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Sidekick 3 backlight doesnt come on

Hi, my sidekick 3 functions right except the backlight doesn't come on even if I set it to be on manually and adjusted the screen to brightest. Any ideas on how to fix it? or what can be the problem. I would truly appreciate it.




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Re: sidekick 3 backlight doesnt come on

As a last resort maybe you could force it on with the screenlight app

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Re: sidekick 3 backlight doesnt come on

I have the same problem with my sk3 the back light dosnt come on if i set it only the keys do ?? what do i do???

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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