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Sidekick problem i have a sidekick3 and it wont turn on  i have to hole the charger for it to turn on then turn right back off wats the problem?

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The sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port. If its under warranty, call t-mobile and get it fixed.

If out of warranty, You can get it fixed but it runs about 100 dollars.

The other option is to get a external battery charger and a spare battery. That way you have a battery charging while on is in use. The total for both is about 40 dollars from ebay.

http://shop.sidekickskin.net/SideKick-Repair-Parts/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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Hi,
It looks like it's a battery related problem . You should get a new battery. Good luck!

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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