Introduction

Use this guide to remove the SIM card.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera.

    • Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone.

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  2. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward.

    • Remove the battery away from the phone.

    The battery will need to be charged after it is placed in the phone. No one told me that and I bought a battery and thought it was bad. Keep the phone off and insert the charger. You will need to charge it for several hours before you can use the phone.

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    • Using a fingertip, pull the microSD card straight down out of its slot.

    • Remove the microSD card from the phone.

    I found removing the SIM/SD card with my fingertip a little difficult – not enough friction. So I used a 'rubber' (in US English it's called a pencil eraser or just simply, an eraser.

    Simple, cheap (zero) and effective! :)

    Cheers.

    John

    johnsg0053 - Reply

    • Repeat the above procedure to remove the SIM card.

    Actually this isn’t as easy as it appears in the photo and instructions, since the SIM card does not have a notch that you can use to pull it out. In my experience I’ve found that the best way to remove the SIM card is by pressing down somewhat hard on the SIM card, and then push-pulling it outward.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Use a Post-It Note's sticky backing to get a grip on the SIM card's smooth surface.

Chris Ward - Reply

"Use a Post-It Note's sticky backing to get a grip on the SIM card's smooth surface"

Good suggestion. Alternatively..........use a pencil eraser!

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