Sim Card Slot Contacts Broken, can you fix it?
What's the cost and time frame to replace a SIM Card Holder on a LG G3.
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Well I have the same issue and my warranty will not cover this type of problems. I already ordered replacement SIM tray from Ebay. Still thinking should I replace it myself or give it to technician. It seems complicated and I don't have all the tools.
Finally my phone is fixed. After ordering replacement part from EBay (less than $3). I asked technician to fix it because I don’t have all the tools needed to do it. It took him about 10 min. he was saying there is 20% chance of damaging the phone. If you are not expert don’t do it yourself and risk your phone. Tip: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the same size SIM card reader as of the G3 you can use it)
Replacing the Sim Tray is simple if you have the correct tools. You will need Aluminum tape, a reflow station, desoldering wick, flux, Solder and a shovel head solder tip. The cost of the sim card tray itself is somewhere between $3 and $10 depending on your parts sourcing.
Buy a new phone cheapskates? Have 2 other recent phones. The g3 was so far ahead of the rest, still want it back working. Replaced screen once, screen and digitizer 2 more times, mic, (virtually invisible!!!) once and speaker once (for internal earpiece speaker of handset, not the same as the general audio out (although struggling to remember how twas fixed. Maybe tomorrow. Why settle for built in obsolescence????
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