Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone
I was having the same problem as a previous poster. "My sidekick 3 wont charge by itself. i either have to put something up against it or play wth the wire." After a while that stopped working altogether and my phone wouldn't turn on because it couldn't be charged. I had a warranty plan on the phone and equipment replacement. I called T-Mobile and they gave me some horse hockey about how someone used my phone before me to make a call or something and so that voided the warranty. Hunh? I explained that I bought the phone at a T-Mobile store and saw it get activated. If someone did anything to the phone before me, then it was a T-Mobile employee. they still refuse to fix my phone. Is this because they dont want to take the phone back or what? I just want it fixed. Please help! I spent like $400 on this phone.
Hey, my sidekick3 screen won't light up
and my buttons wont light up either.
and suggestions?! please help
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
I got a problem ere there is a white phone icon n only could get emergency calls suxx i was so used to my sk=( ..any help on how to fix this problem ive me ur email n if u ge my sidekcik to work again ill give u some cash =)
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
The sidekick is one of the worst phones just to let you people konw. I just got it today been waiting for 12 hours and nothing is happening. I got it from ebay not used. My friend has had this phone and he has had to ask for another battery but still nothing happened. SCREW YOU T-MOBLE
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
If it does nOT LI'qht up fliick the screen uP &+ doWn, iT ShuLd CoME ON... oR, replAce iT AT A fixin plAce call 3233423747 For 75$ For a WhoLE nEw lCd ANd tHEy inSTALL iT
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
My side kick its on but the screen light dont want to turn on i only can see a little bit i need help please and my camara dont want to work
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I have a sidekic 3 but my sidekick when u turn it off n turn it back on the setting botton works gud, but if it lock and it tells u to hold the 2 bottons n u do it then the setting botton dnt wok that gos for the back botton all so....... if any1 noes how to fix it plz tell me or email me at [email protected]
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
When i turn my sidekick 3 on it puts up the 4 buttens n then dose nothing after that
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
I can fix your sk if tmobile wont for $45 ill give you A WHOLE NEW CHARGER PORT
i am the sidekick doctor
call me 347.845.7151
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
My phone was fully charged i had the problem were i kept having to play with the wire then oday my phone jus stop working all together plz help me thank you
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
My friend had the same problem with the screen not lighting up keyboard. my friend, her screen was cracked&dropped it in water.
1:is the screen cracked?
2:any water damage?(dropped it in water.)
3:dropped it alot?
So i assume that that is the problem. But i could be wrong.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Guest on FEB 07, 2008
Try this fix
Sidkekick 3 stops booting with the 4 Danger icons on a white screen
1) Remove the battery from your device
2) Flip open the screen
3) with the battery removed, press and hold the W key on the keyboard. Press and hold it and don't let go until I say so. :)
4) Put the battery in (you're still holding "W" right? Good). This is a little tricky to do but you can do it.
5) Keep holding W! :)
6) The device will boot to a screen that has a picture of a SK with Xs for eyes and stars spinning around it's head, like it's been clonked on the head. When you see this, you can let go of the "W" key.
7) After a few more seconds you'll see a screen that says "Sorry! Please restart your device by selecting the Reboot button. If this screen appears again, contact Customer Care."
8) Click the Reboot button on the screen, and hope for the best.
This *might* fix your problem. If it doesn't, there's no point in repeating the steps, just call customer care and have them replace your device. However, a lot of times I've seen an SK3 stuck on that screen, those steps above will fix it.
It's not a workaround, it's a fix. If that fixes it you won't have to worry about your device having a problem, because it won't have a problem anymore.
The only thing this "fix" will help with is if your device stops booting with the 4 Danger icons on a white screen. That's it. It won't do any other magical fix for any other problem. It's really *not* worth the time and hassle to try to use this trick to fix anything else, because if your device boots at *all* past those 4 icons, then this fix, she will do nothing. :)
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: T-Mobile won't fix my Sidekick 3
best bet is the mini usb jack is faulty where the charger plugs in to. could be the charging base needs to be re soldered. take it to an electronics tech, or your local service centre.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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