iphone 3G will not read my sim???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pipcherello, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. pipcherello macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a 3G on 3.1.3 that was previously jailbroken. I restored the phone through itunes as I'm selling it. It was originally locked to o2 and I have an o2 sim card to test with. However when I do the restore I am given a message that there is no sim in the phone to proceed with activation of the phone, even though there is. I went into a phone shop to ask and they said its the fact that the jailbreak has corrupted the motherboard so it cannot read a sim again. The only thing on the screen is the itunes connection screen / emergency call screen and nothing else.

    Does anyone know of a fix? Surely there is some sort of fix for this?

    Thanks guys,

    Paul
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    What happens if you connect it to iTunes, with your SIM card inside it?

    I think it needs to be activated.


    And don't listen to anybody who says that jailbreaking it corrupted your motherboard. That's simply not true. If anything, it'll corrupt your storage device :p.
     
  3. pipcherello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It sais there is no sim inside to activate. I've tried everything including various sims. It tells me it needs a sim to complete activation
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    Yeah, that sounds right.

    Hmm, no idea what could've happened, but maybe your SIM slot is broken? :confused:

    ....Are you sure you're putting it in correctly/all the way? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but I have no other suggestions.
     
  5. pipcherello thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah Im sure of it. Tried everything I deem possible. I was using this iphone specialist shop as a last resort kind of thing, and he seemed sure that the phone cannot be repaired, but just don't want to take his word for it.
     

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