Question about T-Mobile Sidekick

1 Answer

Broken scroll wheel, worn keypad

I am currently looking to purchase a T-Mobile sidekick from ebay, and the only problems with the unit, are that the scroll wheel doesn't work, and that the keypad is worn and not all of the letters are visible. I was wondering if I should steer clear of this phone, or if these are easily fixable problems. Would it be best to get it professionally fixed, or is this something that can be done with a parts phone, and minimal skills. If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by Cam MacDonald on

  • Rudha Mar 26, 2008

    I have a problem with my Compaq Presario C712NR Notebook PC...the scroll tool on my keypad is not working. Could someone please help me???

  • drkid12345 Apr 25, 2008

    my scroll wheel wont go down works fine but dosent go down



1 Answer


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 277 Answers

Hi yes you can buy the replacements parts and change them BUT.... this is NO minimum skill!! the parts whom died are very impotent for every day use (thats way they are gone) my suggestion: DO NOT think about it this sidekick is for spare parts only - not for beeing your main as you wish find another 1 good luck

Posted on Apr 18, 2006


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

My sidekick lx is pressing buttons on its own

Ok from what i can assume, Your keypad has a short in it. This can be fixed by going to T-mobile and generally most stores can swap our your sidekick in no time free of charge depending on the plan. Now if thats not an option its looking like the keypad runs about 40 dollars and they can also swap it out at the T mobile store. Due to the phone and the fact that its easier to have them service id recommend taking it in and having them look at it for free of charge to tell you how they would go about servicing your phone.


Sep 22, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick

1 Answer

Unlocking Sidekick ID purchased from ebay

try turning it on and typing 1234 it should work it worked for me and if that doesnt work try goin to a cell phone repair shop they should be able to unlock it. if not get your money back for the phone and buy one at the tmobile store. some stuff on ebay doesnt work i bought an ipod off ebay and it broke the next day it broke so try gettin your money back if nutin else works!

Jul 22, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sim card

Yes you can, But you will have to get an unlock code to unlock the sidekick so you can use the sim card.


Feb 26, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

4 Answers

Sidekick 3 Missing Button

Usually they don't sell each key by itself but you can always find another Sidekick 3 and pop the "X" key off of that phone and put it on yours. Hope this helps. =)

Feb 20, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Sk2 screen broken

A replacement one costs about 30-35 dollars on ebay. That is fot thw whole swivel unit and lcd. You have to remove 2 screws and put the new unit in. It's quick and easy!

Sidekick 2 LCD screens

Feb 17, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

2 Answers

My sidekick backlight

Is it the LCD back light? If so, it probably burned out. Did the phone get wet recently? That is usally the main cause.

You can get a replacement screen on ebay for about 40-50 dollars. Look for ones that come with the instructions and screwdriver. You will need a T6 Torx Driver.

Replacement Sidekick LCD Screens

Jan 19, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Broken Scroll Wheel on Blackberry 8730c

You have to take it apart to get to the wheel and replace it with a new one.

Oct 23, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick

1 Answer


look on ebay jae_and_sam2007 sells them

Apr 16, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

1 Answer

Sidekick II scroll wheel

I don't know if you're still reading this post here, but if you are, your scroll wheel can be replaced - they do get worn out and stop working over time. I happen to have some because I repair sidekick 2s, so contact me if you would like to discuss it... [email protected]

Sep 13, 2006 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

1 Answer

Keypad came off!!

buy a new one on ebay

Sep 02, 2006 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

Not finding what you are looking for?
T-Mobile Sidekick Logo

Related Topics:


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top T-Mobile Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

1650 Answers

Artur Heise

Level 2 Expert

232 Answers

Jax Planet
Jax Planet

Level 2 Expert

923 Answers

Are you a T-Mobile Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides