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How to remove sim card from Tab 7.7

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:41 PM (#1) User is offline   frez 

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Hi. Just got this device today & the sim card is stuck in it. It is functioning well but I can't find a way to remove the sim card.
Can someone share me the method to remove the sim card? Pressing hard hoping for a spring release didn't work.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:40 PM (#2) User is offline   TechZ 

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Is it possible for you to take it to the store where you bought it from? I'm assuming you didn't buy it online...

Perhaps carefully using a pair of tweezers?

I haven't yet tried to remove the SIM card on mine, but I'll definitely be careful about it if it seems to be a sensitive part.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:19 PM (#3) User is offline   SevenPoint7 

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My sim card got stuck as well and was tearing my hair out trying to get it out with tiny screwdrivers, push it in to eject etc. The only way I found to remove it was to find a thin piece of clear plastic like you find on hard to get into packaging. I then cut it into a long thin shape the width or just a bit smaller than the sim card width. I then slid it carefully under the sim card until it goes all the way in. It then usually gets enough traction that when you slowly pull it out it gradually pulls the card out a bit. I then used blue tack to grip the end of the card and pull the rest out. May take a few tries but worth a go.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:54 PM (#4) User is offline   frez 

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Got it removed at the Samsung Service Center. The technician used a sharp thin tool to dig the sim card out slowly. Then he told me that I should not be using the microsim adaptor as it is too thick for the slot. Point taken. I swapped for another standard sim card & the press release spring did work. Problem solved.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:31 PM (#5) User is offline   SevenPoint7 

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 frez, on 18 April 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

Got it removed at the Samsung Service Center. The technician used a sharp thin tool to dig the sim card out slowly. Then he told me that I should not be using the microsim adaptor as it is too thick for the slot. Point taken. I swapped for another standard sim card & the press release spring did work. Problem solved.


Probably explains why mine got stuck too as I was using a sim adapter. Did you have to go to samsung warranty support first or is there a list of centres? Did they charge you?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:35 PM (#6) User is offline   TechZ 

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Why were you using a microSIM+adapter, doesn't your provider give you a normal SIM?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:05 PM (#7) User is offline   SevenPoint7 

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 TechZ, on 18 April 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:

Why were you using a microSIM+adapter, doesn't your provider give you a normal SIM?


I have an iphone4s which uses a microsim and just wanted to check the phone calling worked.
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Also to prevent such issues, clean the edges of your sim from fringes before inserting it. But dont change the shape, just cleanup fringes.

There could be remains from breaking it out of your card. So take a sharp knife and cleanup the edges, until they are smooth and free of fringes at the breaking points.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:25 AM (#9) User is offline   mira_ishak 

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 TechZ, on 15 April 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

Is it possible for you to take it to the store where you bought it from? I'm assuming you didn't buy it online...

Perhaps carefully using a pair of tweezers?

I haven't yet tried to remove the SIM card on mine, but I'll definitely be careful about it if it seems to be a sensitive part.


i have a question regarding removing sim card. so i have to turn the device off before removing the sim? i mean i just removed mine, and the device was on, and it asked to be restarted when i do insert the sim back. so is there anything wrong with removing the sim while the device is on?
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