Extended Battery Cover Connections
RobB772
Contributor - Level 3

Did manufacturing miss the bridge connection between the two contacts just above the camera lens on the extended battery cover?

The standard battery cover has a copper connection between these two contacts and there is no "bridge" between them on the extended cover. These are suppose to be part of the antenna and I'm wondering if this is a partial cause of my "location" being 4 states off at times.

 

( I've take a jpg of it but don't know how to post it here)

 

 

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Re: Extended Battery Cover Connections
AZSALUKI
Legend

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=accessoryDetails&archetypeId=12517&accesso...

 

read the first review (at least, it was at the top when i linked this). they completely blew it and your assumption is probably correct. network and gps antenna is missing from the case. WOW!!! i was going to get one, but i guess not. i may have to just return this thing. the only way to extend my life is to leave it on 3g, which makes it pointless. i figured i would just get the extended battery, but not now. thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!! now i wonder if they will ever address it and actually make them WITH the necessary hardware? if they do, i would demand a replacement if i were you. 

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PJNC284
Master - Level 2

hmm...wonder if they're sending out different battery doors.  The cover below has the same contacts as the stock one. 

 

 

source: http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-thunderbolt-2750mah-extended-battery

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AZSALUKI
Legend

very interesting!!!

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TBhouston
Specialist - Level 1

Sounds like another badnaid "fix" went wrong.. lol

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RobB772
Contributor - Level 3

PJNC284

Maybe I'm missing your point but those two covers have different contact configurations.

 

In the picture the far right top door has the same as my Standard Battery door ( the notice 2 contacts on the right are "bridged) and the middle top door has 2 discrete contacts (as does my Extended Battery door). Both doors have a single contact on it's left-hand side.

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AZSALUKI
Legend

ahhh....so i suppose the bridging is necessary? 

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RobB772
Contributor - Level 3

That is the issue! You can't get a "straight" answer from either company. According to HTC's customer forum HTC is saying they don't make the extended door that Verizon makes it so they have to answer why it's not there. Verizon,  for my part, hasn't given me an answer> All I get is ", I have reviewed the equipment guide for the HTC Thunderbolt and do not show that the extended battery covers are being replaced at this time." 

I'm sure a lowly tech in the Verizon repair center could answer whether it's correct or not but it seems to be more important to CYA than be direct and address the question. Frustrating..Very frustrating , could be exacerbating location resolution and battery life if the antenna is defective.

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Re: Extended Battery Cover Connections
cmsjarhead
Newbie

If you look closely at the extended battery cover the plate which the two gold connectors mount too is significantly larger than the standard battery cover.  The only difference is that on the extended battery the entire antenna has been painted black wte of the two contact points.

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TBoltOwner
Contributor - Level 1

Doesn't make sense that #1 - the new cover doesn't have the bridge and #2 - that nobody knows who designed what.  Sounds like the same "mixed signals" we all heard about the launch date, Skype yes/no, etc.  Why can't we get a straight answer from anyone?

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