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Razor phone not reading sim card

Got my phone soaking wet...everything has dried out turns on,,...the screen pictures buttons etc all work, but it keeps asking me to insert sim even when the sim is in it. Is there a way to fix it?

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  • bear412 Dec 19, 2007

    The old sim card works fine in other ATT razor phones...I dont get it? Is there something I can clean inside the phone?

  • bear412 Dec 19, 2007

    thank you very much for your quick response. I thought maybe it had shorted soemthing out. My only problem is I dont know where to bring it in for repair? I live in the chicago area and the ATT shops tell me to trash the phone and buy a new one. Of course!

  • bear412 Dec 19, 2007

    thanks for the help!

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I just picked up my phone off the dresser this morning and am unable to use it. The screen says. "Insert SIM card". I haven't gotten it wet, or dropped it, or abused it in any way. What's the deal?


  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The phone comes on but it it reads SIM card not inserted



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Not sure if this will work with you.. but i got the same problem with my nokia 3100... but i got it fixed when i put a little piece of paper as a filler in between the sim and the battery... that piece of paper should just be thick enough to make the sim card tighten to its place... hope it will help...

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Have you tried a different SIM to make sure that isn't the problem? I'd say 3 out of 4 times when the phone gets wet the other stuff works after it dries, but people constantly have problems with reading the SIM afterwards. Hopefully swapping the SIM card out will help, otherwise your only option is to have a repair shop fix it up for you.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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    Trevor Talbert Dec 19, 2007

    The SIM reader is ecspecially susceptible to water damage, because it has exposed pins carrying a charge. When the pins got wet, it shorted out the reader. The only way to fix that is to replace the damaged part.

    I once jumped in a pool with my RAZR in my pocket, and swam for 30 minutes before I realized it was there. I took apart the phone and cleaned it out with isopropyl. Once it dried out and I reassembled it, everything worked great, except for the SIM reader.

    If you want to try to order that part and replace it yourself, I would be happy to provide you with a guide to take apart the phone. The part will be difficult to find, and it will be difficult to replace if you haven't done these kind of repairs before. After researching the cost of the part and taking into consideration the time involved in the repair, I took it to a repair shop. They only charged me $50 and had it working like new in a couple days.

  • Trevor Talbert
    Trevor Talbert Dec 19, 2007

    If you have a phone book handy, there should be a bunch of them in there. You may also try searching for "mobile phone repair Chicago, IL" in Google. Good luck, and I hope you get it working!



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