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Sidekick 3 brand new off ebay. not charging or turning on at all.

First my sidekick was charging. now its not even lighting up nor turning on. Its brand new just got it off ebay today.

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Was the sidekick brand new in the box or just breand new to you? The sidkeick has an issue with the charging port going bad. It will look like it is charging, the little orange light is on, but power is not actually glowing to the battery. If you just bought it, I would return to the seller as it is more than likely defective.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Sidekick not charging


do you mean like the orange light is not light up when
it were charging, correct? if so, then you need to get a new charger.

your charger is probably dead and no longer working.

if you want ,i have a brand new charger that i do not need(bec, i have
few of them laid around and need to get rid of it) and will selling
it for pretty cheap.


so let me know.

Jul 19, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 won't turn on and i just got it today


Oooh, bad news. You probably got a sidekick 3 that had a bad charging port. Return for a refund if you can.

the Sidekick 3 has a charging issue thatcrops up after awhile. It will just not charge the battery.A good way to tell is if the orange light comes on but the phone never charges.

You can get an external battery charger for the sidekick for about 25 dollars 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

Jul 13, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 will not turn on


Your sidekick 3 will NOT charge anymore .
even if the orange light is on & it says charging
it WILL NOT charge . Try using an old sidekick
&just charge the battery on it & then when its
done charging switch the battery back to the other
sk3 .

Feb 28, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Battery


Nomad182-

So did you buy it new? If so take it back. If not, then you got a used one that has a bad charginfgport. The sidekick 3 is notorioius for it and the sidekick ID has an issue with it as well. The orange light comes on but the connection that charges the battery itself is broken. Check out www.cellulardr.com. They charge about 75 dollars for the repair or you can do a workaround that charges the battery seperate form the phone.

The following link shows it for the sidekick 3 but the sidekick 3 and sidekick ID batteries are the same.

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

I would also recommend a second battey so you can have one charging at all times. They runa bout 5 dollars on ebay.

Nov 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick ID Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 won't turn on


Jake-

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.

See link below

http://fixmysidekick.com/shop/repair-replacement-parts-for-sidekick-3/Sidekick-3-Spare-Battery-Charger

Sep 10, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 charging problems


Ok, is the sidekick 3 brand new out of the box or new to you.

The sidekick 3 has an issue with the charging port being bad.

I would contact the person who you bought it from and get a refund.

The other option is to get an external battery charger and charge the battery that way

check the link below for those

Sidekick 3 external battery charger cradle

Jun 26, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My Sidekick 3 wont turn on.


the phone needs a new main-board or reflash the board to get it up and running again.

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

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My sidekick wont turn on


Sounds like you unit is not charging. The Sidekicks are notorious for that. If you have a friend that has a sidekick ID or Sidekick 3, see if you can try their battery to make sure you phone is working.

If not, your best option is to get an external charger that has a spare battery slot That way you can charge the battery outside the phone! They run about 25-30 dollars on ebay and since you have an extra battery you can have one charging all of the time!

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

Mar 12, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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My sidekick 3 wont turn on


heres what i would say. let it charge for more than hr, and this bring it up to speed..if not i believe the battery may be defective, i just experienced this problem last night..the battery happen to be defective, then put another battery after awhile i went to sleep woke up, and it wouldn start...i let it charge for a while and it was good as new

Feb 11, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 does not receive charge


All right. The Sidekick 3 has a known charging issue that crops up on some phones. If you are under warranty, call t-mobile and get it fixed. If not, the repair is going to run 100+ to fix the charging port.

A fast and simple solution is to by an external charger and an extra battery. They run about 30 bucks total on ebay.

Check out Sidekick Battery Chargers.

Be glad the battery is easily removable. The original sidekick and sidekick II had internal batteries that are a pain in the butt to remove!!!

Nov 07, 2007 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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