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Support n5 ridiculously small sim tool slot

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  1. dmoss74

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    has anyone figured out an alternative to opening the sim tray on an n5? the tool is so small, that i'm afraid to try anything else (paperclip, etc) in case i lose the tool.

    and i hear replacements are hard to come by as well.
     

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    Replacements are as far as eBay and China. Most iPhone SIM adapter kits (for about 2 bucks, shipping included) come with one.

    Or you could go to your carrier's store and see if they have a tool in their box of SIM adapters.

    Or try Sears - see if they have a cheap Torx-1 screwdriver (that should be about the right size).

    Or try a music store - you should be able to cut a guitar pick into about half a dozen tools.

    (I think McGuiver just left the room.)
     
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    on the nexus 5? the hole in this phone is miniscule. an iphone tool does NOT work. not without damaging the phone. believe me, i tried, mcgyver. :)
     
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    I honestly don't have a proper solution for a replacement, but after I popped in the sim the tool went back in my phone box where it it'll stay til I either switch carriers or sell the device
     
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    A single staple.. That's right... A staple.. Snap one off somehow and use one end... Should fit right in.. Might have to nudge it and will be uncomfortable but it will work..
     
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    I did the same thing. I always keep the original box for all my phones, it's easy and pays off handsomely.
     
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    I needed to install an SIM while in Germany and used the blunt end of a sewing needle.
     
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    Since mine is from Sprint and doesn't include the tool, I use a small safety pin.
     
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    I used a paperclip at work one time, true story.
     
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    a toothpic :p yes i know. people think its blunt but the tip upto 2 mm is sharp enough. i am talking about the one from a supermarket that comes in a rounded plastic container.
     
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    Conversely, the Nexus 5 sim tray tool may be very thin but it's quite strong and works well on an iPhone :eek:
     
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    I've used an earring post
     
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    I did the same thing.:D
     
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