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Sidekick will not turn on ?

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.
the page said to ask you on how to fix this ?
any Help ?
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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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if anyone would like the answer to this problem, please leave comment and ill shall repost it in a few

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