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[GUIDE]Remove Stuck SIM Galaxy S3

8th September 2012, 10:22 AM |#1  
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Hi, So I was a victim of the common issue, having a cut down SIM card stuck in the SIM tray. After reading a lot of guides and having no luck I tried my own way and it worked a charm, so I thought I would share.

Some of the methods I have read about are supergluing a toothpick to your SIM card, but it looked way to easy to accidentally get some on the plastic around the tray so I didn't feel comfortable doing this. Needle nose pliers would have only been able to latch on if I pulled the phone apart and removed the SIM card tray. And the last one I came across was easing it out by pushing it with a paperclip, but there is no bottom access in the SIM holder tray.

So here is what I did.

Using a small thumbtack (or any small object with a sharp point) I applied enough pressure to jab into the SIM card a little bit through the little hole located on top of the SIM tray, this gave plenty of grip to move the SIM a millimetre at a time till the SIM card just popped out. No damage was done to my SIM tray using this method.



Hope this little guide helps others with the same problem I encountered.
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8th September 2012, 11:03 AM |#2  
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Thanks for the tip will try it out I just had this message thrice today. I hopefully it will fix it

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9th September 2012, 02:18 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the tip will try it out I just had this message thrice today. I hopefully it will fix it

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Let me know if it works for you.
9th September 2012, 05:42 AM |#4  
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thx for your tips

but im not crazy enough to stuck my own sim ATM
and try your tips

ill bookmark this thread
for safety later
25th September 2012, 04:33 AM |#5  
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Thanks for this. First and last time I try to cut my own SIM card lol.
2nd October 2012, 10:18 AM |#6  
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It's exactly what i did in the first days of june, when I cutted my sim and pushed into the slot in the hurry to light on my new SIII.
I removed it because I was a little disappointed by the fact that wasn't so easy to remove it, so I bought a microsim.

Thanks for sharing Nicholas.

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2nd October 2012, 10:29 AM |#7  
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Why didn't you just get a micro-sim?? Instead of cutting your regular sim down? They don't cost anything and would have saved you this trouble....

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2nd October 2012, 01:20 PM |#8  
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Why didn't you just get a micro-sim?? Instead of cutting your regular sim down? They don't cost anything and would have saved you this trouble....

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well mate there are some of us who just get a kick out of doing things our own way. and like him we find solutions too.
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2nd October 2012, 02:27 PM |#9  
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I had the same problem with my S3.

I tried the same thing but it didnt work.The sim card got stuck against the plastic by the entrance because of the pressure on the card.
So what I had to do was to take something (a razorblade) and put it under the simcard to lift it over the plastic at the same time as I was
pushing it out one millimeter at the time. That worked for me.


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2nd October 2012, 02:33 PM |#10  
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well mate there are some of us who just get a kick out of doing things our own way. and like him we find solutions too.

But its just unnecessary hassle is it not?? Each to their own I suppose....

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