The SIM card reader, or simply SIM reader, performs an important role in the operation of your device, since it is the mechanism that allows the device to recognize, read, and operate with your SIM card.
What is the SIM reader?
The SIM reader is an embedded component with six connectors, on which your card is placed for your device to interface with it. As it is fairly obvious, it plays a major role on your iPad Mini functionality, since without it you will not be able to use the mobile data network of your telecommunications service provider. Thus, you are deprived of Internet connectivity in places where there is no wireless LAN accessibility.
Damaged SIM reader:
The most common case of damage is a cut or bent on one or more of the six SIM connectors. In that case, the device will no longer read your SIM, which means you will not have access to it, and you won’t be able to write data on it.
Indications of a faulty reader are:
- Total failure of network connection
- Your iPad Mini will not recognize the card at all, or on occasion.
- The device ceases to recognize the card during operation at random.
Then you will most probably need to repair your iPad Mini SIM reader. You can make sure of the faulty reader by trying a different, functional SIM card.
Repairing the damage:
For the repair it is necessary to detach the faulty component and replace it with a new spare part. Highly trained and certified EasyService technicians are ready to conduct the necessary device check and inform you about the repair necessity.