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Old 02-10-2006, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have owned a number of BB's and the battery covers have always been a bear to remove. I currently have a 7130e and it is the worst of all. Short of using a "Leatherman" or Swiss army knife or vaseline - does anyone have any secret techniques?
I wish they would bring back the external reset hole?
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i am assuming your pulling out the battery to reset the device? instead of that, just hitting the "shift - cap - delete" keys (3 button salute) will do the same thing.
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Doesn't seem to work on the 7100 series - the keyboard is different. There may be a way of doing it but I can't make it happen.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got a 7130e also and I can't remove the battery cover at all. I'm not going to take a leatherman to a 3 day old phone. But if i wanted to buy a spare battery, how would I get it in. Is there some trick I'm missing. It feels like I'm going to rip the thing apart before I get the cover off.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You are pushing the little button on the lower part of the cover to release it, right?
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i am assuming your pulling out the battery to reset the device? instead of that, just hitting the "shift - cap - delete" keys (3 button salute) will do the same thing.
on the 8700 the reset combination is:

alt + cap + del

...But I have found in the past that this doesn't work for the necessary reboot after software install, in which case, only a battery removal works.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The alt/cap/del combination doesn't work on the 71xx series. The only way to reset it is to pop the battery.
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A strip of egrips material on the battery door is the ticket.
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Bubble gum, baking soda, and a watch battery.....hey that always worked for McGuiver

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Yeah, but that's when he was trying to disarm a nuclear device. He never successfully got the battery cover off with that. He needed a chocolate bar, baling wire and phlegm for the 7130e cover. 20 years before it was invented.
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hehe.
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haha
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roofus: PM me an address and I'll send a strip your way if need be.
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Duct tape and WD-40 should do the trick.
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A strip of highly adhesive electrical tape might work as well.
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on the 8700 the reset combination is:

alt + cap + del

...But I have found in the past that this doesn't work for the necessary reboot after software install, in which case, only a battery removal works.
Have you tried alt-cap-del twice in a row? The second time the cobination is pressed, it should perform a hard reboot.
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I always used a pen cap to push the release button. Always seems to work (on my 7105t).
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