Samsung Galaxy S Captivate Battery and SIM Card Removal

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Removing the back cover of an expensive smartphone without instructions is daunting. You don't want to damage it, but you need to get in there. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate, you may need to get to the MicroSD memory card or the SIM or want to remove or replace the battery. You don't have to do this alone. Here's how—with pictures.

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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

Look for the gap between the lower 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. 

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Verify the Back Cover Is Unlocked

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

After you loosen the bottom bumper, the gap between the main cover and the lower locking mechanism should now be larger and clearly visible. 

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Lift Up the 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

With the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate’s back cover removed, you can see and access its MicroSD memory card, battery, and SIM card.

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Accessing the 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, and then pull it out. To put it back, push the card until it clicks in place.

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Removing the 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 to access the SIM card.

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Accessing the 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. 

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Replacing the 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 and then put it back in place.

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Locking the 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, press down on the cover and then push the lower locking bumper back into place. When it clicks in place, your Galaxy S should be secure once again.