Samsung Galaxy S Battery and SIM Card Removal

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Getting Ready to Remove Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back Cover

Photo by Jason Hidalgo

So last time I tried to remove the back cover of a smartphone, I felt a bit like, well, an idiot.

Not so this time. Even without instructions, I’m proud to say that I managed to easily figure out how to take out the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. You know what they say. Even a broke clock is right twice a day.

So how do you remove the back cover of a Galaxy S Captivate? I detail the process in a few simple steps in this tutorial, which also features images for you visual learners out there.

(For folks looking for instructions on how to remove the back cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant from T-Mobile, check out my Galaxy S Vibrant back cover tutorial instead.)

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Loosen the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate’s Lower Locking Mechanism

Get your nails on the groove between the low part of the cover and the bottom bumper, then pull down. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Here's a step that Michael Strahan would appreciate. Look for the gap between the low part of the Galaxy S Captivate’s main back cover and the bottom bumper. Insert your nails into that gap or groove and pull down to loosen the bottom bumper. Go ahead. Don’t be shy.

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Verify That Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back Cover is Unlocked

This is what a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate with an unlocked back cover looks like. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Once you’ve loosened the bottom bumper, the gap between the main cover and the lower locking mechanism should now be like, yup, Michael Strahan’s front teeth. I'm definitely going to drive that metaphor into the ground.Let’s just hope he doesn’t show up at my front door with a pizza and Donovan McNabb by my side...

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Lift Up the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back Cover

You can now lift up the unlocked back cover from the bottom. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

With the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate cover lock now loosened, lift up the back cover from the bottom to remove it.

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The Samsung Galaxy S Captivate With Back Cover Removed

A look at the back of a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate without the back cover. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

Now that’s what I call a decent exposure. With the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate’s back cover removed, you can now see and access its MicroSD memory card, battery and SIM card.

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Removing or Accessing the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate MicroSD Memory Card

Push in the MicroSD memory card to unlock or lock it. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To remove the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate’s MicroSD memory card, push the card in first to unlock it, then pull it out. To insert it back in, push in the card until it clicks in place.

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Removing or Accessing the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Battery

Taking off the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate battery. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To remove the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate’s battery, lift it up from the bottom to take it out. You’ll need to take out the battery, by the way, in order to access the SIM card.

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Removing or Accessing the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SIM Card

Taking out the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SIM card. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To remove the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SIM card, just put a finger on it and slide it out. Easy peasy.

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Replacing the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back Cover

Putting back the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate cover. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To put back the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate back cover, align the top part first then put it back into place.

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Locking or Fastening the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Back Cover

Lock back the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate cover into place. Photo by Jason Hidalgo

To lock the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate back in place, press down on the cover then push the lower locking bumper back into place. Once it clicks back into place, then your Galaxy S should be socially secure once again. That's it. Now you're all done.

Also available: Tips, tricks and tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6.