ARCHOS Sense 55S: Unrecognized SIM card
You have just bought an ARCHOS Sense 55S and when you turn it on, it displays the following error text message: SIM card not recognized. From time to time the ARCHOS Sense 55S does not recognize the SIM card and displays this message. In this case, it is not necessarily important to bring the ARCHOS Sense 55S directly back. In fact, there are several methods to fix this problem. We will therefore see in this article, what are the stuff to do and verify in order that the SIM card is recognized on your ARCHOS Sense 55S.
What to do when the SIM card is not recognized on my ARCHOS Sense 55S
Whenever the SIM card is not recognized on your ARCHOS Sense 55S, below is a list of stuff that may help you identify the source of the problem, see repairing the problem.
Clean SIM card
One of the first stuff to do if the SIM card is not recognized on your ARCHOS Sense 55S is to clean it up. In fact, it may happen that dirt partially prevents the contact between the SIM card and the smartphone. To clean it, pass a small dab of cloth over it and check if it is not damaged.
Check the location of the SIM card on your ARCHOS Sense 55S
From time to time the problem may be caused by the location of the SIM card. In fact, it often occurs that small metal plugs that normally have to come in contact with the SIM card are a bit relaxed. When this is the case, this prevents the ARCHOS Sense 55S from reading the SIM card. To fix this problem, you just simply need to thicken the SIM a little by gluing one 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 test it on a different phone and you will have your answer. If it is not recognized on other devices, you can modify the SIM card.
Try another SIM card on your ARCHOS Sense 55S
Whenever the two previous steps do not give anything, it is important to test a different SIM card to find out whenever the problem comes from the card. In fact, whenever other SIM card function on the ARCHOS Sense 55S, it is because the problem comes from the card. Otherwise, it is at the level of the phone that we will have to look.
Verify that your ARCHOS Sense 55S is not Simlocker
In case you have tried several SIM cards on the ARCHOS Sense 55S and none are recognized, the phone might be Simlocker. It indicates that the ARCHOS Sense 55S will recognize only the SIM card of a certain operator. In this case, you have to unlock it. You will find without a hassle a lot of provide on the internet that may do that.
Check that the problem does not be caused by the ROM installed on the ARCHOS Sense 55S
This part mainly concerns the people who root the ARCHOS Sense 55S to install a ROM that is not initial. Whenever this is actually what you have completed, be aware that the unrecognized SIM card problem is quite common after installing fresh ROMs. We highly recommend that you reinstall an initial ROM and re-test it.
Whenever nothing functions
Whenever all the above solutions do not work, we recommend you to bring your ARCHOS Sense 55S and the SIM card back to one of your operator’s shops.