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  1. bells0's Avatar
    The plastic trick worked for me, luckily. Won't leave an empty adapter in there again!!
    idroided likes this.
    12-19-2014 08:52 AM
  2. Ixia's Avatar
    I broke my daughter's 520, the adapter wasn't empty but wasn't a good fit, when we put it in the two parts separated and caught one of the pins when being pulled out :( We couldn't slide anything in as the pin was caught between the sim and the adapter. Bit peed off as I think adapter was faulty.
    12-20-2014 06:27 AM
  3. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the tutorial AccentAE86. I jammed mine as well. Worked a treat.
    Last edited by Cameron Todd; 01-18-2015 at 02:35 PM.
    01-18-2015 04:42 AM
  4. idroided's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the tutorial AccentAE86. I jammed mine as well. Worked a treat.
    so which side?

    the screen side or the back side?
    Last edited by idroided; 01-22-2015 at 12:53 AM.
    01-22-2015 12:00 AM
  5. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    The side were the micro sim would be. If you look at it you can see it faces the back. It jams if you insert a nano to micro sim adaptor with out the sim in it. Read the first post
    01-22-2015 03:33 AM
  6. bseuivafom's Avatar
    This has happened to me with an adapter - but I just slid a piece of paper in there, pretty obvious
    01-24-2015 06:59 PM
  7. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    This has happened to me with an adapter - but I just slid a piece of paper in there, pretty obvious
    Not obvious at all. Spent hours using all manner of things to remove it.If you open it up you will see why.the pins have to be pushed in so it will release.I doubt very much a piece of paper would work in this case.
    01-24-2015 11:41 PM
  8. bseuivafom's Avatar
    Not obvious at all. Spent hours using all manner of things to remove it.If you open it up you will see why.the pins have to be pushed in so it will release.I doubt very much a piece of paper would work in this case.
    \_(ツ)_/
    01-25-2015 12:41 PM
  9. jeffgeno's Avatar
    I bought a used 1020 on eBay and the seller left a nano to micro adapter in the tray, which was jammed. I used a piece of plastic from some regular old blister packaging and slid it down the back side of the SIM tray. It took a little trimming and wiggling, but it came out and it works fine.
    Harrie-S and rfortson like this.
    01-28-2015 01:40 PM
  10. mprebich's Avatar
    Just happened to me. I looked it up on youtbe and found a video of a guy using thin plastic and he got it out.

    I had the plastic packaging material from a usb thumb drive laying around, cut it to the width of the adapter/sim try and stuck/forced it in. It was tight and difficult to get in.

    IMPORTANT: remember to stick the plastic into the back side of the sim tray (back side of phone. That is the side that the tray/adapter sits in.

    Forcefully, but carefully, and it came out.


    Good luck!
    rfortson likes this.
    06-01-2015 08:13 PM
  11. rfortson's Avatar
    Here's the video I followed. Worked for me with some wiggling.

    09-11-2015 10:48 PM
  12. Oli Gray's Avatar
    Yup, this seems like a hideous design flaw and whilst I thought AccentAE86 was crazee to take the phone apart that's exactly what I had to do to fix my Lumia 1020. I tried the plastic sliding trick for about 30 mins before giving up and to be honest I wouldn't recommend spending more than 5 minutes on it before going for the disassembly option, it's actually fairly easy and when you open her up you'll see how unlikely you are to manage to disengage the pins using the plastic method. Plus your chances of damaging the slot are probably quite high.

    You will need a T4 screw driver and a plastic prying tool (a Tesco clubcard worked for me!) to open the case. There's a great teardown video on YouTube which I followed if you search for "Nokia Lumia 1020 teardown" Thanks to AccentAE86 for the pictures of the SIM pin release.
    09-17-2015 03:38 AM
  13. JamieKitson's Avatar
    I did persevere with slipping a piece of plastic down the back side of the sim tray, and got there in the end. I noticed that the plastic had bent inwards, so it wasn't pushing the pins out, I turned the plastic around so that the bend would then push the pins out. For the second set of pins I was able to insert my sim card. I cut a bit of a plastic milk carton to size.
    10-29-2015 07:18 PM
  14. Bhargav K's Avatar
    my L1020's sim contacts on motherboard are damaged....what to do now?
    02-04-2016 06:41 AM
  15. SL2's Avatar
    "I'll put the adapter back in the tray, so I know where it is when I need it." FML. I hope I can get this thing out without damaging the phone.

    Thanks for all the info in this thread!

    Edit: I did it!!!
    Last edited by SL2; 08-20-2016 at 12:20 PM.
    08-20-2016 11:56 AM
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