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Sidekick 3 keeps shutting off

My sidekick 3 keeps shutting off, I just got a new battery and I let it charged for a 8 hour, but its still doing the same thing. What can I do to fix it. Please help... P.S I could be on sidekick for an hour or two or not at all, and it starts to act up.

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Re: Sidekick 3 keeps shutting off

Well it is quite a persistent problem for all owners of this phone and my suggestion is to take it back to the shop  because no1 really has a solution to fix it ( well at least i dont ! )
the only thing i can think of is the battery , it tends to break when the battery goes low and then it just shuts down! hope i helped bye .

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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Sidekick not charging

do you mean like the orange light is not light up when
it were charging, correct? if so, then you need to get a new charger.

your charger is probably dead and no longer working.

if you want ,i have a brand new charger that i do not need(bec, i have
few of them laid around and need to get rid of it) and will selling
it for pretty cheap.

so let me know.

Jul 19, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 wont charge

The sidekick has an issue with its charging port going bad. Do you get the orange light when you plug it in?

It about 80 dollars to get fixed or you can do a workaround for about 30 dollars.

What you need to get is a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. This will you allow to charge your battery seperate from the phone. I also recommend getting a second battery so one can be charging at all times.

Here are some links for the charger and the batteries:
Sidekick 3 Battery Charging Cradle
New Spare Sidekick 3 Battery for Sale

Hope that helps

Dec 17, 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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Wont turn on

Sometimes you have to give it a half hour or so of innitial charge

Sep 09, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 charging problems

Ok, is the sidekick 3 brand new out of the box or new to you.

The sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port being bad.

I would contact the person who you bought it from and get a refund.

The other option is to get an external battery charger and charge the battery that way

check the link below for those

Sidekick 3 external battery charger cradle

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

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Sidekick 3 battery problems :(

what you do is get a new battery and if that does not help the situation then take the phone into a service center to have it check.

Jun 17, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Is it a sidekick 3? If so, is it under warranty? If yes, call t-mobile. The sidekick 3 is known to have an issue with charging ports going bad.

If not under waranty, it will run around 100 dollars to fix.

The other option is to get an external charging cradle and a spare battery. Make sure the cradel has a spare battery chargin slot. This will allow you to allows keep one battery charging and one in the phone. Both items will run about 40 dollars on ebay.

Check out the link below for some more info.

Dec 12, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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T-Mobile sidekick 3 keeps shutting off

i have the same problem. what i did is i went to the tmobile store nd asked themm.. they told me the battery is loose.
soo wat could tell you is that put the battery still

Sep 20, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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T-Mobile Sidekick 3 keep shutting off!

is it shutting off because the battery is dead or is it just random?

Sep 20, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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