its a nightmare I know, I had exactly the same problem. it took me lots of trying first time. I nearly took it back...
Just try this again step-by-step:
1. Push the back cover up as far as you can get it, so you have the gap at the top and the overhang at the bottom.
2. Look at the gap at the top of the back cover. There are two white bits on each side of the phone at the same level as the gap. These are lights that change to blue when you turn the power on. You are going to apply pressure just above these white lights->
3. Squeeze the metal back cover from the sides with one hand. Push the cover up with the other hand. **You are squeezing the back cover from both sides ON the curve - just above the white lights **
If you take the back cover off completely you can see that just above the white lights there are two tiny metal clips, the idea is that you are pushing these in when squeezing the cover. This should allow it to slide up.
Let me know how you get on....
thinkjim, i've been trying that and putting as much force as pos but it just won't slide up! was it quite easy for you or did it take some effort?
don't want to take it back and look a fool!
ref the over-hang and the rear cover not sliding to the top; I had this problem:
Just squeeze the sides (where the white bits are) and push the cover up. It will slide into place properly then.
hi, i recieved my 6300 today and love it! the only comestic problem i have is the back cover. it doesn't seem to slide all the way to the top which means there's a slight over hang at the bottom. can anyone tell me if they suffer from this or is it just my phone? if so then i'm gonna take it back and get it replaced.
looks gr8, poor mans 8800 if you ask me. selling good on o2, only £149.99 incontract price. shame bout batt tho
well so far i havent owned any N-Series phones from nokia iv tested them i dont like them 1 bit there slow and confusing i only go for phones like 6300 i was wondering if this is a good upgrade from 6233 alothough 6233 is better in features but is it worth upgrading to 6300 from 6233-???
You should be very careful if you do modify the battery as I have tried. Although I haven't had any problems you could void the warranty an injure yourself.
When I said I had cut away part of the battery, what I meant to say was that I trimmed a porition of the plastic section at the top of the battery, as tried by others. This was only in the region of 2-3mm, in total and has not exposed any metal or any other part of the battery.
AS others have said you, need to be very careful if you try this.
To the Guy who says battery explodes:
I don't think this small milli-Amp capacity battery does explode and would KILL you. Please don't tell lies to these people, unless you've proven it. I played a lot of these batteries and I haven't seen one that EXPLODE. I did my own modification myself and copper contacts or battery cells are very far from the affected modified parts. Now, I get double battery life than the original BL-4C.
Key pad: comfortable although small. definitely better than N73's key pad.
Screen change: good speed. changes screen very quickly.
no miss calls.
Sound is good.
Speaker is lound n good enuf for a phone this small and cheap. Nothing like N73's speakers but it's good.
Usually, good things no cheap, cheap things no good. However, 6300 is different.
Overall: Cheap and Good. (This is rare).
One of the best phones i'd ever used since 6230 n 6230i. So far, haven't used an N series phone that didn't give any prob. Expensive but full of problems! And yet ppl buying them like hot cakes.
I'm a 6230, 6230i user. Loved it very much. No prob wif it except that 6230 screen change is faster than 6230i and that speaker of the earlier was louder too. Subsequently upgraded to 6280, 6111, Samsung D900, Samsung Ultrathin 8.3mm, N80, N73, 7390. All of it gave problems in one way or another except Samsungs, but i just couldn't get used to it as Nokia's functions are still better and more user friendly.
Nseries hang, hang and more hangups plus restart, shifts screen, unable to save words created in the memory bank,etc, etc. (but stereo speakers are good, so were the pictures taken, they're even better).
6280 is the worst. Not performing at all to what is advertised by manufacturer.
7390 gets messages from network provider that so n so tried to reach u but u were unavailable when the phone was ON next to u all the while!
Then 6300 came along. Been using it for a week now. No complaints at all with regards to all of the above. Only thing is the phone starts to heat up when using it for 5mins n more. This is similiar to 6230i, it heats up when communicating for more than 5mins too. I'm quite surprised with this as the SAR level is only at 0.5. N73's SAR is at 1.2 (max allowed is 2.0) but it doesn't heat up at all! Neither does N80. Used to think that the phone heats up when SAR is too high. Looks like I'm wrong. Anyone to feed me more info on this issue? Thanks.
It is kinda risky "cutting" away the plastic protective portions on the batteries.
It can explode..... Batteries does explode on the handphone.
Really nonsense that folks can resort to so drastic measures to improve talk time and usage.
READERS BEWARE :- MODIFICATION ON BATTERIES (ANY BATTERIES) AS THEY CAN EXPLODE. AND CAUSE SERIOUS HARM.
IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIFE.
I currently have a 6230 which I have been hanging out to upgrade as I like Nokias but have not liked any of their prev phones. Can anyone advise whether this is a good upgrade from the 6230. I rarely use the camera but do like the radio/music facility -would upgrade to sony walkman phone but don't like them and wanted to stick with Nokia.
the BL5-C battery is wider (fatter) I used a scalpel to cut back the black plastic/rubber at the sides of the battery at the top.
how do u modify the bl5 battery, which end do i cut it off, and wot tool should i use to do this.
I'm a bit confused by the capacity of the BL-4C and BL5-C. The BL-4C that came with my phone says 860mAh on the back, but on the nokia site it says the BL-4C has a capacity of 820mAh. The BL-5C is listed as 970mAh on nokia's website, but much lower on some resellers web sites. Can you explain why this is? I have bought a BL-5C but it doesn't say a capacity on it.
u can better go for N70 its costs jus 3k more than this model, can install .sis file,.pdf anything & N70 is 3g phone..
THX 4 people like 2Zjp and m9%4 !! I will stick with their very useful and objectives opinions and buy my 6300 ! :o)
Can anyone tell me the sound comparison of this mobile with nokia 6233 on speaker as well on headphone...please this is urgent
I think there should be some people to "audit" the phone companies for their lies, especially on the Batteries. Since the comsumer are the ones who get ripped off by the phone manufacturer.
I really wonder why they cannot make decent battries. They should know that their reputations are important.
Anyway, that is life. You Hate to love them and love to hate them.
btw, I saw that the BL-5C is actually 1-2mm thicker and about 2-3mm longer than the BL-4C. Are you sure it can be "cut off" to fit the 6800. Let me know....Please