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Old 12-07-2005, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can not get my SIM card out of the device? Any ideas?
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I read another comment on this, but I really didn't have any problem. Put your fingernail under the front, and use other fingers to move the card forward. I got mine in and out a few times yesterday.
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used a needle holder (surgical instrument) to remove mine.
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's considerably harder to preform this task on the 8700 versus the 7290 thats for sure!

The trick: Fingernails!
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I had to use a small bull nose pliers
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

I used tweasers!
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use the tip of a pocket knife. It certainly does not come out like the user manual suggests.
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Use a thin card like a "Metro Card" or a business card and slide under the sim. You can then easily slide out the sim card.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/107)

Everytime you take your sim in and out it wears down like a creditcard stripe. Just leave it in and enjoy the unit
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Everytime you take your sim in and out it wears down like a creditcard stripe. Just leave it in and enjoy the unit
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Thanks Jess.
Now, I needed to take out the SIM card so I could unlock the 8700. Any suggestions on how I can take out the SIM card without taking out the SIM card.
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LOL...Also just use a piece of tape to take out SIM card if you need to, I damaged like 3 of them using metal objects...secretly.
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yea i've been using needle nose pliers. I was *****ing about it while on the phone with cingular for a different issue and so the lady looked up what their manual says for removing the sim and it said to press your finger on the card firmly and slide it out. Unless you are spiderman that aint workin.
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Like BG says, just use a piece of scotch tape and it'll slide right out. I spent 1/2 hour without success before trying that.
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Boy Genius is right. I used tape and it worked like a charm...Just fold a small piece stick to SIM and pull.
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Use the eraser end of a pencil. Push down lightly and slide. You won't damage the SIM card at all this way.

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I used a needle holder (surgical instrument) to remove mine.
Makes you feel like you're operating on something.

Be a man and use real tools, you can use a 3" chisel to rough the BB away from the SIM. You then get a belt sander to grind the rest of the BB away and presto, nothing left but SIM!
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Slip the corner of a business card under it and put your thumb on Sim card and pull it out.
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needle nose plyers worked for me! Just remember the key word... GENTLY.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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When I had to swap out my first 8700 at the Cingular store, the rep couldn't get the card out. I had to coach him in how to use a business card!

I had originally used my blue card while they were trying to move my account from blue to orange and got good at the b-card technique.

It's a poor design for folks swapping sim cards frequently.
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