Question about T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone
The phone is new to me, it was purchased as a working phone. i plug it in and the orange light confirming that the phone is charging lights up. the orange light is on and now nothing happens. i try to turn it on and nothin happens. every once in a while a circle made of circles lights up in the middle, then it disappears. also every once in a while the wheel lights up green then stops. if i unplug it every thing just stops. please help me and email me at [email protected]
My sidekick 3 wont turn on at all,, it charges but when i go to turn it on. nothing.. how can it get fixed or wat kind of profesional help could i get to fix it?
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
I find the phone
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
U need to let it charge for at least 1 day the problem happed to me but i charge it for a whole day n now its working
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
The sidekick 3 has an issue with its charging port going bad. The light comes on but no charge is applied to the battery. It is fixable but runs about 85-100 dollars..
A cheaper workaround is to get an external charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They run about 30 dollars on ebay. This will allow you to charge the battery separate from the phone. If you have a second battery then that can be charging while you other is in use.
Sidekick 3 Battery Charger
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
What do you mean by "reflash"?
Posted on Jul 16, 2013
Yea the best solution is to get a charging cradle. This is what i did now my sidekick charges fine but the screen goes white once in a while and its not because of the cradle charger its just my phone. If anyone knows how to help with my sidekick 3 and why the screen goes white plz let me know.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
That happend to me to i am jus going to let it charge for one hole day and see what it does
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
Hello,first sorry for my english,i had today the same problem,the light orange appears a few seconds and turns off..My battery had a little fix,or sellotape obstructing the holes that makes that the battery works..i quit the sellotape and the battery appears on the screen...i hope that, is the problem on your mobile.best wishes!!!
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
I have the sidekick 2008 and mine did the same thing..twice. The first time it did it i took off the back, the battery and the sim card.... wich loses all the memory so im like wtf! Then the secound time it jus stopped working completely. So i took it into Best buy cuz thats where i got it and they said the charger wasnt working correctly. So They gave me a new 1. i went home put it in still didnt work. So i went back and they said they need to take my phone for 2 weeks to a month to fix it..They did that and it was hell because they give you a "loaner" fone so your not left with out a phone. It didnt have a keybored ..it was ***.I got mine back in 2 weeks n it works fine now.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my sidekick 3 wont turn on
The sidekicks are notorious for having bad charging ports. The orange light comes on but doesn't actually charge anything.
A cheap workaround is to get a sidekick charging craddle that has a spare battery charging slot. They are about 30 bucks shipped from ebay.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2008
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