Used tape in SIM tray, now it won't come out!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by trajen, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. trajen, Nov 5, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  2. nickels macrumors member

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    #2
    I think you may need a time machine to go back before you put tape on the sim card. That sucker is probably stuck as hell in there now. I'd just keep pressing a paperclip into the hole and hope you get it open enough to rip the card out.

    I did google it by the way:
    small piece of scotch tape (*doesn't equal symbol*) duct tape
     
  3. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Press alt(option) and = on your keyboard. ;)
    Or used in coding: !=

    But duct tape fixes everything! :D
     
  4. trajen, Nov 5, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011

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  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #5
    Note that in digital situations the amount of contact something has with another does NOT increase signal strength. Get off your analogue televisions, the switch to digital was months ago.

    Therefore you broke your phone for absolutely no reason.
     
  6. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    We'll keep our eyes open for a new thread titled: "HELP! just bought iPhone with duct tape..." in the near future, and point back to this thread. :D
     
  7. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Just pop the digitizer/lcd off and remove the sim tray manually.

    You can remove the 2 screws at the bottom, then pull the digitizer up with a suction cup (do not pry it up with a screw driver, it isn't needed and will damage it) Then simply push the sim tray out from the top.

    Just be careful not to rip any ribbon cables, you'd have to be pretty destructive to break them tho, try not to pull the digitizer off too fast.
     
  8. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    You are going to tell the new owner about the problem, right?

    S-
     
  9. trajen, Nov 6, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011

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