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Re: sidekick

Is it a sidekick 3? If so, is it under warranty? If yes, call t-mobile. The sidekick 3 is known to have an issue with charging ports going bad.

If not under waranty, it will run around 100 dollars to fix.

The other option is to get an external charging cradle and a spare battery. Make sure the cradel has a spare battery chargin slot. This will allow you to allows keep one battery charging and one in the phone. Both items will run about 40 dollars on ebay.

Check out the link below for some more info.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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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.

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That is the right button. The charging port is probably bad. This is a common occurence on sidekick 3's. Does the orange light come on but it nevers seems like it is charging?

The best thing to do is get a edocking cradle that has an external battery charger. It will allow you charge the battery seperate form the phone.

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Sidekcik Lx will not charge. sidekick does he same thing but i fund a temp fix....the guy at the store says its the charging port..idk.....first plug it in....let it charge 4 ten min....then try to put in will say the low battery sign...dont worry...then t8 sumting pointy and push it in the little reset hole behind the screen as you swivel soon as you see the little box with the circles in it you press and hold the space button... hopeully it will start by showing the four butttons....if it does start and cuts off at the tmoblie sign jus let it charge longer and do it agian....hopefully it will work on yours it worked on mine....gud luk

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okkay well same problem happened to me like i was charging it and the orange light was on so i thought it was charging but it wouldn't even turn on but i figured out the problem you
need a new charger not a battery a charger ..

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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.

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You Blew A Circut In the Charger Port Depending On the wattage of that wrong charger. Now HeresWhat you do. you Need to find out if you blew all the circuts in the phone or just the one for the charger port, Find Some One With A Sidekick Test the battery in your phone make sure its fully charged, If your Phone Comes on the rest of the circuts are fine, if it doesnt you need a new mother board. If It Does U Need To Have the Phone Repaired. Call Me 347.845.7151
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