How to fix the spigen neo hybrid case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by hwalt22, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. hwalt22 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2014
    So i ordered this case
    When i got it there was a glaring problem, the buttons were hard to press. Spigen is sending something out to fix it but they don't have a timetable yet so my solution will work for now.

    1. Scissors
    2. Post it notes
    1. Choose either the power button or the volume buttons.
    2. Cut a strip from the post it note on the sticky part of it that is the size of either the power or the volume button.
    3. Remove the ring part of the case.
    4. Put the cut out sticky note onto the inside of the ring opposite of the power/volume button, with the sticky side on the case.
    5. Repeat 1-4 but on the other side

    Now you should hear the click when pressing the buttons and it should be easier.
  2. SpasticPat macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2011
    Apollo, Pa
    I appreciate you posting tips on how to fix it, thanks. Maybe I'm just picky or something, but I figure that I spent all this money on this phone and then go and spend money on Spigen's case, they should build a case that works without having to send out an extra add on. When I receive mine, I may just return it to them and buy something else.
  3. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    ...or wait until they send the parts to fix it.
  4. sh0ebox macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
    I did a similar fix but used some adhesive moleskin padding I had lying around. Works great! Keeps my buttons from being loose and gives them the tactile response they needed. No sense in waiting for Spigen to send the "fix" given you're basically waiting for some foam stickers.
  5. est1738 macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    Spigen sent me an email awhile back, I should have those little parts to fix the button issue tomorrow. Before I actually get my phone. :/
  6. Kisey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    If I buy something, I expect it to work as advertised right out of the box. I shouldn't have to modify it to work properly or wait for any extra parts. I think Spigen really dropped the ball this time around. So many of their cases not functioning properly, their screen protectors not being the right fit, shipping issues, etc. I've been a fan of their products, but am moving on to another brand for my 6. Both the Air Cushion and Neo Hybrid are going back to Amazon.
  7. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    I agree but I bought it before the issue was identified (or made public at least). If the parts fix it without being a PITA, I'll be happy.
  8. schizbomb macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    my problem with both of the neo hybrids I got is that the upper volume button is also triggering the lower volume button which means I basically have to perform surgery to raise or lower my volume. One piece button there is a killer.

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