iphone won't detect sim card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dragonmantek, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. dragonmantek macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    i recently broke a sim card holder inside my iphone, and went to apple to have it removed.

    they said no, because they don't work with water damage, and apparently it got wet.

    so while everything works fine, the warranty is void because of water damage.

    anyway, i ordered a new sim card holder after removing it myself, and it won't read the sim card whenever i put it in. i tried putting my father's sim card in it, and it still won't read.

    any ideas/suggestions?
     
  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    :rolleyes:
     
  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

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    As a final resort, you could try something like "Deoxit" on the SIM contacts. This can remove corrosion from the internal 'phone contacts.
     
  4. dragonmantek thread starter macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    i don't think i'm going to put chemicals into my iphone...
     
  5. dragonmantek thread starter macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    the water damage didn't affect the reading of the sim card, because i was using it fine, even after the water damage.

    it's when the sim card holder snapped inside, and i had to force it out, that caused the problem.

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

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    Oh dear! That looks like the internal contacts have been physically damaged :(
     

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