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My sidekick 3 doesnt turn on it have a black box in the middle of the screen and it satys there until i take the battery out

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  • fazookie Dec 01, 2007

    sk3 sidekick 3 will not turn on , it shows a balck box in the middle while charging , i had taken out the battery many time and still not work, phonee been charged a while,... is there some kind of hard reset for some problem like this ?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    i have the same problem. when the battery is inserted a small black box appears and nothing happens.

  • datboibob Dec 18, 2007

    i have the problem my sk3 will have the box then when i turn it on the screen will stay white

  • biggwill Jan 06, 2008

    everytime i try to turn on my sidekick 3 it just gets stuck on a little black box and i have taken the battery out many times and tried to hard and soft reset it .is their any way to fix it? please help me

  • marco2000 Feb 03, 2008

    My sidekick3 has the same box ,and wont turn on , the orange light is on but stays on the screen with th black box with dots in middle

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If anyone would like the answer to this problem, please leave comment and ill shall repost it in a few

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    Riccardo Joseph Feb 04, 2008

    ahh thats right well

    heres what you do:

    1. Take out battery.

    2. Press and Hold on to the letter W. Don't let go.

    3 Put the battery back in while your still holding it.

    4. In a few seconds it should bypass that little black box, and have
    like a pictures of a knocked-out sidekick (confused in a way). Then you
    let go of W.

    5. It'll then ask you to reboot and you do so. This should work. I heard that it might not work for all, but for most it does.

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Im a tech from repairmysidekick.com try this remove the battery from the phone plug your charger in now wait till the orange light turns on now insert your battery this will reset the battery in yoursidekick 3 if it doesnt work this is not battery related th CPU is frozen and needs repair ...we can do it for you at repairmysidekick.com

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SOURCE: Sidekick will not turn on ?

ahh thats right well
heres what you do:
1. Take out battery.
2. Press and Hold on to the letter W. Don't let go.
3 Put the battery back in while your still holding it.
4. In a few seconds it should bypass that little black box, and have like a pictures of a knocked-out sidekick (confused in a way). Then you let go of W.
5. It'll then ask you to reboot and you do so. This should work. I heard that it might not work for all, but for most it does.

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ahh thats right well
heres what you do:
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4. In a few seconds it should bypass that little black box, and have like a pictures of a knocked-out sidekick (confused in a way). Then you let go of W.
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