Question about T-Mobile Sidekick
Usually when I charge my phone the orange/red light comes on to say that my phone is charging, but now the phone won't charge at all or acknowledge that it is even plugged in. Any ideas?
This is a COMMON problem with the Sidekick. Not just the LX but the whole line. You'd think they'd have solved it by now. Anyway, I have a WORKAROUND to bypass your problem. It won't fix ibad charger port, but it will charge your battery for only $5. Go to ebay. Type in "universal cell phone charger". Dozens of these should come up. Most are some variant of a generic China made round charger. They have clip on electrode probes which touch the contacts of your batteries and holds them to recharge them. They work not only with most cell phone batteries, but with digital cameras and pdas too. Anyway, order one that has a good instruction sheet or description. I wasted a whole day recharging one of my batteries the wrong way because the instructions didn't come with it. Generally, the more buttons, the better. These chargers are cheap and dinky looking, but THEY WORK! I charged up a Sidekick 3 battery with one. The only real issue is that they take some time to charge up . At least my SK3 battery did, simply because it's so big. I'd get another battery on ebay and TWO chargers for a total of under $12. Some of these chargers are as cheap as $3 each. I'd have one bat charging and another ready to go just to get around the longer recharge times. For $12, beats the hell out of the $35 I'd have to pay for a Sidekick 3 battery charging cradle!
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
I agree with gestaltent with tmobile not resolving the problem, so lame, my solution is use any usb and try charging it using your pc, xbox, or ps3, they charge a little faster than a universal charger... best solution though is never invest in another sidekick, as cool as they are, other phones might suit you better... good luck and may the force guide your path.
Posted on May 22, 2009
I need help too. I charge it and it brings up a white screen, and it shows some of the buttobns that are on the phone on the Screen? This is when its charging, and when that happens iit stops charging. And I try to. Turn it on after it had been charging the whole night it turned on automatically after, and turnedright back off. It won't turn on when I try, but it will turn whenever it wants to sayd lo battery and dies..PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
Posted on Feb 22, 2012
Or if you guys have problems with your phone charger in the first place.
What I have to do [my wall charger doesn't work for some odd reason...]
But, I can ONLY charge it with the USB cord.
But my computer MUST be on [labtop] and open.
It sucks because I paid 100 for it and the phone [charger area] it's self is broken.
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
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