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Video Tip: How to Remove the Battery Door from a BlackBerry Bold 9700 if it Does Not Want to Come Off Easily

By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Nov 2009 12:01 am EST
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So this isn't a good tip. Instead, watch this video for how the PROPER Way To Remove the Battery Door on a BlackBerry Bold 9700.

* Update: OOOoooo... Read the comments to this post. There's an even better way to get the cover off (probably the intended way) but I just didn't know it. Never use phones other than BBs so just didn't now. I'll make a new video tomorrow showing the correct method. It's really easy. My bad. *

So if you watched my BlackBerry Bold 9700 unboxing video, you saw me run into some issues trying to get the battery door off not one, but two BlackBerry Bold 9700s. Since unboxing it, I've spoken to a few people who have 9700s. A couple had the same issues, a couple didn't. So maybe some have the natural technique, or maybe some units are simply a bit tighter with the tolerances than others.

Regardless, if when you buy your BlackBerry Bold 9700 you find the battery door doesn't come off easily, simply follow the instructions in this video. Lie it flat on a table, and push down and slide. It seems to do the trick vs. holding it in the air and squeezing and and twisting and everything else. This method is simple, safe and it works. Not as easy as some battery BlackBerry doors, but the design holds the cover on tight and doesn't show off any sort of hinges or clasps or anything. Very clean and smooth. So no complaints here!

Reader comments

Video Tip: How to Remove the Battery Door from a BlackBerry Bold 9700 if it Does Not Want to Come Off Easily

7 Comments

So you have to tape the Tour's battery door down and with the Bold you can't take it off. Maybe on the next device they'll get the battery door right.

I think in a way its better that the door is harder to take off, it keeps it from coming off too easily when playing around with it, and keeps it on if you accidentally drop the device.

There's a much easier method to get the battery door off. Hold it with the back facing you and put both your thumbs on the bottom corners of the battery door. Wrap your pointer fingers around the front of the Bold, under the keyboard so you get a good grip. Then just push downward with your thumbs. Comes right off every time with no prying!

hrrrrrmmmm.... yup.  you are right.  that does work well. damn wish i tried that hours ago.

thats really un-bb like and not like the directions in the box or on the device sticker.  i hope others know that intuitively (i didn't) as it's not a great first experience to have with a new phone.

Better than my bold 9000 battery door. Sometimes just by holding the phone I'll hit the button and out come everything

I personally like the insides of my phone to stay securely inside.

There is actually a diagram showing the proper technique for removing the battery cover on the plastic static cover that comes on the "faux leather" back...hold the device upside down, pushing with both thumbs. If you would have taken a second to look at it before ripping it off at 100mph! LOL

I saw a video clip of someone with a "loaner" unit sent out to testers with that same diagram on it months ago...

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