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What the hell is a PUK code?
Having really bad luck with refurbished iPads...
First one I get has crap under the screen, so I bring it back to the apple store. I get amazing support from them, guy comes out with a brand new refurbished one, shines a flashlight at it to let me see that there's no dust under the screen, puts the sim over and sends me on my way. Note, that I had turned off 3G right when I activated it, as I only turn it on when I need it, because I get awful signal at my house and it destroys the battery.
Turn on 3G on this one today, and it comes up and asks me for a SIM PIN. Ok, I figure, it's probably my debit card pin or something. Try 3 different numbers, and nothing works. Now the damn thing says SIM locked in the corner instead of AT&T and is asking for a PUK code with only 10 attempts...
Does anyone have any idea what I'm supposed to do here? I'd rather not have to go back to the apple store, because although they've always been good to me, it's also a hell of a drive. Id like for this thing to just work, and it's really annoying because I was planning on using the 3G on it tomorrow, but now I guess not. Help?
- 07-03-2011, 02:27 AM #2
- 07-03-2011, 02:51 AM #4Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
- 07-03-2011, 03:30 AM #6
- 07-03-2011, 06:13 AM #7iPhone Intermediate
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Puk code is set by network as a secondary security against forged pin codes. You should have the puk with your sim card packaging otherwise contact network provider to unlock the sim.
Don't try puk code if you don't know it. After three times u get it wrong will void the sim and no way to get it back.
- 07-04-2011, 12:40 AM #9