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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open
    Right, new iPhone 4 just arrived, but I can't find anything in the (limited) instructions on how to insert the sim. Did a Google and read about the need for a tool (not provided with mine) or paperclip/pin to open the slot. Fair enough methinks - but it won't open using either of these.

    Is there a knack to it? Should I just be pressing or should I be trying to hook the slot/tray out?

    Thanks

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open
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    Press down into the pinhole with a straightened paperclip (or, as old guys and gals might call it, a "hatpin").

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open

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    Just got it open. Had to hold a needle upright on a pad and apply (an uncomfortable amount of) pressure to the phone. Thankfully the needle didn't slip, otherwise that shiny surround could have been scratched before I'd even got to use the thing.

    I'll go away again now.

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open
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    The 3Gs was plastic and opened quite easily but because the 4 is steel sim tray it takes a bit more pressure to open.
    Thanks, Eddie
    Software Engineering Student, NTU

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielee View Post
    The 3Gs was plastic and opened quite easily but because the 4 is steel sim tray it takes a bit more pressure to open.
    Yes,but the new sim tray is better quality than the plastic sim tray.

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    Really dumb question: micro sim slot won't open
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    Quote Originally Posted by bargsbeer View Post
    Yes,but the new sim tray is better quality than the plastic sim tray.
    yup its awesome
    Thanks, Eddie
    Software Engineering Student, NTU

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