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My sidekick is going crazy wont turn on anymore

Ok so heres problem yesterday i was talking on my sidekick everything was fine then the person on the phone hanged up on me and i went to look at my phone and it locked up. so i turned it off and turned it back on then it worked for a few mins then locked again. so i took out my battery and tryed it again and it wouldnt even go past the first screen it shows when it powers up the first box is all i saw. so then i pluged it into a charger and it turned on and worked fine so i let it charge to 100 percent it was at 70. i unplugged it used it for about 3 hours then it locked up again during a phone conversation(texting had been working the whole time to by the way). so now it wont stay on at all and the min i take it off the charger it locks up iam not sure what to do the battery may be the problem but if it was wouldnt it make the screen blank not lock up all the sudden. Also when it sits there with the one box some times the trackball will flicker green and there will be a line across the screen. and the box will go dim and then dark again.

and i do not have warranty on this phone any longer so iam screwed if my phone is messed up. so please help me guys

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This problem was said a lot by some users when the first batch of sidekick 3's were released last year. What you do is do a soft reset @ + 1 + 0 and then when it shuts down quickly hold down the W and when you see it restart you should see the sidekick 3 picture with a face on it and stars above its head, and from there you select English and you follow what the screen says to help you get past the bootup screen.

if you continue to have a problem, try removing your memory card and see how the phone works for a while.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008


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blow into the trackball area really hard..should dislodge some particles on the sensors.

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My sidekick 3! help me!

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p.s if its not working, then your sol and started to save up some money once again. or you can try and sell it for repair and parts on ebay or another websites and use that money to get yourself another sidekick 3 or wait for a new sidekick to come out that has been talking about it for a while is called a sidekick blade if you havent already heard about it. so yeah. its suppposed to be launch around in summer or fall then use that money for it, if you perfers that or you can go ahead and find a cheaper sidekick 3 around on ebay or you can check on CL(craiglist) to see if they have some with in a good condition for cheap. but, also make sure theyre not scam you for money or give you a fake advertise about it that they dont really have it. (just give you a lil heads up).

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that happened to me before.
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Sidekick 3 charging problems

Ok, is the sidekick 3 brand new out of the box or new to you.

The sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port being bad.

I would contact the person who you bought it from and get a refund.

The other option is to get an external battery charger and charge the battery that way

check the link below for those

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Changing your mail name from your Sidekick
To change your mail name from your Sidekick, perform the following steps:
1. From your mailbox, press Menu.
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Accounts.
4. Next to the account you wish to change, select Edit.
5. In the From Name field, type your new mail name.
NOTE: You can also change the From Address, Reply-To Name, and Reply-To Address from this screen.
Changing your mail name from the desktop interface on your computer
To change your mail name from the desktop interface on your computer, perform the following steps:
1. From the Sidekick desktop interface on your computer, select Settings.
2. Select General.
NOTE: From the General tab, you can change your name, time zone, or other personalized information.
3. In the name text box, type your new mail name.
NOTE: Changes made using the desktop interface will be transferred wirelessly to your Sidekick the next time you connect.

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yea the samething happend to me and i had to go and get it fix there nothing to do just go and fix it. you welcome, Ricardo

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