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Sidekick won't turn on

I have a t mobile sidekick and it will show its charging but it won't turn on

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    i need the ans to that 2

  • tiarakb17 Dec 01, 2008

    mine is doing the same thing...it'll charge but it won't turn back on...

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If it is a sidekick 3, then the charging port has gone bad.

It runs about 80 dollars to get fix at cellulardr but can do a workaround for about 30.

You will need to get a charging cradle that has spare battery slot. See the link below:

Sidekick 3 Battery charger

I also recommemd a spare battery so you can have one charging.

Sidekick 3 Battery

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My sidekick 3 won't turn on and i just got it today


Oooh, bad news. You probably got a sidekick 3 that had a bad charging port. Return for a refund if you can.

the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue thatcrops up after awhile. It will just not charge the battery.A good way to tell is if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

You can get an external battery charger for the sidekick for about 25 dollars that will allow you to charge the sidekick 3 battery separate.

Check out the following link to see what I am talking about.

Sidekick 3 external battery charging cradle

Jul 13, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 will not turn on


Your sidekick 3 will NOT charge anymore .
even if the orange light is on & it says charging
it WILL NOT charge . Try using an old sidekick
&just charge the battery on it & then when its
done charging switch the battery back to the other
sk3 .

Feb 28, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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If the orange light is coming on, but not charging the sidekick then the charger port is probably bad.

It's about 80 dollars to fix at cellulardr or you can do a work around and charge the battery seperate from the phone.

check out the charging cradle here:

Sidekick 3 spare battery charging cradle

Dec 13, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Battery


Nomad182-

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.

Nov 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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Wont turn on


Sometimes you have to give it a half hour or so of innitial charge

Sep 09, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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My sidekick wont turn on


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Is it a sidekick ID? If you bought if from t-mobile and it hasn't got wet or been dropped then call T-mobile CC. IT should still be under warranty. Do you have a friend that has a sidekick 3 or a sidekick ID that you can try the battery from(they are the same) What type of charging cradle, one witht the spare battery charging slot? Let me know....

Jul 24, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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Phone will not turn on


Sounds like your charger port is busted. Ti is a common problem on sidekick 3 and can effect sidekick IDs as well. A fairly cheap workaround is to get an external battery charger. It will have a slot to charge the sidekick battery external formthe phone. They sell on ebay fior about 25 dollars.

The sidekick ID and sidkeick 3 batteries are the same so it will work. Check then out here

Sidekick ID battery charger

Feb 24, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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Sidekick


Is it a sidekick 3? If so, is it under warranty? If yes, call t-mobile. The sidekick 3 is known to have an issue with charging ports going bad.

If not under waranty, it will run around 100 dollars to fix.

The other option is to get an external charging cradle and a spare battery. Make sure the cradel has a spare battery chargin slot. This will allow you to allows keep one battery charging and one in the phone. Both items will run about 40 dollars on ebay.

Check out the link below for some more info.

http://shop.sidekickskin.net/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

Dec 12, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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T mobile sidekick 3


Perhaps the battery is not in correctly, the phone was dropped in water, The phone is broken, or you're pressing the wrong button.

Nov 29, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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