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When I turn on my phone it says to insert smart chip even though it is already inserted. How do I fix this?

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This problem is very common amongst these devices and the only fix i know of that is free is folding a small piece of paper up and inserting it with the card

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The first thing to try is cleaning the contacts for the smart chip, on the phone and the chip itself. Use a little rubbing alcohol on cotton buds and be careful you don't bend the contacts in the phone. If that doesn't remedy the problem, get your service provider to give you a new chip. They should be willing to give you one for free. If that doesn't fix it, then it is probably a phone problem. You may go to your service provider or any nearest mobile phone repair shop to have it fixed. You may also have the phone replaced if your budget allows it.

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