how to erase a sim card

skoker

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Aug 6, 2005
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In the words of Mythbuster™ Adam Savage:

Adam Savage said:
Eight-hundred gauss man, what are you, nuts?
but I hear napalm works just as well.

Or you could always vomit on it.
 

Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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I'm curious... what reason would you have for such a thing? I mean, the only reason I can think of is if you stole a phone with the SIM card in it and didn't want it to be traced when you stuck it in the phone to erase it.

Can someone enlighten me as to a legal and reasonable explanation? I'm stuck.

jW
 

Fearless Leader

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Mar 21, 2006
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eat it, throw it into the sun, or a fire. the first two might prove difficult. How do you know a magnet won't work? A strong enough magnet should destroy it.
 

n-abounds

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Mar 6, 2006
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You can't just electrocute it? I guess that makes sense if magnets don't work, but then again I'm not an expert on electro-magnetics.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Never tried it, but because it is not a magnetic storage medium, I would guess you'd need a frackin huge magnetic field to induce enough current to make a difference. I would be tempted to take a 9V battery, clip test leads on it, and then randomly pass the current though each of the different pairs of contacts on the card. That otta scr#w something up.

Darn, those address books full of 1-900 numbers are a nuisance, aren't they? ;)
 

Mammoth

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Nov 29, 2005
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You can't do this fast, but you might be able to get a SIM to USB adapter or one of those SIM backup things..
 
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