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?

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