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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, guys

So I got myself HTC One X about a month ago and I started noticing this problem from last week. In short words, I lose phone service and my phone gives me "no sim card" sign occasionally every day or even twice a day. The phone goes back to normal after a reboot or two.

I have not taken it to store yet, since I doubt it is a hardware problem - never dropped it once and simple reboot solves the problem.

Any ideas what causes that? Thank you

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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe a problem of the SIM's gold contacts ... remove and move in the SIM few times.

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Old November 12th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you having the same issue as mentioned here with a rattle noise?

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Old November 12th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This was an issue on older software versions, it's fixed on newer updates (to an extent), but still happens intermittently.

What's your software version via Settings -> About Phone?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have been having the exact same problem with my One X and I have yet to figure out a solution. My last resort is to revert everything back to stock, which I am hopefully going to do tonight.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm having this issue at the moment. It first started a few days after i got the phone, 2 weeks ago. Had not seen it since. Now it keeps appearing every minute or so. It goes back and forth from "no sim card" to normal. I keep rebooting but it doesn't fix the problem. Any possible fixes or suggestions would help. Thank you
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Old December 25th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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remove your sim card & wipe it with a clean cloth, better still some isopropryl alcohol (the stuff that's used to clean tape heads).
I think its called wood alcohol in the US.
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Lightbulb A piece of tape will do

Just put a piece of sticky tape on the back of the sim card, about 3 - 5 layers will do. It thickens it up and wedges it in place. If the problem persists just remove it and take the handset back to your provider. However I found the sim card is very loose inside the One X+ handset, probably a rubbish design.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: No Sim Card Problem

I've had the same issue. Phone drops signal & says no SIM. Anywhere up to 10 times a day.

Normally a quick restart works without having to eject and reinsert the tray.

Today tho, after one of the restarts, it told me the SIM was being read, but was locked - without there being a SIM pin on there?

Had a look in the security menu while the locked SIM symbol was up there, and the 'Set up SIM card lock' option had disappeared..

Anyone else experience that?
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Old January 19th, 2013, 03:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ive had my one x about 6 months and it does this once every few weeks, a reboot has fixed this each time
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So this is becoming more and more frequent now.

Have replaced the SIM twice now, no joy :/

Has anyone found or heard of solutions?
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Check out HTC One X No SIM Error Message Fix for some tips and solutions in order to get this annoying issue resolved. A lot of things can cause this problem on smartphones but it seems to be something more frequent on the One X.

This issue is annoying too. No SIM = No Service = No Fun

Good Luck Guys

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Default HTC Desire "No SIM card" - the solution!

Hi guys,

Bought a Desire S for my wife yesterday (second hand) and was promised everything was working fine. Got home and put her existing SIM in the phone but got the no card error message - I was fuming - the card was fine as I checked it in 3 other phones. Spent a bit of time on internet looking for a solution and tried all the ideas out there - cleaning, packing the card, tape, etc. but none of them worked.

Came across a video showing how to take the phone apart to fix the SIM cradle but thought it a little drastic so I did this ...

Got a fine needle and gently prised the gold contacts in the SIM holder up slightly - they were depressed too much - one actually below the level of the plastic SIM cradle - put the SIM card back in and the phone jumped into life!

Just be careful when you prise the contacts not to damage anything underneath or break the contacts - this will fix the issue (unless the issue is the SIM card itself.)

Let me know how you get on.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My HTC One X drop from 6 feet, and landed screen flat into polished concrete, causing the 'No Sim' error. After reading this post, I put several layers of tape into the back of the sim card, and it worked. God is good!
Thanks for the tip!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm going to say poor design on this one. I've had my sim card replaced 3 times. And my phone has been replaced twice now. I'm still getting the same sim card issue. I've had my 3rd device for 2 weeks now and it just did it again this morning. Time to change to a different model.
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I used to sell at&t phones and can hounistly tell you I see this issue with this phone every day HTC is an infurior company I dont talk bad about our phones but HTC has burned me one to many times! Get a Samsung!
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Old February 27th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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How prevalent is this issue? I really like the One X+ and want to go over to android after jumping from Iphone to Windows 8. I like both the One X+ and the galaxy s3, but the One X+ feels better in my hand. However, if this is a widespread issue then I'll have to go with the S3.
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