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Sidekick 3 screen problem

I just got my sidekick about 4 days ago and the screen backlight would stay off for a couple seconds then come on for a while but now it stays lit up but its a blank white picture and nothing shows up. ive reset about 8 times and took out the battery and turned it back on about 20 and still no difference. SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE!

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  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    hi,

    i've had my sidekick for liek a year now... and i bought it second hand... but like it was fine a couple of days ago... and now the screen doesn't light up when i use the phone... it does work and shows regular stuff but it doesn't get bright so i can see it at night... and i tried moving the screen up, it worked for a couple of mins and then it doensn't light up anymore...

    please help me...

  • NIKILS Jun 28, 2008

    mine just did the same thing the backlight comes one but the rest wont show

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    actually he was talking to the guy whoes screen dosent light up not the one whoes screen is blank! but yeah i just tried that since my screen dont light up and it didnt work thanx though!

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    the screen of my sidekick doesn't work properly! it doesn't turn on but there are sounds and the trackball is coloured! **** ebay porca puttana

  • kitcat757 Apr 12, 2009

    My sidekick has a problem 2 to be exact. It turns on and has sound and the tracwheel lights up but not the screen. 5 seconds later it goes in to a thing like a wipped hardrive somebody help

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    i have a sidekick3 which turns on perfectly but the screen stays blan white and its annoying cuz i only had it for a month ughh please help

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    my phone turns on but the screen doesnt

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    my phone turns on but the screen doesnt

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This procedure usally will fix a white screen on a sidekick 3 or a sidekick ID.

http://www.repairmysidekick.org/Fix-Sidekick-White-LCD-Screen

Try this before you replace the LCD

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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If you see nothing but the white screen and/but you hear sound and everything then the problem lies at the screen is bad.. screen replacement is needed.. that can happen from flipping it to many times or flipping it to hard.. I have one to and the same thing happened to mine and had to get mine replaced.. you can buy the parts for very cheap on ebay and the screen is really easy to swap out with only 4 screws

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Quote from guest "this is for the guy whose screen duznt light up any more..
listen i had da same problem..go 2 da main screen of da sk..
clikk da 3 bar thingy..and go 2 settings...clikk on da screen and lighting thingy..there u can see that it has like a bar indicating the brightness..if the bar is full bring down the bar to zero...den shut off ur fone for about 30 sekkonds..restart ur fone and den go bakk to the settings/display section and bring da brightness bar bakk to full..."
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dude use the right punctuation, and that doesn't explain anything, if he cant see his screen then how is he suppose to do all that stuff come on think!

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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I need help my sidekick3 screen turned white on me and like 5 weeks the screen had poped up and then it got messed up on me again. !!!!! help asap !!!!

Posted on May 05, 2010

This is for the guy whose screen duznt light up any more..
listen i had da same problem..go 2 da main screen of da sk..
clikk da 3 bar thingy..and go 2 settings...clikk on da screen and lighting thingy..there u can see that it has like a bar indicating the brightness..if the bar is full bring down the bar to zero...den shut off ur fone for about 30 sekkonds..restart ur fone and den go bakk to the settings/display section and bring da brightness bar bakk to full...

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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For the guest, i had the same problem, go to settings, battery and display, and turn off the use ambient light sensor, hope that helps

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Jeremiah where can i look for the backlight parts? theyre not on ebay.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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