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MY SIDEKICK 2008 COMES ON BUT IT GOES TO A SCREEN WHERE IT SAYS TO REBOOT AND IT WON'T GO PAST THAT SCREEN

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  • joebama0912 Feb 27, 2009

    i had that same prob, kept rebooting but wouldnt work but i pulled out the battery n put it back in and it cam back on, i juss hope it stays that way

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I did all the thing's,and mine won't work.:/
    All reboots.

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I called 611 for customer care, and told them about the reboot screen, and they made me press 1, @(the one by the space bar) and 0 at the same time, and told em this should take care of the problem... its been working fine since then.

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I just got a sidekick 08 and had the same problem.  It factory rebooted a few times and just kept landing on that screen.  I couldn't find a hard reset button so I just pulled the back off, took the battery and memory car out, yanked the sim, waited a bit and put it back together, and it worked fine.  I may have gotten lucky but try this for sure.  Good luck!

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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