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Sidekick wont turn on

My battery is fine and charges just fine, but the sidekick still wont turn on. How do i fix it?

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  • anttony451 Apr 22, 2009

    my sidekick wont turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    i have a sidekick but it just wont turn on the charger is fine cause the red light turns on but im not sure if anythings wrong with the battery

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That happened to me before.
all u have to do is take ur sim and battery out and then wait for 5 minutes and re enter them into ur phone...!

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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Your Sidekick is probably not charging. The sidekick has an issue with its charging port going bad. Do you get the orange light when you plug it in? Does nothing come on after it has been on the charger for awhile? Then more than likely it is bad.

If you have a friend with a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID, try their battery in your phone to see if it powers on. If it does, then it is definently your charging port. It about 80 dollars to get fixed or you can do a workaround for about 30 dollars.

What you need to get is a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. This will you allow to charge your battery seperate from the phone. I also recommend getting a second battery so one can be charging at all times.

Here are some links for the charger and the batteries:

Sidekick 3 Battery Charging Cradle

New Spare Sidekick 3 Battery for Sale

Hope that helps

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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How did you unlock your sidekick 2008 ???

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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Dear Sirs

I bought a Sidekick 2008 last august in New York, I live in Spain ( Europe ).

I unlocked it and it works well during one month and later suddenly appeared a sad face and switched off and now I can not switch on... please let me know what could happen to my sidekick.

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Aitor Garcia

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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probably not. If your phone will not turn on at all with a charged battery then the charging cradle won't help. When you try to turn it on, you get no lights or anything?

Check to see if the prongs for the battery connection point are good. Try pushing down on the battery and powering up the phone. Try this with both batteries if you can.

Let me know how that goes and we will try to figure this out.

GrinningFool

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

SOURCE: sidekick 3 wont turn on

I did the same thing with my phone. You have to replace the screen. It has been damaged.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: SIDEKICK ID IS BROKEN

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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