1. Isaiah Peterson's Avatar
    I am switching the SIM card between my S7 Edge and Note 4. I am afraid to put the sim tray back in the S7 Edge without the SIM after reading about empty SIM adaptors getting stuck and destroying phones. Has anyone put the SIM tray into the phone without the SIM card? Will there be a problem if I do this? I don't like leaving it out of the phone while I'm using the Note and having the possibility of dust getting in.
    06-07-2016 03:01 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    It will be fine.
    06-07-2016 03:03 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have 2 phones sitting around with empty SIM trays, and neither is broken.
    06-07-2016 03:07 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    If you keep that phone without a SIM card I'd recommend you to switch aeroplane mode on and toggle Wi-Fi on when you need it. The battery will appreciate it.
    06-07-2016 03:15 PM
  5. tinybfk's Avatar
    When I bought my S7E on Craigslist the Sim tray was empty. Opened up no problem. I opened it and closed it a few times before I put a Sim card in and it seemed fine every time.

    Posted via Carrier Pigeon.
    06-07-2016 03:44 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Well, did you put a sim adaptor in the tray? No? Then there's nothing to get stuck.
    06-07-2016 04:51 PM
  7. Isaiah Peterson's Avatar
    Well, did you put a sim adaptor in the tray? No? Then there's nothing to get stuck.
    We'll if one hollow rectangle can catch the pins, there seemed to be a reasonable possibility that another hollow rectangle could do the same. I thought it best to verify there wouldn't be a problem rather than risk breaking a very expensive piece of equipment.
    06-07-2016 08:29 PM
  8. Isaiah Peterson's Avatar
    When I bought my S7E on Craigslist the Sim tray was empty. Opened up no problem. I opened it and closed it a few times before I put a Sim card in and it seemed fine every time.

    Posted via Carrier Pigeon.
    Thank you. This is helpful.
    06-07-2016 08:34 PM
  9. J Dubbs's Avatar
    We'll if one hollow rectangle can catch the pins, there seemed to be a reasonable possibility that another hollow rectangle could do the same. I thought it best to verify there wouldn't be a problem rather than risk breaking a very expensive piece of equipment.
    They come new with empty trays and no probs?
    06-07-2016 10:30 PM
  10. chanchan05's Avatar
    We'll if one hollow rectangle can catch the pins, there seemed to be a reasonable possibility that another hollow rectangle could do the same. I thought it best to verify there wouldn't be a problem rather than risk breaking a very expensive piece of equipment.
    SIM adapters get stuck and break the pins because the pins extend down to touch the surface of the SIM, which in the case of adapters, is an empty hole. The hole on the sim tray sits below the level that these pins extend to.

    Plus if your phone's SIM pins get stuck on the tray (you won't be able to pull it out), it is a manufacturing defect hence you should get a replacement.
    06-07-2016 10:34 PM
  11. Isaiah Peterson's Avatar
    They come new with empty trays and no probs?
    I wasn't paying attention when it was put in and missed that. Makes sense though if I'd have thought through that.
    06-07-2016 11:29 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    We'll if one hollow rectangle can catch the pins, there seemed to be a reasonable possibility that another hollow rectangle could do the same.
    The SIM isn't a hollow rectangle, it's a rectangle with a raised surface. (Maybe only a fraction of a mil raised, but raised.)
    06-10-2016 04:08 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    They come new with empty trays and no probs?
    The Verizon one came with the sim pre installed
    06-11-2016 12:16 AM
  14. Str0ntium's Avatar
    The Verizon one came with the sim pre installed
    And the international versions sold at Best Buy (states), and those sold in other countries? What about those?
    06-11-2016 11:57 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    And the international versions sold at Best Buy (states), and those sold in other countries? What about those?
    Not sure if it matters to be honest. In relation to the question from the OP -- you can have a SIM in there or have one without and the phone will be fine.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-12-2016 12:40 AM
  16. Seremedy's Avatar
    I switch sims between my 6P and S7E everyday since the S7E cane out. Zero problems

    Posted via Nexus 6P
    06-12-2016 01:25 AM
  17. MartinMPL's Avatar
    It will be fine with your empty SIM tray. It's the plastic SIM adapters that the problem refers to.

    I made that mistake with a Galaxy Nexus once.
    06-12-2016 02:07 AM
  18. coolkenny13's Avatar
    it will be fine. keep ejecting and putting it back as many times as you want
    06-12-2016 02:12 AM
  19. Str0ntium's Avatar
    Not sure if it matters to be honest. In relation to the question from the OP -- you can have a SIM in there or have one without and the phone will be fine.
    That was kinda my point. I'm sure there were plenty of devices that shipped without a SIM installed. Mult-quote was not my friend. Fixed.
    06-12-2016 02:19 PM

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