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  • mco0626 Oct 02, 2009

    but my battery is full. still there's no power with my sidekick, what would be the possible cause for no power?

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Only 2 causes.. Bad battery or power is off. If not those then it is bad. Try replacing the battery or plugging it into the PC it may have enough juice to check to see if its the battery

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    James Brooks Oct 02, 2009

    Its electronic and can fail at any moment. There is no specific reason. How do you know the battery is full if the unit won't power up and you have no indicaction of power level. Try a diferent battery or plug it to you PC to see if it responds.. If it doesn't I would say its time for a new phone or if you have a warranty on it (I always do on my blackberry as these are expensive phones) time to take it in for service

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