Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    badelhas's Avatar

    Posts
    671 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,347 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock 4.1.1 jelly bean

    Default SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Hi

    After a little swimming in the pool and drying it under the sun all day everything works except sim cards. Can someone who had the same problem advise me on what can I do to try to fix it please? Thanks
  2. #2  

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    1. Try a different SIM
    2. Let the phone dry longer. Common wisdom is to stick it in a sealed container with dry (uncooked) rice and leave it for a couple of days, with the battery removed.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  
    badelhas's Avatar

    Posts
    671 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,347 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock 4.1.1 jelly bean

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    1. Try a different SIM
    2. Let the phone dry longer. Common wisdom is to stick it in a sealed container with dry (uncooked) rice and leave it for a couple of days, with the battery removed.
    Thanks but I already tried a dif sim and left it two days under a strong sun (I kive in Portugal).
  4. #4  

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Then I'm afraid your phone is toast. Water and electronics don't go well together.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  
    badelhas's Avatar

    Posts
    671 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,347 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock 4.1.1 jelly bean

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    I just ordered a SIM/SD Card Reader replacement for the S3 on Amazon for 5 pounds. It´s pretty easy to replace it, I hope it works
  6. #6  

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Good luck!
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  
    badelhas's Avatar

    Posts
    671 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,347 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock 4.1.1 jelly bean

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Good luck!
    Thanks m8. Will try to post when its done. If it does work next step Will be fix the glass, i broke it 2 weeks ago.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Try cleaning the contacts. Maybe the water caused some oxidation and is keeping it from making good contact.
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  
    badelhas's Avatar

    Posts
    671 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,347 Global Posts
    Carrier
    Stock 4.1.1 jelly bean

    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Quote Originally Posted by joneill03 View Post
    Try cleaning the contacts. Maybe the water caused some oxidation and is keeping it from making good contact.
    Thanks for the tip but Already did that, following a youtube tutorial. But I cant see any oxidation...

Similar Threads

  1. Chromecast works as promised, but not as I hoped
    By Doctor Hunt in forum Google Chromecast
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-09-2013, 08:09 PM
  2. Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 doesn't recognize Sandisk microSD card
    By namsilat in forum ASUS EeePad MeMo
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2013, 09:10 PM
  3. S3 Screen not functioning - Green Lines/Touch Screen not responding
    By jessicaamber in forum Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2013, 02:22 AM
  4. Not able update my s3
    By sahilarya92 in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-06-2013, 04:53 PM

Posting Permissions