Archos 133 Oxygen: Unrecognized SIM card
You have just acquired an Archos 133 Oxygen and when you turn it on, it displays the following error text message: SIM card not recognized. At times the Archos 133 Oxygen does not recognize the SIM card and displays this message. In this circumstance, it is not necessarily required to bring the Archos 133 Oxygen directly back. In truth, there are several tricks to fix this problem. We will therefore find out in this tuto, what are the stuff to do and check in order that the SIM card is recognized on your Archos 133 Oxygen.
How to proceed when ever the SIM card is not recognized on my Archos 133 Oxygen
If perhaps the SIM card is not recognized on your Archos 133 Oxygen, below is a list of stuff that may help you determine the source of the problem, find out repairing the problem.
Clean SIM card
One of the first stuff to do if the SIM card is not recognized on your Archos 133 Oxygen is to clean it up. In fact, it may happen that dirt partially prevents the contact between the SIM card and the mobile phone. To clean it, pass a small dab of cloth over it and check if it is not damaged.
Check the tracking of the SIM card on your Archos 133 Oxygen
At times the problem may come from the tracking of the SIM card. In fact, it often occurs that tiny metal plugs that normally have to come in contact with the SIM card are a little relaxed. When this is the case, this prevents the Archos 133 Oxygen from reading the SIM card. To fix this problem, you simply need to thicken the SIM a little by gluing 1 or two pieces of tape at the back.
Test the SIM card on a different phone
To find out if the problem comes from the SIM card, you can actually test it on a different phone and you will have your answer. In case it is not recognized on other devices, you can actually modify the SIM card.
Try another SIM card on your Archos 133 Oxygen
If perhaps the two previous steps do not give anything, it is actually required to test a different SIM card to find out in cases where the problem comes from the card. In truth, in cases where other SIM card function on the Archos 133 Oxygen, it is actually because the problem comes from the card. Otherwise, it is actually at the level of the phone that we will have to look.
Check that your Archos 133 Oxygen is not Simlocker
When you have tried several SIM cards on the Archos 133 Oxygen and none are recognized, the phone might be Simlocker. This implies that the Archos 133 Oxygen will recognize simply the SIM card of a certain operator. In this circumstance, you have to unlock it. You will find without a hassle a lot of offer on the net that may do that.
Check that the problem will not come from the ROM installed on the Archos 133 Oxygen
This part mainly concerns the people who root the Archos 133 Oxygen to install a ROM that is not initial. If perhaps this is actually what you have completed, be aware that the unrecognized SIM card problem is quite common after setting up new ROMs. We highly recommend that you reinstall an initial ROM and re-test it.
If perhaps nothing works
If perhaps all the above solutions do not work, we recommend you to bring your Archos 133 Oxygen and the SIM card back to 1 of your operator’s shops.