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Sidekick 3 I am looking for a specific part on the sidekick 3. It is the trackball off of the motherboard. If you are familiar with the sidekick 3 you will know that the trackball is connected to the motherboard, but the track ball part can just snap right off. I am looking to find that part, do you know where I can get it???Thanks a lot

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Take a look at the following link:

They usually run abour 20 dollars:

Sidekick 3 trackball replacment parts

Here is a guide for replacing the trackball assembly on a sidekick 3

Hope that helps

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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