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continually searching with/without sim

Changed a kit on an iphone 4 three months ago...been fine....now all of a sudden it just says searching for a signal...doesnt recognise me taking sim out or putting it in...

Must be somebody clever out there who has the answer :)

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Are you running ios 6?

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Go to settings, tap cellular and on the cellular data, enable 3g and the data roaming after that remove the sim card and put it back.

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this is a date/time error. Join your WLan with the iPhone or manually set the date/time. Remove the sim card and put it back into the phone. Now you can enter the sim-code.

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You're the best. I tried 3 hours to fix it. Tried everything, hardware , coils everything...and your solution fix it...incredibile. Thank you!!!!!

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you're the best man, i almost killed my iphone 4s today and thank God i found your post in time... it was just the date and time and now it's working...

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I had same problem. I thought it was hardware and trying for days. I fixed the date and it is fixed. So simple and yet so difficult to find the solution. Brilliant solution from ifixit. thanx

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thanq thanqqq dear u r the best.........

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Awesome! thanks much for the solution

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Put another persons SIM card in your slot, wait 2-3 minutes, have someone dial the phone number of the SIM card you placed in your phone, pick up when it rings and let it sit idle for about a minute before hanging up...your phone should recognize that card and then you can remove it. Put your card back into the phone, if your phone doesn't recognize the card, your SIM card is damaged most likely, call your service provider, they can check it over the phone ;). Mine was a bad SIM card.

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Thank you so much. I was desperate and wanted to give my new iPhone to the service. Now it works!

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i reset my iphone 5c with this same problem.. now i cant activate it.. its still always saying "searching..." any solutions?

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Go to settings, tap cellular and on the cellular data, enable 3g and the data roaming after that remove the sim card and put it back.

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Me also have the same problem...I can't activate my iphone 5c now...

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my iphone says searching all time even without the sim card _ and if i lock it,its gonna come lot of languages changing on the screen..................plz help me if u know whats going on!!!!

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Hi!

I just joined ifixit to say THANKS. This procedure solved my problem, THANK YOU AGAIN!

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i raed Mark's answer which has worked for many, but those steps are not working for me, can someone please help, really desperate.

Cant understand why its not working for me. What is sim code is it same as sim pin, then i can't edit that

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My wife gave my daughter her iphone and suspected she broke it. Cellular dealers were saying it was a damaged sim reader. The iStore wanted money just to book a techician to look at it. Thanks.... This is a great post that saved me money and fustration!!!!

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If this works i Will appreciate, but i have a problem....

I dont find the solution so, i restored my iPhone 5c by iTunes

Then, i can't register my iphone trought wifi way, and iTunes way too.

I was investigating and then i put the iPhone in recovery mode, and the process wont complete because an error from itunes. I stay here. If you help me i Will love you forever...

(Sorry For my english)

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i cant active my iphone 4 ,same problem are any sorte out this

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Hi.

I got the same problem. I done what is the first message sad but it dose not working for me. some reason . I got a ipone 4s.

I would be grateful if you could help me with it.

Thanks very much.

Krisz

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i try to change time/date and no affect

help me plz

it is seaching ONLY

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When time and date change toggle airplane mode for 10 seconds if that fails turn phone off and on

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Still searching !!!

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This is not working for me. I using iPhone5s. Kindly help me pls. what is that sim code.My Date/time is correctly only. But still i have this problem. My phone is still searching with or without sim. Is it a hardware problem nor software? Kindly guide me

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And i also tried my sim with other phone its working cool. And other sim is not working in my phone. So i guess sim is in good condition.

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Man your cellular IC is gone like mine...got it fixed today...they replaced the IC

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How much did it cost

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Tried everything didn't work

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really very helpful you sve my lots of time and money also very thanks marks.

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My ipad 3 is just showing searching with out sim in it, also have updated to the lastest Os but I could not install. Kindly help

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splodger will be eternally grateful.
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