Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID, carrier out of stock

Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID, carrier out of stock
Does your Motorola DROID feel a draft from the lack of its rear battery cover? With reports circulating about loose battery covers on Verizon's flagship device, the carrier was offering a replacement with overnight shipping all totally free. Most replacement covers will set you back close to $5, so it is no surprise that Verizon has run out of inventory for the time being. With no word from Big Red as to when another shipment is expected, keep checking in here and we will stay on top of the situation for you. After all, there is nothing worse than continually getting taunted by others that your battery is showing. If you can't wait for Verizon to restock, a flat head screwdriver and a strategically bent flap can provide a decent solution.

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10 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

mine seems normal.

2. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

mine too

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

mine fell off once and that was my fault...

4. dandirk unregistered

must be a bad batch... mine seems fine as well.

5. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Agreed.

6. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I wish I had one...that way I can tell you guys whether mine would be falling out or not.

7. VZ DUB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

I never take my body glove off so im not sure :/ havent had many issues around here though. hmmm

8. endokun83

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

u don't even have to replace the back cover if it's loose. You just take a flat head screw driver to the metal piece above the battery compartment. Theres a youtube video explaining how to do it. Did it to mine and now it sits just fine, no need to wait for a vzw fix.

9. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

For thr amount of money one pays for this device + service why in theb heck should anyone have to revert to taking a screw driver to or bending pieces of the phone? That's rediculous! A ny other phone and everyone would be screaming "shoddy manufactoring." Not to mention that this little quick fix can void your warranty. This comes first hand from my local VZW store who objects to the modification of this or any other device. Perhaps Droid doesn't do perfection like everyone thinks it does, or wants it too. Took mine back

10. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Well after all, no phone is perfect. Why do you think the iPhone has so many "successors". They keep releasing more updated devices. And the Android software really does a good job. All I have to say, if the battery cover is the only flaw, then there is no worries. That is an easy fix. Having a screen that doesn't work, camera being crap, buttons not working...that would be a real problem complaining about. And I don't see how a battery cover could void your warranty, after all Verizon is offering a free replacement. If you try to fix your original one and break it, just request for the free one. I'm completly happy with my Droid, for the first time in years I've quit browsing the VZW website for the next "new thing".

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