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Sidekick 3 power on and off

My sidekick 3 powers on and off by its self it alm,ost impossible for me to use does anyone have any solutions

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Re: sidekick 3 power on and off

Mine used to do that and it might sound funny but i took the back off and wedged a piece of paper to hold the battery still. mine work perfect now. i hope it helps

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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How to unlock the Sidekick?

it is nearly impossible to unlock a sidekick. since it is a tmobile specific phone, the code would have to come from tmobile itself unless of course you can find a computer program to do it for you

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If my sidekick is refurbished and it charges but dont come on what can i do?

the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue that cropsup after awhile. The charge port gets broken and It will just not charge the battery. A good way to tellis if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

If you have a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID, try their battery in your phone to see if it powers up.

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

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

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yes, tmobile does unlock the sidekick 2008 for FREE!!. i promise you this works, i just did this today, the agent told me that they dont usually advertise it.
So here are the steps. tmobile but dont ask the first representative to unlock it.
2.ask him or her to transfer you too customer care.
3.then ask the customer care agent for the SIM SUB SIBY unlock code.
4. he or she will ask you for the IMEI number, if you dont know that number, just dial *#06# or you can find it on the back of your phone under the battery. IMEI number is a 15 digit code.
this will let you use your sidekick 08 in another country.

Apr 18, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 wont go past BATTERY LOW! PLEASE ALLOW DEVICE TO ..

turn off your phone. then remove the battery for 5 minutes. also make sure your charger is not plugged in. then put the battery pack into the phone. it should clear up. also you might have over charged the battery. another solution is to buy a new battery pack and if that does not work your phone is acting up on battery basis

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ok u dont have to get a code on the 3 digit mian screen press menue and circle the press menue shits q then its ganna say delte evry thing press yes and ur promblems solve i had the same promblem

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Is the orange light coming on but you have no power? If so, then it is probably not charging. The sidekick 3 charging port is notorious for going bad. The little contacts that send power to battery come loose.

Find a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID and try out their battery. If it powers up, it is your charging port.

The easiest thing to do is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They run about 25 dollars off off ebay and allows you to charge the battery seperate from the phone. A spare battery is good too as it allows you to have one charging at all times.

Sidekick Spare Batteries

Jun 07, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Bogdan i need help

If it powers on and your screen is blank then you need a new lcd screen. They run about 45 dollars and are super easy to replace.

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My sidekick went blank i missed my phone not working the right way

there is problem with ribbon of phone. take it to techncian so it can be replaced with new one. after replacing everything will start working

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Emulating a Hard Reset
The Sidekick 3 now will commit memory-resident DataStores to flash memory when the device is powered down or rebooted normally. This greatly reduces the incidence of "hard reset" resyncing of the device which enhances user experience, however it makes it more difficult for developers to test this functionality on the device. You can simulate a hard reset on the device two ways: 1) Yank the battery out of the device without shutting it down. This will force a hard reset of the device, but it's not recommended as this can also potentially corrupt files on the miniSD card if they're being written when this happens. 2) (recommended) Follow the steps below to clear the datastores off and simulate a hard reset:
- Reboot the device by pressing @+1+0
- IMMEDIATELY press and hold the 'R' key on the keyboard. Continue to hold the 'R' key down
- The device will reboot, and when the initial boot screen (the 4 face buttons animation shows) displays, the screen will clear and the device will reboot again.
- Let go of the 'R' key at this point, and the device will reboot with no datastores, and force a resync.

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have you tried to do a reset?

GO here: and follow the instructions on a reset

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