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Top left button

The tope left button with the 3 lines isn't working. I haven't dropped my sidekick OR have gotten it wet. I can't even press it and t he back button to unlock the phone. I can't press it to create a new message either. Whenever I do press it the call log button may open up or the soundprofile box will open. Then whenever I try to scroll with the ball it will just go from the top to bottom. the only thing that has been working is if I turn the phone off then turn it back on and then I can only accept a call or maybe make a call or text BUT when I go to touch the top left button it messes up again!!! I have taken out the sim card and battery and let it "airout" a bit but it still keeps doing the same thing!!!

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  • jordan boy May 13, 2008

    i have the same thing i dont know what to do i need help!

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This is obviously a technical problem , i cant suggest anything accept from take it to a shop it will cost quite alot abou 40 pounds but it will be took care of profesionaly, Sorry for my lack of suggestions

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