1. Zolotoy's Avatar
    I have followed directions with sticky pieces of paper but it didn't help. will a back cover replacement help better? Can someone recommend a couple replacements?

    Thanks
    12-15-2015 06:41 AM
  2. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    As far as I know the only option currently is coming from mozo: Mozo Accessories | Lumia phone cases online shop

    I read that it makes the creaking sound muss less noticeable but cannot not fully avoid it. Preordered a mozo cover for my 950 XL. Cannot live with the ridiculous noise my stock cover does on normal use. Will try the sticker trick today.
    12-15-2015 07:57 AM
  3. FastDave's Avatar
    I bought a Caseformers case with a kickstand for 7 bucks. Is very thin and adds almost no bulk. Creaks are gone. I like it.
    12-15-2015 10:55 AM
  4. madusmacus's Avatar
    Yep! mine creaked but I padded it out with black plastic insulation tape inside
    It is now a lot better but...IMO it is the heat warps the case

    And in my case (no pun) the DT100 wireless charger heats up my phone too much

    Bad design of covers IMO but like every thing else I put up with it
    Even the little copper pins rattle in mine when I tap the screen :)

    Oh well I give up caring now
    Last edited by madusmacus; 12-15-2015 at 04:24 PM.
    12-15-2015 04:02 PM
  5. derylmccarty's Avatar
    mine creaks too...on the bottom two corners, not the top two. I took it into the MSFT store in Bellevue and the3 Asst Mgr asked one of her compadres to get another XL and they swapped back covers top see if the cover were the problem, not the body. Alas, it was NOT the cover. She offered to swap phones but had none at the time to do it with. I will return when they have phones to cover returns. I do have a Mozo on order, may wait to see if the thicker stiffer back cover solves the problem. If not may go thru the tape or drop of glue trick.
    12-15-2015 05:57 PM
  6. maximum360's Avatar
    Mine is a little creaky as well.
    12-15-2015 07:05 PM
  7. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Just bend it back diametrically opposite to the way you took it off before re-snapping it back. It's ok then.

    Alternatively, once it heats up (presumably the liquid used to cool it is lava) it will become pliable and settle down again.
    12-16-2015 10:08 AM
  8. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    Interesting :) Even if I heat up my phone to the maximum it still creaks. Will be getting my replacement 950 XL tmr (SD card reader defective) and hope for a better situation with the cover too.
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    12-16-2015 10:46 AM
  9. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Just jesting of course, but the back is incredibly flimsy once removed so it's no surprise there is some flex in it. Comparing it to my last removable back cover on the 820, it's ultra-bendy; completely different plastic composite. The only true way to stop the creak will be a new back which I'll do when Mozo release something other than leather.
    12-16-2015 11:27 AM
  10. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    I just took some scotch tape to the inside bottoms of the plate until it stopped creaking. Problem solved.
    TechAbstract likes this.
    12-16-2015 12:39 PM
  11. mesazoo's Avatar
    I used a double layer of post its as shown in Photo. Issue fixed.
    12-16-2015 01:13 PM
  12. DCW1000's Avatar
    I put an Incipio case on mine and the squeaks went away. The back on my phone didn't wiggle or make any noise when I got it, but after installing the SIM and replacing the back, it did. Heat may play a role, but I really think it's just a matter of slight case distortion after flexing it to get it off the phone.
    12-16-2015 01:22 PM
  13. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I think how the cover is taken off is important too. What I find works the best is pull the initial tab out lightly and then slide your finger nail in between the cover and phone all around it, you will hear the hinges coming off. This keeps the plastic from being bent trying to force it open.

    I do have a slight creak in my lower corner but initially i was pulling it hard to open it up. Exactly in that area too. Then i decided to do the nail thing.

    Polycarbonate is actually designed to bend instead of break if there's heavy force put on it.
    12-16-2015 01:31 PM
  14. wpctrlfan's Avatar
    What I find works the best is pull the initial tab out lightly and then slide your finger nail in between the cover and phone all around it, you will hear the hinges coming off.
    Good point! Will try this tmr with the new phone. Makes total sense.
    12-16-2015 01:33 PM
  15. Jazmac's Avatar
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    12-16-2015 09:48 PM

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