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My sidekick 3 does not charge i have 2 press on

My sidekick 3 does not charge i have 2 press on the charger just so it can charge..is there another way for it to charge,without buying another battery/charger?

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No there is not it sounds like the connections inside have worn so the charger isnt chrarging. here is a link to buy one http://www.gyvergear.com/PayPal/sidekick/SK3TWN/index.html

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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My sidekick wontharge what color should the light be when the charger has been placed


The color is orange but that does not mean your sidekick 3 is charging correctly. The sidekick 3 has a charge problem becuase the connector port for teh charger breaks, you sill get the orangeligh, but the leads tthat go to the battery are broken so the battery does not charge. The cheapest thing to do is to get a cradle and do aworkaorund to charge the battery.

Check out the following link for more info and links to buy the charger.

Sidekick 3 Charging cradle

Oct 27, 2009 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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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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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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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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Sidekick 3 lrg edition


let it charge for 2 hrs. NOw turn it on but beofre pressing button to turn it on, press and hold the l button then press the on button. Once yu see a sidekick icon that looks confused on yur screen, yu may let go and it will ask to reboot. And you do so. Hopefully this works for you.

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

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Busted Sidkick 3 Charger Port


Sorry to hear that. The Sidekick 3 is notorious for the charging port getting busted.

If you take it apart, you can see that it is soldered in 5 places to the motherboard. Maybe one of those solder joints came loose.

This link will show you how to take apart your sidekick.

Sidekick 3 Disassembly

Another option is to get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charging slot. They go for about 30 dollars shipped on ebay. This will allow you to charge your battery external from the phone or if you have an extra battery , have one charging at all times.

Check the followinf link to see availability.

Sidekick 3 Spare Battery Chargers

Feb 03, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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Sidekick 3 Charger.


The Sidekick 3 is notorious for having the charging port go bad. New battery or charger doesn't help when this is the issue.

YOu can get it fixed for around 100 dollars or ou can get a charging cradle that has a spare battery charger. Since you have an extra battery it will work well for you. They are about 30 dollars from ebay.

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

Dec 29, 2007 | 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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