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Sidekick 3 white screen

My phone was working and suddenly the screen went white. I turned it off...took the battery and sim card out. waited a few minutes and replaced worked for a few minutes and returned white.. Now nothing appears but the white screen. when I turn it on I can hear it going through the functions but I can't see anything. Is there a way I can personally resolve the problem or at a very low cost.

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Re: sidekick 3 white screen

Did you by chance drop the phone recently?

A loose cable for the lcd can cause this or a bad lcd.

You need to disassemble it to take a look.
Sidekick 3 Disassembly

You will need a set of Torx screwdrivers to get it open.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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