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Did not drop/but screen sticks

The mechanisim for rotating the screen on my sidekick has developed an intermittent problem. the screen will stop 1/2 open or it willnot close.
T-Mobile help automatically id's the problem as damage but I never dropped it. Is the screen a common failure mode for this model?

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It doesn usually happen when dropped. You may be able to fix it by removing the flip screen and rotating spring action fli[p piece.

The following instrutions are for a sidekick 3 lcd screen but it is the same for a sidekick id.

http://repairmysidekick.org/Remove-and-Replace-Sidekick-3-LCD-Flip-Screen

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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