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How to open a SIM card tray when an ejector tool isn't around (the MacGyver way)

0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2013, 01:32 posted on

So, how would MacGyver eject a smartphone's SIM card tray if its ejector tool isn't around? A paper clip would probably do, but it isn't the only "tool" fit for the job. Here's a list of items that can be used for ejecting a smartphone SIM card tray. The best thing about these items is that many of them can probably be found around your home or office...

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posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:38

1. kanagadeepan (Posts: 667; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I use thin ball-pen tip for my RazrMAXX_HD

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:59

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i personally use a push pin if i don't have an ejector handy.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 02:08

3. dickwyn (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i use a needle

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 02:16

4. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


i did 1, 3 and 7

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 02:41

5. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


ive tried all but the last 2

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:33 1

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Just use your thick headed common sense, that's all you need.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:36

7. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The back of a good pair of hoop earrings takes care of everything ;)

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:37 1

8. jeff1434325 (Posts: 93; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


i use my hair.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:49

9. Piotrek007 (Posts: 80; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Eww o.0

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 03:53 1

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Eww??
Do me a favor and reach over to your head...will you?

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 04:23

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2604; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Simple, use anything which is pointed.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 07:07 2

12. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


i use my ears!.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 08:10

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I use paper clip. :)

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:41

14. Akfred (Posts: 72; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Paper clip or needle is what I use but sometimes the toothpick .

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 18:59

15. samnote (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


i use toothpick :)

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 00:22

16. jesse30135 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


Help!! Due to a very frustrating two days w trying to activate my new HTC one m8 w Verizon I try using a wooden toothpick to eject SIM tray,well of course a piece broke off in that tiny little hole,how do I get out?? Or will Verizon swap me for new one?? It's paid for in full,no contract with no ins,thanks in advance for any help!!!

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