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Old 06-09-2007, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 3G Sim card works in Razr but not in Blackberry - 'Insert Sim Card' and SOS

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Just bought an 'open box' Blackberry 8800 at a local store. I first tried my 64k sim card from my Razr in the BB, but got an 'Insert Sim card' message on the screen. Then I went to a Cingular store, where they transferred my 64k card to a 3G card. Still getting the 'Insert Sim card' message on the BB.

I have tried to go to Advanced Options > Host Routing Table to register it on the network, but I get a 'Registration messaged queued' message.

I'm fairly sure I have the sim card installed correctly (I've tried all the possiblities of fitting it into the slot -- and no, it's not in the SD slot! : )

Any ideas?
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maybe it was a broken box special not open box
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm fairly sure I have the sim card installed correctly (I've tried all the possiblities of fitting it into the slot -- and no, it's not in the SD slot! : )

Any ideas?
Then it can only be a defective device.
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just bought an 'open box' Blackberry 8800 at a local store. I first tried my 64k sim card from my Razr in the BB, but got an 'Insert Sim card' message on the screen. Then I went to a Cingular store, where they transferred my 64k card to a 3G card. Still getting the 'Insert Sim card' message on the BB.

I have tried to go to Advanced Options > Host Routing Table to register it on the network, but I get a 'Registration messaged queued' message.

I'm fairly sure I have the sim card installed correctly (I've tried all the possiblities of fitting it into the slot -- and no, it's not in the SD slot! : )

Any ideas?
its either your 8800 is broke or u are installing the simcard backwards
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default One reason for 'Insert SIM Card' error

After searching on the string "Insert SIM Card", and looking at the three hits found, I opened the user's device and discovered that one of the six brass SIM card contacts was pressed down so far that it wasn't making contact (BB7290).

I gently pried it up to the same height as the others, put everything back together, and voila!
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