1. snakester9's Avatar
    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 12:27 AM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    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?
    Sounds like a lock code on the sim the puk is a code I think att has if u enter that wrong it disables the sim and u have to get a new one
    07-03-2011 02:27 AM
  3. snakester9's Avatar
    Sounds like a lock code on the sim the puk is a code I think att has if u enter that wrong it disables the sim and u have to get a new one
    Ok I suppose I'll try giving AT&T a call tomorrow. Not looking forward to it as I know some people that have their iPhones through AT&T (mines through vzw) and they say the tech support is clueless.
    07-03-2011 02:36 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Ok I suppose I'll try giving AT&T a call tomorrow. Not looking forward to it as I know some people that have their iPhones through AT&T (mines through vzw) and they say the tech support is clueless.
    This is strange... if you're with VZW, you should not have a SIM, and thus, no PUK SIM code should be necessary.
    07-03-2011 02:51 AM
  5. snakester9's Avatar
    This is strange... if you're with VZW, you should not have a SIM, and thus, no PUK SIM code should be necessary.
    Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. I bought a refurbished 1st gen iPad with AT&T. My iPhone is through verizon.
    07-03-2011 03:23 AM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. I bought a refurbished 1st gen iPad with AT&T. My iPhone is through verizon.
    Ok... that makes sense... if it's got an AT&T SIM, then you need to contact AT&T. Sorry if I confused you...
    07-03-2011 03:30 AM
  7. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    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.
    07-03-2011 06:13 AM
  8. snakester9's Avatar
    Called AT&T and they gave it to me today. I didn't have the original sim card shipper, the iPad came with the card installed.
    07-03-2011 11:14 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Called AT&T and they gave it to me today. I didn't have the original sim card shipper, the iPad came with the card installed.
    Love a happy ending!
    07-04-2011 12:40 AM
  10. Jimill Jones's Avatar
    please help me unlock iphone 4c
    09-03-2015 06:51 PM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    please help me unlock iphone 4c
    There is no iPhone 4C. And only the carrier for whom the device was made can unlock any carrier locked phone.
    09-03-2015 07:03 PM
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