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Sidekick 3 system crash

The phone turns on but it has a big red x on the screen. if i reboot it will the red x go away?

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    my sidekick 3 says it has a system crash and when i turn it on it has a big red x and it has some numbers in the top and it says assert failed

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    MY SIDE KICK TURNED ON ONCE AND HAD A RED BIG X THROW IT AND WHEN I TURNED IT OFF IT NEVER TURNED ON AGAIN

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    my pjone has a red x through it. how can i gett it to work again?

  • whoremouth Jun 28, 2008

    when i power the phone on a red x appears on the screen

  • djvtrix Jul 31, 2008

    my phone has a big r x over the danger start up sign.
    and it reads: SYSTEM CRASH @10007F54: evt1 AND EARLIER DEVICES ARE NOT SUPPORTED.


  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    well when i turn it on it showa this big red X...then sum numbers,,,,,,but i rebooted lik 3 million times....and still no help...so what can i do now

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    im anthony

  • 11icewomen Oct 03, 2008

    Yeah, I have the stupid red X of death on my side kick with SYSTEM CRASH @10007f54: saying EVT1 and earlier devices are not supported. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i have a sidekick 2008 and it crashed what do i do!!!!

  • bobthesurfer May 08, 2009

    i hooked it up to charge and the screen immediately went black with a red x and error script along the right hand side. ive trouble shooted with it (@+1+0+r) and that didnt help. any other ideas?

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Ok the exacct same thing happened to my phone... what i did was i kept taking out the battery, and seeing if my phone would work. there r few things that can happen everytime you take out the battery aand put it back in:
-it will show the menu button (the bottom left button on your phone) in black and white
-itll show the red x again
-the backlight might or might not turn on
-itll start up and work normally
these things will happen everytime u restart ur phone affterwards, and, usually, ur phone, even if it starts up, will go really slowly and eventually freeze, forcing u to repeaat the battery cycle.

after a while, it became worse, but, after fdoing thte battery thing over and over, it finally started up, and took me to a reboot screen, where it showed me a tiny clip art pic of a sidekick with a =P face that was broken. then it showed me the reboot screen, asking me if it wanted me to reboot, and, afercliking yes, it starteed working again

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I had the exact same problem... what i did was take off the the battery and removed the micro sd memory card, sim card. Replaced the battery and it started up... it was amazing... chances are that my sd card had an infected file in it..

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YOu can try a hard reset. with the unit powered on, pull the battery out. I have heard this working for some people.

Good luck

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The red X usually means you have a virus on your phone from the internet or an efected file you uploaded to ur phone. Hope this helps. =)

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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