Sim card error

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by apple281, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. apple281 macrumors member

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    My phone went into the searching, connect to itunes mode and when i hook it up itunes give's me an error that that says "itunes cannot activate your iphone because the SIM card is not inserted or a sim pin is required" I don't have a sim pin and the sim card works in my friends iphone just fine. I tried to reset it and still nothing. I can't get a appointment at the apple store for 3 days. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

    Btw The phone says a restore is needed and i have restored the phone so i don't know what else i can do.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You wrote you "reset" the phone, but then you wrote you restored it. If you actually restored it, have you tried a restore in DFU mode?
     
  3. apple281 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes i have. When it gets to the last step(firmware) it takes unsually long and than shows the sim error. I took it into the apple store and they said it could be a hardware failure. Can i jailbreak the phone while it's in this mode?
     
  4. Storm Shadow macrumors regular

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    This happened to my iPhone 3GS a few weeks ago. I had already had the SIM checked by O2 before I went to my appointment at the Apple Store so I knew that wasnt the problem and I had tried normal and DFU restores but those didnt work either.

    The Apple 'Genius' though that it must have been a hardware fault with the SIM reader and replaced it with a new iPhone on the spot.

    Hope that helps and you are able to get yours replaced as well.
     
  5. apple281 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wish it were that easy but my phone is out of warranty.
     
  6. apple281 thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone else ever have this problem and got it fixed somehow???
     
  7. apple281 thread starter macrumors member

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    If i try to jailbreak the phone can i get rid of the error?
     
  8. MacRumors123456 macrumors newbie

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    Don't try to Jailbreak it until Apple says they aren't going to fix it. Because it breaks your EULA and they won't even touch it.
     
  9. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    What is the error that you are getting after restoring? If it's error 23, that means it's a hardware failure and nothing can fix that.

    I had this problem back in August and got the same warning that there was a sim pin and of course there wasn't When I tried restoring it in XCode, it told me it was a radio failure. Apple replaced it.
     
  10. apple281 thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't give me an error number which is wierd.
     

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