On my Razr. Was briefly wet. liquid damage dot is red. It starts up with message "Insert SIM" even though SIM is inserted. Is able to make 911 call. If I try to charge it says "Unable to charge". I have dried it next to heater for a coupkle of weeks without result.
Is there any hope?
As for the "Insert Sim" problem, I might be able to help. My daughter put my phone in the toilet. Yes the toilet and I was getting the same "insert sim" message. THen I saw online a suggestion to take out the sim and battery and put the phone in the refridgerator. I know it sounds crazy but it dried out my phone VERY QUICKLY. It sucks out the humidity in the phone. IMPORTANT: The website I read said to make sure that you use the fridge and not the freezer. It will hurt your LCD. And to only put the phone in for 15 min and then take it out and back in for 15 and then out again. WHy, I don't know. But I did it this way and it worked.
Well i just read your suggestion and i don't know what flex pad connectors are, but i'm assuming that they're the hinges that flips your phone open and closed. anyways, i kept half way closing it, still able to view the lcd screen, and i noticed it would change from "unable to charge" to "charging"!!!! so i don't know what was going on or what happened to make this crap happen. now is this normal for water damage? i live in north carolina and it's been 108 degrees with, like 60% humidity. could water in the atmosphere possibly damage the circuitry of cell phones? well, my phone is charging...for now. I can't live without my phone!
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Sim contacts may be dirty, either on the card or phone.
remove sim card and GENTLY rub a pencil eraser on the contacts to clean, then test. If you can access the contacts on the phone, do likewise. If not, then you'll have to use an Ether based cleaner, Like electrical parts spray ( available from your local auto parts store) .
be careful not to spray too much into the phone, as once the spray gets inside it takes longer to evaporate. You can counter the time by using compressed air to speed drying of the phone interior without taking it apart.
Hope this helps!!
As far as I know.there are two possibilities to get this error..
1)Sim card not inserted properly:
Try to insert the sim properly..insert it at the desired position
2)Phone may be locked with a particular network:
If the phone is locked with a particular network then you need to unlock
it.You can get the unlock service for your Blackberry 9360 Curve from either your network provider or
third party unlocking service provider like, unBBlock.com and
remove the network lock. Once unlocked it will
work with other networks.
Mostly this won't be in your case because the sim had been working fine
with your previous Nokia mobile and also the phone gives the same error
message when you insert other sim cards.
There might be some loose connection give it to a hardware service shop and check.
you can check it with other sim card ,if it remains the same problem ,it may be locked to particular network wont accept any sim card other than the particular network ,you can unlock it and used to other network,try here http://www.theunlockarena.com/motorola-l7-slvr/rs13wp9/
"Insert SIM" message means one of two things either the SIM has gone bad (most likly) or the phone is bad. If the SIM is the issue most providers will either provide one free of charge, or a nominal fee (about $20) The only way to confirm which it is, is to try another SIM from the same provider in your phone. If it works the SIM is bad, if it doesn't, the phone is gone.
My wife spilled some water on her Pebl and she shut it off for the night. She dried it pretty good but it had a protective case over it and she thought that it didnt get water into the inside of the phone but it did. The next morning the phone wouldnt work. We left the battery out all day and yes, the "wet" dot had turned red. We thought all was lost, but that evening after it had dried we replaced the sim card and battery and turned it on and it worked fine....except it needed to be charged and when she went to plug it in we got the "unable to charge" msg and the phone shut off. Well, since I had bought the phone second off of Ebay I knew there was nothing that Cingular would do, I took the screws out of the back and took the phone apart. There is another one of those dots back there as well....and it wasnt tripped. I did notice a little bit of white stuff around were the battery prongs touch the main circuit board, I gently used the small screw driver I used to take out the screws and cleaned that stuff off. I also gently scraped those prongs and the metal they touch on the circuit board. Thought it was a long shot but I put the phone back together and plugged it in and bygod, its charging. Guess we will see how long this fixes the problem. Hope this helps you out some.
Try getting in contact with your manufacturer or go back to the shop where you bought it from and see what they can do, if not then, you could try fiddling about with the settings that always works for me. :) hope i could help!