SIM not inserted?

HBOC

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my phone has been doing this since day one. Has this happened to anyone. Just randomly says "Sim not inserted". Had to turn it off and then on. it happens in the middle of a call as well.
 

daddyd302

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my phone has been doing this since day one. Has this happened to anyone. Just randomly says "Sim not inserted". Had to turn it off and then on. it happens in the middle of a call as well.

You might want to take it in and have Apple look at it. It could be software related or hardware malfunction. Either way take it in, sounds like it's defected.
 

Amahk

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I get this also. I use to turn it off and that was such a hassle.
Then I thought of just using airplane mode so I wouldn't have to
Wait for the phone to shut off. I know this doesn't fix the problem
but it'll decrease the downtime.
 

MileHighRob

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Chances are Apple will direct you back to AT&T for a new sim card. They sometimes try to blame things on the sim card anyway so I'd imagine with a sim card error they may send you to AT&T for troubleshooting.
 

ventrj

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I had a problem with this on my V1 they will have you go to the AT&T store to get a new sim if it still does it after you get the new sim they will replace the phone.
 

MileHighRob

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I had a problem with this on my V1 they will have you go to the AT&T store to get a new sim if it still does it after you get the new sim they will replace the phone.
I agree. They seem to take that approach with a few issues that may or may not be releated to the sim.
 

Apple124

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Do you have a case on your iPhone?
I am down on vacation at my aunts house, and of course I made her buy the iPhone 3G and hers is having the same problem. I then realized it was because the case is so tight on her phone it is pushing the sim try into the phone and it moves the sim out of the detector just slightly enough it doesn't notice it is there. I have been ejecting her sim and then just putting it back in and its fine. Then I put on the case, and I notice it gets tight again. She has the Incase silicone protector
 

BigCiX

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mine did that when i dropped it from a low distance. i just turned it off then on and it went away
 

HBOC

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i don't have a case on my iPhone. It just happens randomly. Also, my home button is getting stuck in the down position. hmmm...

thanks for the replies. i will try to take out the sim card and re-installing it...
 

BigCiX

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i don't have a case on my iPhone. It just happens randomly. Also, my home button is getting stuck in the down position. hmmm...

thanks for the replies. i will try to take out the sim card and re-installing it...
Button stuck too. how long have you had your phone? I'd take it back if i were you.
 

cabinets

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Wow! This happened today to me. Twice. I went to Apple and he said try a new sim at first, but I insisted on a swap and they agreed. I'm syncing as I write.