flush with the side surface, as it is intended to be;

2. Once you've managed to push the S Pen inwards too hard, and the spring doesn't have the power to push the top back through the silo's entry seals, it won't come out no matter how hard you push it in further, you can only exacerbate the situation. Take a pin or a needle, and carefully pry up the S Pen top using the silo wall as a fulcrum, it should spring right back up to remain flush with the side surface, it just needs a little help along the way. You can try and wrap the pin's blade in a thin cloth or paper so as not to scratch any edges by accident.

3. It seems that this problem goes away the more you use the S Pen and place it back in the silo, as it settles into the tight silo, so even if it gets stuck from too much pushing initially, just pry it up a bit with a pin, and the issue should go away on its own. Or, just push gently until it clicks.

source: JinxtPhoto (XDA-Devs)

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. wunderkind

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

ah the stupidities...

2. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I just hope they don't call it pen-gate again. Be more original

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Pen-gate II - The Revenge.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That issue is gonna be a pain in the ass for millions. Samsung...c'mon man, fix it now, and replace the pens.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

900 dollars down the sewer.

5. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

1. Don't be an idiot 2. Don't be an idiot, read the manuals on spen 3. Don't be an idiot read the manuals on spen, don't cry when you ruined your spen hole.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think I'd cry if I ruined my spen hole. It sounds painful. :\

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Unless, you use some lubricant.

13. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014


7. Cipher007

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Your s pen hole wouldn't be ruined it'll be sore that's all.

8. choon916

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

I think Samsung should attach KY as a gift of it's Note series...

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Pen-gate 2! LOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!! This may be worst than last time.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Baby it's stuck!!

14. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

What? Tim Cook stuck in your mouth?

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I just tried pushing the pen in as hard as I think I could and its not getting stuck. What are these people actually doing? Seems some people can find a way to break anything.

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