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Sidekick id big red x

My phone turns off and a big red x goes over the whole screen. at the top it says system crash. help. It comes back on eventually but it deletes all my contacts and information. help!

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  • jessic Jun 28, 2008

    T-mobile says they cannot help. Where would I send this?

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Check t-mobile support for firmware update.

If you can't get one from tmobile support you will most likely have to send this one in for service.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

  • Ekse Jun 28, 2008

    Il get back to you soon, very sorry for the delay. its 6am here right now. Finland.

  • Ekse Jun 28, 2008

    you can try this place



    http://www.cellulardr.com/about.php



    let me know if thats not a option.

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