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Sony ericsson 518a sim card error

Put in new sim card and the phone now asks for a phone lock code. I switched the old and new sim cards (and turned it on once with no sim card) and the only time it asks for a phone lock code is when it has the new sim card in.

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    Suzanne Mangeri Feb 16, 2014

    0000 did not work. what does the 4 in a yellow and then red box at the top of the screen mean?

  • Suzanne Mangeri
    Suzanne Mangeri Feb 16, 2014

    And why would it only lock with a new SIM card?

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In canada at least, phones are typically locked to a certain provider. If you are using a sim card from a provider that the phone was not originally purchased from, you will need to contact the original provider to unlock it. Alternatively, for a bit cheaper you can try a google search to find someone who does phone unlocking. They will email you the code to unlock your phone.

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SOURCE: Sony Ericsson - phone lock code

Hi Cheryl!!!

I think i may have a solution for u. It sounds like a Phonelock code...all Cellphones have one. Its in the software for the phones. Its a little like a SIM code. U could try with entering the code 0000. That could work!!

Good Luck :-)

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Okay, well i do not know much about these phones but i will give you a few options that work for verizon.
You can try the standard "0000" also there is the possibility of it being the last four digits of your cell phone number. and if that doesnt work you can call your service provider and they can reset the code.

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Make sure you have ALL drivers for YOUR phone. That should be under the battery. Under model... or something like that. HERE!http://www.nodevice.com/driver/company/Sony_Ericsson.html

Take your phone, turn it off. Start this program and click on connect.You'll have 30 seconds to plug your phone into your computer and HOLD CThe entire time! (the delete button or 2). When connected, you can let go of the C button. Click atthe button: GDFS. There will be a phone lock reset to "0000". Click it.It will take no more than 45 seconds. I promise. Unplug your phone, and vuala! If your phone won't turn on, try pulling out the battery,putting it back and trying again. This program is also good for flashing phones, and putting flash menus on your phone. Also unlocking it and debranding it. GOOD LUCK!

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SOURCE: Nokia N 70 - Error - 'Sim Card Rejected'

Hi,

IF you put PUK code many times depending on the model it wil lock the sim card. This is because to prevent unathorised person using your SIM card.

Default PIN code for nokia mobile is 0000
PUK code will be given by the service provider only.

Please call your service provider or go to service provider office,they will assist you in this issue.And they will have a security check like name,Phone number and other information to check weather the SIM card belongs to you only.Then they will assit you.

Thanx

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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hi i am having sony ericsson f305 and it does not switch on without a sim is it possible to switch on without a sim

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I will help to unlock your old Contract Phone Sony ericsson C905 Model ,You can buy the unlock code from the site Theunlockspot.com/sony-ericsson-c905/rs10wp9/ and follow the instructions below and enter the unlock code in the phone and unlock it step by step.

Sony Ericsson C905 Unlocking Instructions Warning : Do not enter any wrong unlock codes on your Sony Ericsson C905 mobile phones. If you enter over a certain amount of wrong unlock codes on your Sony Ericsson C905 mobile phone, your phone may get hard locked and sometimes become unusable.
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2 - Press the left arrow key/button once,
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Hi,

My name is Ben and I'm your guru, i.e., mentor, an influential teacher or popular expert: a management guru. - origin from Sanskrit, 'weighty, grave' for today.

PUK Codes

A PUK (PIN Unlock Key) code is required to unlock SIM cards that have become locked following three successive incorrect PIN entries. If your SIM card becomes locked, you will need to get a PUK code from AT&T to unlock your SIM card.

Since I don't know the name of you carrier, I'm using AT&T as an example. Most carriers use the same methodology though the wording may be different.

You can obtain your phone's PUK code from AT&T in one of these ways:

• Log in to myAT&T online
• Use our Technical Support Chat.
• Contact Customer Care


To get your phone's PUK code online:

? Log in to myAT&T.
? From the myAT&T tab at the top of the page, hover over the Wireless link and select Phone/Device under the My Wireless Service heading.
? From the My Phone/Device screen, select the Unblock SIM Card link under the My Make & Model heading.
? The Unblock SIM screen will display your PUK code and will give you instructions for unblocking your SIM Card.

Once you receive your PUK code, you will need to enter it into your phone to set a new PIN code.

Note: If you enter the wrong PUK code 10 times in a row, your SIM card will be invalidated, and you will need to purchase a new SIM Card. The phone will display the following error: "PUK blocked call operator."

You can also do it without any assistance from anyone, However, be sure to read the following carefully because there are pitfalls.

Although most people remember their primary SIM PIN code, those other codes - used for various verification purposes - are never to be found when needed. Below we've included a set of short codes which, when entered on a handset's standby screen, will let you easily change PIN and PUK (short for Pin Unlock Code) codes - but keep in mind, they may not work with all handsets and mobile operators. If you are interested in a software fix, click on the following link: Universal SIM Lock Remover

More importantly, when changing ones PUK codes there'll be no help to get from the mobile operator if the new codes are forgotten, so make sure to write any changes down alongside the old PUK codes. Also, please note that the codes should be entered without the spaces shown below.

Change SIM Card PIN
** 04 * old PIN * new PIN * new PIN #

Change SIM Card PIN 2 (Write down the new code)
** 042 * old PIN * new PIN * new PIN #

Change SIM Card PUK (Write down the new code)
** 05 * old PUK * new PUK * new PUK #

Change SIM Card PUK 2 (Write down the new code)
** 052 * old PUK * new PUK * new PUK #

Display Handset IMEI
*# 06 #

This was wordy but hopefully it helped you.

Ben

*# 06 #

This was wordy but hopefully it helped you.

Ben

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Hi,

IF you put PUK code many times depending on the model it wil lock the sim card. This is because to prevent unathorised person using your SIM card.

Default PIN code for nokia mobile is 0000
PUK code will be given by the service provider only.

Please call your service provider or go to service provider office,they will assist you in this issue.And they will have a security check like name,Phone number and other information to check weather the SIM card belongs to you only.Then they will assit you.

Thanx

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The puk code is a code associated to SIM card , not to the phone.

You have to choices, call the phone company or replace the SIM card inside.

The PUK code is asked if you enter a wrong pin 3 times.

You need to call the phone company that released the SIM card, they can retrieve the PUK code from a database for free.

In your case you need to contact your SIM card provider technical support to unlock the SIM.


The PIN and PUK are related to the SIM card, not to the phone.

If you replace the SIM card with a different one, then the phone will not ask for the PUK anymore. 

 
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