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Phone recognises Sim Card, sees number but says "No Service"

So I've received an iPhone 6s which was water damaged.

After having had it through the ultrasonic cleaner I turned it on and it all worked, at least that's what I thought.

The issue is that the phone recognises the sim card inside, shows me the phone number in iTunes and even tells me that I've inserted a wrong sim (its locked).

But after inserting a sim card it goes to "Searching" and then within a couple of seconds goes to "No Service".

I've replaced the antenna on the device and still nothing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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That's exactly what I am trying to work out before I start taking off the emi Shields.

I tired ringing that number from my phone and the phone just crashed, not sure if that's related but that's what happened.

Everything works perfectly so I assumed it was just the antenna (it did look worse for wear).

There seems to be something obvious that I am missing.

I guess it will be the emi Shields next

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This is probably a stupid question, but do you actually have no service? If you do, take off the emi shields and check for burned components, especially around the baseband.

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Also, make sure the sim is activated and provisioned for service. Usually when the baseband is damaged, it will be stuck on "Searching" and not show "No Service"

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Thanks guys for your answers.

I know it's not blacklisted as I've checked the iMEi, I also know the Sim is activated as I use it as a test sim in other devices.

I will open up the EMI Shield and have a play with that stuff and get it through the ultrasonic cleaner again.

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If you recently bought the phone there is a chance it could be blacklisted. The phone will act like this if the IMEI has been blacklisted by the carrier.

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I have a blacklisted iPhone 5 and it works fine with a sim and shows service.

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Depends on your locale. In Canada, if it's blacklisted the IMEI is refused when registering on the network. Cheers for the downvote tho.

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Sorry, I didn't know that. I live in the us. Un-downvoted. :)

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Cheers, thanks! It's been getting crazy up here. You can hardly buy used anymore because people can still blacklist the phone days after you register it in your account!

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An update to the PRL settings may be needed

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I've had a similar problem with a iPhone 6 i was working on, i think it ended up being a fried coil or something, definitely a hardware issue

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its never the coil

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all i know that it was a component on the board that caused the issue, was last your, dont remember how the guy fixed it, just sharing what i know

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The iPhone could be locked to a specific network like O2 or EE so your sim would not work with the phone until it was unlocked

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If it was locked it would say sim not valid.

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sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't i have a iphone 6 with an O2 sim in with no service but it doesn't tell me the sim isn't valid

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