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Several problems with Sidekick 3

Menu and jump button only work about half the time, which is really annoying.

I can scroll and whatnot with the trackball, but when I try to select things with it, it takes me back a screen or two. I've been forced to resort to using the d-pad and the enter button, but I really want my trackball back. PLEASE HELP!

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    i cant use the trackball

  • ANGELA MAE Mar 07, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM TO .
    BUT MY TRACKBALL WONT GO IN THE DOWNWARD DIRECTION .

  • xINTEGRITYx Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same issue. My two main buttons out of the four on the left work occasionally. Which is a huge ******* burden and my trackball is messed up, As is my backlight.

  • lisatran Jul 06, 2008

    all the buttons on my sidekick work, except for the trackball!
    it still scrolls, but when i try to select things with it, it doesnt select, and other times, it selects thigns on its own, or takes a long time to select something. what do i do ?


  • sarielee Apr 23, 2009

    My menu button does not work and my track ball press down to select option does not work.

  • sassygirl09 May 11, 2010

    Thank you so much this really works!

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YOu can try cleaning your trackball.

1: Take a deep breath and blow on the trackball area, rotate and do it again. This may blow any particles block the sensors.

2: This requires a Q-tip and some alcohol. Turn off your sidekick, wet the end of the q-tip, and gently clean the trackball while rotating. Be careful not to get the alcohol on anything but the trackball. Let dry for a minute and try it out. If this doesn’t work then try again.

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the end.

After u do that, if u wanna use the phone your gonna have to erase all the settings and do a master reset. Your going to need a tmobile sim card, and sidekick log in info to use the phone, which you should be able to get the login info by calling a T-Mobile CS agent.
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