Nexus 7 2013 (Or Similar) 3D Printed Replacement Micro SIM Tray

After a couple of years with a N7 2013 LTE tablet installed in my car, I’ve had to change the SIM card a couple of times. Unfortunately, the tray that comes with the tablet is only desgned to last through the one initial SIM load. At first, the outer trim fell off. Then the tray snapped in half. Then, after maybe the 4th eject, it absolutely crumbled to bits, so badly I couldn’t even shove those bits back in as I had been doing. Even more unfortunately, the only replacements seem to be available on E-Bay for about $30. I do see one at a more affordable $12 right now, but $12 and 3 weeks shipping from Ukraine seems like it’s own kind of annoying.

So I decided to 3D print one. It’s far from an exact replica, but it fits quite well, is fully functional (even easier to remove than the original), seems more durable by a long shot than the genuine part. It also fits within the external profile of the N7, and so shouldn’t get in the way of any cases you might use. Maybe best of all, it costs about a penny if you’ve got a 3D printer.

You can find the files over at Thingiverse, or if you don’t have a printer, you can Paypal me $2 with your address and a note that you want the micro sim tray, and I’ll send you a couple. Make a note of what color you’d like, too. It’s safe to assume red and black are on the menu, but feel free to make other requests and I’ll see what I can do. International postage is a bit more expensive, so if you don’t live in the USA, make it $3USD 🙂


  1. Mike Doukas
    November 21, 2017

    I was wondering if it would be possible to get a black sim tray for my Google Nexus 7 2013 LTE tablet. I don’t have a 3D printer and would like 2 if possible. Please give me a total price and the form of payment accepted.

  2. Dieter Asbach
    December 1, 2017

    Hi Alex,
    Would You also send the sim tray to Germany? If yes, what are the shipping costs – I think it would be possible to send it as a simple letter.

  3. Tom
    January 1, 2018

    Hi Alex,
    Thanks for all this effort!
    Is it possible for you to print a black one and send it to Australia? If so, how much would that cost?
    Many thanks, Tom

  4. David Craigmile
    January 21, 2018

    Hi Alex,
    Are you still making these things? (nexus 7 sim tray)


  5. anto noprianto
    February 5, 2018

    sim tray OPPO X909 (FIND 5) also fits with my nexus 7 2013

  6. Syuji Yamaga
    December 18, 2018

    Hi Alex,
    May I ask you to print a black one and a red one for my Nexus7(2013)
    and send it to Japan?
    If so, how much would that cost? ($2 + $3??)
    best regards,

  7. j marshsll
    March 17, 2019

    Are you still offering these I live in the USA. And would lke to order two.

  8. March 17, 2019

    Sure am! Just drop me a PayPal or email me.

  9. Kelvin Shao
    May 6, 2019

    Just want to ask if you can make 2 for me? I am in Canada, and how I can pay it to you?

  10. Bruce Rohrer
    August 22, 2019

    I would like a black and a red SIM tray for 2013 Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet. It’s six years old but I love it! Where can I snail mail the cash and an SASE?
    Thanks. Still $2?

  11. Bruno Figueroa
    October 9, 2019

    Are you still making this? I would like to get 2 of these trays. How much.

  12. Ian Chua
    June 3, 2020

    hey alex are you still making any?? can you send one to Australia please

  13. Augie Kuncas
    June 8, 2020

    I would love to order two of these!
    Preferably 2 different colors. (black nd one colored)
    Thanks Alex!


  14. Jim McCourtie
    June 11, 2020

    Hey Alex,
    I could use a couple of the NEXUS 7 SIM Trays, any color if you’re still offering! I’ll contact you through PayPal with the details (in Ohio).

  15. Fifi
    July 13, 2020

    Hi Alex

    I would love to order couple of them to Jakarta, Indonesia, Black colour will be good.
    thank you

  16. Rolf Andersson
    July 22, 2020

    Hi Alex

    I need one too if you still print them?.
    I just replaced the screen on my Nexus 7 and forgot to remove the SIM Tray so i broke in two 🙁

    Best regards

  17. Marty
    December 2, 2020

    Are these still available? If so…what is the turn around time for here in the US.

  18. December 2, 2020

    @marty they ARE, but I’m away from the lab until January, so I can’t send any out until then 🙁

  19. Javed
    February 13, 2021

    Hi Alex,

    Happy to finally know I’m not the only one who’s had a snapped sim tray! Half of my sim tray is stuck in my Nexus,what’s best way to get it out?


  20. February 14, 2021

    I had that problem, but my SIM tray actually snapped BECAUSE I opened the N7 with the tray still inserted.
    The easiest way to fish it out is to take the N7 apart, but I won’t claim it’s easy. Here’s the guide:

    It’s actually relatively easy, with ONE trick: do NOT separate the glass from the plastic next to it. Separate the NEXT seam over, where the plastic changes from glossy black to the matte of the back case.

  21. Javed
    February 14, 2021

    My one snapped because of the same reason, my eagerness to remove the back without removing the SIM tray ‍♂️
    Do you deliver to the UK?


  22. February 14, 2021

    Sure do! I’m away from home but I’m actually headed back now. It’ll be about a week before I can mail it.

  23. Ruben
    February 20, 2021

    Hey Man I bought a nexus online from someone but it did not come with a sim tray, I live in Cape Town South Africa

    I Really need one of those trays.
    Like the Red one here in the Google Nexus

    Please send me a email on how things work and how long it will take more or less

  24. Javed Ahmed
    March 10, 2021

    Hi Alex,
    Thanks, I’ve received the SIM trays. Great quality and delivered so quickly.


  25. Barbara
    January 5, 2022

    I also want to buy in black , how much it will cost to Austria?
    I will pay with PayPal.

  26. January 5, 2022

    Barbara – USD$2, to cover the global stamp. Go ahead and send the payment with your mailing address and I’ll send one out!

  27. Bert Schönberg
    January 26, 2022

    Hello Alex,
    May I ask you to print a black and a red one for my Nexus7 (2013)?
    and send to Germany?
    If so, how much would it cost in total? ($6 or $8??)
    With best regards,

  28. January 26, 2022

    Bert – yep, sure can! $6 will cover it.

  29. Andrew
    July 30, 2022

    Hi Alex looking for a sim card tray how much do I need to send you i live in Massachusetts thank you

  30. Vince C
    October 14, 2022

    Hi Alex. Do you still make these? I would like two and I live in California. Let me know before I send you payment.
    Thank you,

  31. October 14, 2022

    @vince yep – just use that paypal link above and include your mailing address.

  32. Grigori
    January 8, 2023

    Hello Alex,
    May I ask you to print a black and a red one for my Nexus7 (2013)?
    and send to Germany?
    If so, how much would it cost in total? How long does delivery take?
    With best regards,

  33. January 8, 2023

    PayPal me $3 each with your anddress and I’ll have them in the mail tomorrow! I’m not sure exactly how long it takes but I think about a week.

    Vielen Dank!

  34. Mohit
    June 25, 2023

    Hi Alex

    I saw this and am very excited. Can you please send me one black color to India? I can send the $3 if you want..

  35. January 19, 2024

    I just sent the funds. Thank you for doing this.

  36. January 19, 2024

    @John You’re welcome, it’s in the mail!

  37. January 25, 2024

    Thanks Alex, my friend ended up doing me a favor and printed it for me and it works great. I was going to tell you to keep the 2 bucks for the plans alone, but since you mailed it I guess I’ll keep it as a spare. I would gladly pay 2$ for the plans and 4$ for the actual holder Outstanding work.

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