iPhone 3GS not recognizing SIM.

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Reisdennis62

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I just bought a used iPhone 3GS for my brother and it looks as if it is new. The problem is that it's not letting me activate it with the sim card from my brothers old Sharp FX. The phone is updated to ios 5 but it says there is no sim installed.

Any idea what could be wrong?
 

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Europa

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#5
It should activate by morning. If not, take it into an AT&T Store and they can activate it.
 

Reisdennis62

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#8
Did you update to the latest version of iTunes?


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yes I've updated to the latest version of iTunes and the iPhone is running on ios 5.0.1 . I'm not new at this kind of stuff but I just can't figure it out I've tried putting the phone in dfu mode but it always ended up in the same state. I just hope the slot where the sim card goes in isn't broken