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Swivel doesn't shut. black piece in the way?

For some reason my screen is stuck in the swiveling position. It's neither open/up or shut/down. and there is a little black tab that's blocking the screen from shutting or opening entirely. This tab was never in the way before and it seems like it can recess but I can't seem to get it down. Any solutions?

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  • ricky3fly May 11, 2010

    same prob,

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I believe its the flex cable, you''d have to ask expert(if you arent familiar with the sidekick) and loosen you flex cable. I bieleve it tightens wen it tries to flip. If its not that, comment baq with more detail

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Since you can see the wallpaper dimly, the problem is with the flex, which is wearing out softly.
That is the problem with slide, flip and swivel phones. It does not have to drop, but constant flipping, sliding or swivelling could cause its flex to wear out. Get it to a local repairer, and see if the flex can be repaired. Other wise, it would have to be replaced.
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I have a samsung f210 and have songs on my memory card. do i have to have the swivel open to listen to them where as with the songs saved to the phone i can listen to with the swivel closed


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Thats actually a tougher repair - you need to open the phone near the swivel and MAKE SURE YOU DON'T TEAR THE FLEX CABLE!
Once that's removed, unclip the flex, dismantel the brace, then replace old lcd with new one, reconnect flex, and when closing the phone BE CAREFUL of the flex near the swivel.

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Either buy the entire screen portion off Ebay which would only require you to remove the swivel portion and screen or just the LCD (which would be cheaper but a bit more work to replace, albeit simple). With a small screwdriver, remove the LCD from the phone by unscrewing the back of the screen and replacing LCD. You may still need to remove the entire screen from the base and as the swivel portion is on a coil, be mindful that it doesn't swivel after removal. I usually leave one of the screws in place to keep the screen from swiveling, otherwise, if it uncoils just wind the swivel portion to a moderate tightness and then reattach it to the unit after replacing the LCD.

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The phone uses two magnets which are located behind the lcd screen to sense when the screen has been swiveled away. There are two sensors which are built into the keyboard which senses the change in magnetic flux. I guess that there are two so that one can determine to which direction the screen was swiveled. So what could happen, is that the keyboard does not make proper contact with the main board within the phone and this can be the cause to the problem. It seems like when too much pressure is applied to the keyboard over time, that the contact pads on the keyboard wears out. So by replacing the keyboard pcb, the problem would likely be solved. One could of course try to fix these pads. One other possibility is that there is something wrong with the magnets behind the lcd. Either missing or misplaced or they are so old that they do not have a sufficient magnetic flux any longer, but I guess that is less likely.

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put the music player on and press down on the jogwheel, select 'Play Via' and change it to Bluetooth stereo headset. It'll prompt you to open the swivel and take you to the bluetooth devices screen where you select the correct device, it'll then prompt you to close the swivel and will start playing through your headphones :-) Is that what you mean?... It's a bit of a pain really :-(

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