Earlier this week there was a bit of fuss kicked up over a perceived design flaw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, where it was revealed that if you were to insert the S Pen wrongly into the phone, not only would it get stuck, but it would actually damage some components inside the phone as well.

That being said, How2Tech has recently uploaded a video onto YouTube (see video above) in which they show that the S Pen can actually be removed from the Galaxy Note 5 safely and cheaply, and best of all it can be done by yourself without having to take it to the shop which could actually incur some fees.

So how does this work? Basically it involves the use of a pair of scissors and a rolled up piece of paper. You will need to cut a thin strip of paper about 5-6-inches in length and slide it into the S Pen’s slot. The idea is for the paper to push the S Pen lever/gate flat that acts as a detection sensor, which in turn will allow you to slide your stuck S Pen out without it catching on the lever/gate and breaking it in the process.

Of course you will need to be a bit gentle with this process since you can’t see inside your phone, so take your time with it and from what we can tell in the video, it works like a charm, so if you have a couple of minutes to spare, check out the detailed instructions in the video above.

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  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.9 Aperture
3000 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
  • Exynos 7420
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