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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First request the phone's IMEI code by contacting customer service for T-Mobile. If you've been a customer long enough, T-Mobile may send the IMEI code, or the code identifying the specific phone, in a few days.Turn off the Sidekick Slide. Remove T-Mobile's SIM card, which is located near the battery. Insert the new provider's SIM card.Turn the Sidekick Slide back on. The phone will detect the new code and ask for the IMEI code. Enter the code. Now the Sidekick will operate using the new network.
ok i have a sk 2008 and the samething happend to me, what i did was just turned of my phone took out my batter and sim crd and let it chilled there for a min...then i put it all back together and my phone started flooding with texts...i think a sidekick can get clogged up with texts..i also think that the battery can over heat and thats what causes some problems..so when ever i have a prob with my kick i just take out the battery and let it cool down :] ok hope i helped
Francisco849, The same thing happened to me today. I tried removing and replacing the battery and SIM card, then waited a few minutes and tried again. After this didn't work, I called T-Mobile and the lady, Shawn, told me to check the small box to the left of the SIM card. If it's red, you have water damage, and you need to order a replacement. But your Sidekick does have a warranty, just make sure to call them and order a [free] replacement before your warranty expires. Glad I could be of help. :)
Sorry, the sidekick II doesn't have a battery that can be pulled out. You need to pull back the bumper on one side to access the sim card slot.
Follow these instructions to remove your operator-supplied SIM card from your device:
Turn off your device by pressing the power on/off key.
Expose the SIM card slot by peeling back the bumper from the top-left edge of the device:
Press down on the silver "catch" and the SIM card will spring out of its slot. Remove the SIM card carefully. (Always handle your SIM card carefully since the card and gold contacts can be easily damaged by scratches or bends. Be sure to keep SIM cards out of reach of small children.)
Now insert the SIM card containing the contacts you want to import:
Insert the SIM card into its slot with the gold contacts facing up and the cut corner facing out.
When you release the SIM card make sure it is locked into position behind the catch so it doesn't spring out.
if the light indicates but its not charging. one other thing you can do is a soft reset.take out your SIM card and batter for 30 seconds then replace the SIM card, and hold on to the R button and at the same time replace your battery, your phone should turn on and restart twice. but it will come on.