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  1. palla1978

    palla1978 New Member

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    Evening,

    New to the forum and hoping you can confirm something for me. I did a search and seem to have partly answered my question from a post on here.

    I have changed to a new sim but the phone states no sim. I have read that the card reader should have 6 legs on it, did the early ones just have 5 and this is why it's not reading the sim?

    Thanks in advance for and advice.

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    Have you checked to make sure the SIM card is properly seated in the SIM card holder? If it still doesn't work, contact your carrier to check if you got a defective SIM card. If so, they can exchange it for a functional SIM card.
     
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    It's brand new I have tried several sims some work some don't.

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    Do the ones that work work properly?
     
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    Yeah, I think the early 5s had 5 pins on the card reader and the newer ones have 6 pins? I think I need a sim card that will suit the 5 pin reader?

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    No, they all have 6 pins.
     
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    There is a thread on here where a gusset phone had 5 and he was told he needed to fit one with 6? It is only some sims it's not reading so I thought I needed an old style sim?

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    The iPhone 5s uses the nano SIM card and there's only one kind of Nano SIM card, not early and late versions.
     
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    It's the first 5 series not an s, I had it confirmed today by Apple that there are two types of card readers for the i phone 5, one with 5 pins and one with 6. The one with 5 pins can't read all sim cards, waiting on Vodafone getting back to me

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    So it wasn't the SIM card that changed, it was the SIM card reader in the iPhone.
     
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    Yeah but 90% of sims I try don't work. When in the vodafone shop they tried 4 sims off the shelf and none worked, the employee tried the sim from her own phone and it worked. So I think they started fitting the 6 pin readers to be able to read newer sims?

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