hello, i have a nokia n8 thats just five months old and the sim socket dont work....long story short....nokia wont honor it in any way....i am looking for an alternative way to connect a new sim card socket to the IC chips in the phone. I have the parts, i just need the info.
If anyone has any knowledge that my may help i welcome it. I am open to any info like GMATE for iphone an iOS. It is not compatible with symbian. I just hate to trash such an awesome phone over a sim card connector.
I had the same issue after using a micro sim with a cheap adapter in my N8. Took it back to t mobile who said it wasnt under warranty. Being the way I am I complained to nokia and told them that after being a nokia customer for 15 years I was appauled at the build quality and wanted it repairing. I did not say anything about using a micro sim. Sent the phone to nokia for repair and they did it under warranty for me.
While it was away, fearing it not getting repaired, I contacted www.fonefunshop.co.uk in Sheffield England who said that the sim slot repair was around £30 to repair. They told me that the sim slot needs to be heated with infra red to allow the contacts to be soldered correctly, basically meaning a diy repair is out of the question. Ring them as the repair for the N8 sim slot was not on their website.