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An Incredibly Strange Problem...

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by huggy3ear, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. huggy3ear

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    Having an issue that I hope can be resolved here as no amount of googling is aiding me. I apologise if this is in the wrong section.

    My HTC Sensation got a little old and erratic and often played the random restart game, however last week decided to drop all signal entirely. It would occasionally read 'Insert SIM' but more often just be without any signal, network etc.

    Took her to the shop - Orange UK now EE - and after the bloke tested my SIM in his phone, which worked, paid the
     

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  2. Joelgp83

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    Wild guess in the dark here, but perhaps your SIM card has some sort of electrical short or fault in it that is electrically damaging any SIM interface it touches? It would explain how your friend "inherited" your signal/connection issues.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Huggy3ear.

    Yes, as said, a sim or sd card can import corruption from one device to another, causing unpredictable behavior, necessitating hard resets, etc.

    The device you own is likely in need of a factory data reset, along with a brand new sim card. I'd also take the trouble to get a new sd card for fear of something rogue being on that portion of storage.

    Behaves a bit like a virus, doesn't it. ;)
     

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