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

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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24 Comments

1. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1186; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I use thin ball-pen tip for my RazrMAXX_HD

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i use a needle

4. kaliil10

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

i did 1, 3 and 7

5. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

ive tried all but the last 2

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

7. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

17. scaupus

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

you inspired me to use the post of a stud earring. Works perfectly.

8. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

i use my hair.

9. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Eww o.0

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Simple, use anything which is pointed.

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i use my ears!.

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I use paper clip. :)

14. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

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

15. samnote

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

i use toothpick :)

16. jesse30135

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 17, 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!!!

19. GreatArtiste54

Posts: 4; Member since: May 10, 2018

See my comment below:

18. GreatArtiste54

Posts: 4; Member since: May 10, 2018

yeah, jesse30135, I was going to make a comment that the toothpick was not too smart. You proved it when it was exactly what happened to you. Wood breaks, metal tends to stay solid under stress. It can bend 1st, or snap. But I put my money on the toothpick to go every time, especially the flat type. If you have to use one, pick the round type. I have them break when I use them for their actual purpose, you know, getting stuff out between your teeth?

23. sissy246

Posts: 6821; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly, never us a toothpick.

20. rouyal

Posts: 1522; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Used staple and paperclip before. Would not use a toothpick. I would think a toothpick is too big to fit far enough into the little hole.

21. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Millennials be like who's MacGyver?

22. Valdomero

Posts: 553; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I use my gf's earrings, I'm careful enough to not bend the earring and it just works fine.

24. KingSam

Posts: 1280; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I saw my co worker use a pin which tore the waterproof rubber ring around the sim tray. Insert these items straight in and not at an angle. I personally used many of these. It’s always a good idea to tuck a sim ejector between your phone and the case.