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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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  • plz help me Nov 19, 2007

    my sidekick 2 will not charge and i put a new sim card in it so i have no warrenty!!!! please help i am lost without my sidekick and i have 4 $

  • maria34 Nov 20, 2007

    sidekick not charging have to wiggle and hold it to charge i think its the port and i went to a t mobile store to check the charger he said it was the port and i have no warrenty i bought it on e bay what can i do?

  • The Set Oct 07, 2008

    yea i have a sidekick 2 and the chager port dont work and more i seen to hold it like a short circit but it dont seen to work




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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.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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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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Sidekick 3 Charging Question

I can tell you the sidekick 3 will not operate properly with out a back cover. In fact, if you remove the rear cover while powered on, it will post a warning message on the screen.
Because you tested and successfully operated the phone with out complication with a back installed I fell confident you should have have any problem with the phone when your back cover arrives.

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Dec 20, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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So did you buy it new? If so take it back. If not, then you got a used one that has a bad charginfgport. The sidekick 3 is notorioius for it and the sidekick ID has an issue with it as well. The orange light comes on but the connection that charges the battery itself is broken. Check out They charge about 75 dollars for the repair or you can do a workaround that charges the battery seperate form the phone.

The following link shows it for the sidekick 3 but the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same.

I would also recommend a second battey so you can have one charging at all times. They runa bout 5 dollars on ebay.

Nov 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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Sidekick wont turn on

that happened to me before.
all u have to do is take ur sim and battery out and then wait for 5 minutes and re enter them into ur phone...!

Oct 21, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 won't turn on


That is the right button. The charging port is probably bad. This is a common occurence on sidekick 3's. Does the orange light come on but it nevers seems like it is charging?

The best thing to do is get a edocking cradle that has an external battery charger. It will allow you charge the battery seperate form the phone.

See link below

Sep 10, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick wont charge


The sidekick 3 has a known issue with the charging port going bad. The orange light will usually come on but it doesn't charge the battery.

you can try or you can do a work around that will cost less.

Most people will buy a cradle charge that has a built in spare battery charging slot. This allows you to charge the battery seprate form the phone. ?It is about 25 dollars on ebay. Its also a good idea to get a spare battery so you can have one charging at all times.

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Jul 14, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick ID

The sidekick ID has the same type of charging port as the sidekick 3, which are notorious for going bad. The easiset thing to do is get a charging cradle that has a spare battery slot.

Mar 26, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick wont work

It seems your charger port is broken, it hapfens often on cellphones, wear and tear. Check to see if its under warranty, and it can be replaced. Check my profile if you need more help.

Jan 24, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 Charger.

The Sidekick 3 is notorious for having the charging port go bad. New battery or charger doesn't help when this is the issue.

YOu can get it fixed for around 100 dollars or ou can get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger. Since you have an extra battery it will work well for you. They are about 30 dollars from ebay.

Dec 29, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3

You Blew A Circut In the Charger Port Depending On the wattage of that wrong charger. Now HeresWhat you do. you Need to find out if you blew all the circuts in the phone or just the one for the charger port, Find Some One With A Sidekick Test the battery in your phone make sure its fully charged, If your Phone Comes on the rest of the circuts are fine, if it doesnt you need a new mother board. If It Does U Need To Have the Phone Repaired. Call Me 347.845.7151
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Nov 26, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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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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