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iPhone 4S - No Service but carriers show?

Guys,

I've had problems fixing a 4S a friend gave me. I'd love to get it back to working order as cosmetically it is brand new, and everything except the signal works great.

It was dropped, I repaired the screen, camera and swapped the battery. Its was locked to (3) UK, I got it unlocked with a code.

It is now just stuck on 'searching' or 'no service'.

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When I goto Settings > Carrier, I can press 'manual' and the services show, which makes me think that there isn't any major problem. However, even if I select the network, it still shows no service.

If somebody can help me out it'd be much appreciated, be happy to throw them some paypal their way.

EDIT - Ive just taken it into town and it came up with FULL SIGNAL for around 2 mins, then went back to no signal. Does anybody know what the problem is?

Many Thanks!

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Ive tried setting the date and time. They are set correctly, set to automatic. Is that right? Or is there a trick to it? Any other ideas people?

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make sure date and time and set corretly

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Thanks, but the date trick did not work on this one. I have added an EDIT into my post on what happened today. Any other ideas? Thanks

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Just had the same problem on my 4s now for the last week. Just reset network settings and problem solved ... Mobile signal returned. I had to set up my wifi password again but otherwise all good.

Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings

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got the same problem with my 4s.

just "searching" or "no Service"

Carriers are shown when switched to manual... so i guess it finds the network but couldn´t or won´t log in... don´t know.

are there any new suggestions for this problem?

it runs with ios7

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Be nice if we could get some answer that would help us mine doing the same thingy an it brand new pretty much !

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Weird stuff guys. Usually I get the opposite problem, with customers phones

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Does anybody has the answer? i'm having the same problem manual carrier selection shows list of available carriers i tick my simcard carrier done but no service and not even a single bar of signal, soon it shows me my network lost..help please

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have you tried changing the speaker at the bottom as the antenna is connected to it , or make sure the cable is seated properly could possible be that ,

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hope it helps

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not yet but i'll try it now, thank you i will keep you updated

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i have the same problem on iphone 5s im just going to changed the antenna now , ive searched this so many times , and no soloution

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Have you guys checked IMEI number to see if it is blocked?

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i have checked the cellular antenna cable is seated properly, imei is clean also, i cannot even dial emergency number, restore normal dfu and recovery still i cannot get even one signal

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ive done the exact same changed antenna , check imei , i get ee signal , 3g/4g but cant dial out etc , this a joke , i have a apple brick

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