Need MAJOR help on iPhone 2G Sim accident.

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  1. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

    Abyssgh0st

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    Hey all,

    I bought an iPhone 2G today (It worked fine, but I had been trying to jailbreak it so I can use my 3G sim with ease.)

    And about 45 minutes ago I popped out the sim tray (With the Apple official tool, not just a paperclip) and when I tried to put it back in, it'd go nearly all the way in and then stop.

    Needless to say I realized it was a prong on the sim reader that was stuck up, thus blocking the tray. I finaggled with it for about 30 minutes (Making like 5 stick up, then fixing them all, but it still won't go in all the way, but its further than it went the very first time.)

    So what should I do? I really want to get this fixed without having to open up the phone.

    Thanks.

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    This is how far I can get the tray to slide in easily and fluidly just like it should, it will not go any further.
     
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  3. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Set up a genius bar appointment.

    I just noticed a little thing that looks like one of the prongs on the inside of the iPhone that reads the SIM on the ground...

    Am I S.O.L?
     
  5. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    You can use a 3G sim in a 2G phone without jailbreaking it.
     
  6. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know, but it would cause my plan to flip flop.

    And either way, I'd still have to remove the SIM tray to switch SIM cards, so it still would have happened.
     
  7. Benjic macrumors regular

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    Sounds like it, unfortunately, unless one of those pins is for aesthetics, and you happened to pop THAT one out...
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Best thing you did was take it to Apple. Its a SIM tray problem, so you will be fine.
     
  9. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

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  11. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

    Abyssgh0st

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    No, I definitely am not. I can see the pin stuck up on the very bottom but it won't go down.
     
  12. conshok26 macrumors 6502

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    I had this same problem last year when I was getting my phone ready for the guy who bought it on eBay. I tried forcing it in and finally got it in but then it wouldn't read the sim card. This was a day before the 3G launch and the guy already paid for the phone. I went to the genius bar and at first they weren't going to do anything because I technically broke it trying to get it in but they guy was nice and swapped it for a new/refurbished one. It was nice for the guy who bought it because he got a nice new unit but not nice for me because he scammed me and claimed he got an empty box and dummy me didn't insure it. Not this time though, I'm using UPS tomorrow when I ship my 3G out .
     
  13. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple basically sad sorry, because it's out of warranty and such.

    Good news, it sold for $150 on eBay within 10 hours!
     

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