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How do you open a mobile phone SIM compartment when you lost the gadget?

 
 
dlowan
 
Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 06:16 pm
I tried a pin with no luck. Too small? Biro nib too big!

Is it a paper clip?


Thank you in advance.
 
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 07:04 pm
@dlowan,
It's a small circuit card that usually fits under the battery.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 07:54 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Thanks, I know. I need to recall how to open the thingies to put it in when I don't have the dooverhickie.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 07:57 pm
@dlowan,
I think you can use a straight (sewing) pin.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 08:03 pm
@cicerone imposter,
As I said above, already tried. No open
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 08:46 pm
@dlowan,
Try again - with a different size pin. Preferably one with the sharp tip cut off.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 09:56 pm
@dlowan,
What brand/model is it? If I can look at a photo of another one I can get an idea of what you are having trouble with.


On my phone, the battery compartment cover just slides off with a little thumb pressure and the battery lifts out.

If I can see what you are dealing with, I can be more helpful.

In the meantime, do you happen to have an eyeglasses repair kit? If so, one of the tiny screwdrivers that come with it might work.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 11:09 pm
@Butrflynet,
It's not the battery it's the SIM card holder. They're all the same.

I don't have an eyeglass repair kit and I don't have a paper clip which is what I think I need!
dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2014 11:44 pm
@dlowan,
Done! I used the plastic handle from a weird sort of interdental scrubber I only bought once.
Lustig Andrei
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 03:30 am
@dlowan,
Phew! Thank goodness. You had us all worried sick.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 03:46 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lol!
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 09:28 am
@dlowan,
These hi tech gadgets require easier solutions! Mr. Green
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2014 11:21 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Well, I suppose most people own a paper clip.
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