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Sidekisck 3 charging problem

Got any ideas? i know the battery is in right i think it has something to do with the port i bought the phone off ebay new in the box from the ipod outlet store i got it yesterday!!

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It is the port. The charging unit on the sidekick 3 breaks over time. It is a very common problem. You can get it fixed for about 70 dollars at celluardr or you can get an external battery charger for about 25 dollars that will allow you to charge battery seperate from the phone.

Here is a link to check the charger out.

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Sounds like it could be the charging port, or maybe the cord itself. You could do one of two things for your first move. Go buy a new cord from T-Mobile, I say this because I bought an MP3 player off ebay, and the cord didnt work when it got here, and instead of sending it all the way back to where it came from, and paying shipping charges on that not to mention the waiting for it to get here, I went and bought a new cord, and it worked fine. Your second option is to just contact the seller, tell them it doesnt work, and go through the hassle of having to send it back, and wait for a new one. The choice is really up to you. If you want to make sure it is the cord first, you could take it to T-Mobile and have them test it. Then go from there. Good luck.

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