Fix Your Sidekick for Free!

Got a broken Sidekick that’s not covered by insurance? Maybe you dropped it and now you need to fix your Sidekick LCD screen. Or maybe your trackball is just incredibly dirty and you want to pull it out and clean it. Well if you’ve got nimble fingers and are good with a tiny screwdriver, you’re in luck. We came across a site called Fix My Sidekick which has a number of tutorials including photos on how to take apart your Sidekicks. Here’s a sampling of some of the articles:
* How to Replace the Sidekick LX Faceplate and LCD Lens
* Fix a White LCD Screen on Your Sidekick
* How to Remove and Clean Sidekick 3 Trackball
* Fix The Backlight on Your Sidekick
* How to Replace a Sidekick 3 Screen
etc.

Check them out if you’re suffering from the broken Sidekick blues and are still holding out for a 3G Sidekick before buying a new one. You can also get replacement parts (or a new Sidekick if the repair fails) from SidekickShopper.com.

image via FixMySidekick

28 Responses to “Fix Your Sidekick for Free!”

  1. KoloheBoy Says:

    Ohh this is sooOOoo cool

  2. dope Says:

    haha. sounds good. however, be on the lookout for a gang load of voided warranties.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    chaces are if its broken anyways they would already be voided….

  4. dope Says:

    if you’re under warranty and your trackball goes bad, you’re good. if you try to open it up and change it… voided. that is to my understanding. am i wrong?

  5. Bearmon Says:

    Mine is in perfect condition. I always used it and put it away every night for a safety and prevent from dust. No scratch and everything. It look like a new and I cherish it alots so I will wait for 1 1/2 years before I will replace it for a new touchscreen t mobile or blackberry. :)

  6. john Says:

    title can’t be misleading…….

    so where can I get my FREE screen replacement so I can fix it for FREE?????

  7. Anonymous Says:

    dope on November 15, 2008 at 11:59 am said:

    if you’re under warranty and your trackball goes bad, you’re good. if you try to open it up and change it… voided. that is to my understanding. am i wrong?

    From the article.

    “Maybe you [b]dropped[/b] it and now you need to fix your Sidekick LCD screen. Or maybe your trackball is just incredibly [b]dirty[/b] and you want to pull it out and clean it. ”

    Damage impacted on device from personal use is not covered by the warranty. A trackball that malfunctions and a trackball that is dirty are two different issues. If it’s dirty, thats your own problem. If you spill mt. dew on your trackball, and say its dirty.. then that sucks. Dirt/spillage is not caused by a software or hardware defect from the factory. Therefore, you won’t be able to get a replacement under the warranty.

    If you do open the device, you void your warranty. (like you said. that’s obvious)

    No need to get smart. I am far from ignorant.

  8. bryce Says:

    It still doesn’t tell you how to clean the trackball on an LX

  9. bryce Says:

    Ha never mind I spent two hours taking my phone apart and figured out how to do it my self and now it works as if brand new!!:)

  10. nikki Says:

    Haha..I’m pretty sure this is stupid

  11. christian Says:

    hey my LX doesnt work…when i turn it on the screen turns black…
    sometimes it will turn on and i can see my numbers and tex messages but then it will turn black.,….NEED HELP FIXING It…..

  12. trigga Says:

    my sidekick 08 back light is completely off….i try to adjust da brightness n it doesnt work wat can i do

  13. matt Says:

    Will the LX screen fit onto a 2008 model?

  14. tOOExClUSiVE Says:

    bryce on November 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm said:

    Ha never mind I spent two hours taking my phone apart and figured out how to do it my self and now it works as if brand new!!:)

    AyE bRyCE…i hAVE ThE SAmE PrOBlEM…WAt DiD yOU dO tO GEt yOUR tRACk bAll tO WORk ??

  15. Irene Says:

    i have a sk 08 and my trackball wasnt scrollinq down. so i took a toothpick and started cleaninq all the dirt out. the dirt was cominq out just fine until the tip of the toothpick broke and now its stuck inside my trackball. Now my trackball moves no direction. Any useful advice??

    –ir3n3pf8@tmail.com
    or write to me on aim –browneyezs92

  16. scottie Says:

    I got all these fucked up sratches on my side kick screen and back what can I do to make it look new?

  17. Anonymous Says:

    bryce on November 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm said:

    It still doesn’t tell you how to clean the trackball on an LX

  18. mizikana Says:

    The trackball won’t scroll down

  19. jamar Says:

    my sidekick lx will not charge it is bint in the inside of it and is it realy free

  20. Anonymous Says:

    how the **** do u get a battery charger fixed for the sidekick lx

  21. Loci Says:

    i had my jacc connected to my laptop charging i didnt mount it….den i get a fone call so im talkin den fall asleep on da person i wake up and my fone iz off and da power button wasnt responding i took da battery out a couple timez and it finally gave signz of life but all it would do iz charge & when i turn it on it would show the connect the charger message but when i unplug it and turn it on it would turn on but den i plug it bac, da connect da device message come bac and it turnz off….soooo wtf?

  22. Loci Says:

    OOh i was fuccin wit it and itz bac on now but dat was sum bullshit, i figure it prolly jus over heated anywayz…im not one to be on dis forum jazz bcuz im usually able to fix my own sk sumway or another but if anyone needz help i’d be more den happy to offer sum assistance Ive had most of them so…. im not an expert but i kno enough jus aim ya boi @ EliteScorpio and dont aim me for bullsit neither.

  23. joseliln Says:

    i have the sidekick 2008 and like suddendly i drop my phone on the kitchen by accident then it turned off, so i took out the battery and out it back in, i mean it turns on but not my screen like is on just my screen is black and i just wondering wat should i do?!

  24. Anonymous Says:

    my sidekick lx dose not want to charge , what do i do ?

  25. Anonymous Says:

    my sidekick lx dose not charge with the usb or the chager , how do i fix it ?

  26. Anonymous Says:

    bryce on November 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm said:

    Ha never mind I spent two hours taking my phone apart and figured out how to do it my self and now it works as if brand new!!:)

    Can you tell me how i can fix my backlight?!?! I seem to go to everyone and noone can help!

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Did you fix i?!?! im haveing he same problem!!!!

  28. geko Says:

    Everything in my sidekick works prfct but wen I flip the screen up it turns the screen blak I have to flip it up so slow I make a turtle look like the road runner 4 real how can I fix my screen from turning to fadin hen it goes blak wat needs 2 b fixed

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