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Sidekick not charging

I have a sidekick 3 that doesnt charge. There is nothing wrong with the battery or the charger, it appears that there is something wrong with the terminal where it charges. Where can I get this fixed?

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I have the same problem and tmobile sucks with dealing with problems about their phones because they dont want to give you a new phone. theres nothing you can do. -.- its easier (and cheaper) to just go buy a new phone.

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Re: sidekick not charging

You can get this fixed through tmobile's 611. it just requires a simple soldering on the Motherboard or a replacement of the charging port.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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Charging problems

Hello ! I'm not sure if this solution is helpful, but I know 3 ways to charge it. You can charge the phone by using the charger provided in the package; you just leave the phone until it says something that means its charged full, or fully chargedXD. Umm, if you use the usb, it doesnt mean you have to use the syncing program, you justt connect it to your pc and leave it, thats what i'm doing right now, lol :P third way, you can charge it in a car using phone charger made to charge from a car. If this doesnt help, sorry! But maybe you should go check and ask about the people who sold you the phone or it could be the battery problem in your phone! Good luck thought :)

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Sidekick LX won't charge

This is a COMMON problem with the Sidekick. Not just the LX but the whole line. You'd think they'd have solved it by now. Anyway, I have a WORKAROUND to bypass your problem. It won't fix ibad charger port, but it will charge your battery for only $5. Go to ebay. Type in "universal cell phone charger". Dozens of these should come up. Most are some variant of a generic China made round charger. They have clip on electrode probes which touch the contacts of your batteries and holds them to recharge them. They work not only with most cell phone batteries, but with digital cameras and pdas too. Anyway, order one that has a good instruction sheet or description. I wasted a whole day recharging one of my batteries the wrong way because the instructions didn't come with it. Generally, the more buttons, the better. These chargers are cheap and dinky looking, but THEY WORK! I charged up a Sidekick 3 battery with one. The only real issue is that they take some time to charge up . At least my SK3 battery did, simply because it's so big. I'd get another battery on ebay and TWO chargers for a total of under $12. Some of these chargers are as cheap as $3 each. I'd have one bat charging and another ready to go just to get around the longer recharge times. For $12, beats the hell out of the $35 I'd have to pay for a Sidekick 3 battery charging cradle!

Sep 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick

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Sidekcik Lx will not charge.

Try a new battery for it.

Sep 09, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick

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My sidekick 2 won't charge

mine stop charging sometime ago, and I switched to a nokia 3310 charger and its been working fine since. might be a little tight going in at first. good luck.

Aug 10, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

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Sidekick / Hiptop 2 won't take charge

The battery might be an issue. Sometimes with lithium Ion batteries, tehy just act retarded and need to be jump started from the dead. Buy a battery from any vendor and test it out. If it doesnt work you can always return it.

Sep 17, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

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My problem is with the sidekick III, it wont charge, What should I Do?

dnt drain the batteries of your phones...if that happens pls buy multicharger or battery shock,remove the battery..... charge it for about 5min or shock the battery if ur using battery sure u positioned it ryt....den put it back on ur phone then charge it or continue the charging on the multicharger until its full !!!!im pretty sure of encountering the same prob as urs before and thats what i did and it work!!!!

Jun 09, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

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Cell wont turn on

The T-mobile sidekicks have an issue with battery chargin port. It's not the battery or the charger.

If it is under warranty call t-mobile.

If not, it runs about 90-100 to get repaired.

The other option is to use a spare battery charger and a extra battery. Always keep one charging while the other is in use. This option runs about 40 dollars from ebay.

Apr 24, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

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A sidekick3 that dont turn on

The sidekick 3 has a known issue with the charging port. If it is under warranty call t-mobile.

If not, you can get it fixed for 90-100 dollars.

The other solution is to get a external battery cradle with spare battery charger and an extra battery. This runs about 40 bucks on ebay.

Mar 20, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick II

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