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Released January 2015, identified by model number D79UO. BLU designs and manufactures low-cost mobile phones.

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SIM card stuck in Slot 1

I have a brand new Blu Studio G. I inserted the SIM card in Slot 1 too far -- there's just a little bit of it sticking out. Any tips on removing it safely?

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Hello Anthony!

I hear ya. I had a co-worker just do the same thing.

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What they won't tell you is that these slots are NOT

spring loaded type slots. Also, Slot 1 does not have

any "stoppers" on the back side -namely because it

takes a specific adapter for the usual Micro-SIM

these days. So, if you push the SIM card up, it just

keeps going -and the only way to get it back is to

take the back cover off.

But hey -this is iFixit right!?!

Basic Steps:

  • Remove Back Cover
  • Remove Battery
  • Remove SD Card (if one in the slot)
  • Using PH0 philips bit, remove screws on interior case. Don't forget to unscrew the one in the lower right corner with the tamper detection sticker on it.
  • Remove Interior Cover using Guitar Pick (or similar plastic pry tools). Be careful here and take your time. I found this to be the hardest part as there are plastic clips around the cover that were particularly firm. I started toward the lower right corner to pop off and carefully pry away the interior cover, working slowly around the bottom toward the left side, etc.

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  • Remove wedged SIM card.
  • Put everything back together.
  • Insert SIM card into SLOT 2. Don't worry, there are stoppers there.

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Have a great day, Anthony!

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Thank you for taking the time for that extremely detailed and useful guide! About 4 days after I asked the question, my Wife just took the thing to Best Buy and got a refund, no questions asked ("SIM card is jammed in there!" "Oh, okay, let's see your credit card." And that was it. I bought a (slightly better Blu) model at a different online retailer, and the guys at The Source installed the SIM properly for us, free of charge (so we bought extra storage from them.

Again, thanks for your time!

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God is good, my man. thank you very much for this. i was nervous to take the items apart and didnt know about the screw in the bottom.. thanks a million. God bless you

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Thanks, Racine. I'm glad it helped, and I receive those blessings!

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most sim card slots are spring loaded you need to push it in a little farther then it will kick itself out to were you can reach it

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I pushed it in a bit farther and it disappeared completely.

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is it in the simslot or sd slot

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Thanks for the reply. It's definitely in the SIM slot marked SIM 1; the SD slot is well-identified too. It's a nice phone!

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try sticking a pin into the edge of the sim card and pulling it back that way .

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