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Posted by amberz
Please anyone that can help I'd be grateful.My son has put his sim in his fathers phone,was only in there for a minute or two and now fathers phone keeps saying "Insert sim card". He needs it for work tonight and if I dont fix it Im going to have tell him what my son done(reallllllllllllllllllllllllly dont want to do that)lol,PLEASE anyone any suggestions???. I've cleaned it and same thing happening.My sons sim is a vodafone my husbands is O2(Nokia 3310)
eyes glued now for any help!!!!!!!!


Posted by jimtheessexboy
Sounds like your putting it in the wrong way or something. Usually it would say enter PUK code or Network Code. Putting a different Sim card into the phone shouldn't change anything? Anyone else?

Posted by amberz
definately inserted properly,my son can be a little ermmmm devil and believe me this will have father hitting the roof with son's head lol if I dont fix it soon al need to go buy a new one for him but it will cause havoc in here....
AmberZ

Posted by jimtheessexboy
Make sure it looks like thst. Also try spraying window cleaner over the connection and leaving it to evaportate(not too much!!!!!)


[ This Message was edited by: jimtheessexboy on 2005-03-31 15:11 ]

Posted by amberz
tried but sorry to say....didnt work(pullin hair out now lol)

Posted by jimtheessexboy
Ok grab the voda sim and see if that works when in the phone to make sure it's the sim we have a problem with and not the connections on the phone

Posted by jimtheessexboy
I'm gonna keep posting so hopefully someone with some more technical know how than me will look at this! Googled it and it looks like this happens a lot. didn't get any answers but all fingers point to the connections on the phone. Anyone know whereabouts they are and whether you can access them with out a T6 COME ON PEOPLE!

Posted by dave_uk
Do you mean the connections between the phone and the sim?

Cos they're the 3 metal strips, where the gold contact on the sim meets the phone.

It would help, either way, to identify whether the problem is with the sim or the phone, so shall we wait for Amberz to reply?

Posted by jimtheessexboy
She's gone offline reckon she's gone to buy a new phone! Nokia Strikes again!

Posted by amberz
sorry I was making tea lol. I tried my sim(vodafone) and its still the same message?..I've sent my daughter for a new sim card incase I cant find an answer,but it looks maybe like its the phone? geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez help me lol

Posted by FutureDesign
This is new... :-D i usually get the old "insert sim" but its just that it fell outta place, id say ur prob hav a screwed up fone

Posted by dave_uk
Ah!

To be honest, and you're not going to like this, it's probably time for a new phone. You can pick up a Nokia 1100 for about 40 on Pay As You Go. It's not even worth getting the phone professionally looked at as the charge will probably exceed it's value. If it's a 3310, it hasn't had a bad run, and your son's probably just tipped it over the edge.



Posted by jimtheessexboy
I reckon your son dropped it and it's dislodged something somewhere. I would try banging the bottom of the phone on the table a couple of times. Always worked when the screen went on my mates phones!

Posted by amberz
OK thanks very much for your kind efforts, time to go wake the monster and explain(always costs Myyyyyyyyyyyy purse when something goes wrong in here) lol.
Best help room I have ever been in and will be back later to thank all
Later
AmberZ

Posted by FutureDesign
Lady u sooo remind of my dearest ma!

Posted by dave_uk
No worries - and a belated welcome!

Posted by Sammy_boy
It sounds like it could be a software problem I'm afraid - I had a similar problem with a 3310. I changed the sim card reader, cleaned all the contacts carefully with an alcohol rub, cleaned the PCB with a toothbrush - all no joy. Apparently a software problem can cause this. The phone will need reflashing, which will cost you probably a similar amount to that new Nokia 1100. I've seen those advertised for 29.99 - I forget where, I think it's The Link or one of the network's phone shops.

Posted by amberz
(would dearly like to know what age his dearest maaaaa izzzzz) hehehehehehehehhehe(sniggers).
My heart was weary,oh so tired
wondrin wot!! was about to transpire
A friendly foe had tried to help!
Spray it with window cleaner
(was thinkin)
give it a skelp (scottish for slap,hit)hehehe
I began to explain sayin before you complain
I've sent our daughter to buy one again!!!!!!!
When out of the blue I hear that annoying shrill
Indeed it haddddddddddd worked!
No more complainin from my man Bill...............

well not for now but waitin Untillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Its up and working again folks due to the window cleaner
Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou


Now got to go work out what to do with the new one
Hide it away from Liam(my son) thats for sure.

Later AmberZ...........

Posted by jimtheessexboy
Glad you got it working again.

Posted by Yemeni
go to emergency mode and dial #073887* You will then be able to enter unlock code.

Posted by Excalibur69
@yemeni....this problem is five years ago....


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