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My sidekick wouldn't open.. and when I was charging yesterday it shut down automatically and did not work anymore.. I don't if the battery is the problem or the device. Would you have any advice.. What can I do.. I only used it for one day.

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  • aldentheman Jun 21, 2009

    Nope.. It shut down on it's own while I was charging it.. And when it first came to me, I had trouble opening it.. I had to wait for 2 hrs for it to open.. So I thought it would take me 2 hrs again yesterday as it turned out, it won't open until today. So I unplugged it.

  • manikandan murthy
    manikandan murthy May 11, 2010

    did u install any software yesterday on ur side kick?

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Same thing hapened to me, i dont know what to do ):

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1st check the battery and than it may also be strip problem or software.

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