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Removal of Kardia from back of iPhone - Help please!

Hello

I managed to drop my iPhone yesterday resulting in smashed screen. Very careless!

My insurance covers the phone and I have to send it to them.

Does anyone know how to slide off the Kardia from the back? I have tried.

thanks for any help with this.

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Mine just clips on but it is one of the first.

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it's quite easy- you may just have to pull the whole thing off as it might be stuck on??

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Hi again everyone - thank you.

Right! I’ve just with difficulty levered the thing off with a knife blade. The Kardia itself came flying off and I spent some time getting the gluey mess back off before phone is sent off for replacement

Is there anyway to use the Kardia without iPhone until replacement arrives? I have a MacBook.

I’m reasonably tech but not with this!! Alivecor “ “Help” arent much.

Thanks again for your help

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No you need a phone that is compatable with the Kardia

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Use with ipad

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Thanks Fearnie . I did not know that.

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I find it better than the phone. I just position it an inch or so in front of the iPad. I email the result to myself and print them off to show the EP.

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Mine isn't very old ... I stuck the holder on the back of the phone and the Kardia just clicks in. I took mine off recently with the aid of knife blade..ie out of the holder

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Thanks everyone. Think I’m going to have to use the knife blade - wouldvthst damagevthe Jaedia though?

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Damage the Kardia, I mean

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I changed phones and broke the cover on trying to remove the Kardia. I had to start at one end and lift it slightly (that’s all you can do!) and ‘cut’ the glue with a thin metal implement (cannot remember what I used, could have been a bent paper clip!). Took some time and some acetone to remove residual glue but managed it in the end! Good luck!

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Thank you Jess. I’m going to tackle today as the phone has to go to the insurers tomorrow.

How did you get it back onto your replacement phone?

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Not stuck it on yet as only have a works phone, thought about Velcro !

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Hi foxglove1, my Kardia is attached to the phone protector cover, and i can just slip it off and attach to another phone without having to resort to knives etc to remove it. You could purchase a cover and attach it to it. Good luck with that!

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I did not attach mine to the phone just use it in front of it when I want to record. Is that wrong?

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Thsts what i do easy to carry it around its no bigger thsn a credit card

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thanks everyone. Think I have got it now!

When my replacement phone arrives I shall either attach to phone protector thing or not attach to anything and just use when I need to in front of the phone.

Thanks again for your replies.

have a lovely Sunday!

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If it’s like mine, you first slide the Kardia out of the attachment plate. That keeps the Kardia safe. Then you have 2 options. Buy a replacement attachment plate from Amazon (£18) or try and remove the attachment plate from your phone. I removed mine with a knife and most of the glue was still on it. Stored the plate until I got my new phone and attached the plate to new phone and slid the Kardia into it. Couldn’t use the Kardia while waiting for new phone but it was only 2 days.

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Thanks Lindadaisy

You’ll probably have seen the other helpful responses.

I’ve done what you and others have done j (what a palaver) the knife blade to remove, the glue mess etc.

Don’t think I’m going to attach when the new phone comes. I’ll see.

Many thanks

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I tried using mine not attached when I first got it and found it too much of a fuss to get it out of its protective wrapping. But in the end it’s what works best for you.

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Like others, I bought a replacement plate when I bought a new phone. About $10 I think. I do still pop the Kardia out now and then to do a direct from the chest reading. You get a smoother reading that way. I’ve popped mine in and out of the plate enough times that it slides out easily enough now. As a side note, my new phone wasn’t on their list of approved phones when I bought the phone, still worked just fine.

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I successfully re-used the slide plate for my Kardia, after removing it from the protective case of my failed phone. To remove it, I ran a sharp knife repeatedly down between the slide and the case, and eventually levered it off. Methylated spirit (alcohol) removed traces of the original glue, and I used small sticky pads to attach it to the new protective silicone case for my new phone (different brand/model).

I've also used the Kardia loose with my Android tablet - another brand again.

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Thanks minister and to everyone for their helpful comments.

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