@Jasondimera Heating not a good idea as epoxy once cured doesn't really melt. Couple ideas:
Well I tried heating the resin and that didn’t work. I tried heating a pin first and sticking it into the sim tray and then when that didn’t work I torched the whole area with a torch lighter.
So I took apart my iPhone X.
it was very easy to get the broken screen off and the tray was still stuck! I couldn’t get it loose at all so I ripped open the inside top off the sim tray compartment and pulled it out that way.
now guess what!?!?
I put the sim into my iPhone 12 Pro and would you believe it, it didn’t work!
the saga continues....
I think my new phone is just locked to a different company but I’m going to call and have them unlock it.
Another chapter for "When simple repairs go bad....."
What message do you get in your iPhone 12 when you put the sim card in it? No phone in Canada is supposed to be locked to a carrier since more than 3 years ago ( Dec. 2017).
Still a ridiculously expensive device.
OEM parts are so pricey that it actually costs less to pay the premium for "AppleCare+" warranty then pay Apple to do the repair in house - even with Apple's ripoff prices for basic services, and their deductible clauses, their exceptions, their limitations, their penalties.
Non-OEM parts are not (yet) available for this device, repair shops and DIY just can't service this device at lower cost.
I recommend the 12 pro even though it costs more than I would like, it is something I spend every day doing. I use it more hours a day than a car or my bed. The features are great too. Fastest phone I’ve ever had. The LiDAR was the selling feature for me and it did not disappoint.
And you are so right about parts and apple care is important. I am covered now.
The X was not covered. It was the most expensive iPhone screen to replace ever. That’s why I did the resin on the back glass when it broke. I wish I would have removed the sim first. Other than that there was no issues with the resin.
The part about possibly being locked is just a guess so far.
It just did nothing. When I went to settings then down to phone it was greyed out and said no sim.
I was guessing that it comes locked but they will unlock it if asked too???
I’m also looking for an app that would let me input my own phone number without having to confirm it with a code. Doubt that’s gonna be a real thing.
I got back into my self serve!!!!
thank you to everyone for your help and for all the support, and the compliments on my hair! Yes I grew it myself, thanks.
I’m still not into my iCloud yet but that’s gonna be easier now that I am in here!