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Sidekick 3 Charger.

Hi my sidekick 3 would not charge, i am currently using my friends charger, it will charge in her house. but will not in mine?. ( same charger ). The orange light is on but the battery isnt charging?. I also took the battery out while its charging and the orange light is still on? Is this suppose to happen?. I also noticed on my battery on top of the 3 dots where the charger is suppose to go in i assume? its red. Thank you for any assistance. Happy newyear. I am in the Newyork city area.

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  • Chewy834 Jan 03, 2008

    My Sidekick 3 doesn't charge when I plug it into the home charger. Brand new charger, and a brand new battery.

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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

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