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I dropped my sidekick 08 and the screen slowly went black

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  • jnewz Dec 28, 2008

    dropped and screen cracked on my t-mobile SIDEKICK. Are there replacements?

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More than likely the LCD screen or backlight burned out. You can replace the LCD screen yourself for about 65 dollars which is a lot better than 200 for a new phone.

Check out the following guide

How to Replace the LCD screen on Sidekick 2008

and then check out what screen are available on ebay. These are the only ones I have been able to find for sale

Sidekick 2008 LCD Screen Replacements

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