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Sidekick LX won't charge

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?

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  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    i need help to

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Same Porblem

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    I bought a new charger and it appears to be charging the phone, but when I remove it from the charger, the battery life goes down to one cell..

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    My phone say low battery and in a couple of minutes will turn on but it doesnt turn on after hours

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    i need help

  • Samxx Jan 02, 2009

    i think the jack inside my phone where you plug the charger in is somehow broken. how do you fix that?

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    yea i have the same Problem


  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    my sidekick 08 won't charge the light doesn't appear when u plug it in and it won't get no power at all from the charger

  • raiderrgurl9 Feb 01, 2009

    i have that same problem.. is it the battery?

  • ashlehh Apr 14, 2009

    mihnes doing the exact same thing and it is really making me angry. the light is on and my battery is completelky dead it keeps saying my device will power on as soon as it has charged fo r a few minutes wich hass turned in to hours. any ideas?



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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

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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

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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!!!!!!!!

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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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SOURCE: sidekcik Lx will not charge.

Try a new battery for it.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: my charger port is broken (Sidekick LX)

**** some dicc

Posted on May 18, 2010

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SOURCE: sidekick lx usb/charging port broke

buy a damn universal battery charger duhhh!!!

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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