Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My sidekick 3 won't turn on and i just got it today

I bought a Sidekick 3 on ebay. I just got it today and it wont even turn on, but when I have it plugged in there's an orange glowing dot. I need help!!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 625 Answers

Oooh, bad news. You probably got a sidekick 3 that had a bad charging port. Return for a refund if you can.

the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue thatcrops up after awhile. It will just not charge the battery.A good way to tell is if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

You can get an external battery charger for the sidekick for about 25 dollars that will allow you to charge the sidekick 3 battery separate.

Check out the following link to see what I am talking about.

Sidekick 3 external battery charging cradle

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I just bought a sidekick 3 from ebay. when first turning my sidekick on there is a message saying the sim card is waiting for activation or something or another. i receive and send text with no problems...


To be able to send pictures and what not with the sidekick 3 you need to have the sidekick data plan. That is part of the error message you are getting when first turning it on.Without it, all you can do is text and phone

Oct 06, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

We bought sidekick 3 from ebay it was shipped from china but sim card wont work screen just says waiting for activation


press menu + L at the same time to bypass this screen. This will continue to come up every time you start the phone. by default, it wasn't the t-mobile sidekick data plan and always searches for it on start up

Oct 05, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sidekick 3 brand new off ebay. not charging or turning on at all.


Was the sidekick brand new in the box or just breand new to you? The sidkeick has an issue with the charging port going bad. It will look like it is charging, the little orange light is on, but power is not actually glowing to the battery. If you just bought it, I would return to the seller as it is more than likely defective.

Sep 29, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sidekick id charger light comes on but phone wont the screen wont turn on but charger light is on


Sounds like you unit is not charging. The Sidekick ID's are notorious forthat. If you have a friend that has a sidekick ID or Sidekick 3, see ifyou can try their battery to make sure you phone is working ok.

If so, your best option is to get an external charger that has a sparebattery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone!They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay. an extra battery is a good idea so you can have one charger at all times.

Sidekick ID and Sidekick 3 External Battery Charger

Jun 29, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

1 Answer

I bought a new sidekick on ebay and its been 40hrs no welcome


dude press menu & L it shood come on tht happend to me too

Apr 04, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Won't connect to the internet


If you do not have the sidekick data plan, then you will not be able to get internet, use chat, or email.

Feb 20, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My sidekick three has glitches and the backlight wont turn on


If the backlight on your sidekick 3 is dead, you will need to replace the lcd assy. They runa bout 30 dollars on ebay and are easy to do.

Here is a guide for the replacement of the lcd screen:

How to replace Sidekick 3 LCD Screen

find the screens here:

Sidekick 3 LCD Screens

I hope that helps everyone.

Nov 23, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

I bought a sidekick 3 off ebay but it is still locked to the previous owner's sim card number


I had the same problem with the sidekick i bought off of ebay , when you cal customer care just tell them you got it off ebay and you need the old users information deleted, they will give you step by step instructions on how to do so. Remember to not call on your sidekick becasue you will have to restart the phone.

Aug 12, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

My sidekick wont turn on


Sounds like you unit is not charging. The Sidekicks are notorious for that. If you have a friend that has a sidekick ID or Sidekick 3, see if you can try their battery to make sure you phone is working.

If not, your best option is to get an external charger that has a spare battery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone! They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay and since you have an extra battery you can have one charging all of the time!

http://www.repairmysidekick.org/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

Mar 12, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone Logo

Related Topics:

174 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top T-Mobile Cell Phones Experts

Starnley Johnwells
Starnley Johnwells

Level 3 Expert

1031 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a T-Mobile Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...