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Is it easy to sort out an Iphone 3g with no service?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Ive been offered an Iphone 3g that says no service everytime a sim is inserted. Is it easy to fix? ANy help greatfully received!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
could be wrong but does that not mean its been nicked and is blocked?!
#2
owens101
could be wrong but does that not mean its been nicked and is blocked?!



dont know mate to be honest hence asking if its worth getting it
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what i can see on other forums it is quite a common prob on the iphone and people have returned them for a replacement?

http://www.avforums.com/forums/iphone-discussions/1017699-iphone-3g-16gb-no-service.html

After a quick bit of Google-teching:

If you have a 3G phone, try this before trying the next steps (thank you Lindsay, Joe and Leonard!): Go to Settings: General: Network: Disable 3G. Then reset your iPhone.

Go to Settings:General:Reset.

Click Reset Network Settings

Enter your passcode if you have created one.

Click the red button: Reset Network Settings

The iPhone will take a minute to shut down, then it will reboot.

Hopefully, service comes back.
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Also:

If after activation you have NO SERVICE try reseting your iphone (hold down home button and top button for about 8 secs, like the ipod reset.) Worked straight away for me after an hour or so of panicking!
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Cheers Tom


copied from AV FORUMS
#4
need to try unlocking first,if that doesn't work odds on it could be nicked
#5
You should be able to check with O2 if the IMEI is blacklisted or not, if it turns out it is then you could save yourself a lot of hassle because there's nothing you can do if that's the case.

John
#6
wonkey
dont know mate to be honest hence asking if its worth getting it


how much are they wanting for it,that could be a good indicator if its dodgy or not
#7
Johnmcl7
You should be able to check with O2 if the IMEI is blacklisted or not, if it turns out it is then you could save yourself a lot of hassle because there's nothing you can do if that's the case.

John


good idea. thanks:thumbsup:
#8
boothy
how much are they wanting for it,that could be a good indicator if its dodgy or not

£200
#9
wonkey
£200


bit too cheap tbh,8gb or 16gb?
#10
8 gig mate
#11
wonkey
8 gig mate


still a bit too cheap unless it in poor condition,bit of a risk imo
#12
dcx_badass
Generally this means it's reported stolen and blocked throughout Europe.


+1

If it c ant be fixed just use it as an ipod touch lol
#13
dcx_badass
Generally this means it's reported stolen and blocked throughout Europe.


I had this problem with 2g bought from cpw and it wasn't stolen and it isn't uncommon. Just for info.

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