How one can open SIM card tray with no SIM instrument

Keep in mind the place you retain your SIM ejector instrument? You recognize, these little metallic belongings you often get with a brand new telephone? No, me neither, however do not despair. Luckily for you and me, I’ve MacGyvered my approach into the SIM card tray and microSD card slot many a time. Listed here are a couple of helpful methods to open the SIM card slot with no SIM instrument.

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Earring or piercing

The proper instrument for the job is perhaps nearer than you suppose, as in in your physique. Conventional earrings with thinner wires or hooks work greatest. On others, you may have to unscrew the ball/spike on the top. Extra excessive piercings is perhaps too massive to function SIM tray openers. (Watch out to not bend your earrings!)

Opening a SIM slot with an earring
Earrings are the commonest and easy DIY SIM instruments round. / © NextPit


Most likely the subsequent commonest factor, for those who occur to work in an workplace. Not the fats plastic-coated paperclips, however just about any small metallic paper clip will get your SIM tray ejected. And if you’re accomplished, you should use it to connect varied bits of paper collectively.

Opening the SIM tray with a paper clip.
It appears to be like like you are attempting to open a SIM tray! / © NextPit


Should you restore socks and pants as a lot as I do (you do not need to know), then you definitely’ll have a needle floating round the home someplace. Simply use the not-pointy finish within the SIM eject gap and press down on the sting of a desk. I would advise you not to do this utilizing your hand. However determined occasions name for determined measures!

Opening a SIM tray with a needle
Usually, a needle will simply do the trick. / © NextPit


One other ubiquitous object that you could be discover in most houses and workplaces is the common-or-garden little thumbtack. There are lots of styles and sizes, however just about all of them are able to opening your SIM tray. Should you’re pondering exterior the field, then you definitely’ve in all probability realized that you could possibly additionally use a staple.

Security Pin

A security pin is one thing that could be very ubiquitous and located in practically each family. Due to its sharp, pointed edge, it makes for a terrific sim instrument. The truth that its design permits for extra pressure to be (safely) exerted makes me suppose the protection pin is a greater sim ejector instrument than needles.


Now, that is an possibility that can be utilized as a final resort if not one of the objects above are at your disposal. However you would be already conscious that almost all toothpicks aren’t skinny sufficient to be inserted into the tiny SIM gap. To get round this, you is perhaps required to whittle away some buts in the direction of the underside utilizing a knife.

Opening a SIM tray with a skewer
Sure, we have been in a position to open the SIM tray with this monster toothpick. / © NextPit

As soon as once more, if none of this stuff is an possibility, simply search for any pointy factor you’ve got mendacity round – and for those who nonetheless failed in your mission, it is time to get to a retailer for an answer.

Go to a retailer and ask properly

If you’re ever out and about and wish to tug out your SIM card tray, as I’ve been previously, one of many quickest methods to resolve the issue is to pop into a close-by retailer. In fact, if you’re in the midst of the woods, you might be in hassle, however if you’re in an city space with a big shopping center or high-street telephone provider retailer, you needn’t fear.

The final time I went right into a mobile phone retailer to ask them to open my SIM tray, the useful worker was carrying a SIM instrument round his neck and was more than pleased to assist me out totally free.

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