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?
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. Hope that helped? Success.
better to service of your phone from a mobile repair shop and never try to dry with hair drier or under sun light or any other type of heat because water dries inside with some white calcium so hurry before water dries inside
hi you need to put all you music on the memory card into the music file on there 2 it should come up when you contect to the pc once in there it will find all your music and you can play all on the music player hope this helps
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.
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.
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.
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 :-(