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If my sidekick is refurbished and it charges but dont come on what can i do?

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The Sidekick 3 has a charging issue that cropsup after awhile. The charge port gets broken and It will just not charge the battery. A good way to tellis if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

If you have a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID, try their battery in your phone to see if it powers up.

Youcan get an external battery charger for the sidekick for about 25dollars 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

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