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Insert smartchip error

I got the w850i a few weeks ago, and lately the phone has been telling me to insert a smartchip. after i turn off and turn it back on a couple of times, the error will go away. it doesnt help to take out the battery, take out the smartchip, and put it back in. a friend suggested that some dirt or lint might me caught in there, but i used some compressed air to blow it out, and that made no difference.

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Try cleaning the sim holder contacts and try again....or your board might need to be check....so you should take the phone to a repair center and ahve that done.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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