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Wont turn on

My sidekick iD is charging, and theres an orange light, but how do i get it to turn on?

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Call tmobile or watever phone company you have and ask for a new battery. Same thing happened to me and when I switched batteries it worked.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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The sidekick ID has the similiar problem that the sidkeick 3 did. The charging port can go bad. If the orange light is on, but the screen does not show the charging message or unit will not power on at all then it is probably bad.

Do you have a friend that has a sidekick id or sidkeick 3? Borrow their battery and test your phone to make sure it works.

An easy work around is to get a cradle that has external battery charrger. They are about 25 dollars on ebay and let you charge the battery seperate form the phone.

Sidekick Id battery Charger

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

Sometimes you have to give it a half hour or so of innitial charge

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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make sure the battery is properly inserted/.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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try a friends battery if that doesnt work then dont buy a battery and sometimes reseting the phone may work like turn the screen to 90 degress and put an earing or pin inside the reset whole

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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well the problem is the sidekick not the battery i suggest using ur battery in a friends id or 2 or 3 and see if it works if it does well that sidekick id is no good

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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So did you buy it new? If so take it back. If not, then you got a used one that has a bad charginfgport. The sidekick 3 is notorioius for it and the sidekick ID has an issue with it as well. The orange light comes on but the connection that charges the battery itself is broken. Check out www.cellulardr.com. They charge about 75 dollars for the repair or you can do a workaround that charges the battery seperate form the phone.

The following link shows it for the sidekick 3 but the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same.

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The sidekick ID charging port can go bad like the sidekick 3's. An easy workaround is to get an external cradle that has a spare battery charging slot.

The trick is that the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same so the sidekick ID battery can be charged by the external cradle. An extra battery is a good idea as well so you can have ine charging at all times.

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Is the orange light coming on but you have no power? If so, then it is probably not charging. The sidekick 3 charging port is notorious for going bad. The little contacts that send power to battery come loose.

Find a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID and try out their battery. If it powers up, it is your charging port.

The easiest thing to do is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They run about 25 dollars off off ebay and allows you to charge the battery seperate from the phone. A spare battery is good too as it allows you to have one charging at all times.

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