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My sidekick 3 won't turn on,it's plugged in but nothing's happening

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Is the orange light on, when plugged in? The sidekick 3 is notorious fro the charging port going bad. A charging cradle that will allow you to charge battery seperate is the way to go. They go for about 25 dollars on ebay.

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Sidekick 3 battery charging cradle

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I think you are going to need to call T-Mobile, and have them troubleshoot it, or take it in, and see if they can figure it out. Make sure the battery is in all the way, and its fully charged. Other than that I dont know. Good luck hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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