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Sidkeick 3 backlight

My backlight on sidekick 3 suddnely turned off will not go back on. what do i do?

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Have you tried checking the Battery and Display settings from the main screen Settings menu? There is an option to enable or disable the backlight, as well as set the brightness.

There is also a setting called "Use ambient light sensor", which sets the backlight and keyboard light to only turn on if it is dark when you are using it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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