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How do I remove a stuck sim card tray?

My iPhone 4 sim card tray is stuck inside the phone. I have tried to use three different types of small wire-like devices to push into the little hole, but I still can't get the tray out. What else can I try?

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Hi, is this method applicable for ipad4? I got my sim tray stuck up together with the sim... :(

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New iPhone 4s sim stuck during installation procedure

Plz help to remove sim

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This is new to me!

I have the Iphone 3, 3S, 4 and now the 4S. First time in using iphones my sim card tray on the 4S is stuck. I can pop the tray out with a pin all right, but it only openned about 2.5 mm and nothing I can do will pull the tray out.

I cut a piece of think plastic sheet and was able to insert the film all the way in on top of the sim card so it does not seem to be the sim card catching on the inside.

Anyone with experience popping the SIM card tray out??

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Hi Phil, I have the same problem as you.

I just bought iPhone 4S and when i tried to eject the sim card. it can only eject 2.5mm of the tray.

Tray stuck snapshot

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I ended up taking it abck to Apple HK store. At first they said becasue the phone was bought in the US and Apple has only limited warranty on their IPhones (vs their other products) I need to take it back to Canada to get it fixed. That was a lot of crap as I travel all over the world and if my SIM card tray is stuck somewhere outside of North Ameria I need to have it fixed right the way or else I cannot switch SIM cards as I go from one country to another.

Fortunitely it was the launch date of the 4S in HK and there were a lot of people in the store plus a few TV crews. Finally someone higher up figured out that it may not be a good idea if I am there jumping up and down with a defective IPhone 4S on the first day of their HK launch!

It was quickly fixed (seriously it took me 45 minutes of screaming at different folks and about 2 minute for the tech to take the tray and card out so what the &$^# with this limited warranty issue?). In any case, I tape my SIM cards down onto the tray just to make sure it does not get caught again!

As for the limited warranty issue that will go into my decision on my next phone purchase. I have already mentioned my experience to a few people who travel as much or more than I do, most have decided to hold off in upgrading their Iphones.

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I've been trying and searching for hours online to get the sim tray out.

none of the solutions I found worked for me.

I already messed the sim tray hole up

(it's a Gevey tray, so I still have my original one)

I ended up figuring out a solution that no one thought about and it worked like a dream.

all what I needed was a screw that I tightened by hand so it won't go all the way to iphone hole part. than pulled it.

the sim tray came out as easy as it seems.

I hope that would help someone as desperate as I was before I got it out.

good luck.

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Genius! Please promote this answer so folks can see it before causing any or more damage to the sim tray.

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Brilliant! While looking around for a small enough screw, I ended up putting one of those mini screwdrivers into the hole nice and snug and pulled it right out.

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This worked for me! Nothing else was, thank you very much

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This is by far the best way to pull out a SIM tray. I was in a hurry to put together the Iphone 4 mid frame that I forgot to move the SIM ejector mechanism. This actually worked very simple but efficient.

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I was screwed up by the jammed SIM slot. Finally I pull the tray out with forceps by force, and thus the SIM tray damaged. However, luckily, the body & the SIM slot are still intact & functioning. Althought I have to buy an replacement tray, the phone is being saved. I'll say this solution works. Thanks anyway.

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I've just spent about an hour trying to get the SIM tray open. It was closed so tightly I couldn't wedge anything in there, but finally, success. The solution? I actually had to push the paper clip in much harder than I would have thought. I was trying to finesse it, but it really just needed a good strong and steady push. So don't be afraid to put some muscle into it. Hope that helps someone out there!

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Thank you Linda. I have spent hours of time and tried many different methods without success.

With your method and my muscles the sim-card is released !

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This one works for me! Thank you Linda!

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This was tough, but I finally figured it out. Open iPhone, loosen motherboard. put flay tool under MB and wiggle, pust as high as possible but gentle. Push MB away from frame and insert small tool in gap between MB and fram and push on tray till it goes out of the frame enough to grap it with bent wire in tray hole. Work it and work it, what choice do you have. It worked for me.

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I used your similar method. but with less screws removed. I removed the back, then used a tiny flat head and was able to gently push it out. Put the back back on and screwed it back in. Very easy.

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The sim tray i had was broken on the outside, i could not pull it with the screw method. This method did the trick. Thanks!

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i found that all the solutions above were quite complicated. however, i found what did the trick was using a pair of scissors. what you do is open the tray as far as it goes. and then using the scissors put it to the tray as if you were going to cut the bit hanging out off. of course DONT cut it. now hold it down firmly but gently, and twist the scissors side to side and pull out. done. it was like magic :) goodluck and all the best. i was nearly eaten alive as it was a friends phone i was using.

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Your way works magic Kitty, simple n very effective, try if u have same prob. Thank you Kitty!

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great solution the one with the scissors. Worked for me, even after getting a pentalobe screwdriver to try dissasembly the phone.

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I read all the answers on the page and the one just above using a pair of scissors looked to be the most "do-able" for a total incompetent like myself. Took less than 10 seconds - literally - and the tray was out. Put it back in and it came right out after that. Absolutely the best solution on the page!

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Thank you Kitty! This worked like a charm for me! Try this out if you have the same issue with your sim card, it works!

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I went through some of the tips above. I looked at all appliances/remotes ect trying to find a screw small enough to fit into the hole. In the end it came down to the hook-in-the-hole technique, but I found I had to pull really hard, using the pliers, to unlodge the thing. No damage done, luckily.

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I used key ring.

Push it hard and the angle will give more strength.

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This worked great. You saved my day (and my phone). Thanks a lot.

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Worst case take a really thin paper clip and a pair of pliers and make a little hook that will still thread through the hole but you can angle it to catch on the back side and try to pull the sim tray out manually. I do know my first iPhone 4 the sim tray was just rough to get out period, had to push pretty hard with a firm paper clip to get it to pop out

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I manage to got it out by using a small screwdriver and two cutout sheet of paper. The paper is to prevent scratch on the side of the body. The side tray where it has the tiny hole got a little bent, but I manage to straight it out again.

I didn't use cut out sim, it was original from the operator M1 Singapore.

When I got it out the sim was undamaged at all which might means it was not the sim that cause the tray to stuck. After this forceful ejection I tried to insert and eject it several times and the tray doesn't seems to stuck anymore.

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Don't you know what he did to fix it ?! cause I've got the same problem it only ejects about 2.5 mm, i don't know what to do ! :'(

PLEASE Reply! Thank you

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I have an iPhone 4 (AT&T) with the exact same issue for 3 months i.e. a Gevey Tray stuck inside my phone and I couldn't remove it.

I tried everything I can possibly try including unassembling the whole iPhone with no luck. I've already given up but I tried with a screw as Ron suggested above and it came out as easy as it seems! I unscrewed a small screw from my TV remote and it worked perfectly.

Good luck to those who's still having an issue with it!

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@jelestu

when the sim tray is in , but not laying flat, just get the needle that you use to pop the tray out and put it in the hole and press , then with your hands try to push the sim tray in,try it a couple of times.

It worked with me, good luck

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i cut a small right triangle piece of paper and dipped the pointy

tip in wd-40

then i slid in the saturated paper and let a VERY SMALL amount

pull itself into cracks between the sim card cradle and the

phone frame on both sides as it was partially popped out

problem solved

popped out like there never was a problem

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I just wiggle the tray with pull action after that I realize that edge of the sim card is getting caught on the inside of the tray. I just put a bevel edge on all around the sim card and now work. REMINDER>> if you a have new sim card my I suggest to pile the all around edge of the sim card. I've done this to my 2nd sim card and I don't have any problem.

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So my sim tray was really stuck, and I mean STUCK. When I pushed a paperclip in (quite hard!) it just would not do anything. So I was struggling with many bent and munted paperclips, trying to snag it to the side of the little hole and pull it out. But the tips of my fingers were getting pretty sore.

So I decided to get some pliers with a good grip on something like a nail. I looked around the tool shed for something more sturdy than a paperclip like a thin nail or a very small drill bit. I found a drill bit that was thin enough and tried to use that. I gripped the drill bit with the pliers and pulled. However, it kept snapping off (which was quite helpful because the shorter it was, the more force it could handle!)

I eventually pulled the tray out with about 4mm of drill bit that I'm never going to use again!

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The correct way to eject the tray without damaging the actual tray. Take a medium paperclip and straighten it out. I prefer the paperclips with the plastic over it. Remove some plastic from the end of the paperclip. About a half an inch. Then curve the paperclip at the very end like a small hook. Remove the back of the iPhone and look between the logic board and the side of the frame. Use a flashlight and take your time. You will see the tray. Gently use the hook of the paperclip placing the hook end towards the outer frame and catch the sim tray. Use the small distance you created from the 1 to 2 millimeter length of the hook and pull it towards the frame. The first line is the frame. Peer to the left where the tray resides. You will see it. The long horizontal line refers to the paperclip. Gently catch the tray inside the gap that resides BETWEEN the frame and the mother board and gently pull right till it pops out. The middle box just represents the sim tray. Take your time, you do not want to damage the mother board. It may take you 1 to 3 tries, but you will get it.

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Hi u need to total dissmental your phone take out the motherboard then you can easily take out the SIM card

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I have an iPhone 4 and it doesn't have the SIM card slot how do I put in my ad card

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yes i have the same problem help me

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I used a needle and inserted in the middle of tray (not by the sides and hole).and used it as the method of crowbar.works perfectly fine.

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I was struggling with a paper clip. The proper iphone tool opened it straight away

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Hi

My sim card tray was stuck pulled it out with force two little golden things flew out of the slot. They tray too came out now when I am switching on my iPhone it shows no sim installed. Has someone faced such an experience

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