iPhone 4 "No SIM Card Installed" error
Anyone getting the no SIM card installed error? I got my phone on launch day it has worked fine up until today. So far I have gotten 3 "No SIM Card Intsalled" errors. I have been fixing it by doing a reset. Since reading some other forums I found I can toggle the airplane mode on/off and it fixes it. But then it happens again later. Anyone having this issue?
- 06-28-2010, 04:24 AM #2
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- 06-28-2010, 11:24 AM #5
Ok I just got back from the Apple Store. The Genius there thought it was a software issue that will be addressed with the next update. He did proceed to replace my phone tho. He said he wanted me to walk out happy...LOL. I am happy I just hope I dont get the no sim installed error anymore.
- 06-28-2010, 01:17 PM #8
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- 06-28-2010, 10:43 PM #11iPhone Nanite
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Got the error twice while on vacation. Fortunately there was an Apple Store just a couple miles away so I made an appointment right away. When I arrived there the Genius plugged up my phone and it all went downhill. Good thing I backed up my phone before I went because they were not able to recover anything from that point on. They quickly replaced my days old iPhone4 with a new iPhone4.
I'd suggest bringing the phone in if you have that error message but backup before you do.
- 06-28-2010, 10:51 PM #12
- 06-29-2010, 07:41 AM #14iPhone Nanite
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I have had this happen a couple of times as well, but I also have not been able to use Facetime between my wife's iPhone 4 and mine. I did stop by the apple store the other day and they are going to replace them both, but I hadn't backed up since I had activated them.
My real thought when I was there though: They had 2 phones there that they were willing to swap out with mine to replace them, but I saw a dozen or so people walk in asking about the phone and being told they don't have any.
So are they just keeping a certain # in stock for replacements or are they just trying to build up the hype by saying they don't have any?
- 06-29-2010, 08:47 AM #15
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- 07-05-2010, 01:33 PM #22iPhone Nanite
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I had this same error since i bought the phone june 24th. It seems to be totally random, as i have had this happen while i wasn't touching the phone, while it was in my pocket, in my hand, and against my face. There are a three things i've found to be temporary fixes:
1. Re-insert SIM
2. Toggle Airplane mode (sometimes takes a few tries)
3. Reboot phone.
I was getting this at least several times a day and sometimes up to 10x with in an hour or less. I went to AT&T and they suggested i go to apple for service. Apple asked if they had tried swapping the SIM card. I answered yes (although they hadn't but had read elsewhere online that this did not fix the issue) and so they scheduled me for a Genius appointment. They replaced the phone with little ado. I found they only had the bumpers for sale so i went to BestBuy for a case. As i was checking out i found that the "no sim" error reappeared. I reinserted the SIM and also bought a belkin clear vue case. i have had very little reception woes that plagued me before, and no more "no sim" errors since yesterday July 4th. *crosses fingers**
- 07-05-2010, 02:38 PM #23
Another victim here. I started getting the "no SIM card" error about 8 hours after I got my iPhone 4. Then it happened 10+ times in the next 12 hours. At first I couldn't get it to read the card with reboots or re-seating the card but I eventually got it to see the card if I pushed back toward the back of the phone a bit while re-inserting the card. Regardless, within 30 seconds to 1 hour it would happen again.
I went to the ATT store and got a new SIM card. And before I could leave the counter it did it again in front of them. So off to the local Apple store. 30 minutes later and I had a new phone and I have not seen the problem since. And man, I hope I don't see it again.
- 07-05-2010, 02:51 PM #24
- 07-11-2010, 09:51 PM #25iMore Newbie
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Me too ...
I got iPhone 4 on launch day, but did not experience this problem until Jul 9.
Oddly, it started happening immediately after installing my new Apple bumpers case for the 1st time. Probably a coincidence, but the timing was weird.
Took SIM card out, and reseated it. Worked for about 10 mins. Then "NO SIM" again. Made Genius appointment at local Apple store that evening, and they replaced it with new iPhone with no hassle.
No problems since then, but is has only been two days. Finger crossed.