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T-Mobile won't fix my Sidekick 3

I was having the same problem as a previous poster. "My sidekick 3 wont charge by itself. i either have to put something up against it or play wth the wire." After a while that stopped working altogether and my phone wouldn't turn on because it couldn't be charged. I had a warranty plan on the phone and equipment replacement. I called T-Mobile and they gave me some horse hockey about how someone used my phone before me to make a call or something and so that voided the warranty. Hunh? I explained that I bought the phone at a T-Mobile store and saw it get activated. If someone did anything to the phone before me, then it was a T-Mobile employee. they still refuse to fix my phone. Is this because they dont want to take the phone back or what? I just want it fixed. Please help! I spent like $400 on this phone. MY SIDEKICK NEEDS A NEW SIMCARD ,BATTERY AND NEW SCREEN ALSO A NEW CHARGER TO IT ALSO SOME NEW PEACES FOR IT.

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Best bet is the mini usb jack is faulty where the charger plugs in to. could be the charging base needs to be re soldered. take it to an electronics tech, or your local service centre.

good luck

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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