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Charging via USB`

How do you charge the sidekick 3 using the USB port??

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    i cant charge it using the USB too.

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You can't!

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Why isnt my sidekick 3 charging


Hello,

Have you try to use another charger to charge it to see if it will charge?

If you have and yet it doesn't still charge, it means the charging port of your phone is bad.

If that is the case, all you need to do is to change your charging port of your phone in other for your phone to charge.

Just change the charging port and you will see that your phone will charge.

Take care.















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Apr 26, 2010 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 Charging Question


I can tell you the sidekick 3 will not operate properly with out a back cover. In fact, if you remove the rear cover while powered on, it will post a warning message on the screen.
Because you tested and successfully operated the phone with out complication with a back installed I fell confident you should have have any problem with the phone when your back cover arrives.


Good Luck

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Dec 20, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Hey


The sidekick has an issue with its charging port going bad. Do you get the orange light when you plug it in?

It about 80 dollars to get fixed or you can do a workaround for about 30 dollars.
What you need to get is a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. This will you allow to charge your battery seperate from the phone. I also recommend getting a second battery so one can be charging at all times.
Here are some links for the charger and the batteries:
Sidekick 3 Battery Charging Cradle
New Spare Sidekick 3 Battery for Sale
Hope that helps

Dec 19, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 wont charge


Michael-
The sidekick has an issue with its charging port going bad. Do you get the orange light when you plug it in?

It about 80 dollars to get fixed or you can do a workaround for about 30 dollars.

What you need to get is a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. This will you allow to charge your battery seperate from the phone. I also recommend getting a second battery so one can be charging at all times.

Here are some links for the charger and the batteries:
Sidekick 3 Battery Charging Cradle
New Spare Sidekick 3 Battery for Sale

Hope that helps

Dec 17, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick won't turn on


If it is a sidekick 3, then the charging port has gone bad.

It runs about 80 dollars to get fix at cellulardr but can do a workaround for about 30.

You will need to get a charging cradle that has spare battery slot. See the link below:

Sidekick 3 Battery charger

I also recommemd a spare battery so you can have one charging.

Sidekick 3 Battery

Nov 27, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Ayy


Is the orange light coming on but you have no power? If so, then it is probably not charging. The sidekick 3 charging port is notorious for going bad. The little contacts that send power to battery come loose.

Find a friend that has a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID and try out their battery. If it powers up, it is your charging port.

The easiest thing to do is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They run about 25 dollars off off ebay and allows you to charge the battery seperate from the phone. A spare battery is good too as it allows you to have one charging at all times.

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

Sidekick Spare Batteries

Jun 07, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick3


The sidekick 3 has an issue with thte charging port. If you have a friend with a sidekick 3 or sidekick ID, try one of their batteries. If your unit powers on, the charging port has gone bad.

the repair for a charginf port runs about 80-100 dollars. A cheaper work around is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger slot. They run about 30 dollars on ebay and it will allow you to charge the bettery seperate from the phone.

Check out the following link for cradles.

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

Mar 29, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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T-mobile phone Not Charging


to where are you connecting the charger?
how old is the charger? maybe the cable its broken in the inside... this usually happens at the ends of the cables or if there is a little bump somewhere..
try connecting them and play with them by moving them a little at the ends.... so there will be better a contact..

Dec 11, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Side kick 3


The sidekick 3 has a charging problem on some models.

It's not the battery or the charger but the battery charging port.

Call t-mobile if it is under warranty.

If not you can use a work around that charges the battery outside the phone.

Check out this site for more info.

Sidekick 3 charging problem

Nov 22, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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SideKick Needs Repair


Change the flex cable the flex cable is the silver thing you see when you fold the screen half way

Oct 19, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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