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Micro SIM stuck - help required please

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By Repoman123, Senior Member on 1st September 2014, 12:24 AM
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Hello,

So i managed to get a simcard with free data on it, the only thing I had to do was cut it into a micro SIM but I didn't want to wait for a cutter to arrive in the post off eBay etc. So I used a template that i found online.

Unfortunately, because of my rubbish cutting skills the SIM is now stuck in the tray and it won't come out. I think it was too wide and when I put it in, it didn't actually click the the SIM should.

I've tried tweezers and a safety pin but had no luck. Initially the tablet was reading the SIM but it won't anymore. I don't care about that all I want to do is remove the SIM.

Does anyone know how I could possibly remove the sim? There is pretty much no room around the sim in the tray. Looks like I'm stuck.

It's the 8.4 inch screen version tablet if that helps.

Many thanks

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1st September 2014, 12:58 AM |#2  
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Hello,

So i managed to get a simcard with free data on it, the only thing I had to do was cut it into a micro SIM but I didn't want to wait for a cutter to arrive in the post off eBay etc. So I used a template that i found online.

Unfortunately, because of my rubbish cutting skills the SIM is now stuck in the tray and it won't come out. I think it was too wide and when I put it in, it didn't actually click the the SIM should.

I've tried tweezers and a safety pin but had no luck. Initially the tablet was reading the SIM but it won't anymore. I don't care about that all I want to do is remove the SIM.

Does anyone know how I could possibly remove the sim? There is pretty much no room around the sim in the tray. Looks like I'm stuck.

It's the 8.4 inch screen version tablet if that helps.

Many thanks

Sent from my SM-T705 using XDA Free mobile app


I got the same problem when i cut my standard sim..i dont have any template with me, only a spare micro sim. It got stuck as well. But what I did was pushbit further in first (to unlock the sim) then use a sharp cutter/xacto-knife to carefull pull the sim out.

I saw your PM and the instructions on how to open the back cover is in the "battery draining" thread. You need a prying tool that looks like a guitar pick. Simply work your way around starting at the bottom USB port.

Best luck mate
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1st September 2014, 01:04 AM |#3  
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Hey, really appreciate your response, thank you.

If i can't get the sim out using a knife, will i be able to get it out by taking the back cover off? I was wondering if you get any better access to the sim slot by taking the back cover off?

Thanks again

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Hey, really appreciate your response, thank you.

If i can't get the sim out using a knife, will i be able to get it out by taking the back cover off? I was wondering if you get any better access to the sim slot by taking the back cover off?

Thanks again

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I cant tell for now but most of the micro sim slots i see has a small hole at the other end where you could poke your sim with a needle or pin.
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I couldn't manage to take the back off so I'm just sending it back to Samsung on the grounds of poor battery life and deformed back cover. I've asked them to remove the sim too which they said they would do.

I got too scared trying to take the back cover off myself and it seemed as though I needed to use quite a lot of force. I'm not sure how you managed to get in there with just a guitar pick!

I tried the knife idea too but the sim is well and truly stuck!

Thank you again for your help and advice

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The source thanks that you tell you can use even knife because i got stucked my sim card in sm-t705 i was fighting about 2 hours at school(lol ) when i found your text with the knife it help after few tries i manage to unstuck my sim with small knife thanks man
I found this at home not at school D
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