How to open the micro-sim tray?

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

  1. Anastacio 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? =/
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Try a paper clip, pin, wiggle it, push the tray back in?
     
  3. doctordowling 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. Anastacio 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.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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

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    When I first got mine I had difficulty, but with some wiggling it opened.
     
  7. JulianL 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. mattkowalski 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. Irish Rose 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. Bandolier 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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