1. channing0214's Avatar
    I purchased a AT&T HTC 8X for my Boyfriend about six months ago.

    His phone had been working great just up until this past week. He started getting the "SIM Error" message (no sim card detected, only able to make an emergency call). He resets the phone and it is fine for a while but then it just starts doing it again. It started off happening just a little bit, now it happens to him almost all the time.

    I noticed from searching in the Forum that there were a few possible fixes:

    - Pulling the Sim Card out and blowing inside the sim card slot, and putting it back in.
    - Putting tape on the back of the Sim Card, cutting the excess tape off the edges with an exacto knife and putting it back in.
    - Going to AT&T to get a new sim card for the phone.

    I was just wondering what method has worked best for everyone. His phone is still in great condition and there haven't been really many other problems so I would like to avoid having to get a new phone.

    Thank you for your help and suggestions.
    11-27-2013 10:16 AM
  2. teshny's Avatar
    The tape worked for me. No errors since.
    11-27-2013 10:23 AM
  3. dol4er's Avatar
    Solution number 1 is the best way to go. It is definitely better than putting a tape which may happen to get stuck inside and possibly cause you more trouble ;)
    11-27-2013 12:10 PM
  4. rdifiori's Avatar
    Tape is a great solution. Using good tape and trim it neatly.
    11-30-2013 09:29 AM
  5. channing0214's Avatar
    Tried the tape fix last night. We will see if he made it through the day today without the error message.
    12-03-2013 09:22 PM
  6. channing0214's Avatar
    It has been a little over 24 hours and the phone has stopped with the Sim Error.

    Thank you for the suggestions. Hopefully this will keep working.
    12-04-2013 01:25 PM

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