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Sidekick 2 I dropped my sidekick and how i can't see anything on the screen. It still comes on and lights up, but i cant hear or see anything. What is wrong with it and do i need to take it to a tmobile store or somewhere else. thanks whitney

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  • whitney kirk Apr 20, 2007

    no it still comes on i justcant see anything on the screen it still lights up

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If it still turns on, than the problem is the screen. Really, the only thing you can do is replace it. You can buy a new screen on ebay, and get a tool too. Just take out the screws on the metal flip part(you need a special tool), and then detach the ribbon very carefully. You can take out the Phillips screws on the screen cover to replace the screen only or just replace the whole thing with the cover already on.

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