iPhone wont read sim card, help!
So here's the deal, i inserted my sim tray in backwards and broke it off trying to get it apart. No big deal i thought, i took the phone apart, removed the broken piece and slapped a new one in. Except now my phone does not read the sim card.
On closer inspection after taking it apart again, I noticed one of the gold bar things (I have no idea what they are called but practically every phone that uses a sim has them) they are the 3 to 4 bars that makes contact with ur card. Anyways, one of them is missing and another is kinda bent up like.
My question is, how difficult would this be to replace or is it even possible? Im assuming they are the same for every phone so getting a new one would not be difficult, i just dont know how to attach it to the board. I went to a local cell phone repair store and they said they couldnt help. Any help or advise would be appreciated. thanks
Be careful, so many fake SIM junctors!
I have exactly the same issue. The sad thing is that I bought iPhone at Taiwan from official Apple telecom partner - ChungHwa Telecom. But they together with Apple Taiwan failed me because they want to charge me for USD$250 to fix it.
So I ordered the so called SIM junctor at usbfever.com at HongKong. What I found is that SIM junctor I bought is not exactly the same as the original OEM six contacts - it's simply a fake with three contacts working thus is basically a non-functional junk.
I'm sick with Apple Taiwan and its mobile Telecom partners. Anyone who did found where to buy the original OEM like the photo posted by crazy8, please let me know.
Looking for someone with a 3G iphone logic board and a multi-meter
I'm looking for a bit of help from anyone that has a logicboard/motherboard from an iPhone 3G to hand, and a multi-meter…
I had to re-attach one of the pins of the SIM card carriage/junctor, due to it shearing off when the SIM card tray was inserted the wrong way round - not by me!
So I re-soldered the damaged SIM carriage on to the little of the contact that was left on the Logicboard (point A on attached photo) which all went well…
But whilst checking the board with a multimeter I have noticed that there is continuity between the pin I re-soldered and point B on the photo, or any of the other pieces of metal shielding (I presume this is ground?).
I don't want to put the phone back together and power it up only to realise something is shorting out and in-turn blow a lot of components…
So I would be really grateful if someone could confirm if there should be continuity (connection) between the 2 labeled points (A and B) ?