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Battery I just bought my sidekick off a store and it doesnt turn on like i charged it for more that 6 hours already and it still doesnt turn on but the orange light on the side turns on as if it was charging and i have placed the battery correctly and tightly.....what should i do?

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So did you buy it new? If so take it back. If not, then you got a used one that has a bad charginfgport. The sidekick 3 is notorioius for it and the sidekick ID has an issue with it as well. The orange light comes on but the connection that charges the battery itself is broken. Check out www.cellulardr.com. They charge about 75 dollars for the repair or you can do a workaround that charges the battery seperate form the phone.

The following link shows it for the sidekick 3 but the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same.

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

I would also recommend a second battey so you can have one charging at all times. They runa bout 5 dollars on ebay.

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