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My sidekick 3 won't turn on

I just bought an unlocked sidekick from ebay and it doesn't seem to turn on. I am completly new to sidekicks so I figured the button on the bottom right of it was the button to turn it on. Correct me if I am wrong though. I am just confused and when I plug it into the charger nothing happens either. So can someone tell em if it is broken or something?

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  • daniel16 Mar 02, 2009

    i just got a sidekick 3 thats not brand new but wont charge.even the orange light doesnt turn on.could it be that the battery is gone or that its the phone itself?the sidekick is basically brand new..it only hasa few scratches on the side

  • gr3gory3an22 Mar 29, 2009

    im having the same prob. the orange light comes on though it just wont turn on... its been charging since i got it, do i just need a new batt?

  • redline8877 Apr 17, 2009

    got new sidekick 3 and it wont turn on and there is a icon in the middle of the screen that i like a circle and i let it charge and still nothin

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Same thing happened to me.Evenm my charager won't work i suggest that you have to call t-mobile on someone selse phone.

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That is the right button. The charging port is probably bad. This is a common occurence on sidekick 3's. Does the orange light come on but it nevers seems like it is charging?

The best thing to do is get a edocking cradle that has an external battery charger. It will allow you charge the battery seperate form the phone.

See link below

http://fixmysidekick.com/shop/repair-replacement-parts-for-sidekick-3/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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Sidekick 3 brand new off ebay. not charging or turning on at all.


Was the sidekick brand new in the box or just breand new to you? The sidkeick has an issue with the charging port going bad. It will look like it is charging, the little orange light is on, but power is not actually glowing to the battery. If you just bought it, I would return to the seller as it is more than likely defective.

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Sounds like you unit is not charging. The Sidekicks are notorious for that. If you have a friend that has a sidekick ID or Sidekick 3, see if you can try their battery to make sure you phone is working.

If not, your best option is to get an external charger that has a spare battery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone! They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay and since you have an extra battery you can have one charging all of the time!

http://www.repairmysidekick.org/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

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