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[Not] Reading SIM

I just bought a Vodafone data sim for the car. Went in OK but when I try to initiate it in settings, it just hangs on "Reading SIM" for about a minute before reverting to off. If its relevant, the car connects to the house wifi without issue. Software says its up to date, version 20 plus change.

Having read various threads on here, I tried the sim in an old phone to check it. The phone definitely sees it, but wouldn't actually make a call (but I'm assuming because its data only sim?). Anyway did an online chat with Voda help who were absolutely no help - didn't seem to understand the concept of it not being in a phone and no surprise they concluded its an issue with the car. However, I see a few have had trouble with the reader in the car and have had swaps under warranty. So currently expecting to have to revert to the MD. But just thought I'd check first to see if anyone has any other ideas of what I might try to fix it myself. Mike - MPx

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it does sound like the reader that is faulty but to make doubly sure put that data sim into a tablet and see if its ok getting data.. ... - .- -.


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Ah yes. Would have done that in pref to trying the phone, but our only tablet is an original iPad from 100 years ago and its got no sim slot. We just use it around the house on wifi. Embarassed Mike - MPx

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I got that when I first put a Sim in mine, I don’t think it was located properly so I did it again using tweezers to push it down and make sure it was in right. I don’t think it connected straight away either, took a little while so it worth leaving it in for a few hours / overnight to see if that works.

Did Vodafone say that the Sim had been activated as they don’t usually until they’re in a device?

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I hade this exact issue on mine and I cut-down a business card to fit behind the SIM card to make it make firmer contact with the six copper contacts and it worked for me (I left some of the card exposed to act as a 'tab' so I could get it out again!) 2017 L405 SC - WOW! just WOW!
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Thanks @Martin2 - have put it in and out numerous times and pretty comfortable that its clicking in OK...but will leave it in and see next time. On the Voda help chat they confirmed that the data was usable on my account, but I'm not sure they could see the sim so don't know if they actually did anything.

Interesting idea on the card wedge @Wrecker79. I'll try it... Mike - MPx

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Suggestions tried, still no joy... Mike - MPx

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