How to open the micro-sim tray?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Anastacio, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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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? =/
     
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    cambookpro

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    Try a paper clip, pin, wiggle it, push the tray back in?
     
  3. macrumors member

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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
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    cambookpro

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    I'd take it back to Apple.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    When I first got mine I had difficulty, but with some wiggling it opened.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    - Julian
     
  8. macrumors member

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    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!!
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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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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