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Fix for creaking battery cover.

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5th August 2014, 07:19 PM   |  #1  
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I noticed my G3 creaked a lot when gripping it a certain way. I figured a little creaking is normal (coming from unibody HTC One m7). Checked my girlfriends g3 and it had no creaking whatsoever. Based on information from a different forum, i placed a folded up piece of paper between the battery and the battery door. This literally eliminated all creaking. I was concerned with the safety of this method so i removed it. After this i was playing with the battery cover and was able to bend it in ( so it's tight with the battery) and have virtually made it creak free!

Hope this helps anybody else whos OCD was nagging at them [emoji14]

UPDATE: Basically its caused by the battery being loose. Some batteries fit tighter than others. This can explain why some people have no creaking at all and others do.
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I'll give it a try.. The phone creaking was starting to irritate me
5th August 2014, 10:30 PM   |  #3  
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Mine was rubbing against the volume/power button area when i pressed the area making an annoying creak sound. I sanded the inside lip of the back cover just a little bit with a small piece of nail file.
6th August 2014, 01:41 AM   |  #4  
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Please tell me this is not true!

The G2 back cover also creaked and I hated it!
6th August 2014, 09:52 PM   |  #5  
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I think the cause is that the battery is a little bit loose and when the phone is flexed the battery will rub. The only solution I've found to COMPLETELY eliminate the creak is with the folded paper trick...

Odd that my girlfriends G3 (white) is completely creak free.
6th August 2014, 10:42 PM   |  #6  
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If you feel it's the battery area, then try putting multiple pieces of electrical tape on the back of the battery. Therefore when you take off the back cover you don't have to worry about a card falling out.

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6th August 2014, 11:02 PM   |  #7  
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UPDATE: Any creaking you hear on your G3 is caused by the battery itself, NOT the phone or the battery door. I swapped batteries with my girlfriends G3 and I was not able to reproduce the creaking.

Basically its caused by the battery being loose. Some batteries fit tighter than others. This can explain why some people have no creaking at all and others do.

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I used a thermal pad on my G2 to prevent creaking. You can get them in a variety of thicknesses, but usually a 0.5mm one is fine. Not only will it stop creaking, but it will also help remove heat from the battery.

Put the sticky side against the battery and leave the backing on the other side. Its not really that sticky, mores lightly tacky, so even if you remove all the backing it wont stick the back to the phone.

Something like these..

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Ph...lex_21070.html
8th August 2014, 01:21 AM   |  #9  
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Mine is like a rock, no creaks at all ^_^ (unless I bend it, but that aint exactly real world usage..)My G2 creaked like mad though!

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