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Taking Out The SIM Card Wears Out The SIM Tray

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MICHAELSD Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jul 14, 2008 1:19 AM
I wanted to take the SIM tray out of my (black) iPhone 3G just to check the SIM card out. It slightly wears out the area around the hole on the SIM tray to do that, it looks exactly what would happen to cheap plastic. Did anyone else remove the SIM card from their iPhone 3G? Which color is it? Does it look a little weared out after doing that? I'm a little *****d off, I just got my iPhone 3G and if I want to take out the SIM tray, I have to wear it out a little? Is the plastic really that cheap...?

Do you guys think that there's any way that Apple will let me swap out just the SIM tray for a new tray? Everything else about my iPhone 3G is almost flawless, and I wouldn't want to swap out the whole phone for this. I think that the SIM tray is made out of cheaper plastic than the rest of the phone, which is noticable when you take the tray out. Here's my advice: DON'T TAKE THE SIM TRAY OUT! You'll probably regret it afterwards.
Black 16GB Apple iPhone 3G, Windows Vista
  • Boblive77 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jul 14, 2008 1:26 AM (in response to MICHAELSD)
    I removed the SIM tray then put it back into the phone... everything seems ok though. I did, however, notice (before removing the SIM tray) that the SIM tray is not quite flush with the rest of the iPhone body... it sits ever so slightly below the surrounding plastic. Hmmm...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Gary Finch Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:04 AM (in response to Boblive77)
    Hi,

    I have the same issue as you. I have had mine replaced once already and it has the same issue. I am taking it back again but I think this is common. Not happy about it really when you look at how smooth the 1st gen was you expect at least the same quality if not better from a 2nd gen.

    We will see.
    PowerBook G4 1.67, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:28 AM (in response to MICHAELSD)
    My new iPhone, I could not even find where the sim holder was. I had to search the manual for info and I did not know about the sim extraction tool in the box.

    When I knew where the cover was I had to use strong light and my strong reading glasses to see it, it was really that flush.

    There was no hole for the sim tool or paper clip that I used, not realising that a sim tool was on the box cover. I had to punch through to reveal the hole and actually break out the sim holder.

    Not for the faint hearted with a brand new precious object in hand, but it had to be done and now the hole is very obvious and the aperture is very clear, even with my normal glasses.
    Packard Bell iPower x8640, Windows Vista, 2,4GHz Intel Quad 4GB R 2TB HD 2Vids
  • Gary Finch Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    Thanks for the reply and yes, I would not have liked to do that with my new shiny iPhone either.

    So is yours now flush or not?

    I kinda feel like I am being too fussy but after having a 1st gen that was just about flawless it is a huge disappointment to have this problem.

    Regards

    Gary.

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    PowerBook G4 1.67, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • iLipton5001 Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 2:50 AM (in response to MICHAELSD)
    Well, I`ve seen the "Wear Test" on Youtube and i can say, I was pretty impressed, I mean ... the screen still broke, but hey ... try not dropping it face down on the pavement will ya :)) ? And of course, the aluminum looks better than the plastic, but with the white version, scratches will be harder to see.

    Just Buy One !
    PC, Windows XP Pro, 19", 2 Gb Ram, 700 Gb, Apple Keyboard And Mouse, iTouch, Nano, 2xVideo, Shuffe
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 4:10 AM (in response to Gary Finch)
    Mine is flush or very,very slightly recessed, it now has a rough edge which I can feel. It was totally smooth before I had to 'break it' open.

    Gary Finch wrote:>
    So is yours now flush or not?>
    Gary.
    Packard Bell iPower x8640, Windows Vista, 2,4GHz Intel Quad 4GB R 2TB HD 2Vids

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