01/17/2012, 03:50 PM
I've seen a few threads concerning people yanking out SIM contact pins when using microSIM adapters. Here's the secret to using them - use a quality adapter.
It's the left-most adapter in this picture. The right one, and similar ones, are completely useless. The ONLY one I've used that has no problems, is this. I am in no way affiliated with them. I just test A LOT of phones and need a proper adapter. There are a ton of crap adapters that don't retain the SIM properly, it will fall out and you'll botch your device or have to completely disassemble it to remove it safely. The ones that require stickers or gravity to stay in, stay away from.
If you do get the adapter stuck on the contact fingers, don't pull on it. Lift up the metal SIM retaining housing and finagle the adapter out with some finesse. You'll bend the housing, but can flatten it later. I had this problem, I pried it up until there was enough space to fit needle-nose pliers in to remove the adapter.
Lastly, not relevant to the Pre 3, but do NOT use a microSIM adapter in ANY spring-loaded slots on ANY devices.
Maybe somebody can sticky this?