3GS shows no Sim card
My 3gs for the last 12 hours has been showing 'No SIM' then it will be fine in a few minutes. It just does this periodically enough to mess with my head. So I was wondering if I take it to AT&T would they give me a new SIM and fix it or do I need to go to the Apple Store?
- 06-13-2011, 10:20 AM #2
Try this first: pull the SIM card and gently clean all of the "shiny" contacts with a pencil eraser, then wipe down with an alcohol wipe and let dry, then re-insert. In most cases, that will fix all of those issues.
If that doesn't help, see your carrier (direct store, not authorized dealer) and they should give you a free replacement SIM. Most "authorized" locations will charge you for a replacement... it's usually only around 10 bucks, but every cent is priceless these days, right?
- 06-13-2011, 04:26 PM #4
A quick Google search nets this with some simple guidance:
Installing iPhone 3GS SIM Card - iFixit
- 06-17-2011, 05:02 PM #6iPhone Nanite
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hey, a new sim card or sim card tray will not help you. You are experiencing a hardware problem where the guides for the sim card tray inside your phone have become loose as well as the sim card reader points. You need to take it to a hardware repair store so they can fix this for you. If you are still under warranty, I suggest you get a replacement iPhone.