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    Can a sim card just go bad? And if yes would it make your phone suddenly shut down and not turn on again? I have replaced the battery and I'm sure the problem does not lie in the battery.

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    Renae
     

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    Hi Renae and welcome to Android Forums!

    YES, a SIM card can go bad. That shouldn't affect the phone, however, other than being unable to use certain network functions like data or calling. That said: if the phone had a problem with, say, a charging circuit that overvolted it and then fried, that could have damaged the SIM.

    You will definitely want to take your phone to the nearest AT&T store and have them look at it. If it's under warranty, it may need replacement. I hope this helps and good luck.

    It's great to have you here :)
     
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    Hi and welcome

    Yes and no.

    A SIM can suddenly die and need replacing, but your phone should still start up without a SIM in it, just with no phone services.

    If you cant start the phone any other way I suggest you try to do a factory reset as shown in this video

    Htc Inspire At&t: HARD RESET easy 1 2 3 - YouTube

    If it wont boot to the first screen in the video with voldown+ power, then its probably a hardware fault which needs repair. Note that a factory reset will delete everything on your phone.

    Before you try a factory reset it may be worth registering on the forums and posting your question again in the forum for your phone where someone may have a specific solution for your phones issue.

    Good Luck

    Roger

    PS Yes, as The_Chief says, if its under warranty take it back!
     

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