Hi there.. i have a very strange case.
I bought a used nokia e61i, i put the new sims the let you use any operator sim card, and it works fine for a week, after i plugged it to load the battery overnight, when i wake up and i saw the time, its works, after a 15 minutes, i came back and the screen was totally blank, with no response. I restart the phone and nothing happens....after i remove the sim card with the sim unlocker, the phone runs, but with no screen, but i can heard the nokia logo sing and so on. So i bought a brand new screen and replace it, the same, the phone works but with no screen. I let the mobile for broken and start looking for another one, but, yesterdar, around 15 days after the first day os the issue, it again came back to live!!, its works perfect, but, today at the morning, it did it he same, blank screen again...and just the same symtoms: i can heard the nokia tune after i remove the sim card with the sim operator cracker card.....strange isnt? i think its could be something related to the sim between the card and the mobile? curious but i dont know what i can do....anyone can tell me how i can reset my phone or fix this?
My Nokia E61i sometimes starts up with the welcome screen and works normal for a while. Then sometimes the screen will flash on start up or continues to flash with spotted colors and not come on. Could this be a software problem?
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call to the costumer care of the sim company and ask for message service center no. or if your friend using same sim card then check from his/her mobile . go to message and then setting, then check message service center no. copy it to your phone. then try to send message
I'm assuming your both on the same network? If your both tmobile customers or AT&T it should work without problems.
If not. The phone needs to be unlocked. to be used with another sim card from a different company. And to do that. Your friend can call his carrier he bought the phone from, request an unlock code, then unlock it that way, and you'll be able to use it just fine.
Only if your on either Tmobile or AT&T. No other sim cards will work.
There are several reasons that can cause this problem.
Sim card registration failed means it has been locked out by the service provider. Did you buy the phone NEW? If so take it back they will exchange it.If you bought it used, it has been reported lost or stolen before they sold it to you. It is also possible that the "registration failed" message could be caused by a faulty SIM card not being correctly read by the phone.
Check if that SIM works in another phone (either an unlocked phone, or one that is on the same network), and also try another SIM in your phone - this would tell you whether the SIM or the phone is at fault in your case. A faulty SIM is an issue for your operator, a faulty phone would have to be repaired at a service point. In countries like India, you need to register your SIM card. The cell phone company blocks the SIM if they don't receive the application within few weeks of activating the phone. Please check if this is case. Take out the SIM and test it with a different phone, if the phone fails to read the SIM, get the SIM replaced. Few days ago this worked for a friend with a brand new Nokia handset here in Lagos, Nigeria.
This error usually occurs when you attempt to use a SIM card from a network other than the network from which the phone originated (e.g. your Nokia mobile phone originated from Orange UK and displays the 'Sim Card Not Valid' error when you attempt to use a T-Mobile UK SIM card). The 'Sim Card Not Valid' error usually means the phone has been restricted for use on one specific network and you would need to unlock the phone before alternative network SIM cards can be used.
could You test the new SIM on another phone? Could be the housing of SIM damage on phone - hardware problem - Nokia Service.
in any case you need to find out which network and ask them for the unlock code.
Only the original network to which it is locked can provide this code.
nokia 7230 it will say "sim card registration failed" no signal. cant make any calls. take the battery and sim card out and put it back in and the error message is GONE and works again. signal is back and can make calls. thought it might be something wrong with the sim card. did a sim swap. still does it. EVERYTIME i get that message and take the sim card and battery out and put it back in it works FINE. something wrong with the phone right? bought it in may this year.
This message may be displayed in the following situations:
The SIM card is out of alignment. If the phone has recently been dropped, bumped, or opened, the SIM card may need adjusting. Follow the SIM card installation instructions in your user guide.
The PUK (Personal Unblocking Key) code is entered incorrectly multiple times. This can inactivate the SIM card. If inactivation appears to be permanent, contact your operator or service provider for a new SIM card.
You have recently changed service providers. In this case, either your SIM card or your phone may be configured for your previous operator and may require reconfiguring. It may also be that your phone is configured so that it cannot be used with a SIM card from a different operator or service provider. Please contact your current operator or service provider for assistance.
If none of the situations above apply and you continue to receive this error message, your SIM card may be damaged. Please contact your operator or service provider. Or alternately, contact your local Nokia Care Point for inspection.
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It does not matter where you buy from and where you use. What matters if the operating frequencies match or not. If they match then it works. My Samsung X700 and Nokia E61i bought in India were fully operational in th US. because the frequencies were available in both countries.
If you log onto your companys website under your account and go to the option that says devices you can get the puk code- If you enter in too many numbers it will permanently block your sim card and you will have to buy a new sim card from your cell phone company- they are about $20
Test your sim-card in another GSM device. If the other handset accepts the sim-card and will allow you to use the network, then you can determine that your problem is the Nokia 5800 itself. Otherwise, you might need to invest in another sim-card.