The New S-Pen Can Get Stuck In The Galaxy Note7, Samsung Responds

By 07:50 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments


Another year, another Note, another S-Pen issue. Samsung made sure this year the Galaxy Note7 users can't insert the S-Pen backwards, and yet a recent flaw seems to be plaguing some styluses.

As it turns out, the mechanical button on the S-Pen, which ejects the stylus from the silo, may stop clicking. And no clicking means no S-Pen ejection from within the Note. You can still acquire it out with a pin, or some hitting on the S-pen's hole, but once you start having problems with it, you may have to resort to doing this quite often.

There are already a few videos on YouTube showing the issue and it's clearly the S-Pen fault. Apparently, the clicking mechanism occasionally fails. Some suspect waterproofing failure as the issue began after water submerging, but there are other which hadn't exposed the S-Pen to water.

We got a tip from an employee working in the telecommunication industry that Samsung has acknowledged the presence of the problem and has issued instructions to front-office staff for handling the matter if a customer comes with a stuck S-Pen.

Upon successful removal of the S-Pen with a pin, the user will be logged for a recent S-Pen replacement free of charge, probably a redesigned one. If easy removal is not possible, the device will be sent for service removal and will be issued a recent S-Pen, too.

In the meantime, the company will also be advising the Note7 users not to push the S-Pen too hard in the silo after the click sound. We guess this is fine advice for anyone, who doesn't want to unlock this potential flaw of their S-Pen.

Here are a few YouTube videos that we found to demonstrate the issue quite well.

We'll haged an eye on this story, and we'll inform you of any developments.

A hat tip to our anonymous tipster!


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