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Sony Ericsson s710a SIM Card Replacement

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This guide will walk you through how to install/replace the SIM card in the Sony Ericsson s710a cellular phone.

  • Author: Alexander
  • Time estimate: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This is a GSM phone originally introduced by AT&T. The SIM card will likely be an AT&T card; however, when in foreign countries, other SIM cards can be inserted into the phone for compatibility with foreign carriers.

Step 1 SIM Card  ¶ 

Slide the battery cover off by pushing it away from the camera side of the device.

Step 1 SIM Card  ¶ 

  • Slide the battery cover off by pushing it away from the camera side of the device.

  • This may require a good amount of force.

Step 2  ¶ 

Next remove the battery

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Next remove the battery

  • Lift it out of the phone using the tab on the battery (marked in the image)

Step 3  ¶ 

The SIM card holder is now exposed (marked in image).

Step 3  ¶ 

  • The SIM card holder is now exposed (marked in image).

  • This will likely already have an existing SIM card in it if the phone has been previously used.

  • To open this, slide the holder upward (assuming the same orientation as in the image)

Step 4  ¶ 

The holder will then hinge open.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • The holder will then hinge open.

  • You are now able to insert a new SIM card.

Step 5  ¶ 

Insert the new SIM card in the orientation shown.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Insert the new SIM card in the orientation shown.

  • This is important, as the phone will not work if the metal contacts on the card are not properly aligned with the contacts on the phone.

Step 6  ¶ 

Now hinge the SIM card holder down so that it lays flat in the phone.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Now hinge the SIM card holder down so that it lays flat in the phone.

  • Slide the plastic holder downwards to lock it in place.

  • Now the battery and cover can be put back in place.