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Help with Sim Reader
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Help with Sim Reader

by wwoodward18 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:26 pm

Hello, I bough the sim kit reader from yall and need some help troubleshooting. Here are my errors when i open and run psysimreader application:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "pySimReader.py", line 267, in buttonConnectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 111, in connectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 143, in openSession
File "serial\serialutil.pyc", line 166, in __init__
File "serial\serialwin32.pyc", line 49, in open
serial.serialutil.SerialException: could not open port COM1: (5, 'CreateFile', 'Access is denied.')

Also....how do I know which port to choose?

Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by adafruit on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:36 pm

how are you connecting to it

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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by wwoodward18 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:52 am

With the port to USB cable I bought from adafruit
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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:45 am

What serial port is being assigned to your USB/Serial cable? You need to find that and select that port in the PySim software.

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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by wwoodward18 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:59 am

I am using windows 7 and under devices in the control panel I have a USB serial Controller in the unspecified section. It complains that the USB-Serial doesnt have a driver. When I go to properties of USB/Serial controller is says port_#0001.Hub_#0003

When I select com1 to connect to i get the error message :

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "pySimReader.py", line 267, in buttonConnectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 111, in connectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 160, in openSession
TypeError: ord() expected a character, but string of length 0 found

And when i select any other com i get the error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "pySimReader.py", line 267, in buttonConnectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 111, in connectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 143, in openSession
File "serial\serialutil.pyc", line 166, in __init__
File "serial\serialwin32.pyc", line 49, in open
serial.serialutil.SerialException: could not open port COM3: (2, 'CreateFile', 'The system cannot find the file specified.')
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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:23 am

You won't be able to talk to it without a driver. The product page has a link to the manufacturer's site for the latest drivers:
http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=18

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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by wwoodward18 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:23 am

I have the drivers intalled, the device now reads as prolific USB-to-serial Comm Port(COM3).

However, when I run the software and select com 3 and try and connect the reader i still get the error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "pySimReader.py", line 267, in buttonConnectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 111, in connectReader
File "pySIMserial.pyc", line 160, in openSession
TypeError: ord() expected a character, but string of length 0 found

What does this mean?
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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by adafruit on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:14 pm


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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by lazyacevw on Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:13 pm

adafruit wrote:did you read http://ladyada.net/make/simreader/faq.html ?


+1

I had the same problem on all my sample SIMs. I followed your FAQ (including touching up the solder) to no avail. With a SIM installed, I ended up just pinching in the SIM tray really hard in the center and it works now. No matter how I try to move the SIM tray, I can't re-emulate the error. Perhaps the SIM tray's contacts were coated in something from the factory, inhibiting contact. Try cleaning the contacts....
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Re: Help with Sim Reader

by satk on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:11 am

Hi, I get the below error when I connect my kit to any of the com ports. I have tried solder touch-up, slightly pressing the sim card in the holder to make sure its has gud contact ... but no success.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "pySimReader.py", line 30, in <module>
File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 82, in load_module
File "wx\__init__.pyc", line 45, in <module>
File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 82, in load_module
File "wx\_core.pyc", line 4, in <module>
File "zipextimporter.pyc", line 98, in load_module
ImportError: MemoryLoadLibrary failed loading wx\_core_.pyd
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