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    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
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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. Its pretty easy to replace it, I hope it works
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    Default Re: SIM cards not recognized after water incident

    Good luck!
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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...

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