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Sidekick 3 Charging Question

I recently just bought a sidekick 3 from one of my close friends and he said the person that previously used the phone had problems with it concerning the battery or possibly the charging port but he was not completely sure. So i ordered a battery for it off ebay for about 10 dollars total and i put it in the sidekick and used a charger i had for a sidekick 2 in my room and the orange light came on and stayed on for maybe 15 minutes then turned off but when i tried to turn the sidekick on it didnt work.
The sidekick doesnt have the back cover but i ordered that also but hasnt arrived.
I have also tested a friends battery in my sidekick 3 with his back cover also and it turned on and worked completely fine.
Can u please tell me what might be wrong with my sidekick and how i might be able to fix it.
Thank You Very Much.
-Jared F.

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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.

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

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I can tell you the sidekick 3 will not operate properly with out a back cover. In fact, if you remove the rear cover while powered on, it will post a warning message on the screen.
Because you tested and successfully operated the phone with out complication with a back installed I fell confident you should have have any problem with the phone when your back cover arrives.


Good Luck

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