broken SIM reader iPhone 2G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rikers_mailbox, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

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    CRAP! I just managed to break the SIM reader in my original iPhone 2G. I was exchanging SIM cards and the tray somehow got stuck part way in. It would not eject. Eventually I was able to pull it out, but something is damaged inside the reader.

    Does Apple still repair 2G iPhones? What are the repair fees? Am i better off taking it to a 3rd party repair shop?

    Any advice is much appreciated.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  3. rikers_mailbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I know Apple Care exists. However I was asking for advice/opinions/experience. That's a benefit of online forums. Please refrain from snarky replies.

    And now to advance the thread, Apple still replaces 2G iPhones for $199. It's a refurbished unit in (essentially) new condition.
     
  4. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever get this fixed? I just managed to do the same thing, and JUST as I was about to sell my iPhone 4, and rock the 2g for a month or so until the 5 comes out :(

    I got the phone all disassembled, and have found the problem, but I can't manage to find a replacement SIM reader online. All I'm finding are 3G/3Gs ones but they look different.
     
  5. vartanarsen macrumors 6502a

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    This just happened to my original 2g as well...so sad...i took it out of my drawer to play around with after all these years, and decided to pop in a nano sim +adapter. When i attempted to take it out it got jammed and i forced it out. Now when i put it back in i get the "no Sim card" message...so sad..i loved the 2g. I guess now its just an item to look at in my drawer:((
     

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