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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 28th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    The battery cover on an Amazon fireTVstick.
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    • 28th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
    The battery cover on an Amazon fireTVstick. 28th Mar 18 at 9:30 PM
    I tried for ages to remove the battery cover on our new stick, with no success. My husband had no better luck. My daughter-in-law tried to explain over the phone, but to no avail.


    I decided to try Youtube and found lots of videos, one alone having 10000 views.


    One suggested bashing; something I didn't want to do in case of breakage and the next wasn't very clear.


    The third video gave the best solution: To hold between palms of hands,with the back towards your preferred hand, grip and push the back upwards; easy (when you know how).
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 28th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 10:16 PM
    Push rear cover in the direction of the arrow embossed on it, two fingers over "Amazon" on the front, thumb over the arrow on the back and push with thumb.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 29th Mar 18, 12:01 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 12:01 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 12:01 AM
    Push rear cover in the direction of the arrow embossed on it, two fingers over "Amazon" on the front, thumb over the arrow on the back and push with thumb.
    Originally posted by molerat
    That didn't work but the flat palm method was very easy even for someone with joint problems.
    Last edited by teddysmum; 12-04-2018 at 12:24 AM.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 29th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
    If you still have it then it might be a good idea to post the link of the YouTube video?
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 29th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
    When I have trouble like this, I use a small strip of silicone mat, kept for the purpose. Wrap it loosely round the TV remote or other item and it gives grip as you push up the cover (easier to do than describe). Also useful for removing caps off jars.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 29th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 29th Mar 18, 9:45 AM
    Silicon mats are useful for all sorts of gripping issues
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 5th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 5th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 5th Apr 18, 8:32 PM
    I had the same issue OP, I remember watching a Youtube video for hints how to open it.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 12th Apr 18, 12:28 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:28 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:28 AM
    If you still have it then it might be a good idea to post the link of the YouTube video?
    Originally posted by JReacher1
    Here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhZGNVFJV90
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 12th Apr 18, 8:48 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:48 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 8:48 AM
    The back cover slides about 10cm and then comes off easily - there should be no need to force, bash or prise anything.

    With the remote in it's normal orientation, turn over and slide the cover forward with your thumb. It should then literally fall off.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 12th Apr 18, 12:49 PM
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    The back cover slides about 10cm and then comes off easily
    Originally posted by bertiewhite
    How far?

    10mm more like.
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    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 12th Apr 18, 3:35 PM
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    How far?

    10mm more like.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Woops, finger trouble
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 12th Apr 18, 3:43 PM
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    How far?

    10mm more like.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    I measured mine and it's 9mm.

    Intrigued as to what the issue is. My current remote is an Alexa (voice) one that's about 8 months old and has an arrow on the rear, to show direction to slide, and a small dimple to place your thumb on to push and slide. I didn't have an issue with opening an older style one either.
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