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Old Aug 11, 2010, 03:33 AM   #1
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How to open the micro-sim tray?

Totally stupid question but I have been sitting here with my iPhone 4 for an hour now and I'm still figuring out, how to get the micro-sim tray open? I'm using the pen that was in the package, yet it seems the port is totally stuck. What to do? =/
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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Try a paper clip, pin, wiggle it, push the tray back in?
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 03:34 AM   #3
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Totally stupid question but I have been sitting here with my iPhone 4 for an hour now and I'm still figuring out, how to get the micro-sim tray open? I'm using the pen that was in the package, yet it seems the port is totally stuck. What to do? =/
Take a small paperclip and push it in the circular whole on the side of the phone. The tray will eject pretty easily
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 03:39 AM   #4
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Take a small paperclip and push it in the circular whole on the side of the phone. The tray will eject pretty easily
That's my point, it doesn't do it easily. I have tried with a paperclip as well. This is weird, like it's totally stuck.
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That's my point, it doesn't do it easily. I have tried with a paperclip as well. This is weird, like it's totally stuck.
I'd take it back to Apple.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 04:09 AM   #6
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When I first got mine I had difficulty, but with some wiggling it opened.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:20 AM   #7
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When I first got mine I had difficulty, but with some wiggling it opened.
Me too. I understand the OP's concern. When I first got my phone it seemed fairly obvious to me that that little round hole was just begging to have a paperclip pushed into it but, after I tried that and the tray didn't seem to be moving, I lost confidence and started Googling, reading how-to articles and watching YouTube videos about the SIM tray.

Once I'd convinced myself that I was doing the right thing and wasn't going to break it, I had another go and pressed the paperclip in harder, and the tray came out enough for me to get my fingernails around the edges and slide it out fully.

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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:28 AM   #8
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When I first got mine I had difficulty, but with some wiggling it opened.
Yeah me too....

I had trouble opening the drawer, and was definitely less than comfortable applying that much force to a new phone!! And the same happened when trying to close it.

Unless you've fixed it by now, I would suggest taking it to an Apple store and letting them do it for you. If they break it, you can blame them rather than yourself!!
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:31 AM   #9
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As others have said, don't worry that you are going to break it. Just use a small paper clip, and with the right amount of force it will open for you.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 07:32 AM   #10
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You need to push really hard because Apple didn't give the tray any room to move around. It seems it was slit-cut from the metal so you'll need a lot of force.
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