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I dropped my sidekick xl in water.

There is a red dot which indicates the water damage; can it be fixed or is it a lost cause?

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  • sld724 Oct 16, 2008

    Last time I turned it on it said a hardware problem has been detected. It's been sitting a couple of weeks so I'm going to try it again tonight and see what happens. Obviously even with insurance its still going to cost a lot and I really loved that phone. I

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    i droped my phone in water... the light went out.. i turned it off and back on again then the light came back on.. now the directional pad is moveing left on its own and all my memmory got deleted


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You'll have to open it and clean all water corrosion with a brush, if it doesn't work after that you need a new motherboard. If you can't get a replacement under warranty there is both an T-Mobile G1 Repair Guide and a third party T-Mobile G1 Repair Service, If you try a self-repair make sure you feel comfortable with opening devices like that.

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I miss my sidekick they are awesome phones however you could have the phone replaced but all charges will fall on you... that dot thing gives it away... some stores will repair them if you live in or close to a big town that has the authorized stores to work on them but most times unless its something small it will cost less to just buy a new phone... if you need a phone in the mean time go to any store that sells the prepaid ones... put YOUR sim card in THAT phone and turn it on... you dont even have to call the company it automatically loads and uses your same phone number and will get you by until you figure out what you can or need to do

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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    Sarah Jewell Oct 16, 2008

    what is your phone doing exactally?

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    Sarah Jewell Oct 16, 2008

    OUCH! ya sounds like a lost cause... i hope you get it to work but sounds like your gonna be getting a new one... and the insurance will not cover anything because it was water damage... i am notorious for killing my phones lol actually my kids normally do it for me but my sidekick survived alot of stuff... i even sold it before i broke it lol.. the phone i dropped in the toilet (on accident) however i was told by tmobile and there insurance company that they would not cover anything on it because it was water damage so i had to buy a new phone.. it sucks and i really wish i would of never sold my sidekick!

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  • well well well corn nuggets dont water damage your phones a dahh

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