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Won't Turn On

My sidekick 3 was on, then i turned it off so i can put my sim card in it and when i tryed to turn it back on it wont turn on, i tried charging it and only a orange light turns on but the phone is still off no signs, or anything...

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Remove the battery and let it sit for about 15 minutes and try again

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  3. If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover.
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  6. Press and hold the W key.
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