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No charge My sidekick 3 will not charge, I have plugged in numerous chargers and it still will not charge. However it will light up if i turn it a certian way for a nanosecond. it seems as if it has a shortage...

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Check the batt mayb your batt drained off... try using other batt.  if still doesnt work, probably you have a software or hardware failure...

but if it works w/ other batt try charging it, if still doesnt charge your phone charging section have a prob...

just visit your nearest service center to help you...

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

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

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

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