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Old 02-26-2009, 09:25 PM
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KB17585 - How to remove the SIM card from the BlackBerry Bold smartphone


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  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000 smartphone


Overview

To remove the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, complete the following steps:
  1. Place thumb or forefinger at the base of the SIM card closest to the edge of the battery compartment.
  2. While applying force down toward the SIM card, slide the SIM card gently out of the SIM card tray. See the following image:



Warning: Avoid the use of any tools to prevent damaging the BlackBerry smartphone components.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:23 AM
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Hi Mr.E, I tend to take out SIM cards from handsets often while testing new handsets and also dealing with Blackberry support issues with customers.

I used to take out the SIM card with my finger but I found it to take too much time. What I use instead is a simple eraser. The eraser will stick and hold onto the SIM card and slips it right out of the slot...no scratches, no damage and no problems...just thought I'd share that with you
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:30 AM
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What I use instead is a simple eraser. The eraser will stick and hold onto the SIM card and slips it right out of the slot.
No, that's wrong. As you can see from Mr. E's post, the proper SIM card removal technique does not involve any foreign objects at all.
You should be using your own body parts... specifically, the thumb or forefinger.
If you have neither of those, then you should leave the SIM card in the device indefinitely.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:49 PM
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Now this has the potential to be the funniest post to date
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:16 AM
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Is there a more detailed version of this KB as I'm struggling with point 1 of the overview? This is a really complicated task and I just feel the documentation isn't detailed enough.

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Oh my goodness! This thread is hilarious...

But, on a serious note, I wish carriers (or whoever is making ANY device that uses a SIM card) would use the spring loaded feature. What I mean by that is, as with the BOLD, when you insert a memory card, to remove it, you'd press in, and it would pop-out, where you can now remove it with ease...

So, come on device makers, follow that format, please.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:15 PM
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Question about point 1. If I have broken both thumbs and forefingers, through no fault of my own, can I use my toes?
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If I have broken both thumbs and forefingers, through no fault of my own, can I use my toes?
NO!
I believe I addressed that in my previous reply.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:59 PM
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Since one can't hurt someone by pinching their elbow, can I use that to get the SIM card out?
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only if you can put it in your ear, can you use your elbow
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