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    Default SIM card reader ruined on my Moto G - can it be repaired?

    I'm on Virgin Media UK and they don't provide micro SIMs anymore so I'm forced to use a micro SIM adapter and I'm 99.9% sure this has corrupted the metal prongs in the SIM card tray on my Moto G and obviously now my SIM card doesn't work.

    Can this be fixed by Motorola (or even Phones4u) or is it completely ruined?

    So annoyed because I love my Moto G and if it wasn't for Virgin and their ****ty adapters I wouldn't have had such a jumpy experience with it.

    Thanks in advance

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    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 02-05-2014 at 11:43 AM.
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    Default Re: Sim card reader ruined on my Moto G - can it be repaired?

    Many people broke their sim slot pins that way. It's not an easy job to remove and solder a new simslot to the phone unless you have the right tool. You can find some type of repair service that may be able to do it for you.

    Or you can call up Motorola and send it in for a repair for a fee.

    When you remove the sim adapter, you need to use something to lift the card from the bottom and softly jiggle the adapter left and right while removing it, both of this help for the edges of the adapter not getting caught to the sim slot's contact pins.
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    Default Re: Sim card reader ruined on my Moto G - can it be repaired?

    You should be able to blame the carrier for giving you a Sim adapter that damaged your phone.

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    Default Re: Sim card reader ruined on my Moto G - can it be repaired?

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Many people broke their sim slot pins that way. It's not an easy job to remove and solder a new simslot to the phone unless you have the right tool. You can find some type of repair service that may be able to do it for you.

    Or you can call up Motorola and send it in for a repair for a fee.

    When you remove the sim adapter, you need to use something to lift the card from the bottom and softly jiggle the adapter left and right while removing it, both of this help for the edges of the adapter not getting caught to the sim slot's contact pins.
    Cheers for the advice.

    Yeah was thinking of getting it repaired by Motorola as opposed to doing it myself. Are you sure it will be free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratchyjam View Post
    Cheers for the advice.

    Yeah was thinking of getting it repaired by Motorola as opposed to doing it myself. Are you sure it will be free?

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    No, I said for a fee, not for free. Last time I got Samsung to do it for me it was $80.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    No, I said for a fee, not for free. Last time I got Samsung to do it for me it was $80.
    Right you are. Sorry, I misread that.

    I'll give them a ring sometime then and get it sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtanner00 View Post
    You should be able to blame the carrier for giving you a Sim adapter that damaged your phone.
    Good luck with that.

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