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Sidekick 3 a message keeps popping up saying the back cover is removed but the cover is closed shut and keeps popping up every few seconds then goes away for about 2 minutes and pops back up? what could it be?

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  • Kay Dee Mar 30, 2008

    the same thing happened to me and i dont know what to do either

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You should probably remove the back cover take out the battery and sim and then blow everything and put it back in

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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http://support.t-mobile.com/knowbase/root/public/tm30131.pdf?&A2L.SERVICE=Manual

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