Originally Posted by rndmboyz3
guys im going to completely disassemble my OPO i also tried talking to them to get it fixed but they want me to pay big bucks for shipping and repair all the way in china. what im going to do is im going to take the motherboard out and check those pins out, i pray to whatever gods may exist that perhaps i can just bend them back into place however i think soldering the plate off is going to be a HUGE issue as i don't no how to solder for my life and for some reason whenever i leave my soldering iron running the metal just starts to brown... im going to use ifixit as a reference since they are like the ONLY people to do a teardown. you know at first i was happy to have a unique and one of a kind phone but now i regret it help/service as well as replacement parts are as scare as the women that would want to date me but at least i have the great xda community please give me more tips on how i could fix it myself and perhaps soldering that board off if the pin is indeed broken do you think i could put some replacement metal there to read the SIM? i know its a stretch but im willing to do anything myself also i know im so stupid for using the sim ejector tool to pry off the back like that but taking off the back was SO hard for me and i thought i could use that small opening and the included tool to help pry off the back but once it got stuck i panicked and yanked it out with force ruining the pins i know i am retarded i just wish i could fix it though and i feel like replacing the entire motherboard is pretty wasteful.
Did anything fall out of the slot when you pulled the ejector tool out?if not you may be lucky and the gold pin is just bent, and may work if you carefully bend it back.
As you can see on the picture from ifixit, there are small openings on the metal plat covering the sim reader so you may be able to use a pin/needle to adjust the gold pins.
There is also the risk that one of the pins did snap and its floating inside the phone somewhere which is another issue as if it ends up shorting something else that's likely to completely wreak the mtoherboard.
send some pics after you have the motherboard out, see if we can help in any way.
considering how closely packed the rest of the components are you would need a very fine tip soldering iron to not touch the small components around the metal plate. I have done this for the iphone before, (completely replaced the sim reader component) but there was a wider enough area around the sim reader that risk of touching another component was low. for this job I would have to agree with the others that you would need a skilled soldering technician. I have more soldering experience than the average joe and even I am hesitant with attempting soldering on this.