The new S Pen can still get stuck on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

You might recall that last year, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 who weren't paying attention could find their S Pen permanently stuck inside its housing. Inserting the pen backwards would damage the spring mechanism, and short of attempting a rescue by opening up the phablet, the S Pen was gone forever.

This year, Samsung added a mechanism to the S Pen's housing on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that blocks a careless user from inserting the pen backwards. But there is another issue this year that can result in a stuck S Pen. And it all starts with the mechanical button on the stylus-like tool, which is pressed when you want to remove it from its housing. On some units, the pen's mechanical button will stop clicking which means that users will need to resort to some unapproved tactics to free the S Pen.

Some are blaming the new waterproof design for the problem. According to a source in the industry, Samsung has briefed reps on how to handle the issue. If your S Pen is stuck, and you are able to remove it with a pin, you will be able to get a new (hopefully redesigned) S Pen. If removal is not possible, you can send your Galaxy Note 7 to Sammy. The manufacturer will get the S Pen out and return your phone to you with one of the new pens.

Unlike last year, when we could tell you to watch carefully how you replace the S Pen on your Galaxy Note 5, this time it is merely the luck of the draw. Samsung is warning Galaxy Note 7 users not to push the S Pen into the housing too hard after the click sound is heard.

source: XEETechcare via GSMArena

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1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Omg after all these years you can still put diesel in your petrol gastank. Omg epic fail... .........

4. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But I thought all Android users were higher beings with advanced intelligence so how could one possibly mess up inserting a pen? \o/ At least that's the impression given to us lowly iSheep on this site...

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What "advanced intelligence"? Come on, your kid could possibly insert the S-Pen backwards. Your impression about "lowly iSheep" is literally irrelevant to Android users possibly having their Galaxy Note7's S-Pen stucked backwards. There could be several incidents which could possibly cause my S-Pen to be stucked backwards, but without me being at fault!

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

7, is not a lucky number for Samsung it seems. 3 deadly sins are out, there's 4 remaining. XD

36. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

It is if you need a skillet.

37. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

0fcourse odd numbers never go right with Samsung.. the phablet is gvng back it's headache for Sammy skipping the name scheme.. should have been the perfect note

51. Nopers unregistered

Next we'll find out it's not as water resistance as they claim. I'd lay down money on that.

73. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude it's getting to the point where I can't name all the gates. I'll just call it Notegate! LOL!

74. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I thought 7 is a good number? Confused.

75. PhoneFix

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Only RETARDS (mostly from usa?) will put it wrong way round..

42. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So no people with genius IQs have ever tripped and fell? There's a difference between advanced intelligence and an accident due to inattention. I'm not saying there aren't dicks on both sides of the aisle, but your example was flawed.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No it isn't. You only say it's flawed because you disagree with the truth of the matter.

61. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No, the example was flawed. You do t have to have advanced intelligence to insert a pen, buit it can be inserted incorrectly by accident. So even someone with advanced intelligence can have an accident if they aren't paying attention. But since you don't have intelligence, advanced or not, it doesn't surprise me you couldn't grasp the concept. Of course I did mention dicks and you showed up. And btw, be careful, if you keep responding to my posts, I may have to cry "targeting" like a paranoid little girl.

62. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Legend says that if you argue with mxy at some point, he will NEVER agree with you regardless on how correct you are.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you have to comment on everything I say? You're like a lost little ducky.

70. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

*some Doesn't change the fact that what I said was true.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It was just more bs you were spewing.

68. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's not a legend or myth, just look at any comments section and you can see it for yourself.

71. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, just keep it up though, his lame 12 year old CoD player comebacks are very entertaining.

76. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't play CoD.

82. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He meant the mindset, not literally you tool. And you say I can't get the point? You wouldn't get the point if it stabbed you in the eye.

83. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not my fault if his response fell flat on its face much like every point you try to make.

88. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Wow, just wow. If you were any more delusional you'd be a figment of someone's imagination. You took his comment literally when he was talking figuratively. And you have the nerve to complain about others not getting the point. What an idiot.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh yeah, nothing gets past this guy. His photographic memory is so acute that he's making up his own reality where versions of his events occur as he describes them.

81. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Want links? I can backup my claims, can you backup yours? And even when I do that, you'll still deny deny deny.

84. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You should consider getting a hobby. You're the only one who seems to remember these debates and arguments.

87. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Alright, then bring up something I've made up about you, and I'll provide a link to you being incorrect. Name one, I'll wait.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Spoken like someone who wouldn't know where to stick the pen in let alone find the hole. See, it only took me one short and to the sentence to insult you in two different ways while it took you multiple sentences just to call me dumb.

67. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No surprise to me, I'm sure you've gotten used to finishing quickly. See, anyone can do short junior high level insults, it's not difficult to do, which is why it's all you've got. Some people can actually follow and comprehend a full paragraph. Guess I'm just used to dealing with them. Maybe I should try to keep it short so you can keep up.

79. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You missed the point of course, unsurprisingly. Short, to the point doesn't necessary mean sticking to junior high level of insults. Of course, you being you, will no doubt misunderstand the point.

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