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SIM-Card reader is damaged

So, hello guys

I just bought a used Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9250. Everything works fine except of the SIM-card reader. When I pulled out the Microsimcardadapter I damaged two of the pins (contacts).

My question: How can I fix that? Is there a way to fix it without changing the simcardreader? Do I have to buy a new simcardreader? Where could I buy a simcardreader?

Thank you very much for answers!

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Just made some pics of the broken sim card junctor.

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Exact same thing happened to me, I took it to a shop but Samsung UK simply refused to ship the part to the shop I took it to here in California. Instead they shipped the shop a samsung galaxy sII skyrocket HD sim reader, which they said was the same part as the one in the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ GSM but when they installed it, the part was too wide and simply does not work. BTW the simreader is soldered so you would have to get a solder machine if you did get the part. I have emailed and called Samsung UK and it appears that the part is not common here in the US and that it is a narrow type sim reader. I'm still in process for them to let me ship the whole phone to the UK and have it repaired, but they have told me that they do not ship back Internationally, so Im in quit a bind... If anyone out there can help us get the part please tell us...

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Hey i have the same problem with my nexus and took it to the samsung authorized repair shop in Montreal "service absolut" and eventhough i told them what was the problem they charged me $35 for an assesment (so stupid but at the end it was either that or they were not going to look at my phone)..a couple of mins ago they called me and told me that they will charge me $350 + tax to repair the phone.. THATS CRAZY!! i paid $340 for the brand new phone!..Did any of you found a solution to this problem or a place where we can ship for a decent price fix?????

Thanks!

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Sorry no cheap fix.

Thanks for info about service absolut in Montreal.

I was just about to ship phone to them.

They told me the same thing about $35.00 fee.

I know what's wrong just tell how much to replace sim card tray or mother

Board.

They said they need to see phone first.

I've decided to sell phone for parts.

I recently purchased new phone. $350 is way too much to spend.

Thanks again for your info you saved me all the hassle and money for shipping.

Regards Mike

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No worries I'm glad the info was helpful... I sent my phone yesterday to a local cell repair shop to see if they can fix it, they will charge me $90 (still a bit over what i was thinking but a lot better than 350+tax) otherwise I will have to sell it in parts too... How much did you make by selling your phone in parts?

Ragards!

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Hey

I haven't sold the phone for parts yet .

If I could get $200 I would be happy.

Let me know if you can have the phone repaired for $90

I tried 3 repair places they all couldnot repair the phone.

Thanks regards Mike

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I'd try contacting one of the contributors on here called hector truong, he mostly fixes these problems on iphones but the parts have got to be similar... I'm not his agent, he has repaired a phone for me in the past so I know he's good. You may like to email him from his profile page to see if he can do this work.

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I was online and it says that my sim card is damaged. Im using an ipad not a phone. Can u help me out, please ans thank you so much

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The place in Holland won't ship to North America.

I will give you a place in England that can fix the phone.

You will have to ship the phone to England.

They will give you a quote .if you agree to repairs they will ship the phone

Back to you.

It takes about 2 weeks.

Here is the email bicester@phoneland.co.uk

Address Samsung Care Point Phoneland

19B Sheep ST.

Bicester OX26 6JF

Phone 01869 242500

Regards Mike

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OK, maybe not a pukka fix but the same thing happened to me while on holiday. Samsung Nexus snapped Sim pin due to an adapter hooking on the pins. Solution: tin foil from a Rolo, made into a small plug that just fits into the slot over the pin. Hold it in place with a needle from a hotel sewing kit. Slide SIM card in over the tin foil. Been using the phone like this for the past three weeks. Writing this reply on the self same phone. Jerry-rigged perhaps, but a fix nonetheless.

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Come one guys, you find that part on ebay for 3-5 USD (shipping included), it just need to be soldered. Ask some people who repair electronics or iphone/ipads. In my town in germany they do it for flat 35 USD / 25 EUR.

Sim tray 4,75 USD included shipping or same part for 3 USD including shipping

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Thanks for that ebay link. I have the same issue, broken sim contact. Will try my hand at soldering in a ner sim tray.

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Resinator, can you please tell me where in Germany I can send my phone for that kind of repairs? I have an Xperia play with the same issue (i broke my sim reader by inserting an empty micro sim adapter in it) I recently got the replacement part, but if it really costs 25 EUR to repair it, I would much rather send it to that shop than try to fix it myself with the risk of doing even more damage. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Please provide me the contact for the guy in Germany who fixed it for 25 Euro. I have the same problem. harshal880@gmail.com. Thanks in advance

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Hello Everybody, The sim card reader seem to be popular these days, especially since the new micro sim came in. It's not putting it in but the migration form one phone to the other or different brands.

If anyone is listening before :))) ruining the phone use scotch tape on the back of the sim to secure it in place with the sim-adaptor. Use scoth tape to pull the sim out evenly (secure the sim before pussing or pulling it ALWAYS)

I am doing SIM card reader replacement for 50 euros +tax that wll be 60.50 euros or 83$ all together on today exchange rate. I think it's a fair price, shipping will be handled by the customer.

You can find me here Mobile Phone repair shop in Brussels

Or see me in action here Youtube chanel Bimos.be Repair Shop

Hope this helps, if you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will be happy to share some secrets, also have a look at the youtube chanel as I am giving good pointers there!

Kind Regards,

Alex Bimos.be SPRL

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but mine is good and it wont work some one help me pls

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can have used phone to buy in Germany munich.

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My Huawei had one of the middle contact legs broken so it didn't read the sim-card. After I tried using a tiny rolled tin-foil under the card as I inserted it back, it worked and am sorted thankfully to the tip...

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